The Best Face Wash, According to Me

And here we have the face wash edition. Let it be noted, I have canary-in-the-coal-mine skin, and if there’s anything it can react to, it will. Especially face skin, since it can’t be hidden until it recovers. It says to the world: “Here is an inexplicable rash!” and “Oh my! I am covered in hives!”

For years, I used Dove as a face wash and self wash. Just the plain white Dove bar. I washed myself and my face with Dove, and you know, it’s reliable and doesn’t cause irritation. The end.

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old reliable

But why use what is reliable when I can try other more exciting things that could possibly cause a terrible rosacea flare-up?


The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam & Light Cleansing Oil that’s a mouthful combo pack.

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Doesn’t everyone wash their face while eating Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies

WTH is happening to Chessmen cookies?!?! Those are not chessmen.

Mmm. Bordeaux. Those were my favorites.

But back to Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam & Light Cleansing Oil. It’s gentle, but you feel like you’re actually clean. I LOVE the cleansing foam. Creamy and soft, but also light, and it doesn’t feel like you’re washing your face in lotion. I use the oil to take off the makeup I rarely wear. It will likely last forever. It has a nice smell that’s barely a smell, which I really appreciate.


The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam special set is an exciting three-pack that allows you to wash your face for ages without having to buy any new face wash. I kindly gave away the cherry, which was the one I was most excited about and was told it was great. Since I love Rice Water Bright, will I bother to purchase again so I can also try it? I mean. Probably.

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There’s just one exciting flavor in this package, and I graciously gave it away

The aloe had a nice fresh smell and doesn’t do anything terrible. Which is sometimes all you can ask for.

Is anyone else concerned that lemon things will actually bleach your skin? I still use the lemon one occasionally while worrying that I’m being bleached.

I feel like one day, all I was seeing were articles about how amazing GLOW RECIPE is, especially Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask.

And I became really consumed with needing to try both of them. But they kept being sold out constantly. And then I finally got my mitts on Blueberry Bounce (and Watermelon Glow).

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This looks like it knows what it’s doing for sure

People are so into this. I’m not $34 worth of into it, myself. As an aside, the smell is not the smell of a ripe blueberry. It’s the smell of unripe, green blueberries. It smells OK. Kind of a sharp, astringent smell. It’s not bad. Just. Not exactly what you think of when you think blueberry. 

Now that I’m reading the reviews again, it sounds like it’s magic, and I want to go wash my face in it immediately even though it did not do these things for me…

I gotta say, of all my beauty rituals, face wash might be the one I care the least about when it comes down to it…




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