Category Archives: Cleanser

New Skincare Favourites!

Skincare august

I think my skincare addiction is a little bit out of control. I have so much stuff but yet last weekend I found myself trawling the Feel Unique website sale for more new additions – the sale is amazing by the way. I think I have at least 10 cleansers and many serums and lotions and potions that I’ll never finish. But I just can’t help myself. I thought I would quickly share with you three products that are new to me that I’ve really been loving lately.

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My Cleanser Collection!

Cleanser Collection

In 2015 I became truly obsessed with skincare and with cleansers in particular! I’ve now about 10 regularly on the go so I thought I’d share these with you and some speedy reviews. I have three main types of cleanser on the go, balms, creams and gels. I did have one pure oil cleanser in the mix but sadly that is all gone and I’m on the hunt for a new one – am eyeing up the new Elemis one. I’ve divided the speed reviews by the type of cleanser below. Where I’ve done a full review of the cleanser the link is in the name.

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Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm Review

Emma Hardie Pot Closed

I probably keep saying this but I am cleanser obsessed at the moment. I have way more than one person could possibly need! I was wandering the Marks and Spencer beauty hall a while back and spotted the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Starter Kit for just €35 and thought this was my chance to try the cult cleansing balm. The kit contained a 50ml cleansing balm, cleansing cloth and age support face cream but it was the balm I was really interested in.

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My Top 3 Winter Cleansers!

Cleansers for winter

I’m a bit obsessed with cleansers at the moment, I find I’m drawn to them when I’m out shopping lately but I definitely don’t need any more! It’s getting into colder weather and I’m really relying on cleansers to help keep my skin feeling moisturised and supple. My skin gets very dry and sensitive in the winter months so I need a good cleanser that won’t irritate my skin. Here are some of my top cleanser picks for winter.

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The Face Shop – Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil Review

The Face shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil

Before Christmas a friend asked me to be Santa for her two daughters who had asked for beauty products for Christmas. Beauty shopping is my friends idea of a worst nightmare but for me would actually be my dream job, a personal beauty shopper! The girls were looking for some good BB creams so I decided to order them some of my favourite Skin 79 BB creams from Korean online shop eopenmarket and of course while I was at it I had to order something for myself, it’d be rude not to eh?!

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

Clinique Take The Day Off Balm

Clinique Take The Day Off Balm

Well I’m probably the last person to the party on this product but I just couldn’t help but share my two cents on it. Ever since I discovered Caroline Hirons, my aim has been to seriously up my skincare game. I try to have a few cleansers on the go at once ranging from lotions to oils to balms. I picked this up on my holidays back in May after reading about its cult status.

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Ziaja Skincare – Sensitive Peeling Mask & Cleansing Gel

Ziaja Skincare Sensitive Range

Ziaja Skincare Sensitive Range

My local pharmacy has a big range of the Ziaja Skincare. It’s a Polish brand that is really affordable. The packaging is nothing fancy but that’s because they focus all their effort on the quality of the product than to the wrapping. Their ethos is ‘focus on skin’ which is what you really want from a skincare brand.

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Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

If you’ve been reading the blog recently you’ll know I went a bit overboard in Spehora. I bought a whole heap of cosmetics including this face cleanser. My skin is being very dry and sensitive at the moment and I thought this sounded ideal.

The cleanser is very gentle and contains no sulphates, parabens or fragrance. Because the formula is fragrance free it doesn’t smell particularly appealing, it doesn’t smell badly, it just doesn’t smell amazing. This contains soy proteins which help to keep moisture in the skin. It also contains cucumber extract to help calm the skin.

Fresh Soy Cleanser Ingredients

Fresh Soy Cleanser Ingredients

The cleanser is a gel base that turns slightly milky in your hands. I just wash my face with it in the shower and rinse it off. It doesn’t feel particularly powerful but it did a great job at removing all my makeup. My skin felt very calm and clean without any dryness or tightness.

The Soy Face Cleanser is a great pick for sensitive and dry skin that needs to be handled with care. Unfortunately you can’t get this in Ireland at the moment as far as I can see but I found this product similar to the L’Occitane gel cleanser I reviewed here. If you are stateside soon you can buy the small tube that I have for $15 or the full size tube is $38.