Sunday, 23 July 2017

5 Drugstore Cleansers on rotation

As much as I love being polished and showing my well-presented self when wearing a full face of makeup, nothing feels nicer than taking it all off after a long day.
I always had problematic skin, (see my struggles in a previous post here) so I learned it the hard way that taking my makeup off at the end of the day is a must if I don't want to wake up with even angrier skin.
I believe in double cleansing, so to take my makeup off I either use Cleanse and Polish by Liz Earle or a simple Hungarian soap that takes off even the heaviest of makeup.
For my second cleanse I have 5 cleansers on rotation at the moment and the way my skin feels that day dictates which one I reach for. I usually go for drugstore cleansers and splurge on serums and oils  when it comes to skincare. I have a few trusted cleansers but I'm always curious to try new products when something new comes to the drugstore!

L'Oréal Pure Clay Glow Scrub
L'Oréal released three clay based cleansers and masks (they brought out two more masks in the range recently) earlier this year and I was really curious to try a few of them out. 
I picked up two cleansers and the green Purity Mask (which is great) in a bid to try something from each type. 
In the Glow Scrub the pure clays are combined with Red Algae in the promise for brighter, smoother and fresher skin. 
I love using scrubs every day and I was pleasantly surprised by this product. The beads are not harsh at all and do a great job with exfoliating dead skin cells. It leaves my skin fresh, smooth and hydrated. The smell is lovely, not too overwhelming and the price is great for the amount and quality of the product you get!


Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub
I have been going on about this scrub in many posts singing it's praises but since MakeupByTiffanyD recommended it in a video years ago I always seem to have a bottle of it on my bathroom sink. I must have gone through 15-20 bottles the past 3 or so years.
It has a refreshing citrus scent so I prefer to use it in the mornings to give me and my skin a wake me up boost. The beads are not too coarse so they don't irritate the skin but are effective enough and help with exfoliation. A lot of scrubs tend to strip the skin off its oils, but this one leaves my skin soft and glowy. This is my go-to cleanser and I can't recommend it enough.
If you have oily or combination skin, give this a try!


Nip and Fab Glycolic Cleansing Fix
Nip and Fab is the sister company of Rodial and they offer a more affordable skin care range that you can find in Superdrug and Boots (most of the times on offer). 
My skin seems to love products with glycolic in them, and this cleanser with 2% Glycolic Acid is no different. I have been through two bottles before, and I'm coming close to halfway on this one. 
I like to use it evenings in the shower and leave it on my face for 3-4 minutes while I do everything else. It has a gentle exfoliating effect and it leaves my skin glowy and smooth.
I would recommend the whole Glycolic range, I especially love the Glycolic Fix Mask which gives more instant results.  
A bit of a negative is that the bottle leaks a little bit by the cap so it might not be the best for travelling.


L'Oréal Pure Clay Detox Wash
This is the other cleanser from the Pure Clay range that I tried. In this one, they combined Charcoal with the clay and it has more of a gel texture that turns into a light foam once in contact with water. It promises to detoxify the skin's surface by capturing impurities, including excess oil and makeup residue.
It is a simple cleanser, probably my least favourite of this bunch because it doesn't feel like it's doing anything for my skin. Another thing I don't like about it is that it's very heavily scented. 


NSpa Deep Cleansing Face Wash
This is a vegan product that you'll be able to find on Asda's shelves. I had good experience with the products I tried from this brand previously so I wanted to give this face wash a go. It is a purifying daily wash with Vitamin E, ginseng and essential oil of Neroli. 
Well, it is nothing groundbreaking but it does the job. The cleanser comes out as a light foam, I usually use two pumps of it and massage it in. It feels very creamy and hydrating and smells lovely. 
Not a bad product by any means but it doesn't cater to my skin concerns so I find myself reaching for this when my skin is behaving well. 


All in all, I would 100% recommend the Glycolic Cleanser from Nip and Fab and the Gapefruit Daily Facial Scrub if you suffer from congested skin. 

Have you tried any of these products? 
I would love to know what your favourite cleansers are, I'm always open to trying new things out!:)


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