Good afternoon! In the space of a few months I seem to have collected a fair few cleansers for my trailing and use. This was completely unintentional. I was running out of one cleanser, so naturally I bought a new one to move onto, but then I received a cleanser in my November Birchbox and was given another free sample when buying an unrelated product! I’ve decided to bunch these altogether in one post to compare:
No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion: This is the cleanser I was using but running low (as you can see above.) Although it looks a bit sorry for itself now, when first bought the white creamy substance filled the plastic bottle and looked quite nice and healthy. I’ve used this cleanser for over a year and whilst I didn’t have any breakouts (it’s hypo-allergenic) it did leave my skin dry and desperate for moisturiser. Removes make-up fine, with the exception of mascara. £9.50 from Boots.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser: I was drawn to the whole Vitamin E range because of its promises to soften those with the driest skin. As soon as I tried it I loved it. Smells lovely and feels soft, gentle and non-menacing when massaging into your face – and alas! – my skin was not left dry and screaming for moisture after. My only moan is the squeezey bottle can spurt out a bit too much! £8.50 from The Body Shop.
Dr. Jart + V7 Cleansing Foam: The full size Korean favourite I received in my Birchbox! Oh a foaming cleanser, I originally thought. It was weird for me to get used to that at first, being used to cream cleansers, but I was relieved to read on the box it does not contain any sulphates (believed to dry out skin.) Although I thought this was brilliant in stripping my skin entirely of dirt and make-up, I was left feeling dry, stiff and a bit crape-y. Not for me, sorry. £15.00 from Birchbox.co.uk
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser: I have heard great reviews on this product and it has received awards for being so good! I gladly took the free sample after buying some Liz Earle hair products. I should add here I hot cloth cleanse with all of the above with a flannel, however this sample came free with a muslin cloth. This cleanser was much different to the others, it felt as though it sunk into your skin somewhat, instead of sitting on top. The muslin cloth was a nice change to the flannel, which can be a bit rough. When wiping, or ‘polishing’, off the product the cloth was much softer and gentler and any make-up residue washed immediately away form it when putting under the tap. £13.75, price increases if you buy with muslin cloth.
This being the last cleanser I tried, it regrettably hasn’t managed to beat the Vitamin E Cream Cleanser for me. After I’ve emptied this sample I’m looking forward to going back!
I hot cloth cleanse every morning and night. I have dry and sensitive skin.