Spa Fabulous Cleanse & Glow

I have been testing out Neena Trehan’s Cleanse & Glow cleanser. It’s lovely. I had no idea what to expect from it as I’d never heard anyone talk about it or seen any reviews, but I quite like testing something “blind”, so to speak. There are no preconceptions or little niggles that other people might have had about a product. Not that those should ever affect a review in the first place, but they do, even if it’s very indirectly.

So, I tested the Cleanse & Glow absolutely blind, and I am thrilled to tell you that it was a great success. The cleanser is light and fluid (though the blurb says “rich and velvety”) but it does a great job of removing makeup. This is a rinse-off cleanser, and you need a cloth/flannel/sponge and some warm water to remove it. This one doesn’t sit on the skin for very long – you couldn’t sit there massaging it about for minutes on end – but it gets in there, does the job and rinses straight off. Ingredients: Aloe, Frankincense, Lavender, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Rosehip Seed OIl, Evening Primrose, Vitamins A & E. Nice and nourishing with a hint of a scent but nothing too overpowering.

I have been using this instead of my usual (thicker) cleansing balms, and though it doesn’t have the same sense of luxury, it’s a nice change to have a more fluid texture. I’m not convinced on the packaging front – the squeezy bottle does work well, but the styling feels a bit (lot) outdated. I’m nit-picking, of course, because this is a lovely fomula and leaves the skin feeling plump and hydrated. It’s just a shame that it’s on the expensive side; in a toss-up between this and Pai’s Cleanser (see below) then I think I’d have to stick with the Pai. **UPDATE: my sincerest apologies. Spa Fab is £36 for 150ml (24p per ml) and Pai is £25 for 100ml (25p per ml). So Neena Trehan’s cleanser is actually a smidgen cheaper! Happy days.**

£36 from Spa Fabulous

 Pai’s Cleanser

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  1. August 22, 2012 / 8:46 am

    Great post Ruth. If you like these types of cleanser, have you tried Le Belle Cream Cleanser? I’ve been testing it now for about 3 weeks and I’m really impressed. It’s slightly cheaper than this and Pai, a bit thicker too (although not as this as LE C&P for context). It’s a big 180ml bottle too. Definitely worth a try if you like your cream cleansers :)

    • Ruth
      August 22, 2012 / 9:30 am

      Where do you get it from? I shall give it a try! x

  2. Cath
    August 22, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    I’m hijacking cos you respond to this site faster than FB. =P
    The Omorovicza deep cleansing mask finally arrived and I tested it this morning. I was surprised that the mask did not dry up as most clay mask would. I’ll have to try it several times more to see if it does clean up my pores. n_n

    • Ruth
      August 23, 2012 / 9:26 am

      It dries out if you’re in a facial environment, not so much in the bathroom! I put it on and relax on my bed, have a little nap! ; )

  3. Jennifer
    August 22, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    OMG the packaging of this cleanser totally reminds me of Mary Kay – blast from the past!! Not sure whether Mary Kay even exists still, haha! It was quite popular in the early 90s; I can remember being a little girl and seeing my mom’s Mary Kay Creamy Cleanser on the sink top! ;)

  4. Elle
    August 22, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    Great review. I went to check the prices and noted that the Spa Fabulous cleanser is £36.00 for 150ml and the Pai is £25.00 for 100ml. So not that much difference in the price. I will give the Spa Fabulous one a try!

    • Ruth
      August 23, 2012 / 9:24 am

      Yes, you’re quite right! I thought mine was 100ml, I shall update! x

  5. Jen
    August 23, 2012 / 1:56 am

    You’re right about the packaging Ruth. Someone call a packaging designer in stat!

    I have visions of Krystal Carrington and Alexis fighting over a bottle of this in all their shoulder-padded, fully-made-up glory. Those were the days…

    • Ruth
      August 23, 2012 / 9:23 am


  6. August 28, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    Um, sorry to bring this up but I think it’s actually Neena Trehan and not Nancy Trehan?

    • Ruth
      August 28, 2012 / 5:37 pm

      LOL! Oh dear. This is what happens when you are half-blind and write posts at 2am! xx

  7. Sara
    August 29, 2012 / 9:12 am

    This sounds lovely. And actually, I like the packaging! It looks luxurious, a bit retro… like French boudoir-style.

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