THE BIG CLEANSE

Thursday, 14 November 2013


 Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm £21
La Roche Posay Toleriane Cleanser £11
Loreal Micellar Solution £4.99

I have to admit that I have a little bit of an obsession with cleanser, its my favourite thing to go and get when I am skincare hunting. I don't know what it is that makes me drawn to this certain aisle of the skin care shelves as its quite a basic thing to do. I suppose it's the wish for some magic cleanser that makes my skin look flawless and radiant, almost like wiping all the imperfections off with a good cleanser and a hot cloth.
My love for cleansers started when I first used Liz Earls Hot cloth cleanser, I was so amazed how much a good cleanse can improve you skin and since then I have not looked back.

One of my resent discoveries is the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleanser. Its a rich, thick balm that when you rub it in between you hands becomes an oil and works wonders in taking off your make up. Now if you like your cleansers to smell amazing and luxurious this might not be for you as it has absolutely no smell to it whatsoever but for a skin like mine its perfect as it has no alcohol or perfume in it. 
I like to use this either as my second cleanse or use it twice and I guaranty you there will be no mascara left on you, it really does what it says on the tin, take the day off.


Another brilliant cleanser for spot prone skin is La Roche Posay Toleriane Cleanser. I have used quite a few bottles of this and I always like to have this in my house. It's another cleanser with not a lot of chemicals and perfume in it ( do you notice a pattern here). Its a creamy lotion that feels quite cooling and fresh when I cleanse my face which makes it good to use in summer. You will have to do a double cleanse with this cleanser ( which I do with all my cleanser, just in case I missed a bit) as it doesn't quite manage stubborn mascara hanging on for dear life but for £11 you can't go wrong with it.


And then there is the famous micellar water. I use Loreal Micellar Solution which is a very affordable make up remover that has the power to wipe away even waterproof mascara. I like to use it as my first step to loosen all the dirt and grime that has accumulated on my face over the day. Soak some cotton pats and press down onto you eye lids, leave for 30 seconds and you will be surprised what comes off. After I finish wiping some more pads over my face I will us a more cream or oil based cleanser to do my second cleanse with.

Giving yourself a good cleanse like this will leave you skin super soft and glowing.
All that is left now to do is to put your PJ's on and relax in bed! Job done!





43 comments :

  1. I love La Roche Posay products! You should try the la roche posay effeclar duo, its amazing!

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    1. I have tried la roche posay effeclar duo cream but I did't like it, it just didn't do much for me. I had high hopes for it, but thanks for the recommendation!!

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  2. I haven't tried any of the cleansing balms yet, but I do like the sound of the Clinique balm especially that it's rich and creamy - I just wish it had more of a scent. Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah its my favorite out of the three, I am thinking of repurchasing, its that good!!

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  3. A great review. I use Clinique Take The Day Off but the lotion version. I'm a fan of their products.

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    1. I have not tried the lotion, I didn't know they had one. I might try this next!

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  4. I just find cleansers are such a pampering treat for the face :)

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    1. Yes that is exactly what I think of cleansers. Not a chore but a treat!!

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  5. I've heard some really great things about these products! maybe I should give them a go xx

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    1. Yesa try them and let me know what you made of them!

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  6. Clinique priducts are a little pricey but definitely worth it!

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    1. Yes they are not the cheapest but I think they are worth it!!

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  7. I love that clinique take the day off balm and just got a small bioderma to try and like that as well. I've never tried that Laroch cleanser but I do love my Ren clay cleanser.

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    1. That next on my list to go and get, all though I do think that the ren cleanser would probably be better for morning. What do you think? Does it remove make up very well?

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  8. I am on a hunt for a good cleanser ! I think I will definitely love Clinique Take the Day off ! Lovely post dear
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    1. Thanks Shreya if you do try it let me know what you think!

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  9. Great reviews! I love cleansers too... especially nice thick creamy ones.

    xo, alison*elle

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  10. Love cleansers, feel so fresh after using them :)

    www.kerryhazelross.blogspot.com

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    1. That's what I love about cleansing, my face feels really heavy and dirty if I don't cleanse!!

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  11. It is a ritual for me, before going to bed. I could not go to sleep without taking my makeup off!

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  12. I like a lot the clinique, its the best for me!!
    I sometimes forget to take of make up, Terrible!!!!
    Gettings

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    1. I used to forget to cleanse my face but over the years it has become such a habit that I can not go to sleep unless I cleansed.

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  13. I've heard so much about the Clinique cleansing balm. Very interested to try it out.

    -Zubie
    Zubiesmusings.com

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    1. Yeah I also heard amazing stuff about the clinique balm and I have to say it really lives up to its hype!

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  14. great products! I really want all of these now!!!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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    1. Thanks Sisi, I hope you wallet will forgive me, haha

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  15. Love the L'Oreal Micellar Water, have just finished my first bottle and will be buying again, just going to start trying the B. Pure Micellar Water from Superdrug, see what that is like.

    http://beautyskooldropout2013.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I didn't know superdrug has brought out their own micellar water, I have to try it out! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. i don't think we have the loreal in the states yet

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    1. Ah thats a shame, I do hope you will get it soon.

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    1. Thanks Elisa, I do like to spoil myself, just ask my husband. haha

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  18. I love a good cleanser too! That clinique one sounds fantastic! I want to try it for myself!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Yeah I have been using this only for the last week and I love it!

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  19. Me encanta.
    Unos productos muy buenos.
    Gracias por el comentario:)

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    1. Yes they have been coming out with some real nice products lately, like the chubby sticks!!

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  21. Clinique is definitely one of my favourite products to use. A bit expensive, but worth the investment!

    Hmm maybe...

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