My top 3 facial cleansers

Oh hey! For the lady who usually uses a wet wipe as she stumbles up the stairs to bed, I never really thought I would be writing a blog post about my favourite cleansers – but here we are.

When I was younger I always used a cleanser, in fact, I had a full routine that I used to do morning and night before the kids arrived – things just… changed I guess! Less time, a swerve in priorities – anyway, I became a wet wipe and go gal. I would rush a wet wipe over my face and be done with everything.

I’d be a liar if I said that my skin was massively worse off with this treatment, it wasn’t just was just fairly lack lustre and never really seemed to be 100% clean, if that makes sense, so I decided that I should start putting some effort back in when my mum bought my a set of Liz Earle hot cloth cleansers. It wasn’t just that but also the fact that I had ALL the products and frankly, it seemed ridiculous to never use the and just let them clutter up the side.

As I said before, I used to use products all the time so I have a fairly good idea of what I like and what I don’t so I thought I would share with you my fave cleansers, what I like about them and what I don’t!

1. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser £17

Oh I love this product and I usually buy it when there is a special edition of it so that it has that extra scent, but the original is just as good as any. It’s absolutely one of my faves.

What I like:

  • The product is less “wash” and more “cream” that you put on and wash off. It’s so thick and just glides on.
  • It never stings my eyes. I have been washing my wash and had a sudden cry as Edith has fallen out of bed, only to throw my eyes wide open and not feel a thing. It doesn’t sting at all (though you don’t want to get it in your eyes, obvs.)
  • It feels wonderful on your skin.
  • It cleanses your skin really well and helps clear up period pimples.
  • It lasts forever.

What I wasn’t so keen on:

  • The cloth. I much prefer a flannel! I’m not sure whether that is wrong as the cloth seems to be a big part of the product but it just didn’t have the same impact for me.
  • The smell – it’s not unpleasant by any means, it’s purely that I’m a big fan of pretty floral scents and this doesn’t have it.

2. Elemis Resurfacing Facial Wash £32.50

Elemis was the very first cleansing product that my mum bought for me, and over the years I have tried loads of different ones, but this one I love.

What I love:

  • Really cleans your face, like a deep clean.
  • Leaves your skin feeling like it is at it’s base level, ready for toner or cream, you just feel like it’s prepped. It certainly feels like it lives up to it’s anti ageing claims.
  • Smells lush
  • Feels more like a wash than a cleanser but cleanses as well.

What I don’t like:

  • It does sting if you get it in your eyes!
  • It can leave my skin feeling a little bit overly clean – almost like I’ve given it a bit too much of a scrub!

3. Elemis Lime Blossom Cleanser £24.50

The first cleanser I ever used was this one! I loved it.

What I loved:

  • When I was younger, it helped banish the breakouts that hormones brought on.
  • It’s so very gentle.
  • It smells AMAZING. The best smell out of the three for sure.
  • Improved the dullness of my skin.

What I wasn’t so keen on:

  • Well it’s not so much what I wasn’t keen on, but more that I feel it’s for younger skin, perhaps teens/early twenties.
  • It didn’t last as long in the bottle – I’m so fickle that I might take a break from using it and that use within 6m tag I would normally dismiss is accurate with this one. Use it or lose it.

So those are my fave cleansers, what are you using and what do you love?

H 🙂 x

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