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.
Clinique Take The Day Off Balm – these stuff isn’t fancy but it does exactly what it says on the tin. This does an amazing job at removing even the heaviest of makeup as its very oil based. This is my second pot of TTDO balm and it’s one I will continue to purchase!
Emma Hardie Moringa Balm - While the Take The Day Off Balm isn’t fancy this stuff is super fancy. It smells amazing, it goes on skin as a luxurious balm but works into an oil on skin. It’s great for my dry skin as it leaves my skin feeling really nourished.
Eve Lom Cleanser - I was so excited to try out this cleanser but I have to say it left me a little underwhelmed. It’s not bad but I find the texture is a little off and it doesn’t feel quite as cleansing as the other two balms. Also it mainly contains mineral oil which is disappointing for such a pricey product.
Elemis Pro Collagen Cream Cleanser - I’m a big Elemis fan so I had to add this to my collection. It’s very similar in style to Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish but I have to say I prefer this. It’s not too scented so it doesn’t irritate skin and the creamy texture leaves my skin
Soap and Glory The Ultimelt Cleanser – I thought by the name of this it would be a gel cleanser but alas not. My favourite thing about this cleanser is it leaves skin feeling really refreshed as well as clean. I often use this as a second cleanse after using a balm for super clean skin.
Clarins Extra Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream – I’m not sure about the name on this one, it’s probably no more anti-pollution than any other cleanser! This is really gentle on my sensitive skin but does a good job at removing makeup – it wouldn’t blow me away though.
No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion – this is probably the cream cleanser I’d reach for the least. It’s a little bit watery and heavy on the fragrance for me but it does a decent job at cleansing. It also earns bonus points in my book for having a pump!
Nuxe Rev De Miel Cleansing Gel – this is a recent addition to my cleansing collection. Immediately earns bonus points for the pump. Also like everything Nuxe smells amazing but doesn’t irritate my skin. This goes on like a gel but works into a great makeup removing lather.
Clarins Melting Cleansing Gel - I robbed this sample on my mam who had used cold cream to clean her face for years so wouldn’t notice this missing! It’s a gel that turns to more of an oil when massaged into skin. A real winner for me from Clarins.
Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel (not pictured because I can’t find it) – I love this one so much that I now can’t find it! I had to include this one as it’s great. It’s a lovely gel that transforms into a rich oil on skin. It does a great job at cleansing
When it comes to cleanser type I would definitely choose a balm first, followed by the gels then the creams. I used to exclusively use cream cleansers but after this year I’m definitely a convert to balms and gels. If I had to pick a top three of them all I would pick Take The Day Off Balm, Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel and Emma Hardie. The balms are definitely the hardest working. What’s your favourite type of cleanser?