Editor's Pick: Baxter of California Sulfate-Free Face Wash Review
Cleansing is undeniably important. We mean, everyone has to do it, every single day. Sounds pretty critical to us! Of course, that means finding the right cleanser is equally important. You can’t throw any old soap on your skin and call it a day, even if that’s the easiest option. So, it should come as no surprise that as beauty editors, we can’t help but get excited over a new cleansing formula to hit the market. We’re always looking for the next best thing to wash our faces with, and we think we found just that courtesy of Baxter of California. The brand—one of our favorites from the L’Oreal portfolio—supplied us with a complimentary sample of their new Sulfate-Free Face Wash, and we couldn’t wait to give it a-go. Stick around for our full product review of the Baxter of California Sulfate-Free Face Wash, below.
Baxter of California Sulfate-Free Face Wash Review
Who Can Use It
There’s no need to feel left out! This new cleanser is suitable for all skin types.
How you kickstart your skin care routine totally controls what the future holds. It’s harsh, but true, that if you use the wrong cleanser—or skip cleansing altogether—what follows won’t be as effective. No matter how potent your serum or moisturizer may be, you aren’t doing your skin any good if your complexion isn’t completely clean. That’s why we’re always thrilled to find a cleanser that’s worthy of being the first step in our skin care routines—morning and night. Formulated to hydrate, soothe, and invigorate skin, the Baxter of California Daily Face Wash has quickly become a welcomed addition to our daily regimens.
Why We Love It
Well, let’s start with the obvious. We’re hardcore fans of this daily face wash because it does exactly what it says it will. After receiving complimentary samples of Baxter of California’s Sulfate-Free Face Wash, we couldn’t wait to head to the sink and give it a whirl—and we were far from disappointed with the results. The deep cleaning cleanser removes excess oil, dirt and debris, without over-drying. When all is said and done, our skin was left feeling smooth, revitalized and refreshed, not to mention ready for our next skin care step. As for the formula, we can’t sing its praises highly enough. The cleanser is formulated with much-loved ingredients like aloe vera, caffeine, and vitamins E and A. As for what it’s formulated without, go ahead and add parabens, fragrance, and sulfates to that list. Yep, that’s certainly enough to sell us on this face wash.
How to Use It
When it comes to cleansing, you’re most likely aware that water usually will need to come into the equation at some point. But when should you add it into the mix? Rather than trying to suds up your skin before getting wet, you’ll want to splash some water on your face prior to ever picking up your face wash. Once your skin is wet, gently massage the cleanser onto your face, avoiding contact with your eyes. As you massage, the cleanser will form into a mild foam to help wash away impurities from the surface of skin. After cleansing, rinse thoroughly. Then, remember cleansing isn’t the end of the line—it’s just the beginning. When you’re finished washing, try using the the Baxter of California Herbal Mint Toner and Oil Free Moisturizer to round out your routine. Another trick? Smooth on your moisturizer while your skin is still damp from washing. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you’ll help lock in more moisture that way.
Where to Buy It: Online and/or at select retailers nationwide.