Monday, 4 August 2014

Morning Cleansers.

Cleansers seem to be something I really like buying, and I always have a few key things in mind when I decide to add to the collection. I like creamy, milky cleansers, that will brighten my complexion whilst not being stripping, and have a fresh, nice fragrance to help wake me up in the early hours. I thought I'd talk through some of my favourites, and how they effect my skin after using.

The Gentle
My most used and one I always have on hand is Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk. It has a light, creamy texture, and is so gentle, after washing off my skin feels balanced and fresh. If you have sensitive skin this is definitely one you should be checking out, I pull it out every time I get painful breakouts as I know it won't cause any more irritation. The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser is very similar, nice and creamy and just a lovely, easy cleanser to use. It's a nice one to use after a cleansing oil in the evenings too, as it does a good job of removing any left over make-up.

The Creamy
My most recent buy is the Antipodes Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser, which is a nice, thick cream cleanser with a lovely herbal but fresh scent. I've only used this a few times but it doesn't strip my skin at all, it leaves my face feeling so soft and looking really bright. The Jurlique Purely Bright Cleanser* is almost all gone, and has been well loved throughout it's use. It has a little pumice scrub in so really brightens the complexion, but has always been gentle enough to use daily and not cause any blemishes or irritation. When I use this on a regular basis I actually notice a lot less breakouts and my scarring clears up nicely, too. I'll be repurchasing this one soon. 

The Gels
I'm not usually a great fan of gel cleansers, hence why there's only one in this little bit. Eucerin DermoPurifyer Cleanser* is a slightly foaming cleanser, which I find leaves my cheeks (which are quite normal-dry, as opposed to oily around the rest of my face) quite tight. It's nothing that can't be sorted with the help of a hydrating serum, but there's just others I slightly prefer. This one is a good'un for those with oily, blemish prone skin as it really removes any grime and oil on the skin without being too stripping, and leaves the skin looking matte. 

The Scrubs
I don't use either of these on a too regular basis, as I find using a scrub too often can irritate my skin, and most of the time I stick to the creamy, gentle offering. But if my skin is looking a bit dull and I don't have any active breakouts, just scarring, I'll pull out either of these. For a more gentle one, I'll pick the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Balm; this has a nice, thick balmy texture with some slight scrub in. I like how this one is used as you apply to dry skin for as long as you'd like, then add water and you can really get to work on your face without fear of it irritating you. For a more heavy duty scrub I really like the Vichy Normaderm. It has a gel texture and does foam up slightly, so works similar to the Eucerin in that it really removes any sign of grease and oil, whilst brightening up the face. It does sometimes feel a little scratchy so I am careful with this, but it's good to pull out every once in a while. I focus mostly on my nose, as it really helps to clear any blackheads I have.

Have you tried any of these? What's your favourite morning cleanser?



  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt07:17

    I also like to use something gentle in the morning, and I love the Caudalie 3-in-1 solution, it's fresh and invigorating and quick to use. I'd love to try the Jurlique one - I've been so impressed by their products :o) Xx

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  2. That's quite a collection! :-) I have been loving two at the moment.. the Pai camellia and rose cleanser and Fresh soy milk cleanser.. both are support effective and super gentle!

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  3. Nina Zane08:05

    I would have to go for the gentle bunch myself, I break out so often with new products, shame as I would love to try more skincare brands :) xx

  4. Zazie Bibi08:08

    The Caudalie cleanser sounds lovely! x

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  5. EmmaM14708:24

    I really need to up my cleanser game. Will definitely be trying some of these out!

    Emma x

  6. I love a creaminess as well, so I can't believe I haven't tried The Body Shop one yet!

  7. Love the Antipodes Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser! Leaves my skin feeling super soft.

  8. How Does Dee DoIt12:52

    Haven't seen many of these in Canada but I used to love the Vichy rose one that they've now discontinued :( and have now been using the LA Roche posay sensitive foaming cleanser for some months now and lovin! It's an amazing cleanser. .doesn't dry my skin out and leaves it feeling so refreshed and clean :) I use the biore blackhead scrub/clinique scrub from time to time but really love my Exfolikate !

  9. I loveeeee the Body Shop Vitamin E Cleanser - it's such an amazing cleanser, and it's so gentle as well xx

    Gemma //

  10. Antipodes Scientific Organic B22:13

    Thanks for sharing the love for Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser. The pure base of avocado oil gently removes impurities while carrot seed oil promotes skin that glows with good health. #lovethelove

  11. Antipodes Scientific Organic B22:18

    Thanks Cath. #lovethelove

  12. No problem at all, I love your products!

  13. It is lovely, I've heard really good things about the rest of the range too! Must be trying the serum next.

  14. Aaah, I don't think I've seen that LRP one. The Vichy one sounds lovely too, it's such a shame when they discontinue your favourite products!

  15. I'm really impressed with it so far, I love how thick is it too!

  16. It's a lovely one to try, and really affordable too :)

  17. I think this is slightly obsessive for just morning cleansers, but they're just some of my favourite things to try!

  18. It is a gorgeous one, perfect for easy every day use!

  19. That is a shame, I'm the same if I switch them up too often. I only use about two of these at any one time and make sure I use them for quite a few weeks before changing any :)

  20. Ooh, they both sound gorgeous! Are they both from Pai? I really need to try more from them.

  21. Ooh, that one sounds lovely! I'll have to check that out before repurchasing the gentle cleansing milk.

  22. Fresh is from Fresh the brand? Their Soy milk cleanser.. its a gel but the softest most moisturising one I find it better than the famous Oskia one!

  23. Megan00:02

    I've used the Vitamin E Cleanser before and absolutely loved it :) currently using the Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser (I forget if that's the correct name or not!) at the moment and I love how clean it makes my skin feel in the morning without feeling like it's stripping my skin too much x

    Megan /


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