In this post for creating a creamy exfoliating cleanser for oily skin, Sherry asks: If I want to remove the beads (my skin is super sensitive), what would you suggest replacing them with, or what should I increase in their place?
Also, I LOVE really creamy, thicker cleansers... almost cold cream consistency. I'm wondering if there is a way to thicken this mixture up without compromising the quality of the recipe? Is that possible without changing too much? A girl on Etsy makes a product I love that works really well on my skin.. it does have aloe and witch hazel in it but is really thick and she packages it in a tub. The only problem is, she has been on vacation since February so I'm looking for something I can make where I can choose the extracts I want. :) Just trying to find a way to reach the same consistency with my homemade version. If not, though, that's fine. I did take a look at your cream cleanser but it doesn't seem to have liquids in it, so I wasn't sure how to go about adding the witch hazel or aloe.
Oh! I also forgot to mention... one of the main reasons I'm so enamored with the cream cleanser I mentioned is because I don't have to wet my face at first... I can just smooth it on my face, it sort of disappears but sits on the skin, and then after a few minutes I rinse it off. It's really easy and still leaves my skin feeling soft. Would this cleanser require one to wet their face first, out of curiosity?
Let's go through your questions one at a time...
Yes, you'll have to wet your skin and rinse off this cleanser as it is a foamy product, not a lotiony product.
If you want a thicker product, try this recipe for a creamy cleanser for dry skin. It's the one in the picture above, and it needs to go into a jar as it's quite thick. If you want to add some witch hazel or aloe, add 10% of each to the recipe and see if you like it. (Don't worry about removing anything to get to 100% yet! Just add the ingredients and keep good notes!)
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