Whipped Chocolate Facial Cleansing

Louise kickstarted this. She happened to ask me about making a ready-to-use cleanser/mask product that didn't have to be made fresh with each use.

My mind immediately drifted back several years to a series of attempts that never made it out of the lab. The only answer I could give her was that I had worked on something similar forever ago but had dropped it again.

But that was then – when innocence and sweetness abounded, pollution didn't exist (yet), and the airless container was still an idea in the back of someones mind. (yeah, that long ago).

Fast Forward to Present

Revisiting playing around with clays in a mask-cleanser-keep-in-a-jar kind of way presented the perfect opportunity to give this newly-aquired dark cocoa butter a whirl. I paired it with red clay (great for distressed, tired skin) and got to work.

Think melt-in moisturizing and soap-free cleansing in one sweet concoction.

Think decadence.

Think chocolate.

Think whipped chocolate.

Like this.

Pictured is batch 1 of this mask/cleanser that is at present taking the place of my regular cleansing bars.
It goes on just like it looks – smoothly.
It cleanses beautifully and leaves the skin silky soft and moisturized.
It functions both as a cleanse-and-go product or as a leave-on mask for extra moisturizing.
It smells sinfully delicious.
It feels sinfully delicious.
It is sinfully delicious.


This was just intended to be a bit of an experiment, but if this whipped chocolate mousse continues to perform well, it will be making its way into the hands (and on the faces) of some of my regular testers.

Thanks Louise – you are one seriously inspiring lady!
See what else Louise inspired right here


Boony said…
Oh Boy! I can't wait to give it a try! :)
LisaLise said…
We'll have to see about getting a sample into your hands then. ;)
Stephanie said…
Yummy! This takes pampering to a whole new wonderful level!
LisaLise said…
You are so right Stephanie! I feel absolutely pampered just twisting off the lid and dipping into the jar. I love it when I surprise myself with an experimental product. :)
Rikke said…
Congrats! It looks like something that also tastes delicious :-)

Kh Rikke
LisaLise said…
Hej Rikke,

Thanks! I am not tempted to eat it because although it smells delicious, it doesn't smell 'edible delicious'
Bill said…
oooh that looks lovely, whats in it? It looks so smooth and soft
LisaLise said…
Hey there Bill- thanks for your kind words! This is a mixture of dark cocoa butter, red clay, and a few choice oils that have been carefully mixed and whipped together.
Caitie said…
Looks fantastic. Love how it sounds so much gentler than traditional clay masks :)
LisaLise said…
Thanks Catie -it is actually smooth as silk. :)
Anonymous said…
Hi Lise!

I'm from Malaysia and I'm very grateful to found your blog as I'm also into making my own line of skin care products. I've tried and tested with your cleansing bar recipe and I liked it very much! I'm going to tweak it a bit to make it more personalized to my brand :)

I'd really love to know more on your recipe for this decadent looking chocolate cleanser. Would you mind sharing your recipe on your blog? Thank you and have a nice day!

LisaLise said…
Hi Zan,

Thanks for your kind words! I'm pleased you are doing well with the cleansing bars. Perhaps you would be willing to share your version with the readers of this blog? I am putting together a catalog of other peoples versions of my cleansing bars (with links to their site). If you are interested, please contact me at the email on the sidebar,

Although I do have many how-to's on this blog (please visit the How To page), I also write about products that I am developing with sale in mind. This whipped chocolate cleanser is one of them, so I will be keeping this formula in my own books. Hope you understand.

Anonymous said…
Hi Lise.

Thanks for the reply. I do understand your reason for keeping the formula to yourself. No worries :)

I'll try to take pictures of my Cleansing bars and will send you an e-mail with my version of cleansing bars. Mine was tweaked as my country is very warm and it need to stay solid.

I'll share with you later.

LisaLise said…
Ooooh Zan that's aweseome! I look forward to receiving your version! Yay!