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Facial Cleansers

Facial Cleansers

Many skin complaints — in particular dehydration and irritation — quickly recede where only cleanser use is modified to be more individually-fitting.

Improvements in skin quality attributable to more appropriate cleanser relate to the relative aggressiveness of facial cleansers and the process of cleansing.

Maintain skin hydration while cleansing to protect and enhance epidermal health by fostering the properties of a healthy skin barrier.

Refer the discussion surrounding sodium laureth sulfate/sulphate.

Facial Cleansers Containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Sulphate

Joan Crawford's Deleterious Facial Cleansing Protocol

Cleanser for Teenage Skin with Whiteheads

Deep Cleansing

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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Facial Cleansers Containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Sulphate

The majority of cleansers containing sodium laureth sulphate are a poor match for skin, primarily due to their relatively high alkalinity and tendency to foam heavily.

These two formulation properties challenge the equilibrium of the skin's barrier (which is not healthily alkaline) and, despite the substantial lather they produce, these cleansers often do not cleanse deeply.

Sodium laureth sulphate cleansers typically provide an impression of efficient cleansing greater than what is actually occurring.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Joan Crawford's Deleterious Facial Cleansing Protocol

Facial Cleansing Scene from Mommy Dearest.

Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford.
Music by Henry Mancini.
Directed by Frank Perry.
Paramount Pictures, 1981. Video requires Apple Quicktime.


The American Film Institute regards Joan Crawford (1905—1977) as the "tenth greatest female star" of the last one-hundred years.

If reports from those close to her are accurate, Joan Crawford practiced a range of extreme skin care protocols likely driven by paranoid and hypomanic symptoms.

Ms. Crawford's morning facial cleansing protocol reportedly comprised readying coffee while giving her essentially clean skin a stern brush with copious amounts of too-alkaline soap and too-hot water before plunging it into perfumed ice kept refrigerated under the sink.

One could hardly do more to foster an un-healthy skin barrier.

Her face-immobilising bands are not, however, such a bad "anti-aging" idea.

The medical understanding of what constitutes ideal cleansing has advanced considerably over time, yet relatively and plainly deleterious facial cleansing remains remarkably popular.

Sub-par facial cleansers are to be found across many skin care brands, be they "natural," "French," "cosmeceutical" or other and the temptation (or is it a drive?) to over-cleanse or strip non-existent dirt is perennial.

The Clinique 3-Step System hails from the time of Joan Crawford.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Cleanser for Teenage Skin with Whiteheads

Cleanser for Teenage Skin with Whiteheads

Please recommend a facial cleanser for my 14 yr old son.

He has minimal breakouts and some white heads on his nose.


Biomedic Antibac Acne Wash contains salicylic and lactic acids which work to clear pores of debris, helping prevent and treat whiteheads.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Deep Cleansing

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

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Saturday, 2 December 2006

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Thursday, 9 November 2006

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