I'm Never Going to Wash My Face Again!

I've made a discovery that I truly think is going to change my life. I know, pretty heady stuff here. Are you ready? (Drumroll please! ....) My thrilling, life-chaning find is ... Facial cleaners that don't require you to rinse with water!

I know! Amazing, right?! (Or does it just sound gross?)


What is this madness, you say? It's something I discovered while looking at the beauty products one of my sisters left out on the counter while she was staying with me. I am extremely nosy, especially when it comes to beauty products. I am also pretty in-the-know about most brands and products, so I was surprised to see something that I'd never heard of; namely, this:

Bioderma Crealine H2O Solution  I was even more intrigued when I realized the label was all in French. What is this mysterious French product, I wondered. My sister was already in bed, so I turned to trusty Google, and discovered that it's a mild face cleanser that doesn't need to be rinsed off! Astonished, I perused the reviews and absolutely had to steal some and try it for myself. I poured a little on a cotton ball and gently swiped all over my face. It felt wonderful! It took my makeup off! And left my skin feeling clean but not at all dry or stripped! Woah.

Since, then I've ordered a 500 ml bottle for myself from Amazon for $30, which I think is pretty reasonable considering how long I think a bottle that big will last. (I can only swipe so much of my sister's before she starts to notice... ) (Just kidding, sis! I only stole it twice!) I've also done a little research and found that there are other products like this out there. The Cut tried out a bunch and highly recommends two of them, Koh Gen Do Spa Water ($39 at Barneys)  and Embryolisse Cleansing Water Lotion Micellaire ($32 at Embryolisse)

I am unreasonably excited about this discovery for two reasons: First, I am incredibly lazy when it comes to washing my face. Removing the need to water at the end of the night makes the process so much more bearable. And, even more importantly, my skin is SO RIDICULOUSLY SENSITIVE, and it's even MORE so this winter. It's just so dry and angry about the frigid weather and all the indoor heating, I feel like it's about to rebel and book a vacation to the Caribbean. Without me. An ultra gentle cleanser like this is seriously what the doctor ordered.

Of course, facial wipes are also great for when you want to clean your makeup off but don't want to go through the whole ordeal. I'm partial to Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes ($4.79 at Target). And of course this doens't mean that I'm literally never going to get my face wet again. But this big change to my nighttime routine is pretty darn exciting.

Do you wash your face every night? Have you tried a product that you don't have to wash off?


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