Sensitive skin doesn’t have to get all worked up while you wash — as long as you use a cleanser that treats it right.
Written By ANNIE TOMLIN
Washing your face should feel refreshing, but for those with sensitive or dry skin, cleansing often leads to redness, irritation, dryness — you know, the issues you’re trying to avoid by taking care of your skin. With this in mind, clean-beauty pioneer Indie Lee set out to create a formula that would efficiently lift makeup and oil while soothing and moisturizing at the same time. Oh, and as with all of her products, it had to be cruelty-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free, and made without more than 1,300 ingredients she deems off-limits.
The result, Indie Lee Soothing Cleanser, is like the Mr. Rogers of face-washing formulas: consistently gentle, reliably good, ultimately comforting. A small dollop of the creamy gel sends soothing botanicals straight to your skin. Rose damascena oil (referred to as the queen of all oils) and Roman chamomile reduce redness, while polyhydroxy acid (PHA) gluconolactone lightly exfoliates as glycerin draws in moisture. It all adds up to skin that feels clean, plump, smooth, soft, hydrated, and cared for. Exactly as it should be.
“I love the smell of this cleanser and how it cleans my skin without drying it out.” —Sabrina Bedrani, Makeup Artist
“A very nice, light soothing cleanser that’s good at removing makeup while leaving skin refreshed.” —Dr. Orit Markowitz, Board-certified Dermatologist
“Love the scent, love the effective cleanse, love how my skin feels clean and fresh.” —Natalie Ventola, Makeup Artist
As with every product on VIOLET GREY, Indie Lee Soothing Cleanser reached our shelves once a minimum of 70 percent of testers deemed it a winner. We then added it to our skin care edit with the Violet Code’s official stamp of approval.