On paper, my daily grooming regimen is fairly robust, so two daily face washes shouldn’t pose much of a challenge. However, while I do start my day with a gentle preshave scrub, an evening follow-up is admittedly rare. Poor discipline aside, I place most of the blame on my lack an evening routine: Whether I’m working late, hitting the gym, or stopping by a whiskey joint, I rarely end my night at the edge of a sink, face wash at the ready.
That said, it’s surprising how much a few simple details can change your perspective. In my case, I can thank Ernest Supplies Gel Face Wash for the paradigm shift. While this cleanser touts a natural, soap-free formula, my captivation stemmed from an unlikely (and often underrated) source: The packaging. Ernest Supplies designed its products to resemble military beverage pouches, which are both highly efficient and endlessly portable. When I took the face wash for a test run, I idly stuck it in my pocket, and was surprised to find that it felt… rather natural. In fact, its slim profile was thinner than my wallet.
Equipped with a go-anywhere face wash, I’ve found a second daily cleanse much more attainable. For one, I now bring it to the gym, and sneak it into my post-workout shower. Each pouch clocks in at 3 oz., making it perfect for a quick airport refresher, and the all-natural formula means I can feel good about bringing it on my next backwoods camping trip. I’m not claiming that my routine will never again be broken (after all, whiskey joints happen), but with a face wash this nimble, I have much less of an excuse.