The best foundation for flawless makeup is well-maintained skin. Check out our cleansing and toning primer to help you put your best face forward.
Why is cleansing an important step in my routine?
Throughout the day and night, your skin is exposed to the air and the elements; this exposure causes dirt and grime to build upon your face, which doesn’t allow our skin’s own natural oils to surface and keep our hydration levels up. Cleansing in the morning and evening helps remove makeup and build up allowing the skin to return to its natural PH and prepping it for layering on even more skin-loving products.
What are the best cleansers for dry skin types?
Dry skin types need to add as much moisture as they can possibly get. Dry skin will prematurely age and lose it bounce if not hydrated. This skin type can double up on moisture beginning with the cleansing step. Milky cleansers such as the OFRA Peptide Cleanser work best, offering anti-aging ingredients that keep skin volume.
How often should I cleanse?
Cleansing morning and night, for most skin types, is the just right amount, like Goldilocks. However, your lifestyle may affect this routine. Are you a gym-lover? Try a quick cleanse post-workout to make sure sweat doesn’t clog pores. Travel on a plane may also require a face wash before landing as recycled air is bombarding your skin, not to mention your immune system, for hours at a time. Begin your cleansing routine with a wash day and night, if your skin is too sensitive, consider an evening cleanse, and either a less invasive micellar water or cleansing wipe in the morning.
Why do I need a toner?
Toners are step 2 in every skin care routine. Cleansing is not complete without this step, as it removes any excess dust/pollution/impurities that may still be lingering on the skin even after cleansing.
What is toner?
Typically water-based, with plant extracts and essential oils, toners help remove any excess oils and keep skins pH levels balanced.
What are the best toners for normal skin?
Specializing in pH balancing- the Essential Toner is perfect to remove any excess dirt and grime calming the skin down to its perfect level. Also great for a post-shave without the sting.
In a hurry or need a quick fix on the go? The Energizing Elixir is packed with antibacterial properties and aloe vera for a quick sanitizing refresher especially good for pre or post workouts.
The Energizing Elixir is packed with antibacterial properties and aloe vera for a quick sanitizing refresher especially good for pre or post workouts.
What are the best toners for breakouts?
While Fruit Acid Lotion is a must-have for acne and oily skin types, our Revitalizing Toner goes hand in hand with our Revitalizing Cleanser containing ingredients like Witch Hazel which helps remove any excess oils and Grapefruit Extract to even out skin tone.
How often should I tone?
You should tone every morning and every evening to ensure any excess sebum (oils) produced throughout the day/night are removed and skin is purified after cleansing. Don’t forget to follow up with other products to complete your skin care routine! (ie: serum & moisturizers)
Are OFRA cleansers and toners cruelty-free?
Yes, OFRA cleansers and toners are vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified. We do not test on animals. OFRA does everything from product creation to testing, manufacturing, packaging, and shipping.
Are OFRA cleansers and toners vegan?
Yes, OFRA cleansers and toners are vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified. From beginning to end, only the finest ingredients found in nature are used in all OFRA products.