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.
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.
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.
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