Nivea – Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash & MicellAIR Rose Water
Both Nivea products, both quite good.
The Gentle Cream Wash is quite rich in formula, mixes really well with water. Don’t be fooled by the ‘beads’ the appear in the bottle, this isn’t an exfoliating cleanser, rather a hydrating one. Skin feels bouncy and pillowy after use. Not amazing to take make up off, maybe some foundation, but it’s not heavy duty. Nice for an AM or second cleanse.
The Rose Water advertises itself as a ‘2 in 1’ cleanse and tone. To tone your face means restoring it’s natural PH balance, with this having rose water as it’s star of the show, I can see why this is soothing and calming for the skin.
This is the best, out of the two, at taking make up off, because it has the micellar aspect of it. Nice smell and texture also.
Rating: Cream Wash – 6.5 Rose Water – 7
Bottle: Cream Wash – 150ml Rose Water – 200ml
Company website: https://www.nivea.co.uk/
Full inci list:
Cream wash – Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Methylpropanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Oleate, Cetyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Panthenol, Sodium Carbomer, Lactose, Decyl Glucoside, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Panthenyl Triacetate, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Parfum, CI 73360
Rose Water – Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Methyl Benzoate, BHT, Parfum
The Ordinary – Squalane Cleanser
The more I use this cleanser, the more in love I fall with it. It’s an amazing first cleanse as it’s oil based and greasy enough to grip onto make up, spf and other radicals that are on the skin. From my research, I have found this is the only cleanser The Ordinary has to offer.
This is a vegan recipe, so the squalane involved is 100% plant based.
Let’s face it, it’s The Ordinary, so it’s hard for them to do any wrong. It’s like a balmier version of Dermalogica’s pre cleanse as mentioned on the last post.
Afterwards, the skin feels super clean and moisturised, ready for the rest of my routine. I use this AM and PM.
As all of the products in the brand, this is cheap as chips for what you’re produced with. Definitely one for your collection, whatever your skin type.
Bottle: 50ml (also available in 150ml)
Company website: https://theordinary.deciem.com/?_ga=2.142267831.483566682.1590783445-70974052.1590443791
Full inci list: Squalane, Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Sucrose Stearate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose Laurate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sucrose Dilaurate, Sucrose Trilaurate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Isoceteth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Tocopherol, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Malic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin.
L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash
Can you tell ya girl likes rose? Didn’t realise how many rose affiliated cleansers I owned until these posts, I’ve been called out by myself!
Anyway, this is almost empty, good start. I really love the texture of this cleanser, it almost boarders on the JSS cleanser, just more pliable, (as I feel the JSS does drag a bit).
With the aid of a wash cloth, this does an excellent job of removing make up and spf. The jasmine infused substance maintains the skin’s hydration, so feels bouncy afterwards. Can be used for first or second cleanse, and lovely for AM too.
This also emulsifies really nicely, like a milky froth, which makes it glide around the face.
A really nice cleanser, designed for dry/sensitive but I feel any skin type can agree with this, I’m combo myself.
Company website: https://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/
Full inci list: 782779 4, Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Coco-Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Jasminum Officinale Extract / Jasmine Flower Extract, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate, (F.I.L. B196916/1).
Soap & Glory – Vitamin C Facial Wash
I must love you guys.
Despite the inci list being kinda atrocious, I figured if I tried this for a week, I would be able to make a fair review, (I had this in my stash and realised I had never tried until I came to do the My Collection series).
But, I’m afraid I couldn’t make it a week, more like 1 evening. I made sure to get other people’s opinions on this too, a few said they love this, but most, like myself, hate it.
There was a part of me that hoped the small beads in this would dissolve on application, alas not. I’m thinking of doing a whole other post on why I have said goodbye to physical exfoliating. The ‘wax beads’ are biodegradable, so if it’s your thing to scratch your beautiful face off then, this is better in terms of the environment.
What I want to get out out my cleansers, isn’t just to take my make up/SPF off, but I want to feel soft, hydrated, plumped. This did not give me any of them factors. Instead leaving me stinging, dry, tight, needing to slap some moisturiser on afterwards. This might be down to not using physical scrubs in so long, my skin is like WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME, poor face 😦
Vitamin C is so far down the inci list it should be called ‘Vitamin C-ish face wash’, sorry but it’s true.
I love Soap and Glory for their body products and fragrences, but this just doesn’t do it for me.
Company website: https://www.soapandglory.com/
Full inci list: Aqua (Water), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Methyl Isethionate, Synthetic Wax, Dipropylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Zinc Laurate, Limonene, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polyquaternium-7, Benzophenone-4, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citric Acid, Linalool, Magnesium Nitrate, Citral, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Methylisothiazolinone, Maltodextrin, CI 73360 (Red 30), CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 42090 (Blue 1).
Cleansers? Completed it mate.
If my collections drastically change at some point in the future, I will be sure to do another series. But for now, I’ll write up what I’m using at present.
Tune in next week when I’ll go through… Eye creams!
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