a new year, a fresh start! it’s a great time to rethink and shake up how you care for your skin. as the seasons change, your stress shifts, your diet waxes on and off, and the weather plays naughty with the dewiness of your face.

how about starting with a new cleanser? cleansers are so much more than soap these days. they’re anti-aging, hydrating and soothing as well. here are some of my favorite washes: all with various attributes and virtues; one is sure to be your online love match. 

tata harper refreshing cleanser is a perfect new year’s addition to your skin care regimen. rich with the powerful pomegranate anti-oxidants, this cleanser is non-foaming so it’s ideal for sensitive skin. neroli essential oils help balance the skin, and pink french clay deeply cleanse beneath the skin’s surface. i’m addicted to this eco-friendly, toxin free line.


i recently purchased simply pure chamomile cleanser from juice, and loved this lightly foamed gel wash. made with organic aloe, passionfruit and white tea, this was a great face wash post, sweaty spin class. i definitely felt like it got my skin squeaky clean without the tight, dry feeling that some gel cleansers leave your face with.

argan when i really need to get the grime and grit off, we’re talking lady of the night makeup face, i bring out the cleansing oil. i know it sounds like an oxymoron to use oil on your face to clean, but this stuff really does do the job well. josie maran’s argan cleansing oil degreases that ick off. and NO! you will not breakout. argan oil actually has anti-bacterial properties and definitely makes you the opposite of oily. in fact, if you have dry skin you may want to skip argan oil.


for dry skin, jurlique’s replenishing foaming cleanser is awesome for restoring moisture within the skin. marshmallow and viola help retain hydration, and rose & honeysuckle work as gentle exfoliators. skin is left baby soft. 

all of these products are vegan friendly, and lack nasty ingredients that interfere with hormones and resist certain bacterias. 

here’s to keeping it clean m’loves.