Hello and welcome to my bathroom! The place where I can literally cleanse the night away.
With all the posts I’ve done about what to shove on your face once you’ve washed it, I realised that I hadn’t actually talked about the cleansers that I use on a daily basis. Que this blog post to fill that gap…
For me, having the right cleanser is so important. I personally like my skin to feel clean, but not too tight, so I steer clear of cleansers that are aimed more towards oily skin types. I have dry skin, but I think that most of these cleansers would work for any skin type.
First up is my absolute holy grail cleanser. It’s what I use every single night to take my makeup off with and I don’t think that will ever change. It is The Body Shop’s Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil and at only ten pounds a bottle, it’s worth every penny. Silky is totally the correct word to describe this stuff because it truly does just melt onto the skin the minute you use it. It easily breaks down makeup from the day without the need to tug or rub too vigorously, which is wonderful for those with sensitive skins. It even removes my stubborn waterproof mascara. Now I know there might be controversy with this statement, but contrary to popular belief, this can be used on oily skins- and in fact on any skin type! Once you have massaged the oil into the face to melt away your makeup, you then douse your hands in water and massage this oil once again, turning it into a milk. The milky consistency helps to further break down any dirt and makeup still remaining and makes removing the rest of the cleanser super easy with a damp flannel.
The next cleanser is what I use in the morning to remove the sweat and excess skincare products I’ve accumulated whilst sleeping. It is Origins Make A Difference Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk. This is a lovely thin and creamy milk and requires minimal effort for me to wash my face in the morning. I haphazardly smooth it all over my face and then splash myself at least seven times with water to remove it (this has the added benefit of waking me up also). This is a totally fuss-free one for those, who like me, lack energy in the morning and just can’t really be bothered. It contains the active ingredient Rose of Jericho and also has emollient-rich Olive Oil and Plant Glycerin to help moisturise and replenish the skin. Regardless of its hydrating qualities, I still believe this would work well for oily skins because of its light consistency.
Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming Cleanser is of a gel/cream consistency that is fragrance free and perfect for all the red-faced Rosies out there (like me). I will use this as a second cleanse at night, once I’ve taken off my makeup with the camomile cleanser. It is the perfect way to get my skin feeling really clean, without totally stripping it of oil. This again would be suitable for all skin types, however I would suggest it is more for those who are sensitive.
Lastly, a new-er discovery, courtesy of Caroline Hirons– Temple Spa’s In the Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt. This is such a beautiful cleansing balm and I’m so glad Caroline raved about it enough to make me buy it. I find it’s very similar to the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm, but I actually prefer the Temple Spa one because it has a thicker consistency which is great for dry skin. The great and unusual thing about this balm is that it contains small beads which burst as you massage the product into your skin. These beads firstly work to gently exfoliate the skin, and then melt away to release deeply cleansing and rich, nourishing ingredients. I use this as a second cleanse after the Camomile cleanser and probably reach for it two or three times a week depending on how dry/dull my skin is. The smell of this one is a bit hit or miss I’d say, as it does have a strong whiff of herbs. I like it though, and I’m generally quite fussy when it comes to scents. This one is definitely not for oily skins because it is far too rich and hydrating. I would apply it in a similar way to the Camomile cleanser as it does turn milky once you have splashed your face with water. Just be sure to wash it away thoroughly as this one has a tendency to stick around more than the others.
I hope you enjoyed learning about the different cleansers I use and maybe found a new cleanser you’d like to try! I’m thinking of doing another post on the various Toners I use once I’ve cleansed, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Until next time readers,
A Little Disclaimer- All products featured have been purchased with my own money or have been gifts from friends and family. I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned or the links to websites that have been provided. All opinions are entirely my own and honest, I am not being paid to advertise these products. All pictures on this post have been taken by yours truly.