Thursday 6 July 2023

Current Skincare | Cleansers #7

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a roundup of the cleansers in my current skincare rotation so here’s what on my bathroom counter right now!


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Starting with my evening or first cleanse, I have the cult classic Dermalogica Precleanse RRP £49*. This is my second bottle of this (see my original review here) and I got on a lot better this time round! It feels luxurious and has a citrus scent but while I found this too strong near my eyes last time, I didn’t experience it this time round! I will preface that by saying I always use the Nivea Express Waterproof eye makeup remover so I don’t tend to rub this over my eyes anyway but I had no stinging and I got very close! I tend to wash off with a facecloth but you can add water to turn this into a milky emulsion to cleanse further! I was shocked to see this has gone up almost £10 from my original review in 2019 and while this is on the more expensive side it has lasted me a long time as the oil spreads easily meaning you don’t need a lot so it’s worth the investment if you want a treat! It contains Vitamin E and Rice Bran Extract to moisturize and soften skin, Kukui Nut Oil and Borage Seed Oil as well as skin-barrier-supportive omega-3 fatty acids and Apricot Kernel Oil which nourishes and soothes irritated skin.


Dear, Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil RRP $30 CAD is my other current PM cleanser and I have been loving it! More affordable than the Dermalogica Precleanse but feels just as luxurious though this one has no scent. It contains black sesame oil, blackcurrant seed oil and jojoba seed oil which are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and moisturising! It spreads easily, removes makeup with ease, emulsifies, doesn’t sting my eyes and leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated with no film left behind!


Moving onto my AM and second cleansers now and the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser RRP £43* made it into my best beauty discoveries of 2022! It contains salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids as well as physical exfoliants in the form of biodegradable jojoba beads. I use this 2-3 times a week when I want a really good exfoliation as it helps the rest of my skincare absorb and it gives me a good base for the rest of my skincare and makeup application! Despite feeling “scrubby” it doesn’t feel harsh or make my skin red or dry.


Similarly, the Burt’s Bees Refining Cleanser RRP $16.99 CAD* is also on the scrubby side of things. This cleanser is part of their bakuchiol skin renewal line and as well as bakuchiol, contains vitamin E to moisturise and natural exfoliators to smooth and refine skin. This one feels a touch more gentle than the Murad so could be used every day and is effective at cleansing my skin and leaving it well prepped for my next steps!


The Biotherm Cera Cleanser Cream to Foam RRP $38 CAD* took me a while to get used to but has become a favourite. It lathers up more than any other cleanser I think I have tried before and leaves me with a “squeaky” clean feeling. I shouldn’t really have been surprised – the clue is in the name - cream to foam! It is soap free and contains bioceramides, niacinamide and life plankton and while leave my skin feeling squeaky clean and soft, it never feels dry or tight. I haven’t been using much niacinamide in my routine recently but I like having it in the cleanser for brightening. I also love the scent though I know some people don’t like added scent! This is fresh like the ocean!


Finally, I have the Versed Wash it Out Gel Cleanser RRP $17.99 USD* which is a lightweight gel containing rosewater, seaweed extract and ceramides. It doesn’t lather up as much as the Biotherm but still makes my skin feel cleansed and soft. It does have a strong scent of mint however this doesn’t make my eyes steam at all! It feels the most basic of all the cleansers here but my skin has been enjoying it! I am wondering if it has been reformulated recently as the latest ingredients don’t say anything about mint oil but mine does so bear that in mind!


I can’t believe this is the seventh post in this series! I won’t link to all the previous ones but you can find #6 featuring NIOD, The Ordinary and Dermalogica here and #5 featuring Venn, Inkey List and Emma Hardie here!


What cleansers are you using at the minute? Have you tried any I have mentioned?


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

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Danielle xx


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  1. absolutely in time for me! I am looking for a new cleanser for summer, and your advice is appreciated. I think I'll closer into Murad option

  2. So many great items!

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  3. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

    Looking forward for the next post.

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  4. I absolutely adore Precleanse! I've been using it for years! x


  5. I have only tried the Murad one from this lineup and i really enjoyed it.

  6. I haven't tried any of these but I really want to try the Klairs cleansing oil. I have too many cleansers open just now! xx

  7. I have not tried any of these so thanks for sharing! I have used Versed's cleansing balm which I loved.

  8. Although I haven't tried any of these yet,Klairs products are promising

  9. These all sound excellent but the Klairs sounds exceptionally good. I am using a cleanser by Beauty Pie right now.

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  10. These all sound like great products! Thanks for sharing your reviews of them :)

  11. I can't believe I haven't tried any of these! I'm really enjoying PAI at the mo for cleansing and moisturising. Also love Sunday Riley's cleansing balm.

    Zoey | xx

  12. Love Burt's Bees and Klairs. I'm currently using a cream and mask from Klairs :)

  13. My beautician advised me to switch between face cleansers every once in a while so that my skin doesn't get overly used to the same product because it may be less efficient in cleansing over time - thanks for sharing these products! I'll see if there are those suitable for my oily skin to give them a go. <3

    1. Totally agree, my skin loves a little change up too! xx

  14. These are so great! I really need to try out some new ones! Have a great week!
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  15. I really like the Bert's bees one. Definitely want to try some new ones.

  16. I haven't tried any of these but will check them out. Thanks for sharing!

  17. My favorites are dermalogica and klairs. I always reach out for them. Would love to try Burts bees.
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