It's amazing how beauty products have evolved over the years. Chances are, your mother's face soap doesn't even resemble most face washes today. I think I remember my grandmother's cold cream (or did my brain fabricate that memory?), which reminded me of sour cream though less tasty, and I definitely remember her glycerin soap. I remember the way my hands smelled after I used it to wash up before sitting down to eat. So many cleansing products these days smell like chemicals and nondescript "fragrance", I find my nose gets completely overwhelmed...or my skin becomes irritated.
So, today, at the recommend of the product reviewers on Makeup Alley, I picked up a tub of Albolene. I have to admit, I'm a little petrified because for all my face-washing life, cosmetics companies lectured me that I have to strip my face of oils in order to become clean. Well, Albolene, being the consistency of Vaseline according to many of the product reviews I read, seems counter intuitive, but I'm going to take one for the team of tradition and good old fashioned grooming and give it a try. Paired with a Dove beauty bar -unscented, should my skin scream out for a transition period.
Wish me luck!