Deep Pore Purifier – A No7 Cleanser

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I guess that’s a strange remark to make about a cleanser that I only use it in the bath but it’s really not as weird as it may sound. The N07 Deep Pore Purifier is a bit of an odd one because of how you apply it using the tube itself to clan your skin with. It’s for all skin types but I think it’s going to be very Marmite you’ll either love it or hate it.

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Kalamazoo A Lush Beard Cleanser For A Fella You Know

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That’s not so say the bearded lady’s of the world can’t use this too! It’s just more likely than not there will be a bloke in your life, friend, your fella, a brother or maybe your dad that needs some beard T.L.C. I think there’s a set of stages in a beards life that have to happen for it to look & feel good. This is where Kalamazoo comes to the rescue.

That’s not so say the bearded lady’s of the world can’t use this too. It’s just more likely than not there will be a bloke in your life, a boyfriend, a brother or maybe your dad that needs some beard T.L.C. I think there’s a set of stages in a beards life that have to happen for it to look & feel good. This is where Kalamazoo comes to the rescue. Continue reading “Kalamazoo A Lush Beard Cleanser For A Fella You Know”

Perricone MD Gentle Cleanser

When I bought this in T.K.Maxx I was so excited over a cleanser it was a little ridiculous but how else would I ever afford Dr Perricone. I’ve heard so many times about the products that when give the chance to purchase this one at just £12.99 instead of £35 it was a bargain. Let’s just get over how luxe the packaging is a green frosted glass and has a pump too. This is beautiful but if your anything like me this gets quickly splattered with soap and occasionally tooth paste. This is akin to the Nars packaging beautiful but impractical to keep clean.

Dr Perricone Hypoalergenic Gentle Cleanser mi

A mild, non-detergent cleanser that is safe and effective for sensitive skin. With Olive Polyphenols, Tocotrienols, Neuropeptides and Green Tea Extract. – Perricone MD

Dr Perricone – What’s It Like?

This really does look like your applying olive oil to your face when you first pump this out. One pump doesn’t look much but it turns milky and does foam a little. To say this in gentle I can agree with but I did give it a try over my eye area and it did sting. Won’t do that one again! I don’t have particularly sensitive skin so I’ve made this my morning cleanser as I’m not expecting it to deep clean but to help remove any sweat from sleeping.This does the job & as with the packaging it all feels that extra bit more luxury than you drugstore brands. Over the last couple of months this has been the one I’ve use around 80% of the time and or at least a month day 7 night. I still have about a third left so it should last at least 3 month twice a day.

Even though I’ve used this cleanser happily with no issue at all it just doesn’t have that sparkle factor where I can see it making a difference. It’s not meant too and if I had more sensitive skin maybe no reactions would be a positive. For me though I could have used a drugstore cleanser and been non the wiser. This doesn’t put me of future Dr Perricone purchases but it would need to be something special to justify the price. The Murad one next to it (in above photo) is my night time cleanser and will be featured in the coming weeks.

Dr Perricone Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser is £35 for 237 ml / 8 fl oz

Hot Cloth Cleanser – A Superdrug Brightening Gem…

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I’ve had this one for a long time but because it hasn’t been purposed as a use every day cleanser I’ve forgotten to mention it. This the Superdrug Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser I must have bought 2 or 3 months ago. It’s the first one I’ve used where it’s a thick white balm with a fruity sort of scent to it. I didn’t give this much-loved to begin with and it’s not my favourite but I trust it to do the job. Continue reading “Hot Cloth Cleanser – A Superdrug Brightening Gem…”

Clearcalm 3 Clay Cleanser – Ren Review

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Ren Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Cleanser

Ren – A purifying, antibacterial cleanser formulated to combat and help prevent breakouts and blemishes. 

This is one of those purchases I made that I really wanted to give it a good go at. I used this sometimes as a morning cleanser and would switch it as a night cleanser ever few weeks to see how I prefered to use it. I have spots and so the idea of a clay based cleanser used every day sounded appealing as I use clay masks all the time.

Clearcalm 3 – Price

Ren is a brand that is normally a little out of my reach as the price point is quite high for me. But when I picked it up it was 33% extra free so you got 200 ml instead of the 150 ml. At £18 this was the tipping point that made me try it out as it would give me more product so would last longer. I used this for just over 13 weeks between 4th March and 4th June. The bottle has about 90 uses in it and I like that it means you use the same amount each day there’s no guessing or wasting here. If if was the normal bottle it would last 70 uses or just over 1 month if used day and night.

Clearcalm 3 – In Use

I guess that how something looks shouldn’t matter but it made a difference to how I used it. The bottle is beautifully simple and designed so you don’t waste the product. The pump and shape of the bottle allows for easy grip and dispensing. The Clearcalm cleanser is a very creamy clay which goes on very smoothly and one pump is enough for the face and neck. If it feels like it’s not spreading just add a splash of water on your hands and keep massaging it in. Just wash away with a warm wet flannel and your sorted.

Clearcalm 3 – Final Thoughts

This is without a doubt for me the most luxurious feeling cleanser I’ve owned and used. Dose it deep clean? Yes. I prefered using this in the mornings as it helps get the grime and sweat ( lovely thought) from when I’ve slept off my face. I feel refreshed but not dried out and my skin feels better for it. This made the morning cleanse feel like it was worth doing as I could instantly feel the difference. It did keep some spots at bay but on its own I wasn’t expecting miracles and still got the odd few.

That being said if I used this as my only cleanser it would be for me quite expensive. If you can afford it then by all means go for it but I will still be searching for something I can love and afford to stick with.

On the Ren website it is still on offer with 33% extra free if you do fancy a go.

Ren Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser £18

The next cleanser I’m using is the Perricone Md Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser. Seems odd seen as it’s normally £35 but I picked this up at T.K.Maxx for just £12.99 and I couldn’t pass up the chance to try it out.