This does to makeup in pores what I did to my dirty roommate (hint: it kicks ‘em out). Face Halo is the glass skin, environmentally-responsible cleansing hack we’ve always needed.
Update April 24th, 2019: I now use the Face Halo Pro in black for makeup removal, and the original white for skincare. Fellow OCD, face-washing lovers beware: nothing is more gratifying than witnessing the leftover makeup and dirt whisked away onto a clean, white Face Halo, like a better cotton pad.
In my world, cleanliness is akin to godliness. If I am going to write about anything as mundane as a cleanser— particularly one that has made it into my professional kit— it has to be worth your time and mine. I mean, becuz lyyyk, it’s makeup remover, how innovative can it get…
Once a skeptic, 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 answer that has yet to be dreamt and invented— til now. This does to makeup in pores what I recently did to a dirty roommate (guess). When it comes to clean, why settle.
Now: in beauty, because the verbiage “solutions” can create “problems,” I am much more interested in how cosmetics can elevate the everyday and liberate us from the ordinary, for me at work and my clients at home. That said: micro-fiber “clean” is very, very clean— as in, the “clean” you knew before is now no longer good enough. No shame intended, but this is every-last-drop-of-makeup-gone clean. Like that liberating, post-roommate, back to my spotless home satisfied kind of clean.
Face Halo also replaces that pack of makeup-removing wipes stashed under the bathroom sink. Yeah, you know, the ones that aren’t actually cleansing your face, with fibers that take 100 years to break down in a landfill? Wet with water and wipe and Face Halo’s teddybear microfiber strands finer than 100 human hairs hug every nook of the face, wiping away makeup like a magnet. Creators Lizzy and Bec call it “the Face Halo Effect.”
The best part about Face Halo, however, goes beyond makeup removal. I won’t waste your time in extolling the benefits of how a thorough cleanse is the best approach to a more smooth, lifted, glowing complexion, and allows the rest of your skincare to do its work, because it has to be seen to be believed. Face Halo is so thorough, its a shortcut on the journey to coveted Korean glass skin. Hint: Koreans and their perfect skin and skincare know a thing or two about poreless and dewy, and that clean skin is key (cleanliness is akin to godliness, remember?).
I still follow a “double cleanse” routine: after I wash makeup off with cleansing oil (a “first cleanse”), I’ll use my Face Halo wet and apply a water-based cleanser (a “second cleanse”). I’m very disciplined; for me there’s no labor, just love. Wrung in hot water, Face Halo also steams off my favorite face masks. Micellar water (magnet molecules for removing residue) added and pressed into pores, and it’s the ultimate deep clean, where all the endless, poreless benefits imaginable are mine to reap (i.e. magic).
After each use, these are handwashed, and after a third use I throw it in the wash sans fabric softener (sold as an easily rotatable 3-pack). 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 new place to live? Because hi).
I love Face Halo so much, I begin most 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.
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