Let’s face it - you need to wash your mug with more than just soap, says Jason Jones
If your idea of washing your face is a onceover with a grimy flannel, it’s time to get with the mug-cleansing programme because although we’re up with the grooming game these days - we’re still face wash illiterate. This is a bit of a shame because there’s a plethora of pro-class products on the market that cater to every skin need.
1. Jåsön C-Effects Super-C Cleanser
(177ml, £10.49) This is a great daily wash if your skin is classed as ’normal’, meaning not too dry, not too oily. Not only does it make your face feel clean-as-a-whistle fresh, it has a strong citrus hit that’s a good wake-up call in the morning shower. Nice name, too.
2. Men-ü Healthy Facial Wash
(100ml, £10.45) Even if your face is normal, blemishes occasionally befall us all. This targets breakouts, blotchiness and the scourge of male grooming, the shaving rash. Also, it’s not a bank-breaker and promises up to 265 washes a bottle into the bargain due to its concentrated formula.
3. Bliss Triple Oxygen Energising Cleansing Foam
(148ml, £24) Despite having an exhaustive title, this is a brilliant quick fix. So if you’re looking a bit tired or (heaven forbid) have a hangover, a speedy spritz of this works immediate wonders. There’s a reason Bliss is such a respected brand: its products really get results, fast.
4. Yes To Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub
(112ml, £6.99) Tomatoes contain a potent antioxidant called lycopene with anti-inflammatory properties that help protect the skin from environmental factors that cause clogged pores. This is gentle enough to use dayto-day but rigorous enough to get the job done. And, no, it won’t make you smell like a salad.
5. Living Nature Purifying Cleanser
(100ml, £21) Founded in New Zealand, Living Nature harnesses the country’s indigenous plants to produce chemical-free skincare. This herbily-scented purifier combines a healthy shot of hydration and natural nourishment with squeaky cleanness. Perfect for skin on the more sensitive side.
6. Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Face Wash
(200ml, £19) As it says on the tin, this tackles excess oiliness. Using crushed apricot seeds as its basis, it controls the face’s oil levels by effectively sloughing off dead skin cells, pollution and sweat without stripping your mush of its natural moisture. As it’s deep cleansing, use 2/3 times a week.