It can be hard to get excited about cleansers. At the end of the day, you end up washing them down the drain—which can also make it difficult to justify spending upwards of $100 on just one product that doesn't even stay on your face overnight. But if there's any brand that can compel me to spend close to a month's maid service on face wash, it's Sisley. My go-to brand for luxury skincare, their hero products are undeniably worth it. And the Cleansing Milk with Sage is one of those products.
Sage is a natural astringent and antioxidant. It's soothing but, considering how gentle it applies, surprisingly thorough. (You only need a teeny amount smeared on your face and rinsed off with lukewarm water because it is wonderfully fluid.) Not only does it work exceptionally well at removing makeup and whatever dirt your face may accumulate throughout the day, but it also calms and helps remove excess sebum.
Seriously, just looking at some products makes me break out, and this stuff keeps me angelically clean and serene no matter what. I’d trade my firstborn for that, let alone actual money.
—Olivia J. Singer
Photographed by Tom Newton.