Ah it’s been a little while since I posted anything on beauty bits I’ve been loving of late, buuut I’m back to tell you all about some of my fave face cleansers out there that have been making my skin happy (and clean) AF over the past few months.
I mentioned in one of my posts a while back that it wasn’t all too long ago that I was a face wipe kinda gal (I know, shock horror) and so haven’t actually been a serial cleanser for that long, however I'm fully transformed as I've found a fair few I love and my skin feels so much better for it. For reference I have normal/ combination skin and if you're thinking about investing in any of these feel free to drop me and questions you may have if I haven't covered it.
Liz Earle - Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser
I LOVE this. Quite possibly the best I’ve ever used, it makes my skin feel amazing. The texture is like a creamy mousse and you apply to dry skin before using the cloth soaked in warm water to rinse off. I then like to rinse off the cloth in super hot water and lay it over my face giving a little massage and making sure the wash is fully removed. Ahhh it's the perfect way to start (and end) your day. I follow with the Liz Earle SuperSkin moisturiser and my skin has been looking pretty damn hydrated, radiant and spot free even if I do say so myself...
Lancôme - Miel En Mousse
This one smells SO bloody good and we know I'm a sucker for a good scent - basically the first thing I do with any new product is give it a sniff and this is probably my favourite smelling one of the bunch. It's honey-like by texture and scent and goes on gel-like, a bit sticky at first, but turns to a light foaming mouse as soon as you add water. It leaves your skin feeling super clean and soft but still really hydrated so no tightness post wash. The only slight issue with it is that due to the texture it's really hard to pump out of the dispenser!
Keihls - Calendula deep cleansing foaming face wash
I love Kiehl's products and this foaming face wash is no exception. It smells like a dream and the creamy gel formula reacts with water to create a lovely foaming wash that leaves your skin feeling super fresh and soft as a baby bot. It's also really gentle and doesn't take away your skins natural oils, thus not leaving you feeling to dry post wash. I found it to reduce redness in my skin and it's gentle enough to use every day. A little bit goes a long way too so it will last you aaaages.
Carbon Theory - Facial Cleansing Bar
All bias thoughts aside (this is my friends brand that I may or may not be the face of...) the facial cleansing bar by Carbon Theory is genuinely great. It does exactly what it says on the tin - leaves your skin #cleanAF and is the only one in the line-up that actually gives you that squeaky clean feel (definitely ready for moisturiser post wash!). I also love that it's a bar of soap, don't you miss a good old bar of soap?! Classic. I'm lucky enough to not have very bad acne prone skin, however it's definitely helped control any odd breakouts for me, and I know friends who suffer that have used this and can't rave enough about how improved their skin has been since using this. It will only set you back a mere six English pounds and your skin will love you forever.
Armani Prima - Foaming Cleanser
I’m very into the texture and consistency of this one - it goes on like a gel and then turns to foam once you add water. The Armani Prima cleanser combines the benefits of a foaming cleanser and make-up removing oil, so it's super effective at make-up removal (probably the best of the bunch tbh) but also really gentle on your skin too leaving it really clean and fresh. Definitely the best one for anyone who loves a daily full face of make-up as it's so effective at removal without the need for scrubbing too much at all.
Crude - Oil Cleanser
This oil cleanser by Crude is a good 'un, and a little bit really does go a long way. You only need to massage a few drops into your face before removing with a warm wet cloth and then I always add a couple of drops afterwards too for a little extra hydration. It's gentle on your skin, doesn't strip it of it's natural moisture and technically is a cleanser and moisturiser in one. Whats not to love?
I've been using all of these over the past few months and have given each one at least a solid separate trial week to monitor my skin during and post use. I am a big fan of them all to be fair or I wouldn't be recommending, but the Liz Earle cleanse and polish is definitely a firm favourite! Hope you enjoyed my round-up and I'll be moving on to some of my favourite moisturisers next to follow on!