February 24, 2012

Bubble and Bee Cucumber Face Wash For Blemish Prone Skin

To continue the discussion of problem skin (I've previously addressed blackheads and a spot treatment for blemishes), it is time to discuss fundamentals, like face wash.

Face wash is an important component of your blemish fighting arsenal. Face wash prevents blemishes from forming before they rear their ugly head, and that's the side of the fight you want to be on. The cosmetics industry wants you to think that the most drying, harsh and deep cleaning cleanser will rid you of your blemishes. However, these kinds of cleansers will only throw your skin off balance and compromise your stratum corneum. Instead of solving your skin woes, this will only make them worse.

If you have blemish prone skin, your face wash should contain a gentle cleanser with mild antimicrobials. A gentle cleanser is usually 1) soap based (a saponified oil), 2) detergent based (using only mild detergents like coco glucoside or decyl glucoside) or 3) lactic acid based. Some antimicrobials to look for include tea tree oil, witch hazel and clove oil. This Bubble and Bee face wash uses saponified oils with two antimicrobials: tea tree oil and clove oil. It also contains cucumber extract, which acts as an anti-inflammatory.

I tested this face wash for several months with fantastic results. It is incredibly gentle, and slathering on moisturizer after washing your face is not necessary (like it is with your typical Clean & Clear face wash). While it was gentle on my skin, it packed a powerful punch against breakouts. It prevented many blemishes from forming while I was using it, which made me want to sing from the rooftops (I know this because the termination of the existence of any blemish whatsoever was shockingly sudden). It also smells like a luxurious spa treatment, due mostly to the refreshing cucumber extract.

I have a confession to make. I was in the shower one day and I had just run out of soap. Instead of making a dripping mad dash across the bathroom to unwrap a new bar, I grabbed this fella. Yes, I used my cool cucumber face wash to shave my legs. I have never had a closer shave. And I didn't even need to use lotion on my gams post-shower. I think the oils and aloe included in the face wash were moisturizing, unlike typical shaving gels. If you get a kick out of multipurpose products, give it a go. I'll be attempting to convince my man to try it for his shaves.

___________ _ ___________

Ingredients in Bubble and Bee Cool Cucumber Facial Cleanser:
Coconut oil saponified*, olive oil saponified*, jojoba oil saponified*, cucumber extract*, peppermint essential oil*, vegetable glycerin, guar gum*, tea tree essential oil*, clove essential oil*, aloe vera juice*, rosemary extract. *Certified organic ingredient.

Images courtesy of: 
1. Me

I have nothing to disclose. I sought out this product and was not compensated monetarily or otherwise for this post. 


  1. I definitely want to try this and the other Bubble & Bee products! I think I'll get the facial wash trial pack :) Lovely review, thank you! xx

    1. So glad the review helped you! The facial pack is a great way to test which cleanser is best for you. I however, have not been able to tear myself away from from the cucumber cleanser long enough to try anything else yet.