If there is one thing I have to do religiously every night is remove all makeup and give my skin a deep cleanse. Even if i've had a long day and I'm exhausted or one too many drinks makeup removal is a must as in reality its a two minute job and the repercussions of leaving my makeup on will last a lot longer. I actually remove the bulk of my makeup with a wipe, just because i find it a bit easier and I don't go through a million cotton pads, then i'll go in with a proper cleanser to remove any residual makeup and impurities/dirt from the day. 

This is a cult cleanser in the beauty world and after finally trying for the last 6 months I can see why and its relatively inexpensive for the quality. This is a cream based formula with a handy pump to make sure you get just the right amount of product. I find it glides onto my skin easily and a little product goes a long way, to remove simply damp a muslin cloth with hot water and wipe away. At first it was scary/amazing how much more makeup came off when you thought it was all been removed. The product also contains eucalyptus essential oil, toning rosemary plus soothing chamomile and cocoa butter, which will leave you skin feeling soft and hydrated as well.

I picked up this cleanser purely for the reason that it is apparently the only one to remove all of your Double Wear foundation, and that stuff is difficult to remove!! This is a cream to foam formula once mixed with water and I lather it all over my face and rinse off with warm water. It contains next generation cleansing technology to calm, comfort and clarify the skin. Although I do find other cleansers seem to remove all of my double wear foundation I favour this one when I am wearing it just to ensure everything is removed!

This is slightly different to the other cleansers in this post as its more of a butter than a cream, that melts in your fingers to be smoothed over your face. This cleanser is suitable for sensitive skin and so I favour it during the winter months as my skin can get dry and flaky. I apply this all over my face using my fingers and will then remove with a hot muslin cloth and it feels like it just melts away any residual makeup, leaving your skin fresh, cleansed and soft. I also rate the cleansing oil from this collection at The Body Shop but out of the two the butter is still my favourite.

I picked up this to see how it compared to the slightly more expensive Liz Earle version and I have to say I am impressed. Like the Liz Earle one its a creamy formula that you smooth all over your face and remove with a hot muslin cloth. One of the things I love about this cleanser is the smell, it's sweet and creamy and just so much nicer than Cleanse & Polish. In terms of removing make up this does the job and my skin is left feeling cleaner. The Liz Earle version does feel like it gets deeper into the skin that this one, I guess it may have more powerful ingredients for the price. However, this is still a great product and I would recommend!

This was one of those products I was intrigued to try as I normally remove my makeup with a cleanser and cloth rather than a sponge. The net like structure of the sponge massages the skin to generate blood flow and cell turnover leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated. This can be used either on its own or with a cleanser. On its own it naturally contains plant based goodness to naturally nourish and cleanse the skin. I do tend to use mine with a cleanser just to ensure I know all my makeup is being removed. The sponge feels soft and the skin and you can see just how much makeup and dirt is taken away. Each time the sponge also cleans up like new and you're not left with makeup stains all over it.

What are your cleansing favourites?



  1. I love the cleanse and polish!! So good x

  2. The Superdrug hot cleanser sounds great, especially if it is a dupe for such a high end product. I am going to have to try this out x

  3. The superdrug one is so talked about, need to try it!

    Parie x

  4. I've never used a sponge before but have always been quite intrigued too!
    Kathy x

  5. Lovely post! I have to try the Liz Earle cleanser. I hear so many people talking about it and you make it sound amazing. The Konjac Puff Sponge sounds really nice as well. Thanks for the recommendations! :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  6. I've yet to try the iconic Liz Earle cleanser but that Body Shop one was my first ever cleansing balm. I'm loving Good Things Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser and Pixi Glow Mud cleanser xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

  7. I've heard so good many good things about Liz earle products and that body shop cleansing balm looks good.