So I have this little obsession with cleansers at the moment so I thought it might be a good idea to share which ones I'm using with you guys....also to shame me into not buying anymore for a little while too! Haha! I think when you go to take photos and realise you have FIFTEEN cleansers, you kinda go..."oh....oops....maybe I don't NEED that one by Trilogy that we've just got in at work..." so really this blog post is for me as much as it is for you guys too!
Ok let's start of with my "lazy day" cleansers. These are my replacement for face wipes as the alcohol in those things really dries my skin out and hurts my face a lot.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - Brought this on special offer..it's ok but I wouldn't buy it again to be honest. It leaves me face feeling like I need to put moisturiser on and I don't like that feeling. (Sorry for the bubbles in the picture....I have a habit of automatically shaking my micellar waters as soon as I pick them up!)
B.Pure Micellar Water - Love this lazy day cleanser! It cleans my skin quite well but does leave a few traces of mascara on unless I'm a bit harsher with my cleansing (which I'm not around my eye area...) It's a good cheap micellar water and is good for all skin types. I'm quite a fan of the B. range in Superdrug as a cheaper brand of skincare. This is my second bottle and I've recommended it to friends and family members who are pretty bad at taking their makeup off as a good alternative to face wipes!
Nivea Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Water - I actually got this in a recent Glossybox so didn't buy it. It's ok I guess but feels like it leaves a film on my face, which I think is the moisturising bit to it. I wouldn't re-purchase.
White Rabbit Skincare Lime and Coconut Cleansing Water - Ok...firstly, we need to discuss how amazing this smells!! The first time I smelt it I honestly thought "I kinda want to try this as a cocktail!" it smells THAT good! As a cleanser it is fab for breaking down all makeup and leaving my skin refreshed and smelling nice. Despite having lime in it, it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry. I would repurchase this in the bigger size too!
No7 Cleansing Oil - This was a impluse purchase after trying it in a sample. I didn't need it but I did have a voucher and Steph, who works on my local counter, is very persausive!Haha! This is a nice cleanser and does leave my skin really soft afterwards, it just takes quite a while to get all traces off and the smell might be a bit too much for some people. I don't think I'd buy it again as, unfortunately, the bottle does leak if it falls over.
White Rabbit Comfort Cleansing Balm - Again, I freaking love the smell of this! It's just so...comforting! This is a great hot cloth cleanser that leaves my skin incredibly soft and smooth afterwards. I tend to use a Micellar water first to take off most of my makeup and then allow my skin to dry before using this as a nice deep cleanse. I will buy this one again once my tub runs out....but that might be some time away as a small amount goes a really long way! (This came with a flannel too so I didn't have to worry about finding one to use it the first time which was a bonus!)
The Body Shop Camoile Cleansing Butter - I got this in a beauty box a while back and it's ok. I wouldn't rush out and buy it as I don't think it does as good a job as the White Rabbit Skincare one and as they are the same price I'd rather get an extra 10ml and a better cleanser for my £12!
B.Clean Melting Gel Cleanser - This is my go to quick "luxury" cleanser....if that makes sense? It works in a quicker way to the others but doesn't clean my skin quite as deep down I don't think. It removes all makeup but the others feel richer and deeper cleaning. It's a good one for when I'm not feeling too lazy but am not feeling up for a hardcore cleansing session! I would buy again but, again, a little bit goes a long way so it'll take a while to use up!
bareMinerals Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser - I'm not sure if I'll be able to express how much I freaking love this powder exfoliator from bareMinerals! It give my skin a nice scrubbing without feeling like I'm rubbing sand on my face. I know some people prefer that feeling, but my skin hates it and looks quite red afterwards. I wouldn't use this one to take off my makeup personally but I like that you can double it as face mask as well which I like to do once a week. I would definitely get this again and am waiting on one to arrive right now!
bareMinerals Purifying Cleanser - This is my daily cleanser. I use it in the morning in the shower to wash my face, one to two pumps is enough and I like how it leaves my skin feel refreshed afterwards. You can use this one to wash off all your makeup too (including eye makeup) but I tend to opt for more intense cleansers in the evening due to where I work (makeup everyday and lots of dust/running around means I want a deeper clean in the evenings!) I would never be without this cleanser as I love it as my morning fix!
bareMinerals Deep Cleansing Foam - This cleanser has natural foaming agents in it so doesn't leave my skin feeling dry like other foaming cleansers can do. This is really for oily skin types so I don't use it much. I tend to use it after I've been to London for training or if I've been really ill as it really cleans down deep and drags out any impurities! I wouldn't necessarily buy this one for myself again as I don't use it much so would rather get one of the other two bM cleansers instead, but it is nice to have for when my skin is feeling particularly crappy!
md formulations Facial Cleanser for sensitive skin - I got this from work as part of a little try me kit as I liked the idea of it being a bit more hardcore for my skin. I went with the sensitive skin version to start with but think I might try the normal one next time. This kind of tingles on my skin a little, but in a good way! It eats away at dead skin cells instead of buffing them off like other exfoliators. You put it on dry skin and then wipe it off with a hot flannel and I really like how smooth my skin is afterwards! You do have to use a moisturiser with SPF in it if you use it in the morning though as it has AHAs in it to chemically exfoliate.
White Rabbit Skincare Rosy Dew Creamy Cleanser and Basking Rose Soothing Toner - I got these in a small try me kit with the day cream too so I could see if I'd get on with a toner as most have so much alcohol in that my skin has never seemed to like them. I really like this duo together as they seem to remove all traces of makeup, including waterproof eye makeup! A little goes a long way too and my skin hasn't reacted at all! Both of these are for sensitive skin as I thought it'd be better to try the sensitive skin version although you can get these for other skin types too. I will be buying the full size versions when these run out.
[comfort zone] Cleasning Milk - This was another beauty box special and it does work quite nicely but I do feel like I always need something else afterwards to take off the residue. I'm not a fan of the somewhat flowery scent either so wouldn't buy again.
Phew!! That's all my cleansers gone through....hopefully this might help if you need a new cleanser for Winter or if you just want to see that you're not the only one with a ridiculous amount of cleansers!haha! Have you guys tried any of these or any that you fancy trying? I have recently invested in the No7 Cleansing Brush which works nicely with most of these cleasers but I will be doing a full review of that once I've had it for a little while so I can fully report on any changes in my skin for better or for worse (fingers crossed for better and not for worse!!)
Until next time,