Faves and Fails: Makeup Removers

My Favourite Cleansers

My Favourite Cleansers

I try to be really well behaved when it comes to taking off my makeup so a good cleanser is an absolute must for me. I have three favourites that I use on rotation quite regularly. I have combination skin that is more on the dry side and it’s also a little bit sensitive. I’ve found these picks to be a great choice for me.

Cleanser Faves

The first is the old reliable Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. This is gentle enough for my sensitivities and helps retain a bit of moisture. I don’t use the muslin cloth but prefer to use a konjac sponge as it’s a bit softer. It removes make up really well but I often use micellar water before this if I have a lot of makeup on.

My second pick would be the La Roche Posay Micellar water. This is a really gentle but effective cleanser for me and it’s just so handy. I just soak a bit on cotton wool and hey presto, makeup gone. This is a great pick for travelling or cleansing in a hurry, no fuss and does the job. I sometimes use this before a wash off cleanser if I have a lot of makeup on.

Ok last one I promise but my third pick would be the Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel. I wrote a longer review about this here but I just love it. It smells amazing and has a really unusual quality of going on as a gel but transforming to more of a milky consistency on the skin. It leaves skin really clean but also feeling a bit pampered.

Cleanser Fails

My Not So Favourite Cleansers

My Not So Favourite Cleansers

I only really have two products that have disappointed me for cleansing. The first I have written about before and it’s the La Roche Posay Rosaliac Cleansing Gel. I love LRP but I just didn’t get on with this at all. I felt like I had to use a lot of the product to remove even light makeup and it left a funny film feeling on my face. The packaging is handy with the pump but apart from that I didn’t have much positives to say about it and it’s a brand I normally love.

The only other major cleansing fail I had is with the Clinique clarifying toner. It just stung the face off me. I’ve since learned that I can’t use anything with major alcohol content on my face. Although I know this works for a lot of people, it’s just not for me,

What are your picks for cleansing your face?

4 thoughts on “Faves and Fails: Makeup Removers

  1. Lolajanetaylor@gmail.com

    For the full shabbang cleanse, I like Shiseido massage cleansing brush with any foamy facewash really – shiseido, clarins –

    And for lazy dayz (most days!!) Clarins one step facial cleanser with orange extract


    1. Sarah Post author

      Yep not my cup of tea! I think there is a gentler version I haven’t tried but the stronger stuff didn’t suit me at all.


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