Tag: best facial cleanser

Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm Review

If you are a regular reader, you know that I try to feature a lot of cleansing balms and melting cleansers. I find that these work the best for very dry and sensitive skin. And if  you have a similar skin  type – hopefully  find those posts helpful. Here is the first round-up of such cleansers, and there will be a second one with time.

Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm review rave

Today I want to share about  the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm, which was featured in my February favourites. And it is definitely one of the best cleansers I have ever used.

Why is it so good?

Since it is oil based (camellia, kukui nut and rosehip oils with cocoa, mango and shea butters, English camomile and red mandarin essential oils) – it doesn’t leave the skin feeling dried out or tight and you don’t get that I-need-to-put-on-a-moisturizer-immediately feeling.  In fact, it’s the opposite, the skin is nourished, moisturized, smooth and soft.

This cleanser contains

Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract Review. Rave

I wanted to get a new cleansing milk/toner for the times when I don’t have time to do a “proper” cleanse,  so realized that I never got around trying Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract.

Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract Review

So, off to the Clarins counter I went. For some reason, the sales assistant (and she is a very lovely girl, and knows me by now, of course) couldn’t understand which product I was talking about, and showed me all the different cleansers.

Why am I telling you that?

  • a) the girl told me that I know Clarins products better than she does. Not gonna lie, that was a lot coming from her.
  • b) I have realized that I have tried all the cleansers & toners she showed me, so it’d probably be a good thing to make a Clarins toners/cleansers guide. What do you think?

But back to the cleanser itself. It is so good!

Pretty much all Clarins products I’ve tried are brilliant, and this one is not an exception.  The cleanser

August 2013 Beauty Favourites

It’s time for August Favourites and this month I have a lot of new and exciting products to share with you.

August Beauty Favourites Makeup4all Ren, Avene, Hourglass, Elemis, Rouge Bunny Rouge

Skincare

REN Rosa Centifolia No1 Purity Cleansing Balm

I wanted to get this cleanser, you know how much I love my cleansing balms, for some time already and finally bought it in August. And it is absolutely amazing, I love everything about it ! Will write a detailed review soon, I promise.

REN Omega 3 Night Repair Serum

Another REN product which I have already included in a favourites before and wrote about earlier.  It literally saved my face after an almost three day car journey (not sure if I will ever repeat that again, but there are a lot of benefits in travelling by car).  It does wonders to my skin, I tell you. I wake up with a glowing complexion, without any dryness or irritation. I am definitely re-purchasing it in the future, as  I refuse to be without this product! Holy Grail, for sure.

Avene  Very High Protection Emulsion 50+

I really dislike most facial sunscreens as I find mots of them greasy, plus they tend to break me out (and, yes, I do cleanse properly).  But this time I’ve decided to try