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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
I got this product in my last British Beauty Blogger beauty box here, I didn’t overly take a huge notice of it and just added it to my skincare stash. I have never used anything from L’Occitane apart from their hand cream. But I recently was stuck for a mini face cleanser to bring with me to the gym and grabbed this from my stash and threw it in the gym bag.
Did you ever own something for ages and not fully appreciate what it does? This product falls into that category for me. I think I have this for a few months now but maybe only used it a handful of times. But then my skin started having a mini meltdown and this product really came to the rescue.
If you read my post about the September Beauty Blog Challenge Wrapup Party here you’ll know I was really lucky to win a set of brushes from Nima Brush. Nima Brush is an Irish company run by the lovely Niamh who gave us a great makeup demo at the SBBC party. Nima Brush also make a wonder cleansing product called the Nima Mitt and Niamh was kind enough to give us all one to try at the party.
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.
I’m not gonna lie but I’m usually quite lucky with my skin. I don’t get spots very often but when my skin has a fit it does it big style! I was sick recently and my skin decided to join the pity party. I started to break out and my chin and nose looked really congested.
I had a rummage through my beauty stash to see if I could find any inspiration and I came across this product. It’s Scrub Your Nose In It by brilliant brand Soap & Glory. It’s quite a cool product as it’s a scrub and mask combo. You can just use it as an exfoliator or leave a thin layer of it on for three minutes as a mask.
Oh no no no, La Roche Posay, just no! I’ll start this review post with a disclaimer… I LOVE La Roche Posay, I am a big big fan of theirs. I have been rotating a Hydraphase moisturiser and a Rosaliac moisturiser for about six years and love them both.
I’ve been trying to calm my skin down recently after hearing I was developing Rosacea (experience the panic here). I spotted this Rosaliac Micellar Make Up Removal Gel and thought the Rosaliac moisturiser really helps my skin so this might do the trick as well. I was also intrigued by the word Micellar because of all the talk of Micellar waters. So I forked out €16 for it.