During colder, drier weather I struggle to keep my dry skin hydrated. But during Georgia summers, the high temps and oppressive humidity make my skin very happy. Me--not so much. But I'm willing to take one for the team if my skin is glowing. I assume most of us switch up our skincare products when our skin changes, myself included. I recently bought the Gentle Matter cleanser from Klur, and it has become an instant favorite.

The Klur Gentle Matter cleanser has a non-foaming runny gel formula. It is incredibly gentle on my skin and never leaves it feeling stripped. My skin always feels clean and smooth after using this cleanser, and it looks supple and brighter. The ingredients list is impressive--aloe juice, green tea water, ginko, and olive oil are just a few. It is fragrance-free, PH friendly, and SLS free.

The Gentle Matter cleanser doesn't remove my waterproof mascara on the first try, so I would use some type of makeup remover beforehand. If I have been out all day in the elements (and wearing sunscreen and/or makeup), I use the Klur cleanser as my second cleanse--after an oil or balm. If I have been home all day or sometimes for my morning cleanse, I do a single cleanse using only Gentle Matter.

I'm so impressed with this cleanser that after using it twice, I went online and ordered the bigger size. I highly recommend trying it! The 60ml bottle costs $22 and the 100ml bottle is $40, and shipping on the site is $5.

Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments!

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Epara is a London-based luxury skincare brand founded by Ozohu Adoh. Epara means "to cocoon oneself" in the Nigerian dialect of Ebira. Epara is a collection of scientifically proven, luxury skincare products handcrafted to address the under-served needs of women of color (e.g. hyperpigmentation).

I recently learned about Epara skincare on Instagram. I immediately fell in love with the sophisticated, minimal brand aesthetic. I mean, look how beautiful this packaging is!

The first product I bought to try is the Natural Cleansing Oil. The cleansing oil reduces hyperpigmentation, regulates sebum, softens skin, and reduces irritation. The main ingredients include licorice root extract (for brightening), plankton extract (for hyperpigmentation), Moringa oil, Marula oil, and Argan oil.

Since trying the Epara cleansing oil, I have been using it almost daily. It feels very luxurious, has a subtle woody, spicy scent, and is very gentle on my skin. After massaging it into my face for a minute (or longer, depending on how I feel!) I emulsify with water, then rinse off. I love that it rinses clean off and leaves no residue behind. My skin feels clean and smooth and soft. I have dry skin (more normal/combo during the summer), and I think this would work on oilier skin types because I would only be able to use this oil during summer. I need something a bit richer in colder weather.

I highly recommend trying out Epara and, specifically, this cleansing oil. It has become a favorite staple in my everyday skincare routine.

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