Cleanse – Skin cleanser cream
Step 1: Cleanse
A botanically enriched natural cleanser cream that lathers to gently remove impurities, pollutants and makeup. Your skin is left feeling ultra soft, clean and smooth. Use morning and night or after exercise. Easy to use in the shower.
Contains centess+complex plus aloe vera leaf juice, natural vitamin E, lavender oil, pink grapefruit oil, bergamot oil, sweet orange oil and grapefruit seed extract.
Like the entire griffin+row range, Cleanse has been specially formulated to work well on any type of skin, whether normal, dry, oily, sensitive or acne prone – just like healthy food is suitable for all body types.
How to use Cleanse
Simply lather Cleanse on your face and use the soft lather produced to thoroughly cleanse your skin. It’s great to do this in the shower and then wipe off the residue with your natural exfoliant cloth.
I have dry skin, should I be using a cleanser?
The good thing about griffin+row’s Cleanse is that it will not dry the skin, it will leave it feeling soft and moist. Some other cleansers may not be good for the skin as they may dry the skin.
Why do I need to cleanse?
- To remove pollutants from your skin – A largescale study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology proves that traffic-related air pollution leads to an increase of lentigenes, or dark spots on your skin. Lentigenes can cause your skin to age prematurely. The study was conducted in both Germany and China, so this is a worldwide problem. The solution? Cleanse thoroughly morning and night, then apply an effective moisturiser, such as griffin+row’s Nourish, as a barrier.
- To open the pores – If pollutants, grease and makeup are left on on your skin, they can seep into and clog the pores. This is particularly true for more mature skin, as pores in more mature skin won’t snap back as easily once they become enlarged, due to lower collagen levels. This can then lead to inflammation and an increase of free radicals, which will further speed up the break-down of collagen, making your skin look dull and saggy.
- To let anti-ageing ingredients work – Anti-ageing ingredients are absorbed into your skin through the pores. If you’re not cleansing your skin, the active ingredients won’t work as well.
When do I need to cleanse?
We recommend that you cleanse morning and night.
Night time cleansing helps clean away the makeup and pollutants that accumulated during the day. At night, blood flow in the skin is also higher, increasing the absorption of active skincare ingredients. Thus, night time is the best time for the application of a concentrated product, such as griffin+row’s Enrich. Cleansing at night further increases the effectiveness of Enrich, as it opens the pores.
Overnight, skin will produce more excess sebum and dead skin cells that you need to dislodge and rinse away before you can effectively apply a moisturiser, such as griffin+row’s Nourish.
How does a cleanser work?
A good cleanser will emulsify all of the dead skin cells, pollution and excess sebum on your skin, and remove them.
Why not just wash with water?
Water alone will only remove a fraction of the oil and pollutants from the skin, as it won’t efficiently emulsify them. If you wash with water, make sure your water is lukewarm, as hot water tends to dry the skin and can cause broken capillaries and other tissue damage.
Why doesn’t Cleanse foam up?
On the instructions you will see the word ‘lather’. In order to give you a totally natural product we have avoided the use of any foaming agents that are not 100% natural. Simply lather Cleanse on your face and use the soft lather produced to thoroughly clean your skin. It’s great to do this in the shower and then wipe off the residue with your natural exfoliant cloth.
Inspired by nature, exclusive to griffin+row, centess+complex is a unique cocktail of powerful botanical extracts (including centipeda cunninghamii) with highly effective antioxidant, protective and revitalising properties.
Cleanse – Enriched cream that lathers to gently remove dirt, impurities, pollutants and all make-up, leaving your skin soft, clean and smooth. Helps your skin breathe more easily and prepares for Hydrate and Nourish.
Step 1 of your five step daily skin care system for healthy skin.
Use: Lather a pearl sized amount with a few drops of water, massage gently over face and neck, splash rinse thoroughly, then wipe with Exfoliate cotton cloth. Use morning and night or after exercise.
Ingredients: Purified water, sorbitol, sodium cocoyl isethionate, capryl/caprylyl clucoside, sodium lauroamphoacetate, cocamidopropyl betaine, cetearyl alcohol & ceteareth-20, polysorbate 20, aloe barbadensis (olae vera) leaf juice, sodium hydroxy methyl clycinate, D-alpha-tocopherol acetate (natural vitamin E), lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit – pink) oil, citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia (bergamot) oil, citrus sinensis (orange sweet) oil, capric/caprylic triglyceride, stearic acid (vegetable), potassium cetyl phosphate, xanthan gum, hydroxyethyl cellulose, citrus grandis (grapefruit seed) extract, citric acid,
and centess+complex: Centipeda cunninghamii extract (old man weed), agonis fragrans (fragonia) oil, agonis fragrans (fragonia) hydrosol, vitis vinifera extract, santalum spicatum (west Australian sandalwood) oil, undaria pinnafida (wakame) extract, lentinus edodes (shiitake) extract