Sitting pretty in our top five best sellers is *drumroll please* . . . Gentle Cleanser! Our #2 bestseller came thisclose to dethroning our #1 product (Hydrating Serum) last year. Gentle Cleanser has been touted as the go-to cleanser for sensitive and dry skin types, but honestly, it’s so nourishing it can be used for all skin types! Let’s take a closer look into this special gel cleanser and learn why it deserves to be a holy grail product in your skincare routine.
A cleanser for all
One of the things we really love about our Gentle Cleanser is that she doesn’t discriminate. Our estheticians recommend this cleanser for almost all skin types. And, when paired with our Balancing Oil Cleanser (when used in double cleansing), you’ll have a dynamic duo that can clean it all! Sometimes, the problem with foaming face washes is that they tend to be a little harsher on the skin. “What’s the difference between a face wash and cleanser?” you might ask. We use both words—and it’s somewhat nuanced—but let us break down for you what we mean when we talk about them in terms of Botnia.
We have two face washes and two cleansers. Our face washes are foaming and give you the sensation of using soap, but that’s just trickery from the foamer bottle! Our foaming face wash is gentle and feels like light clouds of soap, leaving your skin feeling “washed.” Our cleansers, on the other hand, either don’t foam up at all (like the Balancing Oil Cleanser) or are more of a lather than a foam (like the Gentle Cleanser). These leave your skin feeling cleansed, but not “washed.” One of the delicate nuances of skincare is how it feels on the skin. How fun that you can now think about what you like to feel in terms of a cleanser or a wash!
Our Gentle Cleanser is so gentle because the pH of this product sits around your skin’s natural pH, meaning it won’t compromise your skin’s protective barrier. It has the ability to remove your makeup and SPF without over-stripping your skin. It features our homegrown chamomile, goldenseal, and arnica extracts made by our dear friend Alice at Biophilia Botanicals, to help fight bacteria and inflammation. To add in hydration, we formulate it with a base of hyaluronic acid to nourish and soothe the skin as you cleanse. Another star ingredient, lactic acid, is a naturally gentle exfoliant that loosens the bonds between dead skin cells and can help dissolve the plugs in your pores, giving you a smoother texture in your skin.
Still not convinced?
“I am in love with this cleanser. It smells delicious and leaves my skin feeling fresh, smooth, and soft. I have somewhat sensitive skin, but this cleanser has not left me with any redness, roughness, or dryness. Plus the milk bottle is so cute and aesthetically pleasing in your shower or on your bathroom counter. I highly recommend this cleanser.”
Nicola, review from Shop Good
How to use
- Our Gentle Cleanser can be used morning and night if used alone, or in combo with our Balancing oil Cleanser as a double cleanse.
- Dampen your skin with water.
- Add a few pumps of Gentle Cleanser to your hands and lather.
- Cleanse for up to 30 seconds in circular motions and don’t forget your neck!
- Rinse off and pat dry with a clean towel.
- Follow up with a toner or hydrosol and moisturizer.
Wondering if the Gentle Cleanser is right for you? Email us at Botniaskincare@gmail.com and one of our master estheticians can help guide you to finding the perfect cleanser for your unique skin!