Over the past few years, the interest in facial cleansers has reached a fever pitch, with innovative formulas ranging from cleansing oils, cleansing bars and cleansing sticks to cleansing wipes and fun-to-use jelly cleansers. The latest category gaining popularity is mousse facial cleansers, thanks to their skin-soothing whipped formulas.
Hair mousses have been around for decades. More recently, foundations have been released in airy souffle formulas. There are also whipped moisturizers and body creams, so why should cleansers be left out? Mousse facial cleansers have a cloud-like texture that froths up further when mixed with water. Some whipped facial cleansers come in aerosol containers, very much like whipped cream, which makes them infinitely more interesting than a bar of soap. There are also pump versions and creamy versions that provide extra hydration.
The major selling point of any mousse cleanser is that it feels weightless on skin but still effectively cleanses and hydrates. And, unlike some heavy cleansers, it rinses away without leaving behind an unpleasant sticky residue. Here are 11 light-as-air mousse cleansers that dissolve dirt and grime while leaving skin soft and supple.
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“TCFS #EggMousseSoap cleanser is my new favourite thing in the entire world. It’s so fun to use, I giggle through the whole process. It comes out like shaving cream and I ended up making myself a beard with all the extra that spurted out over my hands. Leaves my skin feeling super clean and I love it.” Rg @sumantamuth