This Southern-made facial cleanser does it all.

Ilana Kaplan

BUY IT: Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, $45; sephora.com

It’s definitely a challenge to find a cleanser that also tones and purifies, which is why I was over the moon to discover Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser. It’s easy to give up on cleansers that dry out your skin, so finding one that deep cleans, balances and tightens your pores is a blessing. If botox isn’t an option for you, finding a cleanser that tightens your skin is instrumental in keeping your skin supple and youthful, especially ones without parabens and sulfates. As someone who’s in their late 20s and isn’t into the idea of botox, I’m all for trying a cleanser that exfoliates and also works to tighten my skin. So, the fact that the product is a staple at New York Fashion Week for models made me even more apt to try the Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser.

After just using the French green clay and Moroccan rhassoul clay cleanser for a few days, my pores felt clearer and my skin looked more radiant. Being prone to breakouts, I’m generally skeptical of all cleansers, but my acne remained under control. Instead of drying out my skin, the cleanser removed unnecessary oil, but helped it retain its natural moisture.

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While the Southern brand Sunday Riley was never on my radar before, I’m glad I discovered it. Her botanical-based products are ideal if you’re not looking to splurge too much and keep your skin refreshed.