Honey Girl Organics’ botanically based USDA Certified Organic Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover is an oil-based cleansing/makeup removing cream.
Now we admit, that’s a mouth-full. Let’s break it down. Starting with the oil-based part.
Why use oil to remove oil? (Seems a bit counter-intuitive right?) In short, because it works. And not only that, it works better than non-oil based cleansers. Here’s why: oil binds with oil, not water. You see this when you make an oil-based vinaigrette. When you add your olive oil to say for example walnut oil, it’s going to bind. Same goes for cleansers. When you massage the HGO Facial Cleanser into your skin, the oils on your face, as well as the makeup, dirt and toxins gently dissolve into the botanical oils you applied. You’re then able to easily and gently remove them with a wash cloth.
To put it simply, oil-based cleansers are highly effective delivery systems for moving out what you don’t want on your skin —without blasting it with harsh cleansers and astringents.
Why is this is so incredibly important? Because the one significant risk in cleansing is over-stripping the skin of it’s natural oils. When this happens, your skin’s pH is set off-balance and one of two things can happen, (1) your skin will overcompensate by releasing even more sebum (oil) causing inflammation and breakouts, or (2) it will dry skin, causing it to become dull, dehydrated and irritated. Prolonged over-cleansing can lead to pre-mature aging, skin disorders and ailments.
This is particularly important when it comes to cleansing near the eyes. Because the fact of the matter is, regardless of your skin type, we all have sensitive skin around the eyes. It’s the thinnest skin on our bodies, and because of that, it’s more prone to break down. That’s why rubbing and scrubbing eye makeup off is an absolute no-no. You want to do the opposite actually. Be extra gentle and take heed to nourish the skin around your eyes with collagen-stimulating ingredients. You’re in luck because the HGO Facial Cleanser is also a makeup remover and is chalk-full of highly beneficial vitamins and minerals thanks to the addition of organic beeswax and extra virgin olive oil.
Beeswax contains over 300 micro-nutrients and is especially high in vitamin A, which restores collagen that’s been damaged. Extra virgin olive oil is a rich source of antioxidants which protects against the free radicals that breakdown collagen.
Still not convinced? We understand, oily skin can be prone to breakouts- so yes, adding oil to a cleanser may be a little disconcerting. But here’s the thing about breakouts, it’s actually not the oil that causes the breakout. It’s the bacteria that gets trapped in pores, and clogged by excess sebum that causes those nasty flare-ups. That’s why we add lemon essential oil to the extra virgin olive oil in your HGO Facial Cleanser. Lemon oil’s antimicrobial compounds work to treat dermatological conditions naturally; they purify the skin, killing bacteria thus preventing blemishes and pimples from forming in the first place.
The HGO Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover is made with simple, effective ingredients that gently cleanse as they moisturize and condition skin cells deep within. The results are unmistakeable- clear, healthy and hydrated skin.
Available in an extra sensitive formula for those with allergies and sensitivities to essential oils.
what it does
- gently and easily removes stubborn eye makeup
- binds to impurities, pulling out excess oil, dirt and toxins without clogging pores
- cleanses without stripping skin of natural oils
- maintains skin's natural pH balance
- regulates sebum secretion
- stimulates skin with a complex of vitamins and minerals
- improves texture and appearance of skin
- moisturizes as it cleanses
how to use
Shake well before each use. This formula is highly concentrated.
To cleanse, gently massage small amounts onto moist face in circular motions with fingertips. Then use a warm damp washcloth to wipe excess cleanser to remove excess oils. Leaves your skin moisturized and conditioned.
To remove makeup, place a small amount onto cotton pad and wipe over areas with makeup. Remove excess with moist cotton pad. Repeat if necessary and follow with Honey Girl Organics Facial Toner and your choice of Honey Girl Organics Serum and Face creams.
Follow with Facial Toner and your choice of Honey Girl Organics Serum and Face Creams.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil has a unique ability to be absorbed and supply nutrition to the skin. It is the most compatible oil to human skin because it has a similar composition of fatty acids. Therefore, it absorbs deeply into your skin, without blocking pores, resulting in long lasting moisture and nutrition absorption. It is also soothing and healing to all skin types, being high in anti-oxidants as well as Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which protect against age-accelerating free radicals while cleansing skin cells. Contains antibacterial properties and contains oleic acid (among other fatty acids) which reduces
inflammation in the body while promoting skin elasticity. Olive oil has been used by ancient Egyptians, Romans and Phoenician as a beauty aid. We use extra virgin because it is cold pressed meaning the oil is extracted from olives using pressure and is not heated over a specific temperature, thus all nutritional value is retained.
Beeswax is a nutrient-rich substance, secreted from the glands on the sides of a honeybee’s body. We include it in our cremes to soften and hydrate the skin, it is a natural humectant, attracting water molecules and helping skin stay hydrated over time. Beeswax contains wax esters that also exist in human skin. It is vitamin-rich, especially high in vitamin A which helps the turnover and reconstruction of skin cells. Being an anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic, beeswax creates a protective barrier on the skins surface, without clogging pores. Keeping toxins, irritations, bacteria and fungus out, as well as other environmental attack; thus, promoting healing and softening of the skin. Making it a naturally nourishing moisturizer as well as being antibacterial, antiallergenic and a germicidal antioxidant.
Beeswax obtains its golden color from the propolis and bee pollen inside, both also known for their incredible health benefits. It is one of the oldest and purest natural waxes. For hundreds of years, it has been used in cremes, lipsticks and other cosmetics.
Organic Lemon Oil (Citrus limon)
Lemon oil contains antimicrobial, astringent, and antioxidants such as citric acid and vitamin C which help to purify and rejuvenate skin, treat acne and other skin disorders. It is an astringent which shrinks large open pores and provides a balanced sebum production, this reduces excess oils, boosts collagen and makes the skin look and feel rejuvenated. Applying lemon oil supports the production of new cells and balances PH skin level, this allows the skin to develop a light complexion.
Hawaiian purified water is used in our formulations primarily as a solvent. Water helps form the emulsions in which the oil and water components of the product are combined.
Save 10% when you purchase the 3-pack! Always great to have an extra cleanser in the shower, and one ready when you run out!