This week in Hit List – rid yourself of that summer grime with the best cleansers on market.
Givenchy Skin Drink Cleansing Micellar Water
Nothing is better than water for water. The Micellar Water cleanser by Givenchy is everything we want in a cleanser. It’s fragrance free for the sensitive among us, and one small dollop goes a long way. Gentle, barely visible, and not a sign of residue. Well done.
Available for £21 from Debenhams.com
Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Oil Cleanser
Now oil cleansers and products are cast with a suspicious eye by the oily among us — but for those with tired, oily or sensitive skin, oil cleansers are your new best friend. One of the best around is the new Anti/Oxi cleanser by Shu Uemura. As suggested, it’s full of anti-oxidants that help reduce lines and signs of stress around the face, and the oil-formula washes away clean, but leaves the face as fresh as a cleaned baby’s bottom.
Available for £59 from Shuuemura.co.uk
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
For those looking for the all-natural, fresh route, look no further than the Ultra Facial Cleanser by Kiehl’s. The pH-balance is evens skin tone, and the liquid formula works into a gentle foam for a light, fresh feeling. Short and sweet — just how we like it.
Available for £17 from Kiehls.co.uk
Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm
Just like it sounds, this cleansing balm from the Glamtox range by Rodial is a creamy, melting concoction. The rich cleanser turns into a milky dew to rid impurities, and the added almond and jojoba firms and nourishes skin in a most glamourous fashion.
Available for £48 from Rodial.co.uk
Smashbox It’s A Wrap Waterproof Makeup Remover
Makeup removers and cleansers aren’t usually clumped together for good reasons (clogged pores being one of them). But the Makeup Remover by Smashbox is a double-whammy worth having. It’s not only gentle, it washes off completely, taking that clumped mascara and city grime with it.
Available for £16.50 from Smashbox.co.uk
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
The Cleanse & Polish cleanser by Liz Earle is one that many brands try to imitate, but none can copy. The formula is gentle, creamy and yet does not clog pores. Perhaps this is due to the process: once you apply the cleanser, use the hot cloth to gently polish away built up nasties.
Available for £13.25 (100ml) from Lizearle.co.uk
Ole Henriksen On The Go Cleanser
This gel cleanser by Ole Henriksen applies thick and washes away quickly, leaving the face feeling surprisingly fresh and clean, without the usual residues of other gel cleansers. And along with added Vitamin C to regenerate tired skin, the scent literally smells like fresh-squeezed orange juice, so you’ll be feeling fresh (and quite sweet) all day long.
Available for £21 from Lookfantastic.com
NUDE Perfect Cleansing Oil
The trusted NUDE Perfect Cleansing Oil is great for oil-based newbies. The scent is light but sweet, and while the formula comes out as oil, it works into a visible foam once applied. Because it leaves the skin feeling dewy soft, it’s great for summer.
Available for £28 from SpaceNK.com
L’Occitane Precious Cleansing Foam
Cleansers come in many shapes and formulas nowadays, but sometimes we just want a basic foam. The L’Occitane Precious Cleansing Foam is great for those looking for a traditional (yet workable) cleanser. It’s light, soft and has a delicate scent — perfect for the no-fussers among us.
Available for £18.50 from Loccitane.co.uk
Words: Elise Marraro (follow Elise on Twitter @PardonMe_Lissie)