In my world, cleanliness is akin to godliness. If I am going to write about any cosmetic as mundane as remover— particularly one that has made it into my professional kit— it has to be worth your time and mine. When discerning product, the verbiage “solutions” creates “problems”; I am much more interested in how cosmetics can elevate the everyday and liberate us from the ordinary for me at work and for you at home, like with cleansing. Because I mean lyyyyk it’s makeup remover. How innovative can removing get.
So when a cosmetic touts itself as “the most effective makeup remover,” those ol’ OCD neuroses of mine take notice. Once a skeptic, I am now a Face Halo convert: these microfiber pads are the next evolution of cleansing, and, as it turns out, are also the K-beauty glass skin-catalyzing, environmentally-responsible dream I have practically always wanted. This does to makeup in pores what I recently did to my dirty roommate: it kicks ‘em out. When it comes to clean, I don’t settle.
Just how clean is a micro-fiber clean? Apparently very— as in, every-last-drop-of-makeup-gone clean. Like that liberating, post-roommate move out, back to my spotless home satisfied kind of clean. You know the pack of makeup-removing wipes stashed under the bathroom sink, the ones that take 100 years to break down in a landfill that don’t even totally work? Yeah, me too. This replaces that.
Instead, Face Halo wipes away makeup like a magnet with its microfiber strands, which are plush as a teddybear, finer than 100 human hairs, and hug every nook of a face. Creators Lizzy and Bec call it “the Face Halo Effect”. I like to think of it as the Makeup Swiffer. Just wet and wipe.
The best part about Face Halo, however, goes beyond makeup removal. I won’t waste your time by extolling the benefits of how a thorough cleanse will lead to a more smooth, lifted, glowing complexion (duh). Face Halo is so thorough that it allows the rest of your skincare to do its work even better, and it just might be the catalyst to achieving that coveted Korean glass skin. Koreans and their perfect skin and skincare: they know a thing or two about “poreless” and “dewy”, and that clean skin is key (cleanliness is akin to godliness, remember?).
That said, at home, I love to 2nd cleanse with my Face Halo. That’s right. I’m very self-disciplined, and I still prefer a double cleanse (e.g. cleansing oil to first remove makeup, then a 2nd cleanse for skin). I’ll put the time in and do the work; for me, it’s a labor of love.
But the possibilities don’t stop there: wrung in hot water, Face Halo steams off my favorite face masks (bliss). Micellar water added, and it’s the ultimate deep clean, where the endless, poreless benefits imaginable are mine to reap (magic).
After each use, I hand wash my Face Halo, and after a day on set or its third use I throw it in the wash, sans-softener (Face Halo’s 3-pack makes it easily rotatable). They are machine-washable, durable, and reusable around 200 times. YouTube star and Face Halo ambassador Chloe Morello says soon Face Halo will become sendable for recycling, meaning without your makeup wipes, you can watch your environmental impact dwindle closer to empty, just like the contents of my second bedroom (do you need a place to live? Because hi).
I love Face Halo so much, I begin appointments and jobs with a cleanse and a Face Halo. My flannel stacks are all but dwindling, as are the need for wipes, and I am finding that that old way of life is slowly being retired.
WHERE TO BUY