After starting from Cetaphil and moving up the ranks to the most fragrant and intricate skin-bleaching gel cleanser offerings (I'm lookin' at you, SkinCeuticals) I feel like I have come full circle and I am now craving a selection of more natural and gentle cleansers.

Currently on rotation I have the all natural organic California Naturel Gentle Cleansing Gel. I use this mainly at night after I remove my makeup with either an oil or Bioderma. This is like an organic version of Cetaphil. I love it. Has a very faint herbal scent and it gently cleanses the skin with minimal foaming, leaving it feeling clean and comfortable. It is even effective at removing makeup if you are too lazy to use a separate makeup remover beforehand.

For the mornings I tend to want something with a bit more "oompf" to it to help wake me up and to get the blood flow going. I've been using the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser pretty religiously in the morning during the week and it's amazing. Full review of it is here but I want to let you know that I will happily repurchase this when I'm done.

What's left is a cleanser for those "in between" days. Something with a bit more to it than the basic natural Cleansing Gel but not as exfoliating as the Tata Harper.

Pai Camelia Cleanser came to mind since I did use and love that in the past but visuals got the best of me and I got seduced into ordering some products from Grown Alchemist.


Grown Alchemist is a brand from Australia and it reminds me of Aesop. Sleek, simple packaging and organic natural ingredients. My boyfriend was in the market for some new body care as well so we went wild with our order. We ordered from their official website but the range is also available from SpaceNKFeelUnique or Cult Beauty. I will be giving my thoughts on the range a bit later but for now let's stick to the cleanser theme and I will show you the cleanser I bought: Grown Alchemist Hydra Restore Cream Cleanser. With claims to effectively and thoroughly cleanse the skin while nourishing it at the same time, I have high hopes! I love the medicinal tube packaging (but could do without the dramatic paragraph outlining the benefits of choosing this organic skincare range above all others).

How do you feel about organic skincare? What are some of your favorites that come to mind?