The Skincare #15: The Case for Cleansers
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Today I’m giving you the low down on the cleansers currently in residence on my bathroom shelf. Ah makeup removal/cleansing my favourite part of my skincare routine. I generally use my beloved Bioderma to remove makeup and then go in with one of these to cleanse.
I have rambled on about the staples - Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser and the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm here and here.
But there are some new additions to my stash. First up the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm which I have been loving recently. It is almond oil based so works well at removing makeup but is formulated without mineral oil, parabens and all the other nasties. It leaves my skin clean and soft and prepped for the rest of my routine.
As I try to avoid manual exfoliators and prefer chemical ones I thought that the AHA based Neostrata Foaming Glycolic Wash sounded interesting. I use this maybe once a week. I feel like this gets rid of dead skin cells thoroughly without being too harsh on the skin. This brightens and leaves my skin smooth and soft.
The guilty secret of the lot is the Neostrata Clarifying Facial Cleanser. I know, I should use more gentle products. When I use these types of cleansers my skin tends to fight back and produce more oil, so the softly softly approach is best for me. But sometimes when I’m particularly blemished, I just want something a bit stronger to dry the feckers up.
Lastly, I have Créme de La Mer The Cleansing Gel. I was afraid to even include this, I know I can’t believe I spent so much on A BLOOMIN’ FACE WASH. I don’t smoke, rarely drink these days - 30 going on 70! We all need some vices right? RIGHT? I hate to admit it, I really like this. I just leaves my skin feeling so clean and fresh but not in a squeaky and tight way. I save this for use in the mornings and use the balm cleansers in the evening.
What are your favourite cleansers?