Flipping Through History - Evolution  Of Face Washes

Face Wash 101

The origin of face washes dates back to civilization culture. In earlier times, cleansing rituals were performed with materials such as ashes, stone powder, plant leaves and flowers accompanied with water.

Ancient Times

By the 7th century, soap-making was an established art in Italy, Spain and France. These countries were early centers of soap manufacturing due to their ready supply of source ingredients, such as oil from olive trees. The skin care industry boomed here.

Moving Forward

The face cleanser has its origins in ancient Greece, where women would regularly wash their faces with a mixture of ashes and water.

Roman Empire

This practice continued throughout the Roman Empire, with women using facial scrubs made from milk, honey, and olive oil and plant based ingredients to cleanse their skin.

Modern Face Wash Practices

Face cleansers have come a long way since their humble beginnings in ancient Greece. Today, they come in a variety of formulas that can be customized to meet the needs of different skin types and are packed with high end ingredients.

Technology And Face Wash

Fast forward to today, and face cleansers come in a wide variety of formulas such as gel based, cream and foam designed to meet the needs of different skin types.


Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, or somewhere in between, there's a face cleanser out there that's perfect for you.