My Top Five Cleansers
If you read my last post on Why double cleanse? (Click here) you will know that using a oil or milk cleanser is the next step in taking your makeup off at the end of the day. Personally when I double cleanse I like to think of it like this. My balm cleanser needs to be cheaper than my second cleanser as I am putting on the balm cleanser first which needs to be good enough to break down makeup nothing more. The second cleanser is what I spend more money on as this one will be nourishing clean skin and you will reap more skin benefits with this one.
These are the 5 cleansers that I have tried and my thoughts on them.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil £16
This all-in-one, non-comedogenic (wont block pores) cleansing formula emulsifies with water to become a cleansing milk. This does claim to help dissolve difficult-to-remove makeup but I cannot confirm that as I would not waste this gorgeous product on taking my makeup off. Saying that it doe gently remove any last trace of makeup and impurities – without over-drying. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil not only leaves skin fresh and clean, but also balanced and soothed.
This cleanser leaves your skin feeling prepared for optimal night-time replenishment as this cleanser is made from an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils: Squalane, a planted-derived lipid with a natural affinity for skin; evening primrose oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids; and lavender essential oil. I was very impressed and also the price point is good on this product. Definitely give it a go.
Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser £66
This one is PRICEY! It is a multi-vitamin cleansing oil that claims to breaks down buildup and dissolves makeup. Now I would never dare disrespect this product and use it that way as its a waste of money. I would much rather slap this product and all its goodness on ma face to reap the benefits of this one pricey product. It is lovely. It smells and without stripping the skin leaves it soft and supple feeling. I would not though purchase again as it is smashing product but is not worth the price tag.
Liz Earle Cleanse and polish, Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse, Kiehls Midnight Recovery cleansing Oil, Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, and Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel.
Sarah Chapman London Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse £44
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel £31
Now this one is GOOD! Its the only gel formulation which did put me off slightly as I prefer oils but as soon as it emulsify’s it turns into oil. Oskia really worked hard on this formulation to give you that real ILLUMINATING VITAMIN MELTING CLEANSER! This product is great for all skin types, particularly combination, normal, dull, dry, Acne scars, pigmentation, and blemished skin. It melts beautifully into skin to quickly and gently remove impurities and makeup while actively illuminating and nourishing to reveal balanced, clean, fresh, radiant skin that feels soft and smooth.
If your budget can stretch to this price then give it a go, its worth it.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish £16.50
This cleanser I have used sporadically since I was I was 16 years old. It was released back in 1995 and has proved time and time again that it is a real contender for getting your skin super clean, packing a punch with all the essential oils and vitamins. Enriched with cocoa butter to soften, smooth and moisturise, and rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus to tone, soothe and purify – this rich, indulgent cream deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean.
Used with the pure cotton cloth it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer and brighter-looking skin. I cannot recommend this enough. The fact that I have been using it on and off for the last 22 years says a lot! I use it for a while then get I lured into something else and I always go back to it because for the price you get real value for money.
That was my round up of cleansers that I have used over the last year. I hope you found it helpful and informative. See next week will probably be a video Im not sure yet as I am struggling to get into a routine at the moment.
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