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Cleansing is the most important part of your skincare routine as it gets rid of all of the excess oil, dirt, makeup, impurities, dead skin cells and pollution that accumulates on the skin. I’m always excited to try out new cleansers, I have built up quite a selection.
My skin has been feeling congested and dull so I picked out two cleansers from HOLIFROG to try out.
Holi = HOLISTIC.
Frog = FROG.
HoliFrog is more than a name or a story—it’s also science.
Frogs have thin skin. It’s so soft and permeable that it absorbs everything in their surroundings. As a result, they can’t survive in toxic environments. Scientists even study them to monitor pollution levels.
Our skin is thicker than frogs but we live in toxic environments too, filled with free radicals, questionable air quality, and Twitter trolls. Even the thickest skin needs to take care of itself.
When we wash our faces, our pores are at their most dilated and permeable, like a frog’s. This stage of your skincare routine is essential to your skin’s health and the rest of your beauty regime. We use bioactive ingredients that give positive results—nothing toxic, nothing irritating.
It’s what thick and thin skin needs, when it needs it.
HOLIFROG Sunapee Sacred-C Brightening Powder Wash 71g
BRIGHTEN & BUFF | POWDER FORMULA
Lather, rinse, reveal
FOR: Any skin type (even you sensitive ones) in need of a fine tune-up.
This water-activated powder is a highly-concentrated but gentle brightening cleanser. Somewhere between a chemical and a physical exfoliant, this adaptable formula gently refines skin tone and texture without irritating sensitive skin. The unique blend of enzymes, antioxidants, and hydrators buffs away debris and dullness, smoothes skin texture, and brightens overall skin tone without stripping your skin barrier. Its powder formula makes it travel-friendly and easy to tweak, depending on how much water and powder you emulsify together.
Not all skin concerns require an elaborate response, but when your skin’s been looking and feeling a bit meh, Sunapee is the gentle nudge towards smoother, brighter, happy skin. The concentrated powder formula makes it travel-friendly as well as environment-friendly (hey, not all concerns are just skin concerns). Its blend of gentle plant-based enzymes, powerful antioxidants, and cushiony hydrators work to effectively and gently fine-tune your complexion. Due to its customizable nature, this polishing wash is friendly towards any skin type and skin situation. However potent you prefer to make your cleanse, this wash leaves skin feeling exceptionally smooth and bouncy as it gradually brightens tone and refines texture to reveal your most polished complexion.
Bentonite, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Kaolin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Powder, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Papain, Kojic Acid, Bromelain, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk Powder, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Powder, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Powder, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Powder, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Powder, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tapioca Maltodextrin, Acacia Senegal (Acacia) Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate
Add a few drops of water to a pea-sized amount of powder and emulsify together to activate the formula. Tweak your mixture’s ratio depending on whether you want a stronger scrub with a thicker paste (powder > water) or a light, foamy lather for a gentle, buffing cleanse (water > powder).
You can also sprinkle a pinch of the powder into any other HoliFrog cleanser for an exfoliating boost to your cleansing ritual.
I got this powder wash to help tackle my skin concerns which include dullness, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. I love the powder-based, water-activated formula as it is easy to use and you can customise it to suit your needs. It thoroughly cleanses the skin and gently buffs away dead skin cells without stripping your skin barrier.
I love how smooth and bright my skin feels afterwards.
HOLIFROG Como Popp-E Renewal Scrubby Wash 100ml
SMOOTH & PLUMP
Scrubs smarter, not harder.
For: All skin types (yes, even yours)
Consider this a Trinity of face oil + cleansing gel + physical exfoliant. Smooth poppy seeds and fine bamboo powder gently sweep away dead skin cells. The bouncy, oil-gel formula emulsifies into a grime-dissolving milk upon contact with water. Skin barrier-boosting ingredients work for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone. Omega fatty acids, vitamins, and moisture-rich oils pamper and plump your complexion.
We settled the great Goldilocks face scrub debate with a gentle and effective formula that gives you the freshly polished gratifying sensation of manual exfoliation without traumatizing your skin’s barrier with overly harsh, jagged bits of shells or sandpaper—think soft, not scratchy. Smooth, round poppy seeds and bamboo powder team up with a nourishing gel-oil base for a hydrating, cushiony vehicle for a soft, dewy, polished complexion. No redness, no irritation, and definitely no foul ingredients (see our full HoliSh*t List of banned ingredients). Consider this the most polite face scrub yet.
Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Papaver Somniferum (Poppy) Seed Oil, Kaolin, Sorbitan Olivate, Astaxanthin, Papaver Somniferum (Poppy) Seed, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.
Massage gently onto damp skin in small circular motions. No need to apply pressure, just let the scrub do its thing. The formula turns into a milky emulsion when mixed with water. Rinse and pat dry. Use twice a week to maintain a smooth complexion, but can be used more frequently if desired.
First of all, the bright colour of this scrub is stunning and draws you in. I love multi-tasking products and this formula works as a face oil, gel cleanser and exfoliator in one. For a physical exfoliator it is surprisingly gentle and effective. I love how it cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin. It leaves my skin super soft, silky smooth and dewy. My skin tone is brighter and more even which is great.
I’m really pleased I got to try these products. They are a welcome addition to my skincare routine.
Have you tried any products from HOLIFROG?