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The Superfacialist Double Cleanse

 I love this double-cleanse routine from Una Brennan, super facialist. What a superb idea! It’s nothing new, of course, the idea of double-cleansing – most of you probably do it without realising. What I love about this double-cleanse is that it’s all laid out for you. Use the oil, then use the creamy cleanser. Really, I think that they should be sold as a duo, because many people wouldn’t instantly think that a “Miracle Makeover” facial oil was, in fact, a pre-cleanser. I didn’t, until I read the small print!

So, you use the oil to dissolve makeup and grunge – warm a small amount between clean palms and press over the face. Massage in, even over the lid area and work into lashes to break down mascara. Then, use your flannel or cloth (wouldn’t use a Clarisonic for the oil part) and gently remove the oil. Skin should be pretty darn clean, really, but here comes the insurance: massage the creamy cleanser over the damp skin and really work it in. Again, go over the eye area and make sure that all of your pesky mascara has dissolved! Use your cloth to remove, or, if you want to use your Clarisonic, now’s the time!

Bravo. Super-clean, Super-Facialist-ed (?!) skin. Nice for those with drier skin (go easy on that Clarisonic, won’t you?) but also suitable for combination. I think that there’s a separate range for oily skin, I must investigate when I pass by Boots tomorrow. A bit of oil on oily skin never did it any harm – you’re rinsing it off at any rate. If you were concerned, you could follow the oil step with your regular cleanser for oily skin. Shu Uemura also do dedicated oil cleansers for oily skin – you can find those HERE.

Una Brennan’s Miracle Makeover Oil is £14.99 from Boots.com and the cleanser is £7.99 – an absolute bargain. It’s a gorgeous consistency and really gentle on dry, stressed-out skin. You can find that online here.

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  1. You’re right Ruth, there is a dedicated range for oily / problematic skin. I’m using it at the moment and I’m really impressed with it. It’s called Deep Clean Tea Flower. Same packaging etc just green writing instead of pink. The wash & moisturiser both contain Salcilyic acid to clear the pore. As does the mask but I haven’t used that one yet. Ive been using Pai camellia & rose cleanser in the evenings as my pre-cleanse :) x

  2. Oh! Forgot to add I think the range is amazing considering the price! It’s one of the cheapest ranges I’ve used in a long time but also one of the most impressive!

  3. What a fantastic idea! Do you think that this would also work with the A’kin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil? Thanks!

    • Possibly, but I’d say the rosehip is the kind of thing you’d want to leave in contact rather than wash off, as it’s such a brilliant regenerator!! xx

      • Thanks, Ruth. My skin could use a bit of a regenerator, not knowing whether it’s coming or going. Hospital air and surgery have really messed up my skin! :( and ;) xx

  4. I like the sound of this Ruth and at such a good price too. By the way, how are you finding the Mama Mio products you were testing? :)

    • Wonderful, actually! Not so much the serum, but the butt firmer thing is excellent!! Pricey though, it doesn’t last long at all… x

  5. I’m hearing lots of good things about this range. Andy over at Pampered Prince likes some of the oily skin products from Superfacialist. I’m thinking I want to try the Neroli Firming Mask.

    Ali x

    • Right, I must. xx

      • Hi ruth , I tried the neroli firming mask yesterday , it’s great but not for a pre party mask as skin is a bit red afterwards so needs a good few hours to calm down . Also read that people experienced red hot skin after this . Mine went slightly red at the forehead and a little on cheeks . Do you know anything about this mask . ?? Loving your pages btw !,

  6. I like the Neoroli cleanser, it smells great! They do have a range for oily skin but I avoided it even though I have oily skin because it didnt seem that unique- classic foaming/drying formula for oil

  7. I’ve recently purchased this duo and I’m also seriously impressed, they feel so much more luxurious than the price and easily rival higher-end products. Already contemplating some back-ups while the 3 for 2 is on:)

  8. I just picked up the Rose creamy cleanser today! Looking forward to trying it, although I didn’t realise the oil was part of a double-cleanse system, wish I had got that too as it’s 3 for 2 at the moment in Boots…

  9. Been dying to try something from this range, and I’m addicted to oil cleansers, and to my Clarisonic, so this is most definately a winner. May have to bunk of work early and hit Boots…

  10. Ah, this is excellent! Very excited to try it out, when my meagre student budget allows. Last thing I splashed out on was the Pai chamomile & rosehip sensitive skin cream which came with a free camellia & rose cleanser, an offer which you wrote about some time ago. I was very excited because both are targeted rosacea products/great for redness or sensitive skin in general. My rosacea is mild – I’m only 19 – but I find it very difficult to treat.

    Gutted to say the Pai products actually made things worse. The cleanser was great for awhile – very fresh and effective – but over time (2 months) it broke me out and coupled with the moisturiser, made my skin very, very fragile. I found the supposedly ‘cooling’ skin cream very odd; even the thinnest layer felt as if it was trapping in heat for me. Absolute no no.

    After blowing out my student beauty budget, I hate, HATE to admit what I’ve been stuck with: a Body Shop foaming tea tree cleanser, and a Clinique moisturiser with spf 21.. for men. Don’t even ask. However – my skin is looking great – and much better than it ever did with the Pai products! The world works in very mysterious ways.. x

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