When I want to know how to bake the perfect Victoria Sponge, I turn to Mary Berry. When I want to know what to put on my skin, I turn to Caroline Hirons. She is a skincare goddess. She is a fountain of knowledge and expertise and an absolute oracle when it comes to all things skin-related from acid-toning to acne to knowing just how to pop that annoying spot!
So you can understand the excitement that many of us felt when the news spread that Mrs Hirons herself had released her very own skincare product in collaboration with Pixi. And not any ol’ skincare product…no, no, no, a double-cleansing, two-products-in-one-pot type product. Pixi + Caroline Double Cleanse. This product is set out to be something anyone can incorporate into their skincare routine as it is gentle, paraben and fragrance-free and basically the only pot of loveliness you need to cleanse your skin in the evening. But what is double cleansing I hear you cry? Why must we double cleanse and will it really take double the time? Let’s be honest, I hadn’t really considered double cleansing until I heard Caroline harking on about it but once I had heard the virtues and given this new product a whirl, I was converted.
The concept is simple, one side of the pot contains a solid oil which is tough on stubborn makeup, sunscreen, bright liquid lips and the most longwearing of eye pencils. A small amount is all you need to dissolve and remove the day’s makeup and then a warm, damp flannel will leave your skin feeling super fresh and makeup free. The other side of the pot contains a softer but still very luxe cream cleanser which ensures every last scrap of mascara is removed before working its magic to cleanse, care and condition the skin. No it doesn’t take much longer than you probably spend now cleansing your skin and it is so effective and efficient, I did the whole white-towel-test thing and am pleased to say that it remained clean and white! Not a smear of foundation or mascara to be seen!
I only do this in the evening to tackle my makeup and it really has made my skin feel incredible. I now think back to my ‘single-cleansing’ days and shudder at the thought that my skin might have still been a little bit grimy. But no chance of that now and because it is all in one pot, it isn’t actually that much of a faff. The Mary Berry of the skincare world has whipped up an absolute treat for your skin here, I almost feel you won’t ever need to consider any other cleanser – this ticks all the right boxes and has Caroline gorgeous face on the box too…win win!