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I have had a lot of empties just stashed away at the back of the bathroom and it got to a point where they just looked gross and needed to be thrown out. I thought of doing an empties video but I’m going to scrap that and just do a quick post on three very talked about cleansers.


First up is the Clinique Take the Day off balm – now I was sceptical to even venture into Clinique skincare because once I saw a Clinique consultant use their toner to clean the surfaces of their work area. Gross. However this was the hype and I really wanted to see what the fuss was all about. It took me a long time to finish this up, it’s your regular thick balm consistency and I loved that it didn’t have any smell to it. When in contact with your skin it turned to a milk like consistency and removes makeup pretty well. Prior to this I was using the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm and I loved that!  The feels for this product were 50/50, I liked it but didn’t love it and it was all down to pretty much personal preference because it did the job really well. Also this was ridiculously hard to get hold of. I’ve reordered the Emma Hardie M C B but haven’t really thought twice about Clinique T T D O – that’s saying something right?

Body Shop Chamomile cleansing oil was all the talk in the beauty blogosphere for a while. Apart from Tea Tree Oil I’ve not really brought much Body Shop skincare. Similar to any cleansing oil, it gently removes all makeup. For something in a liquid form it’s pretty good at removing all forms of stubborn red lipsticks or waterproof mascaras. The only thing I didn’t like about it is the smell. Strong scents in any cleansing products make me gag. I don’t mind the subtle whiff of a product but this was heavily scented and the only reason I endured it because of how well the cleansing oil worked. If it came without a scent then this would be my HG grail cleanser.

I think subconsciously I’ve saved the best for last. The Avene Gentle Gel cleanser has been my regular skincare product for the last 8 years. I tend to switch over to some other product but I always come back to this. It’s so gentle as the name says. Non-foaming, super light-weight cleanser and I use this after whatever balm is in use that evening/morning and my skin is left feeling super refreshed and clean! This is my most favourite cleanser! However I am eager to try the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing gel after hearing great reviews. What are your top cleansers?