My Favorite Morning Cleanser | Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Cleanser

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After waking up in the morning, cleansing my face is one of the top things I look forward to in starting my day. After my whole morning skincare routine I feel so awake, refreshed, and happy without any distractions. Although I moisturize well with oils at night, my pillowcases suck a lot of the moisture out my skin. In the mornings I look to replace the overnight moisture loss so I look for cleansers that won’t strip my skin any further of moisture. Enter the Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Cleanser!

Ingredients —

aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, aqua, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, glycerin*, leuconostoc (radish) root ferment filtrate, cocoglucoside, coconut alcohol, carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract*, glyceryl oleate, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, lauryl glucoside, vanillosmopsis erythropappa (bisabolol) wood oil, sclerotium gum, citrus aurantium (neroli) flower oil*, chamomila recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) flower oil*, hydrogenated lecithin, p-anisic acid, PCA, xantham gum
*Ingredient from Organic Farming
100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin; 78.8% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming

WHAT KAHINA SAYS ABOUT IT 

High concentrations of Vitamin E and fatty acids in argan oil, coupled with organic willow bark and papaya extracts to:

Replace moisture loss
Eliminate toxins and impurities
Gently tone and exfoliate
Brighten skin

HOW I USE IT   I cleanse with 4-5 pumps worth of this cleanser for a good ~15 seconds and then rinse. I follow with my toner of choice (I am testing multiple ones, but typically it’s some form of rose water). I apply my Brija Cosmetics Illuminate Eye Balm and follow with the Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil as facial moisturizer.

CONSISTENCY —  This cleanser is a cream cleanser with a slightly runny and thin consistency. It’s perfect and lightweight for mornings and it doesn’t leave a residue behind after rinsing off.  It’s great for night too for those with drier skin types that don’t get oily throughout the day (but I don’t recommend this for double cleansing or makeup removal at night).

SCENT  It’s scented with neroli essential oils extracted from orange flower blossoms and herbaceous Moroccan blue tansy so it has a very light and faint citrus, slightly floral scent. It’s a very pleasant and lightweight scent.

I’ve been using this cleanser every morning since December without fail. As I mentioned, I lose a lot of moisture overnight so when I cleanse in the morning I want something that will add it back in, rather than strip away any moisture that my skin is still retaining. Not only does it replace moisture loss, it keeps my skin well moisturized underneath my facial oil which keeps my skin balanced throughout the day. The nice added base of moisture it provides alongside the argan oil is keeping my skin nice and bright. I don’t know if I can attribute it to the cleanser’s ingredients as Kahina describes, but nonetheless my skin is much brighter in the mornings and less dull compared to what it looks like before cleansing.

This facial cleanser by Kahina is creamy, moisturizing, nourishing, and just all around perfect. I highly recommend it!

You can also shop this cleanser on Ayla Beauty, The Detox Market and Kahina Giving Beauty.

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