Cleansing has become my favourite part of my skincare routine. I've always washed my face but never really seen the importance or the benefit of it. When I sat down to write this post I released these where are high-end or slightly more than affordable cleansers. I have a affordable / drugstore cleansers that I really like but since investing in slightly more high-end ones my skin has made a change for the better. I have dehydrated skin that is prone to breakouts. Today I have 5 fabulous high-end cleansers...
Liz Earl Cleanse and Polish | £14
Starting with a cult classic! This cleanser has been loved for years by many and for good reason. This is a balm cleanser, the consistency is quite thick. But it applies and melts makeup and dirt with ease. It has quite a strong herbal sent, which I don't love but I can forgive it because it works so well. This cleanser is designed to be used with a hot flannel or muslin cloth. I just use a flannel because muslin cloths tend to look dirty really quickly and can get expensive. I really like this cleanser but I wouldn't say it made a dramatic difference to my skin but I didn't have an adverse reaction. Overall this does the job of cleansing the skin really well!
Rodial Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser | £32 (Full size)
I got this very generous sample size in a Latest in Beauty bag and it's lasted me ages, I still have over half left. Which I'm happy about because the full size has an eye watering price tag. This is a cream cleanser that uses stem cell technology from plants, along side powerful anti oxidants and oils to hydrate and nourish the skin as well as an effective cleanse. I love this stuff, I like to use it as a second cleanser so my skin gets the benefits of the ingredients and this really does leave my skin clean and smooth. Would I repurchase this at full price? - probably not but if you can get a sample I highly recommend checking this out!
Fresh Soy Cleanser* | £32
This is another cleanser that is loved by many! This is a gentle gel cleanser that has a light Cucumber scent. At first I didn't like the smell but it's really grown on me. Its light texture turns kind of milky when mixed with water to effectively remove dirt and makeup. I like to use this as a second cleanse both in the evening and in the morning because of its light, refreshing texture. This has quickly become my favourite cleanser. After just a few uses my skin improved in texture, and I think this has really helped. I've been using this and the Clarins Blue Orchid oil and not sure which one it is but my skin has transformed since using them. I can't recommend this enough.
Philosopy Purity Cleanser | £8.50
I also got this in the Latest in Beauty bag and I've been throughly enjoying it. This claims to be a 3-in-1 cleanser that cleanses, tones and hydrates. Which, I don't actually find it very hydrating. It has a gel like consistency that feels like it should foam up but it doesn't. This effectively removes makeup. Although I use this around my eyes, I don't use any cleansers around my eyes (i use wipes) It just doesn't seem right if that makes sense! It also makes a great morning cleanser.
Pixi Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse | £24 | POST
Finally we have a hybrid cleanser from the master minds of Glow Tonic, and the Skincare Guru Caroline Hirons. It's two cleansers in one. One side being a Solid Cleanser oil to remove makeup. And the second side being a cream cleanser to actually clean the skin once makeup has been removed. At first I thought this lacked wow factor. But I've come to realise that this is a fab cleanser. The solid oil really does cut through makeup and remove it, without leaving a film or residue on the skin. And the second cleanser does leave my skin feeling clean and fresh without being stripped or feeling tight. It's also worth noting that this is fragrance free, parben free, and not tested on animals. Overall, I really like this and it's definitely worth checking out.
If you're looking for a more affordable cleanser then see this post. I know most people don't want to spend more than £10 on cleanser, I used to be the same. But I really have noticed a difference in my skin since upping my skincare game!
Have you tried any of these? What's your favourite cleanser?
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