I have never been the most adventurous person in life and am a stickler for having silly little routines or ‘rituals’ as some may say. But, recently I have decided to throw myself in at the deep end a little more and try new things. One of the first shake ups was in the cleanser department.
Since I was at school I have used the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish which most beauty bloggers have raved about at some point and I am no exception, I LOVE IT! I love the smell, the texture, the creaminess and the way it makes my skin feel (like a mini facial). Though I got to a point a little while ago when I was saying to myself Hannah it is time to try something new. So on a whim I entered boots and bought 3 new cleansers.
1) Due to my love of Liz Earle, I wanted to try a more affordable version so went for the No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser which is in theory almost identical to my old favourite. The only problem was, I was not a fan! This disappointed me greatly because I had such high expectations. I did not like the smell or the texture, it seemed very runny rather than the thicker texture of Liz Earle and despite being used in the same way just didn’t manage to get rid of all that make up and grime at the end of the day. It will be a product that will stay in my cupboard…but only used if I had no other option.
2) My second product is also from No7 and after trying the former I wasn’t sure what to expect. The No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser was a gel which was very different but I have to say…I actually enjoyed using it! It felt like an oil as I massaged it onto my damp face and let it do its magic, it removed all my make up including that stubborn mascara and left my face feeling soft (not greasy). The only negative was that it made my eyes sting slightly, despite saying that it was safe to use on the eye area, but this is definitely a product that I would keep using though maybe as more of a travel cleanser.
3) My final cleanser is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This is the star of the show! I have heard a lot about cleansing waters and never really understood them because I thought that it would not do the job well, but how wrong was I. I loved how I could remove all my make up so quickly and easily and my face felt somewhat fresh afterwards. I would not replace my Liz Earle as a don’t feel like all that grime is removed like a full cleanse but it will be one I reach for as a pre-cleanse or on the go. Another tip is that this product is great on a cotton bud to correct make up if, for example, mascara or eyeliner smudges.
So that’s it… My collection isn’t vast but it gave me the bug to want to try more and taught me that I LOVE Liz Earle – maybe a little too much (but everyone has a favourite…right???).
If you have any suggestions of what I should try next please let me know!