9 December 2013

Two New Cleansers...

A switch-up has been lacking long-time on the skincare front, in particular within the cleansing department where things had turned a little too balmy and my morning routine reached the point where it was missing a main member. Those oilier offerings are still reserved for my end-of-the-day makeup removal, but for a quick AM cleanse I've welcomed two new creamy choices into my collection with open arms...

Newcomer number one is Aurelia's Miracle Cleanser, and it's exactly that. A mix of science-y stuff and natural luxe, the range contains probiotic proteins and peptides combined with 100% BioOrganic ingredients to protect against signs of ageing, speed up cell renewal, give hyaluronic acid a bit of a boost and increase collagen production. With a hefty dose of cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut derived cleansing agents, this one is pretty thick texture wise but soon sinks in to dry skin, and the dreamy blend of eucalyptus, chamomile, rosemary and bergamot tops it (a Liz Earle C&P kind of scent springs to mind). In the beginning this quickly became my evening cleanser of choice as it breaks down the days makeup easy peasy, but now I set it aside for a refreshing morning step. I take a single 'finger scoop', give it a good minutes massage, and then when hot-flanneled off, it leaves skin feeling clean, but not coated like the more balmy numbers, nor are things left tight, dry or stripped. Extra points are rewarded for a full on-site ingredients list, now that's what I like to see. You can track this down in store or from Liberty online or Net-A-Porter for £34 per pot.

Then comes Pai's Camellia and Rose Hydrating Cleanser, aimed at delicate, dry and sensitive skins. For me - sensitive? Yes. My complexion sure lets me know when it doesn't like something. Dry? This time of year, hell yes. But a healthy amount of camellia and rose have got that covered; cameilla, an oil loaded with omega 3 and vitamins A, B C and E is a tonic for thirsty skins, whilst rose restores, rejuvinates and retains moisture - Pai also get a big tick in the box for sharing all that goes in their skincare. Makeup melts off in a sweep, even the tough-to-budge waterproof stuff, seeing as this also doubles up as a dual action eye makeup remover, and because it's one with a pump, you can't get too carried away per serving. Rolling in at £25 for 100ml, it's a bit more budget friendly but if you're still not ready to take the plunge, I recommend trialling their 6 pot sampler pack for only fiver - Try Pai before you buy. Genius.


  1. I think I'll be hunting the 6 pot sampler pack online. The Pai cleanser sounds perfect! x x


  2. It's fab - you'll get to sample the cleanser in it ;-) x


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