Monday, 30 September 2013

The Skincare Series; Cleansers


After toners, cleansing is my favourite skincare step. Sure, I get those lazy 'i-seriously-cannot-be-bothered-to-take-my-make-up-off-but-i-know-if-i-don't-i'll-have-a-huge-spot-in-the-morning' days, but I think my cleansers are now prepared for pretty much everything the day might throw at me.

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser - This is an old, trusted favourite, but something that has been neglected recently in favour of a more thorough routine. I get this out when I'm having a lazy day, as one quick pump, a minute's massage into my skin and a rinse later, I am make-up free and good to go. It definitely improved the condition of my skin when I was using it more regularly, and I love how thick it is; I might have to dig it back out around Winter.

Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk - This is currently my second step after using the Una Brennan oil. I like it, but I'm not blown away. It is very thin and not very substantial, meaning you'd never be able to remove all your make-up with this alone. That said, I would recommend this for a more sensitive skin type, or if you're looking for a nice cleansing milk for the morning, this would be a good one. I've not seen any huge improvements in my skin since starting to use this, but it's nice enough!

Superfacialist Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil - Aaaah, my favourite! This stuff has been a dream to use since I bought it a couple of months ago. It removes every single last scrap of make-up incredibly easily, and just feels gorgeous to massage into the skin. It has a really lovely scent too, and makes my skin look so bright and clear. The only downside is the lack of pump, so you have to be careful when pouring it out, but I've only used the smallest amount since buying.

Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean - This is another that has been neglected recently, but I've started using as something a little bit thicker and an alternative to the Caudalie milk. I'm not entirely sure about how great the ingredients are in this, hence why I've steered away from it slightly, but when I do use it I actually notice my skin getting brighter and any blemishes I have clearing up. It's not one I'm obsessed with, but nice to use in the mornings.

Lush Herbalism - I've only had this around a week, but I've liked it so far. It's a good one for oily skin, and leaves my face looking very matte, clean, clear, and feeling very soft. It's a good exfoliator too, so only one I use 1-2 times a week. I can't say how in the long term it's affected me as I really haven't used it that much, but so far, I'm impressed.

Lush Dark Angels - Another I've only just got, but something I'm looking forward to using more. This one is a lot more exfoliating than Herbalism, and actually feels a little bit rough on my face, so I only use once a week. It has a lovely smell of liquorice and really seems to absorb all the grease and oil out of my skin. I'm having the mother of all breakouts at the moment, so I used this yesterday and by the morning, all my blemishes were dried out!

Do you use any of these cleansers? What are some of your favourites?


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p.s. I'm sorry for the sporadic posting at the moment - I'm moving house in just over a week and pretty much still have the entire house to pack, eeeek! I'll try to get more posts up before I go but please forgive me if I'm a little absent!
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7 comments

  1. I would love to try the Caudalie one and also the Soap & Glory cleanser :)

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  2. I use Lush Ultra Bland on my very sensitive, dry skin and I love it. It's gentle but gets rid of every bit of make up
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  3. Sad to hear the Caudalie cleanser is disappointing, I usually love their products sooo much. Have you ever tried their hand cream? It's heavenly!

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  4. The Lush stuff looks good, and I love S&G packaging! I've just bought The Body Shop's sea weed cleanser and I'm pretty curious about it!

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  5. Keen to try the Vitamin C range from Una Brennan, I really like everything else I've tried so far.
    Amy x
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  6. I swear by the no7 deep cleanser - it's part of my daily night time ritual. It really feels like it gets down to the nitty gritty!
    Sophie
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