Back when our mother’s mother’s were washing up at night I imagine them dipping into a jar of Pond’s Cold Cream in front of their vanity wearing a satin robe, their hair in spongey sleeping curlers, and I Love Lucy on the tube. Times have definitely changed since then, but the simplicity of using a cream to cleanse the skin remains timeless. Though, the new cream cleansers have updated a bit. The products our generation are using to cleanse the skin, while wearing a baggy college t-shirt and definitely no curlers, are more advanced. Erborian’s Solid Cleansing Oil is one such cleanser. If you’re not familiar with the hybrid brand – Korean skin care technology meets Parisian luxury – this may be the gateway product that will have you hooked on Erborian. The Solid Cleansing Oil is made with a complex of seven different herbs to nourish the skin: green tea, chamomile, licorice, centella asiatica, Japanese knotweed, skullcap and rosemary – all known to soothe the skin. (And the best Korean oil cleanser IMO.)The texture in the jar resembles vaseline, but once applied, it relaxes into a silky oil dislodging makeup, dirt and debris. Skin feels soft and supple once rinsed with warm water. And the scent is reminiscent of Paris in the springtime.
-by Amy Chang
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