The $18 Face Wash I’m Obsessed With Leaves My Face Feeling Extra Soft

Having a good skincare routine is something my mom engrained into my head from a young age. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been living a double cleanse life — albeit, it doesn’t work for everyone.

With that being said, the key players in my daily skincare routine — cleanser, micellar water, toner, serum, and moisturizer — are constantly rotating. Rarely do I find a product that I just can’t live without; I’m always exploring new products that work with my skin and my budget.

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Recently, I found a face wash that I haven’t been able to stop raving about to my friends — and it’s only $18.

Not to mention, you can find it in pretty much every shopping mall.

The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash is my new favourite cleanser for a number of different reasons, but the main reason is that it’s made my face incredibly soft. Coupled with my current favourite toner, MAY COOP Raw Sauce; and holy grail Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, The Body Shop cleanser doesn’t leave my skin tight, dry, or dehydrated.

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The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash is also amazing at removing my makeup.

Typically after washing my face, the next step in my skincare routine is removing any excess makeup with a micellar water. And typically, the cotton pad that I use to do this ends up black and brown with leftover makeup and daily grime that my cleanser missed.

But since I started using the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash, my cotton pads have stayed fairly true to its original colour, meaning that the cleanser is actually doing what its name says it does — removing the impurities from my face.

If you’re looking for a new facial cleanser, give The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash a shot — you can find it at any The Body Shop store.

Here are all of the products I’m obsessed with in my skincare routine right now.

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash

This cleanser is 100% vegetarian and is formulated with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, kaolin clay, and Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya.

$18 at The Body Shop
MAY COOP Raw Sauce

MAY COOP Raw Sauce

Raw Sauce toner is primarily made up of maple tree sap — 93% to be exact. Combined with ECOCERT-certified fructan powder and Asian herbal and fruit extracts, it helps to hydrate and nourish the skin.

$11 at YESSTYLE
NIVEA MicellAIR Micellar Water

NIVEA MicellAIR Micellar Water

Assist in removing impurities with NIVEA’s MicellAIR Micellar Water. No makeup gets left behind when you add this step to your skincare routine.

$7.78 at Amazon
La Roche-Posay Hylau B5 Serum

La Roche-Posay Hylau B5 Serum

Give your skin an extra boost of moisture with the La Roche-Posay Hylau B5 Serum. Perfect for all skin types, this anti-wrinkle serum helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and plumps your skin.

$49 at Well.ca
Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

If you’re looking for long-lasting hydration, look no further than Belif’s True Cream Moisturizing Bomb. Made with tried-and-true apothecary herbs, this cushiony moisturizer offers 26-hour hydration.

$50 at Sephora

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