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Redheads skin can be extremely sensitized and many do not think cleansers are an irritant. You just use a cleanser to quickly scrub off any dirt, right? It doesn’t matter what product you use, right? Wrong! 

The ingredients formulated in your cleanser are important. A good cleanser won’t clog pores and is formulated with gentle ingredients to help prevent and calm visible redness. It’s true: some cleansers can cause more harm than good.

A good redhead-approved cleanser, doesn’t cause:

  1. Skin tightening, especially around the cheeks
  2. Itchiness
  3. Redness
  4. Acne (can appear within a few hours or days)
  5. Oiliness, especially around the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin)

If you’ve experienced any of the above from your cleanser, stop using it. Below are 10 cleansers we can’t stop talking about and why:

1. NuCelle Mandelic Wash

This face wash was in the Fall Deluxe H2BAR Box and for a good reason – it’s one of our favorite cleansers! It’s gentle and has never caused a breakout or redness. It soothes and nourishes the skin with a surprisingly great lather. It also feels luxurious and it never makes the skin tight and dry.

2. Seabuck Wonders Organic Exfoliating Facial Cleanser 

Another cleanser in the Fall Deluxe H2BAR Box! This is a fantastic choice because it cleanses and exfoliates at the same time. It’s extremely gentle and really works. We can’t get enough of it.

3. SolarDerm Facial Wash

This product is in the H2BAR e-commerce store and for a good reason. It’s marketed as “after-sun care” but it can be used daily. Products made for after-sun use are usually super gentle on skin because it’s made to cleanse sunburnt skin. This is why we love it for daily use – it’s extremely gentle and really works. It’s cleanses skin without drying. Provides instant relief for inflamed or irritated skin. Rich in fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.

4. DERMA E Sensitive Skin Cleanser – Aloe infused

A brand in past H2BAR Boxes, this cleanser is a natural pH balanced, fragrance free cleanser infused with pycnogenol, green tea, chamomile and lemongrass and leaves even the most sensitive skin feels calm, clean and refreshed.

5. PCA Skin Creamy Cleanser 

Another brand in many H2BAR Boxes, this is a gentle, hydrating cleanser that effectively removes dirt, debris and makeup without stripping the skin of necessary moisture.

6. No B.S. Foaming Cleanser

If you listen to the H2BAR podcast, you might remember Adrienne + Stephanie’s conversation with the CEO of the No B.S. brand. This product contains cucumber, green tea + aloe vera. It’s a great gentle, natural face wash that helps reduce inflammation, fight acne and moisturizes the skin while protecting it against aging free radicals without drying your skin.

7. Radha Beauty Vitamin C Facial Cleanser

If you received the September monthly H2BAR Box, you received a product from Radha Beauty. This product is unique because it has Vitamin C as its main ingredient — it alone helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosts collagen and fades sun & age spots. This together with Vitamin C, encourages skin firming and brightening.

8. Lexli Aloe Vera Acne Face Cleanser

Also in a H2BAR Box, this product features a potent combination of acne-fighting ingredients, including a base of organic, pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera. This removes dirt, debris, acne-causing bacteria and excess oil (sebum) from the skin’s surface while deep-cleaning the pores.

9. TriDerma Facial Redness Cleanser

You might see a pattern here, every redhead-approved product we adore is in the H2BAR Box! This has been in a few H2BAR Boxes and for a great reason. It feels like it was specifically designed for redhead skin. It helps to improve your color, evens out the look of skin tone, and provides an extra layer of hydration.

10. Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash

Yes! Also in a H2BAR Box! It is a pure face wash that targets breakouts and hormonal acne. It features a blend of lactic acid (found naturally in the body), green tea, and cucumber extract for an antioxidant-rich exfoliating cleanser.

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