BEAUTY: Cleansers on Trial.

Monday, 2 May 2016

YES TO CUCUMBERS CLEANSER SANCTUARY OIL CLEANSER TEMPLE SPA CLEANSING MELT.
* This post includes Pr Samples * 

In order to switch up my skincare routine a bit I've been trialing a few different types of Cleansers recently. I've always opted for the Hot Cloth Cleanser variety, however  I knew there were others on the market so it was only fair I gave them a test run too.

As mentioned in a previous post discussing my Skincare routine I purchased the Sanctuary Spa Ulitmate Cleansing Oil  from boots over my usual Soap and Glory one. As I said before it works really well at removing my makeup combined with a flannel soaked in warm water. Even getting rid of stubborn mascara! After continued use I can confirm that I am a big fan of the oil cleanser.  Not only does it work well at removing any makeup from my face. It leaves my skin feeling really nourished and soft! I find with an oil cleanser you can use a small amount of product each time you wash your face. By applying it to dry skin, then combining the oil with water extends the product making you less likely to use too much per cleanse. I've had my bottle ages now and it's still going strong. So cost per use wise it's a really good investment in my opinion. If you havent tried an oil cleanser before then I highly recommend you give them a go. They remove everything! 

Next up I have a Yes to Cucumbers daily Gel Cleanser*. I haven't used a gel cleanser before so wasn't sure what to expect. You wet your face with warm water, then apply the gel cleanser to it and massage it in to remove all makeup. I feel that gel cleansers work the best with a cleansing brush though to be honest. Whether you have a hand held manual one like this one from The Body Shop or an electrical one like the Magnitone or Clarisonic. I tried it with my Magnitone and I personally felt that I got a better cleanse pairing it with the tool rather than using my fingers to massage it into my skin, so that is something to bare in mind. (Although different methods work for different people) It is a really affordable product at £6.99 which you can purchase from Boots or ASOS.

Finally I've been trialing out the Temple Spa in the beginning deep cleansing melt*. A balm cleanser with a bit of a difference as it has exfoliating beads in it. You apply it to damp skin, then with circular upword movements you gently massage it in. The exfoliating beads will gradually disappear leaving you with a really nice scented balm to continue cleansing your face with. This product feels the most luxurious of the 3, given that its presented in the glass tub too! With a very Spa-like feel to it, you can also use this cleanser as a deep nourishing mask if your skin is feeling particularly dehydrated. Just massage it in but leave for 30 mins before washing off. I do like that this has a two different uses as it is on the more pricey side. After continued use my skin did in fact feel very nourished. I felt like I was having a mini pamper sesh every time I used it to be honest! It's one I would recommend if you fancied a bit of a treat. It works really well at removing all my makeup and I go off to bed feeling like I've given my face a bit of TLC in the process. 

I think for everyday use my favourite would have to be an oil cleanser, its probably the quickest and most efficent type of cleanser that removes my makeup as well as leaving my skin feeling great. A balm cleanser is nice for a slightly more Luxe experience in my opinion, so I wouldn't rule that one out! Gel cleansers I dont think are for me. To  be honest they just remind me a bit of regular face wash if Im honest. Nothing too special, but like I said they do a great job combined with some form of facial brush! 

Have you tried any of these  types of cleansers before? 


Much love, 

32 comments:

  1. I like the sound of the balm cleanser. I have to be so careful as I have such dry skin, normally cleansers that require water make me flake up so bad.

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  2. It's good to find a makeup removerthat works, I have found that some are useless.

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  3. I'm going to have to check some of these out - I have such issues with cleansers sometimes I seem to just stick to water and a konjac sponge! x

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  4. I really need to have a better sincere routine and I really like the sound of the Yes Cucumber product - thanks so much for sharing

    Laura x

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  5. Some great cleansers. I have contemplated on getting the sanctuary spa cleansing oil but not got round to purchasing it yet but it sounds like such a grea product for makeup removal. I use my Foreo luna to cleanse my skin as it is much more gentle compared with my clarisonic~



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  6. I love the yes range but I haven't tried the cleansers before. I am still using my lush angels on bare skin at the moment but will be on the hunt out for a new one once this one is finished x

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  7. The gel cleaners look really great, I have not tried them before.

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  8. I would love to try this gel cleaner. Looks good x

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  9. Mine is gel with a pad? But it never feels like it's doing a good enough job really... I like the sound of the oil cleanser :) x

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  10. I really like Sanctuary Spa products they feel really luxurious for the price and the products really work.

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  11. The cleansing melt sounds amazing. I like face products that are quite moisturising that you rub into the skin first.

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  12. I used to be so good, I used to cleanse every day and now I'm appalling and haven't done anything other than slap a wet wipe over my mush! I must invest in some of these :) Hx

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  13. I have never tried any of these products before but they look and sound amazing!

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  14. That Sanctuary cleanser sounds good! I've been considering picking it up but haven't yet got round to it!

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  15. I was recently gifted a magnitone so I might try the cucumber gel cleanser it sounds pretty good.

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  16. I haven't tried these cleansers but tend to use cleansing wipes for convenience;-)

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  17. I may have to try out an oil cleanser. My daughter told me she loves her electric face cleanser too.

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  18. These sound so lovely and refreshing. I really ought to invest in some products and start a beauty regime other than just water and a flannel!

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  19. I am a little addicted to finding the best skincare at the moment and these sound good X

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  20. I have a magnitone brush so I'll think about trying that gel cleanser! I've never tried one either so I'd be interested to see if it suits my skin :)

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  21. When I have some money I'm definitely going to try these, been really struggling lately with my skin so I think I need a proper cleanser! Pinned this post to remind me to check back to it later :D

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  22. ive not tried any of these before but the temple spa one sounds lovely! i haven't tried a cleansing balm before

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  23. I've recently discovered oil cleansers and love them (my favourite at the moment is the Body Shop chamomile one) the Temple Spa sounds lovely though!

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  24. I completely love anything Sanctuary - Always feels so luxurious. At the moment I'm using the most boring Simple cleanser that feels about as unspecial as they get!

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  25. hmmmm....they seem like great ones. So interested on that Sanctuary Spa one.

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  26. I actually need to buy a new make up remover, must try one of these!

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  27. I love micellar water and the bodyshop's chamomile cleansing butter, and glycolic acid. My skin is much better since I started using these.

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