If you have sensitive or reactive skin, experimenting with a new face wash is downright risky business. Ideally, you want one that will banish the day’s dirt, oil and bacteria, without leaving you feeling stripped down and starved for moisture, melt makeup (good for shaving a step in your routine), keep pesky breakouts at bay and Most importantly, it leaves your skin feeling baby-soft and balanced, without a hint of irritation.
It just so happens that Three Ships Harmony Cucumber + Kombucha Microbiome Balancing Cleanser (now $19) does all of the above without a problem. Specially developed for sensitive and easily irritated skin (but great for everyone), the milky cleanser soothes, comforts and removes makeup with ease, leaving you with a balanced, moisturized and baby-soft complexion. And according to shoppers, you absolutely need it on your skincare shelf. Best of all? Three Ships is having a side sale (starting today through July 16), with all products 20 percent off, just use the code ShopDirect20 in box.
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The first thing about Harmony Cleanser is that it is designed with your skin’s microbiome in mind. “The skin microbiome is an ecosystem of microorganisms that live and reside on the skin,” explains board-certified dermatologist Sandy Skotnicki MD, who co-developed Harmony Cleanser. Dr. Skotnicki says there are millions of these tiny microorganisms on your skin and, like the microbiome in your gut, they help train your body’s immune system to recognize “bad” organisms and maintain your skin’s barrier function. in the best shape, keeping the humidity. in, and irritation and blemish-causing bacteria come out.
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The microbiome-boosting benefits of Harmony Cleanser can be attributed to everyone’s favorite fermented group, kombucha. “The skin’s pH is between 4 and 6… This acidic environment is responsible for healthy barrier function,” Dr. Skotnicki tells us. “Kombucha contains a lot of organic acids and natural prebiotics (which help maintain) acidic skin (which) helps barrier function… The microbiome is also known to be healthier with an acidic pH.” Meanwhile, skin-soothing cucumber extract provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, soothes sensitive and irritated skin, and protects it from environmental damage. A dermis-loved humectant that draws water into the skin, glycerin gives the milky wash its ultra-moisturizing feel, so your skin feels perfectly balanced and hydrated long after rinsing.
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Calms redness and irritation.
With ingredients as soothing as these, it’s no wonder Three Ships Harmony Cleanser is preferred by people of all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin. A 46+ shopper says it’s the only cleanser that keeps her rosacea under control. “It’s incredibly hard to find a product that doesn’t aggravate my skin. This works!” she says in a 5-star review. “It’s so soothing, hydrating, and makes my skin feel so good!” Another reviewer says it toned down her redness. “(The Harmony Cleanser) has soothed my skin sensitive,” she says in a 5-star review. “I’ve noticed less redness.”
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If you find foaming cleansers too harsh, Harmony’s milky texture is pure perfection, according to shoppers. “The name says it all. I love this product!” gushes one 50+ shopper in a 5-star review.“My skin feels clean and rejuvenated, and most importantly, not stripped.”“This has outperformed all my other cleansers!” echoes another shopper in her 50s in a 5-star review.“(It’s) gentle and doesn’t dry out my sensitive skin.” Plus, the Harmony cleanser leaves your skin feeling balanced and hydrated, without leaving behind a weird greasy residue, which means that your face in fact it feels clean after rinsing it off. “It’s so smooth, but it still leaves me feeling clean and fresh,” confirms a 65+ shopper in a 5-star review.
Users also say that Harmony Balancing Cleanser also works wonders for removing makeup, making it a triple threat for skin care. “It’s gentle on my sensitive skin, very moisturizing, and at the same time removes makeup beautifully,” says a happy Three Ships shopper in a 5-star review. “This cleanser is AMAZING at removing makeup!” another buyer agrees. So there’s no need to whip out a separate makeup remover with this beauty on your vanity, saving you a step in your routine and a few bucks too!
So if you’re looking for a new cleanser that does it all, that comforts you as it cleanses, go for Harmony Microbiome Balancing Cleanser—get yours on the Three Ships site, here.
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