Let's be honest, a Caroline Hirons cleanser collaboration was also going to interest me-she's the reason my skincare routine looks the way it does and she brought double cleansing, a deeper knowledge about acids and a love for facial spritzes into my life.
I asked my friend Sydney to pick this up for me when she was in London and I started using it almost immediately, shunning other cleansers in my stash to jump onto the bandwagon. It was also the reintroduction of double cleansing back into my routine because I had admittedly gotten a bit lazy with my cleansing and my skin really does benefit from taking that extra time and effort and doing a proper double cleanse.
I won't ramble on and on because I am sure the internet is flooded with bloggers reviewing this but the concept is simple-a solid cleansing oil on one side and a nourishing thick cleansing cream on the other. 50ml of each in one solid round tub-good for travelling as it's everything you need to break down make up and grime and then treat the skin.
I really like it. The solid oil literally melts on the skin and you can get a really good facial massage because of the 'slip' in the oil. It contains Vitamin E, Camellia Oil and Evening Primrose Oil and it feels really lovely on the skin as well as being very effective. It rinses easily but I do use a damp flannel to ensure it's all removed.
I then pat my skin dry and massage in the cleansing cream. This to me, feels luxurious and nourishing. It contains Vitamin C which my skin really likes and is good for brightening and Arginine which improves elasticity.
After cleansing my skin just feels clean, balanced and nourished and when using this cleanser I did not get one spot. My skin literally welcomed it with open arms.
The only downside? I feel you get such a small amount of product and I went through the cleansing oil in almost exactly one month. I still have some of the cream left but I felt I went through the balm at lightening speed. I probably could have used less but I don't feel I was overly generous in my usage and I have a big face ok?
But that is literally the only downside. I want to repurchase it. I really rate it and it's probably my favourite cleanser I have tried in a while.
I'd love to know if you have also tried this cleanser and if you agree with me!