Five: Current Cleansers

I realise that it’s actually not all that often that I talk about skincare on the blog at the moment, mostly because I’ve been pretty consistently sticking to using the same products until their finished – rather than chopping and changing all the time. But I thought it would be good to do a little summary of the cleanser type products I have in my life at the moment and why I’m loving them so much. So this post is dedicated to my current cleansers – and why I love them.

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Super Facialist by Une Brennan Vitamin C Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil * – Quite a mouth-full of a name, but a product I loved on first use (I should have included it in my ‘WOW’ products video really). I am partial to a cleansing oil, finding some feel great at first but can leave the skin feeling like it has residue if they don’t rinse away as easily. This is not the case with this one, it feels lovely to use and as a bonus – smells fabulous too. Very fresh – and the perfect ‘pick me up’ skincare step.

Bioderma Crealine H20 – The muched-hyped water-like cleanser. This for me wasn’t an instant love to be honest, but it did grow on me and now I wouldn’t be without it. It’s the perfect speedy cleanse, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean instantly and simply. Can be used all over – for eyes and all over the face. It just does a great job at taking make-up off quickly. I tend to use either this or the oil cleanser to remove make-up, before going for a second cleanse at the end of the day. But in the morning, just do the single cleanse step.

Ren Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel – This has been a part of my routine since I tried it last year and I’m not on to my second bottle. I love how light and gel like this is (since it’s a gel…that does make sense). But basically what I’m trying to say is that it feels fresh to use – so I’ve been loving this in the morning as a refresher or at night.

Naobay Moisturising Peeling * – It’s not strictly a cleanser I guess as is technically an exfoliator. But I consider this to be part of my cleansing routine as is one I use along with this lot a couple of times a week. This is a scrubby exfoliator (as opposed to chemicals/AHAs) but very fine granuals – so doesn’t feel at all harsh to use. I always use this on skin I’ve already dried rather than wet as find it leaves skin feeling softer when I do it this way. Basically this is the best exfoliator I can remember as it’s so gentle but leaves skin smoother than a baby’s bum (or as close to this as possible).

Smashbox It’s a Wrap Waterproof Eyemake-up Remover *- I reviewed this alongside another eye make-up remover HERE – so feel free to have a read if you want a bit more detail. But basically this is my current eye make-up remover of choice – simply, it works. What’s not to like about that?!

That’s it on my cleansing wardrobe front.. I’m off to use the Oil and the Scrub tonight for a bit of a mini-pamper! What cleansers are your current loves – tell me any must-tries below!



  1. March 18, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Lovely round-up of products and a great routine. Oil based pre-cleansers/ cleansers are so often avoided but truly fabulous products for all skin types, particularly combination and oily as they can actually help to redress the balance, reducing the shine in the long term.

    Your routine seems to suit you pretty well but if you’re intrigued to try a new product, we’d love to send you some samples of Oqibo Purifying Cleanser and Toner. If we can tempt you please do get in touch
    N x

  2. March 18, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    I think the Super Facialist Cleansing Oil is tracing me, since I consider to try it ;D
    It’s everywhere right now, so I think I give it a try. I also heard no negative things about it.

  3. March 18, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    As boring as it might be I still love the Bioderma for traveling and as part of my morning routine, but for evening I usually go with Clarins or Caudalie cleansers – they’re gentle and effective too :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  4. March 18, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    I’m always on the look out for new cleansers so love this post! I’m so desperate to try the REN one, just wish it was more in my budget


  5. Mairead
    March 18, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    I’ve been tempted to try the Una Brennan Cleansing Oil for ages!!

  6. March 19, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    I too have just started using the Bioderma in the morning as my morning cleanser. It works really well as I hate faffing around in the morning trying to pin my hair up to cleanse my face and then having to restyle it!

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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