I have tried a few different cleansers over the years and have a set of firm favourites that I can share with you all. There is no better feeling than taking your make up off at the end of the day and letting your skin breathe 🙂 (better still if you know you aren’t going to go anywhere where people might see your unmakeupped face).
There have been a lot of beauty bloggers saying that make up wipes are the devil and they are terrible for your skin! I think that using wipes is fine as long as you don’t move the dirt and make up around your face – use two wipes (1 to clean up the make up and 2 to fully cleanse the skin!)
I have 4 make up removers/cleansers to show you today that are definitely tried and tested 🙂 – number 4 evaded this picture, I have lost it, which is really annoying lol.
This eye make up remover is something that has been on my dressing table for as long as I can remember. A true favourite from when I was a teen (wow, makes me sound well old), this is perfect for sensitive skin and eyes and really does a great job of dissolving eye make up.
The way I use this is to use 1 make up wipe to remove my foundation, concealer etc and then I use the second to fold up, and I soak some of this eye make up remover onto it. Then I hold this over closed eyes, making sure that it covers my eyelashes. After about 10 seconds of holding this in place, the make up remover dissolves the make up so it wipes straight off. I use a corner to gently get the make up out of my eyelash roots but on the whole the remover does the best job to get most of the mascara, eyeliner or eyeshadow off! It’s also a steal at around £2.99 – bargain!
Now, feel free to try Bioderma if you want, but if I were you and you had never tried a micellar solution before, go for something cheaper. You can get Bioderma for around £10, but there are so many cheaper versions nowadays like Nivea, Simple and Garner Micellar and I’d say these options cost on average £3!!!!
Bioderma is still really good, I’m not massively keen on the slightly chemically smell and it is VERY drying. It does a good job of removing make up but it is way too expensive for what it is.
Again, this product is around £10-11 BUT the big difference between this and Bioderma is that this product is completely and whole heartedly worth the money. This cleanser lives in my bathroom, patiently waiting throughout the day and rejoicing when I come home with a filthy face that needs cleaning. I use this in the shower – this cleanser is really such a joy to use. The oil is the silkiest thing ever and it makes my skin feel so clean after I’ve used it. It’s not the best as removing stubborn eye make up but what I tend to do is do my make up wipe stage and then shower and use this oil. You can still gently use this to remove whatever left from your eye make up and it will make your face SQUEAKY clean :).
4. Clinique Take The Day Off Balm – SO, this is the cleanser I have lost. If you can hear me, balm, please come back to me. You are perfect for travelling with.
This is a slightly pricier cleanser at £22, but Clinique are brilliant for skin care. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their Moisture Surge gel moisturiser, it’s my favourite moisturiser ever. The Take The Day off balm is a solid cleansing balm that turns milky once you rub it between your hands with some water, which you can then smooth over your face and it’s also good for removing your eye make up. This isn’t as drying as Bioderma, but if you are looking for a more moisturising cleanser you use with water the Body Shop Camomile Oil cleanser is better I think. This is the best for travelling as you can always snaffle a blob of this cleanser and be good to go! (Take a flannel so you can use this to take it off rather than just washing it off).
What are your favourite make up removers/cleansers?
I’d love to hear them, leave them in the comments below!
If you haven’t caught up on my vlog from my jaunt to London take a look below 🙂
Thanks for reading,