October 21 2020 – Erin Mawhinney
It’s that time of year again! The time to dress up in the most extravagant costumes (or if that’s not your thing, 3-hole-punch-Jim...if you know you know) and the most flashy makeup looks. Now, don’t get us wrong - we LOVE a good glittery space cowboy or a fake-blood-dripping vampire look, but Halloween makeup like fake blood and temporary glue isn’t exactly filled with natural, botanical extracts or nourishing ingredients for the skin. When it comes to removing Halloween makeup, we have to do a good job, and here at grace & stella, we have your back. With our double cleansing duo, makeup residue, dirt, and impurities left on the skin from a long day don’t stand a chance.
The scary part about Halloween isn’t supposed to be the breakouts we get afterward. The most common ingredients found in cheap makeup that could irritate the skin include alcohol, fragrances, artificial dyes, mica (which gives shimmer), glue, adhesives, waxes and oils. Umm...that doesn’t sound like a recipe for a radiant complexion. We combat this through the religious use of our double cleansing duo - grace & stella’s Cleansing Balm + grace & stella’s Foaming Face Wash. There’s nothing like effortlessly melting off that layer of makeup and following it up with a good deep cleanse to unclog your pores. Let’s take you through the steps in more detail:
Step 1: Cleansing Balm
Step 2: Foaming Face Wash
Why is double-cleansing even necessary, you may ask? Well, from the steps above, it’s evident that the first step addresses clearing the makeup from the skin, while the second step addresses a deeper, pore-lifting cleanse. We can’t have one without the other at risk of leaving makeup residue and dirt behind, so we do both.
Our Cleansing Balm is made from synthetic beeswax (to keep it vegan and cruelty-free) and packed with powerful antioxidants. Through the gentle and massaging application of our nutrient-rich formula, it maintains the skin's elasticity and smoothness. It’s seriously like magic - the waxy-feeling substance in the tub quickly warms and melts between our fingers to dissolve away tough-to-remove mascara and face makeup. Even thick, black-and-white skeleton makeup!
Our Foaming Face Wash is ideal for removing oil, underlayers of makeup, and even hard-to-wash-off sunscreen that may be left behind from a makeup remover. Foam cleansers create a foamy lather and are formulated to really clean out those pores for a fresh and clear complexion. It rinses effortlessly and the cushion-like foaming action leaves skin feeling oh-so-soft. grace & stella’s Foaming Face Wash is great for all skin types - even gentle enough for sensitive skin - but especially for combination and oily skin types to combat all that excess oil with a good bubbly cleanse.
Provides the creaminess and effectiveness of beeswax, while staying vegan and cruelty-free.
Foaming Face Wash
Rosa Damascena Flower Water
Helps balance pH, tones, primes, moisturizes, hydrates and freshens up your skin.
Aloe Vera Extract
Restores skin and locks in moisture, defending the skin against environmental age-factors and pollutants.
Don’t worry, we’ll tell you exactly how to double-cleanse for the greatest results! For our Cleansing Balm, melt a quarter-sized amount in between clean, dry hands. Gently massage product onto dry face to break down makeup, sunscreen, oil, and dirt. Rinse face with warm water or use a damp washcloth. As for our Foaming Face Wash, massage one pump of foamy goodness to a wet face and rinse off. For the finale - and this is very important - don’t forget to follow up with your favorite moisturizer! Halloween makeup can be very drying, and we’re all for well-hydrated skin and a clear complexion when you wake up on November 1! We recommend grace & stella’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum to lock in all that hydration and retain your moisture barrier.
We’re not looking to dress up in pimples this Halloween, so we want to help you effectively remove allll that harsh makeup that could reak havoc on your skin if left behind. So, we’ve created a Double-Cleansing Duo Bundle just for you this Halloween to kick acne’s ass. Shop it here. Who’s scared now? 👻