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Cleansing made easy

by Rayna van Aalst July 15, 2018

Cleansing made easy

There are women who love to spend time in extensive pampering rituals. Then there are also women who want healthy complexion but don’t have the time (or energy) for an at-home spa ritual every evening.

And more often than not these two live in the same woman.

For those evening when you don't want a beauty celebration with fireworks but to get to bed asap with properly cleansed skin, I’ve put together a list of cleansing oils and balms which rinse off with water only. Not only are they quick and easy to use, they effectively remove makeup and impurities, allowing your beauty products to do their job.

These cleansers are all you need to cleanse.

La Bella Figura the Clean Slate

There are more and more rinseable cleansing oils/balms, i.e. which rinse off only with water, being introduced on the market and the reason the Clean Slate remains on top of my list with favorite cleansers is that it ticks all the boxes.

It’s very hydrating, something I haven’t experienced with only one other cleanser - Laurel Whole Plant Oragnics Facial Cleanser for Oily/Combination skin, unfortunately this one does require a wash cloth.

The scent of the Clean Slate is very subtle and I believe that even people who are picky when it comes to scents or like to use scent-free products, would have no problem using it.

The Clean slate can be used on all skin types, even the most sensitive ones.

Also, the Clean Slate is one of the few cleansers which doesn’t sting my eyes, even slightly, when removing makeup.

I rest my case.

Mahalo the Unveil

Just like with the Clean Slate with the Unveil you don’t need to follow with a second cleanser. In terms of texture, the Unveil is more like a balm while the Clean Slate is much creamier.

The scent of the Unveil is a delicious cocktail of lemon and cocoa. Although not as powerful as the rest of the Mahalo line, the Unveil has a noticeable scent. If you’re sensitive to scents, you might want to get a sample first.

Leahlani Pamplemousse

If you’re looking for an easy but effective cleanser which will last you for a long time, Pamplemouse is your girl.

I use 3-4 pumps of Pamplemousse per use and I have the feeling, my bottle will be around for a while. Leahlani suggest that you follow with Kalima or Honey Love but I use Pamplemousse as my only cleanser and my skin has been loving it.

(Make sure you follow Reina Organics on Instagram because I will be sharing an IGTV video with a quite an unexpected way I use Pamplemousse)

From the three cleansers listed so far, Pamplemousse is the one with the strongest scent, beautiful (think vanilla and grapefruit) but strong. I don’t find it overwhelmingly strong but again, if you don’t like products with scents, try a sample first.

One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme

This was the first cleansing oil I tried which rinses off with water only and I loved it from the first use. Although we don’t have this skincare gem at Reina Organics, this list wouldn’t have been complete without it.

Unfortunately, One Love Organics don’t ship outside the US but if you have a friend visiting, make sure to ask for a bottle of Vitamin B Enzyme cleansing oil as a gift.

What are your favorite, quick and highly effective cleansers?

Rayna van Aalst
Rayna van Aalst


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