Thursday, 25 August 2011

Lately, I have been loving...

If I had to think about the most repurchased facial cleanser in my entire life, it would probably be Clearasil which I have used religiously  in an bid to combat my spots. My skin has changed, I am not getting younger and whilst I am still suffering from breakouts every now and then,  but it's now moisture that I feel my skin desperately needs.


Because of my acneic past, I've been avoiding oil and cream cleansers like the  plague, anxious it would leave the door right open to spots to make their come back. Lately, I've found myself using baby oil, of all things,  to remove my heavy eye makeup and I am ashamed to say that I've been loving it. The makeup disappears in one swipe and I feel my skin has been  lapping up the oily particles in it. I knew then that I was ready to try a cream/oil cleanser for my entire face


My shy steps led me to Boots, and I came home with Boots Botanics Face Nourishing Cleanser, with water, olive oil and glycerin listed as their  first top 3 ingredients.



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I can't describe how anxious I was to use this for the first time. No foam, No Sodium Laureth Sulfate to make it  foam? This is like telling me to start drinking tea without sugar. I need SLS, it's all I've ever known in my life. Also how could it possibly  make my skin clean without leaving any oil residues, and risking my pores to clog up?


I took the leap of faith and I am glad I did. The  cleanser feels absolutely lovely on the skin. The whole cleaning ritual feels so lovely and very multi sensory: from the delicate olive oil  scent when you dispense the product, the massaging into the skin and the rinsing it off. I can't my head round how using an oil can leave my  skin feeling so clean, smooth and moisturised but it does.


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The best of it all? The cleanser only cost me £5.10 and Botanics, being a Boots brand is often part of 3 for 2 offers. This makes me happy. I  have still have my beloved Botanics Rice and Honey Facial Wash in standby but I've never touched it back since. If you suffer from dry skin and  never tried a cream cleanser, you might possibly fall in love with this product. I have.


9 comments:

Jo said...

Oil cleansers are actually the best thing for blemish prone skin. Basically oil dissolves oil. Using an oil to cleanse the face works with all the clogged oil and sebum which are trapped inside the skin and helps to dissolve them.

Jan said...

Agree with Jo, and mineral oil is not necessarily the sporn of the devil that it is made out to be - if you go onto Colin's pages he has a good article on mineral oil. I always think with skin try to be as gentle as possible. Thanks for the post, I think the Botanics range as some great and cheap products. Jan x

KJ said...

Ooh might pop to Boots tomorrow!
Reading these blogs is bad for my bank balance!

Kate said...

Definitely check out the Oil Cleansing Method - it'll enlighten you!

MissMathful said...

i love cream cleansers, im using the Avene extremely gentle cleanser at the moment, and love it :D

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Rinny said...

Ah i've always been scared of Boots own range after I bought one of their make-up removers which literally smothered my eyes with oil.

Maybe I'll give Boots another chance after reading some good reviews about them!

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Daisy said...

Botanics do some really good stuff, i will make sure I try this one when I run out next !

Imo said...

Im starting to use cream cleansers again too even though I normally reserve this for winter. Im loving cleanse and polish particularly the polish part, my pores have definitely shrunk some

kt_gray_3 said...

Botanics is a lovely brand - Well done Boots *gives the thumbs up*.
Glad to hear you've been getting on with this one, it's been sitting on my make up counter for months at home. Maybe I'll actually give it a go now!

Thanks for a great post Liloo :o)

Katie x

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