Onto the fourth post in my ‘Product Empties‘ series. This one is reviewing all my empty facial cleansers/washes that I’ve used recently. Before getting stuck in with this post, go over and give the past three posts a read too; you might find some products you want to try for yourself! The previous three have been: face-masks, moisturisers, and shower and body. To add context to this post, I have oily-combination skin, with acne so my reviews are based on my skin-type, and might have a different effect for you. Again, each product will be reviewed and then rated on a heart scale out of 5 (♥♥♥♥♥).
Having oily skin, I have huge pores and with that often get bad blackheads. So, I picked up this product to see if it would improve this issue. This retails at around £5 so isn’t expensive (and is quite often on offer), so great for student budgets. This was great for my oily skin, as it removed any dirt and excess oily, and left my skin feeling super fresh. However, personally I didn’t see a great reduction in blackheads/pore size with this product, so I would rate it 3/5.
Lacura Cleansing Pads ♥♥ –
These were an Aldi dupe for the Nip and Fab equivalent of this product. I had to pick them up as EVERYONE was raving about them. They claim to exfoliate, to improve skin texture and tone to give you a brighter and more radiant complexion. I found they removed any dead skin cells, leaving my top layer of skin feeling smoother. However, these irritated my sensitive skin, so personally I wont be re-purchasing these
Soap and Glory 3in1 Daily Wash ♥♥♥♥♥ –
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I’ve been using this facial wash for years, and I still love it. It removes every last speck of make-up and dirt from my skin, whilst also gently exfoliating the skin and banishing any dead skin. This will always remain a favourite.
This is a Superdrug own brand product. I purchased this quite a long time ago and has been waiting to be reviewed. This cleanser is infused with Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry extracts (so smells lush!) to help even out skin tone. It has a thick-creamy formula which melts into the skin to cleanse away any make-up. I found this cleanser was great for removing heavy make-up and other dirt. However, the consistency was far too heavy on my skin and caused a lot of breakouts. Consequently, it left my skin feeling clogged and oily.
PHB Ethical Beauty Balancing Cleanser (Vanilla and Chamomile) ♥♥♥ –
I bought this cleanser as it was suitable for my skin type; oily with blemishes and acne. On the website it claims to ‘heal, balance and strengthen skin whilst gently removing impurities and makeup to keep skin fresh and healthy’. I found this cleanser hard to use as it was a very thin, watery consistency, and definitely isn’t good for removing a full-face of make-up. However, I found a noticeable difference in terms of the skin inflammation, scarring and redness. Something I find lovely about this brand is that PHB Ethical Beauty is a family business is a family business, and 20% of profit goes to charity.
BalanceMe Flash Cleanse Micellar Water ♥♥♥♥ –
This little sample was part of one of a Birchbox I got last year. It is chamomile-infused and 99% natural, which aims to boost hydration and radiance. I used this after taking the majority of make-up off with a cleansing wash, and it was great for refreshing my skin. It is especially great for removing that niggly left-over make up, especially mascara. I would say 30ml isn’t quite enough to be able to fully test this product and give a full review. As much as it was good, I don’t really use micellar water, so probably wouldn’t rush back to purchase this product.
BalanceMe Pure Skin Face Wash ♥♥♥ –
Again, this was another sample-size product in one of my Birchbox’s last year. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the scent of this product. It was ok at removing dirt and impurities, but I don’t think it was as effective as other cleansers I’ve used.
ANEW Anti-Aging 3-in-1 Cleansing Water ♥♥♥ –
This was a free sample I received a few years back, after making an Avon order. It’s suitable for all skin types, so I thought I’d give it a try. Again, similarly to the BalanceMe Micellar Water this small sample isn’t enough product to give a full review, but I would say it wasn’t as good as the previous one.
So, there are all my product empties for cleansers and washes! What is your favourite cleanser?
*this is not paid adversarial or sponsored – all opinions are honest and my own.