Wild Rose Beauty Balm: A True Multitasker

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I can’t actually remember what prompted me to use this beauty balm as a cleanser; I had always seen it knocking about in online reviews and videos and assumed that it was a kind of moisturiser. A bit like the Decleor balms that you heat between your palms and press over the skin. (It’s that [...]

Facial Swipes for Grubby, Temperamental Skin.

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I’m not a great believer in face wipes, but these are face swipes, not face wipes, and that makes them a-ok. I jest of course; but there’s far more to this little packet of beauty tissues than just a jazzed-up name. For a start, they’re nothing like your run-of-the-mill wipe; some of the versions out there are just hideous. Quite [...]

The Miracle Cleanser by Aurelia

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A lovely cleanser to add to your wishlist; Aurelia’s Miracle Cleanser. I am new to Aurelia, and I’m afraid I’ll have to do a bit of swotting up before I can even begin to tell you about “probiotic skincare” or “bioorganic ingredients”, but this cleanser impressed me immediately. It’s creamy and rich but still easy to [...]

Sunday Riley Skincare: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Apologies in advance: this post may make you want things. Because they are pretty bloody good, the products from Sunday Riley. I can’t say that I have tested the entire range, just a few of the hero offerings, but what I have tried I have loved. My face has loved. There are three things in particular [...]

Frankincense Refining Cleanser: Luxe but Light

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I have finally polished off my Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Refining Cleanser and it’s an “immediate re-purchase” kind of situation. I don’t think that I want to be parted from it for too long! Weirdly, I first wrote about this cleanser almost exactly a year ago; my friend Lauren had been using it and was nagging me to [...]

The Pre-Cleanse: Adding to the Ritual

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Depending on your budget this oil Super Facialist Neroli Oil could either be a luxurious addition to your bathtime cleansing ritual or a “reserve” product for when you need extra makeup-removing power but don’t want to use up your very expensive balms. For those who would usually spend around five or ten pounds on a cleanser, [...]