Current Favourite Cleansers

2 December 2014

When it comes to cleansing my motto is often "C&P = TLC", as a cleanser that has stood the test of time in my skincare regime and one that I can't imagine not using anytime soon is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (from £13.25). It removes every last trace of makeup and leaves skin feeling soothed not stripped, and I can always rely on it - when my complexion is feeling sore or looking worse for wear I know it'll help to restore the balance and calm things down. I'm currently using one of Liz's limited edition cleansers which is a twist on the original classic scent - Orange Flower & Chamomile - and I love it! The limited edition Christmas scent Sweet Orange & Mint also sounds gorgeous and would make a lovely present for the product junkie in your life, no matter their age or skin type. 

I have 'combination' skin and the cleanser I reach for when its leaning towards 'oily' or 'blemish-prone' is a product from one of my favourite skincare brands, the REN ClearCalm 3 Anti-Blemish Clay Cleanser (£18). Containing French clay to purify and absorb excess oil along with a host of other spot-zapping and sebum-reducing ingredients, the word that springs to mind when massaging this cleanser in is 'matte' - the formula works incredibly well at eliminating any unwanted shine even after I've removed it with a warm flannel, and helps to tone pores. One to have in your collection for pesky breakouts!

A product that has reached 'holy grail' status within my routine is the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (£36), which despite the slightly ridiculous price tag is something that I'll repurchase again and again just because it's such a dream to use and makes a big difference to the overall appearance and feel of my skin. I featured it in my April Favourites post but it's one of my favourites every month, as I find the whole process of using it really enjoyable - if you're willing to spend more, a little bit does goes a long way!

The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (£8.99) and the Avene Eau Thermale Extremely Gentle Cleanser (£8) are two 'extras' that I keep in my bathroom cabinet for times when I need a quick, no-frills cleanse and they both work perfectly for that purpose. For example if I've just done a face mask and want to wash it off or I've already used one of the previously mentioned cleansers in the morning but did a Pilates workout in the afternoon, I'll use either of these - they're efficient, affordable and neither are particularly foaming. Job done.

The next cleansers on my list are the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser.

Which cleanser(s) are you loving at the moment?


  1. thisgirlloveschic2 December 2014 at 08:32

    i love the liz earle cleanser such a fab product

    This Girl Loves Chic




  2. It's such a great staple isn't it, I feel like I'll always have it in my routine as it works well no matter what condition my skin is in. It's not overly expensive either, which is a bonus! x

  3. I love cetaphil! It has been my go to cleanser in a long time :)

  4. It's a fantastic staple, so affordable and does exactly what it says on the tin! Glad you're a fan, too :) x

  5. My mumma gave me the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel for my birthday and oh my... Meggy, keep it at the top of your list *heart-eyed emoji*. It leaves my skin feeling so fresh but soothed - blog post coming soon! XOX

  6. I reeaaallly want the Oskia Cleansing Gel it sounds like heaven! I love Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm and currently La Roche Posay Effaclat Foaming Gel Cleanser - great for blemishes!

    Lauren x

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  7. Ooh you lucky bean, I hear Vivianna Does Makeup talking about it all the time and it sounds amazing! Glad you're enjoying using it - can't wait for your post :) x

  8. Doesn't it, it's been on my wishlist for ages! Ooh, I've had that Elemis one in my Saved Items on ASOS for ages so it's nice to hear that you love it, I'll have to get it :) thank you for the recommendation, gotta love LRP! x

  9. I used the Cetaphil for a really long time a while back while I was having problem skin - it really is underrated when your skin is misbehaving!

    I bought The Body Shop Cleansing Oil and I'm not a big fan - it made me break out! Although I'm lusting after the Oskia like you!

  10. I agree, it's an amazing 'basic' to have as it never irritates my skin and is such an easy option, I l-o-v-e that it comes with a pump, too! Ooh thank you for letting me know, as my skin is quite fussy. Ah it just looks sooo good, we must get our mitts on it! x