When it comes to skincare, I can’t help but feel a bit smug when I come across an awesome cleanser. A product that literally lifts away all your day’s makeup in one no-nonsense swipe of a muslin cloth and leaves your skin feeling brand new, cleansed and revived. Well luckily for me I haven’t just got one but three great cleansers on the go at the moment so I thought I would give you the lowdown on why these three lovelies have made it into my daily skincare regime.
Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser* (£28) – This cleanser is the ideal choice if you suffer from dry, sensitive or reactive skin that needs a bit of loving attention. It is delicate and gentle but still effective enough and glides over the skin melting away the day’s makeup and impurities. It is bursting with Omega 3 and all those great vitamins to ensure the skin’s moisture barrier is replenished and left feeling soft and supple. Top tip, I love to slather this on whilst soaking in the bath as the wonderful blend of ingredients and creamy texture makes a great facial mask as well – it almost seems too nice to wash it off straight away anyway! With Pai skincare you can always be guaranteed to get something as natural as possible with a luxurious feel about it and this cleanser is no exception. The addition of Rose just makes it even better in my books and gives it a lovely soft scent whilst rejuvenating damaged or lacklustre skin. It comes with a handy muslin cloth and works really well with a Clarisonic (or whatever other oscillating, vibrating device you may have!).
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel* (£28) – Oskia skincare is always on point and this much-loved cleanser is another fantastic product that I was very happy to add to my collection. After a few pumps and a gentle warming action between your palms, this gel melts into a rich oily texture that feels luxurious and ridiculously good on your skin as you start to massage it in. The rosy-pink non-foaming gel not only cleanses but leaves you skin feeling plump, rejuvenated, brightened and…well as rosy and fresh as the gel itself. This cleanser favours a water wash-off rather than the need to reach for a muslin cloth and of course it is packed full of good things such as vitamins A,C and E and pumpkin enzymes to deep cleanse pores and exfoliate dead skin cells away.
Caudalie Make Up Removing Cleansing Oil* (£18) – Heralded a new generation of cleansing oil, this recently launched skincare product from Caudalie uses a completely natural formula yet is super effective on the most stubborn of makeup. Its loose, clear liquid-oil texture really does melt and dissolve every last scrap of makeup thanks to the sunflower seed and castor oil and can be safely used all over your eyes and lips without any fear of irritation. You can really feel the oil melt away that awkward waterproof mascara as you gently massage it in and then just a few wipes of a warm, damp muslin cloth leaves your skin beautifully fresh. Oh and did I mention it smells amazing?! The grape seed and sweet almond oil nourish the skin and give you a lingering scent of sweet cherry bakewell tarts. Heaven!
So there we have it! I would love to know which cleansers you could not live without?