Cleansing is one of the most important steps in your beauty routine. Removing makeup, dirt, oil, and any other unwanted debris from the face, cleansing keeps clogged pores and breakouts at bay, leaving your skin looking and feeling healthy, clean, and clear. If you ask us, anything that helps banish blemishes has got to be God tier material.
You know what else is really important? Choosing the right cleanser for your skin type. Enter HoliFrog – the brand that’s here to make finding the perfect formula for you a whole lot easier. Cherry picking their ingredients to ensure that their products are effective, reliable, and work in harmony with your skin type, HoliFrog are changing the game when it comes to tailored skincare.
Scroll to find out how we got on when we trialled the cleansers recommended for our skin types.
Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash
“I always double cleanse – makeup removal with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a second cleanse with a gel face wash. Way better than scrubbing your face with makeup wipes, and my skin breaks out if it gets the slightest bit clogged, so I need to be sure that every speck of dirt, oil, makeup, and SPF has been washed away. I use a balm for my first cleanse then the Holifrog Omega Nutritive Gel Wash for the second. It cuts through any lingering oil or traces of makeup so I know my face is well and truly clean – minus that tight, stripped feeling. The formula includes omega fatty acids and probiotics – I always look out for these in face washes because it means my skin will be nourished and strengthened as well as cleansed. Win, win.” – Grace, Beauty Editor
Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash
“I’m a big fan of anything that promises to control my breakouts, brighten my complexion, and give my skin a reset, so when the Holifrog Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash landed on my desk, I couldn’t wait to try it. My skin is pretty temperamental – I suffer from hormonal breakouts, dull skin, and uneven texture, so the AHAs are ideal for clearing away any pore-clogging dirt and debris, whilst giving it a little glow. Due to the acid content of this cleanser, I only used it twice a week when I felt like my skin needed a reset. The formula is a refreshing gel texture, making it ideal for my second cleanse. Afterwards, my skin felt thoroughly cleansed (but not tight), fresh, and calm. It’s a new staple in my routine.” – Kate, Content Assistant
Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash
“I would describe my skin type as combination. On the whole it’s ok, but I do tend to notice a shiny t-zone appearing towards the end of the day which (although there are a few contributing factors) I mainly put down to blasting my car heating during my hourly commutes. I know this is probably drying out my skin and encouraging it to produce extra oil to compensate, but it’s winter, I’m cold, and I’m not kicking the habit any time soon, ok? Instead, I recently decided to swap my regular cleanser for Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash, as its specifically designed for skin that doesn’t have any major issues but is in need of a little TLC. Long story short – I’m impressed. The formula is light and lotion-like, so it feels really calming and nourishing on application. My skin felt instantly hydrated, refusing to strip my face of the natural oils it needs like some cleansers do. This is definitely one I’ll be reserving for self-care days or whenever my skin is feeling thirsty, dull and lacklustre.” – Francesca, Marketing Executive
Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash
“I’m a big fan of a balm cleanser, and I’ve been waiting in anticipation to try Holifrog’s Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash. The joy of watching your makeup magically dissolving in front of your eyes is a great feeling, but knowing your skin is also being hydrated and cleansed is an even better feeling. The cleanser is made with a blend of the dreamiest natural oils to soothe even the driest of skin and keep your natural skin barrier strong. If you’re not a seasoned cleansing balm user, this is definitely a good place to start; if you are a seasoned cleansing balm user, abandon your old one and buy this! Your life will be changed.” – Liv, Content Assistant