Traditional double cleansing calls for a primary makeup removing step (which is usually done with an oil-based product or micellar water on a cotton pad), followed by a full lather and rinse to really clean out whatever dirt and impurities are lurking within your pores. But thanks to the revolutionary formula of Cover FX Future Perfect Water-Optional Cleanser ($32), it's able to function as both.
"It starts out as a liquid, but when it goes through the pump it turns into a foam that allows it to be used with or without water," says Nathalie Manivong, the brand's vice president of global omni-channel marketing. When you use it without water, for all intents and purposes, it acts as a makeup remover, removing even the most stubborn mascaras. When you lather it up with some good old-fashioned H2O, you're able to work it further into skin and get a deep cleanse.
Ingredients-wise, it's got vegetable-based amino acids that help to remove impurities without stripping your skin, plus hydrating grapefruit, cucumber, and chamomile, and soothing oat extract. Unlike other cleansers, which are designed to be washed off, the water-free version of this one is meant to be left on your skin. And this, says Manivong, comes with its own set of benefits. "We wanted to make sure that it would remove makeup without stripping away any of the elements that your skin barrier needs to stay protected," she says. "The oil extract will stay on your skin and really help it in the longterm, and there's a vegetable base that's going to protect your skin from environmental aggressors." This also means that the formula doesn't contain any harsh surfactants, which, when left on your complexion for too long, can provoke irritation.
Considering we're all looking for ways to save time, money, and shelf space, this product will help you cut down on unnecessary extra-ness in all three areas.
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