Skincare: Cleansers of the moment

Hi beautiful faces! 🙂

YES. before any questions come up, I have gotten a tan and hence my skintone is a couple shades darker from being at work and out by the pool. 

Anywho , I’m a sucker for trying out new cleansers whenever I head over to the drugstore or read about it on other beauty blogs. So over the course of the couple of months that I’ve been back in Hong Kong, I got to try a couple of facial cleansers and I’d thought I’d do a quick summary of what I think of the cleansers. So far, none of them have particularly WOW-ed me as of yet and hence I’ve not put together a full review. Should you want a more in-depth review on any of the cleansers I’m about to mention, please let me know in the comments 🙂 

A popular type of cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne.

– wikipedia 

Simple Cleanser
This is my current daily morning cleanser of the moment to remove impurities that might have accumulated overnight on my face. The gel textured cleanser has no scent, its soap free and incredibly gentle. Its probably a cleanser in the most simplest form ever that gets the job done. 

I’ve heard great things about the Simple line and after using their cleanser, I will most likely go back and try some more of their products. I’m also quite drawn to using a scrub all the time which can over dry my skin and hence this is a nice switch-up. I can feel that my skin feels refreshed and hydrated without feeling any sort of menthol-ness after each use.  

This was also featured in my June Favourites which you can read here.

Overall rating: 7.5  / 10 
Recommended for: 
– It’s as simple as it can get, perfect for all skin types and everyday use. 

Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser

I’ve not tried very many Kiehls products before and received this in my goodie bag upon attending Nouveau Fashion show a couple months back. The light watery clay formula is extremely gentle, I’ve noticed that the size o my pores have been reduced but only by about 10%.

This product doesn’t have a strong scent and doesn’t over dry my skin. However because it is targeted towards oilier skin, I wasn’t able to see a significant change. There have been reviews online that have said that their skin isn’t as oily and that its perfect for everyday use. I’m sure it’s a decent product but one of the reasons I’m unable to do a full review is that the cleanser isn’t quite targeted towards my skin type. 

Current Rating: 6 /10
Recommended for: 
Oily/ Combination skin 

Kao’s Biore Whitening Facial Foam

I’ll be extremely honest, I don’t quite like this product. It makes my skin feel rather taught and despite being another gentle facial scrub, I don’t like the way my skin feels right after each use. It has a very light and fresh scent, isn’t menthol at all. I am not able to say if it has whitened my skin because I’ve been out under the sun and mostly because I just don’t like the way it makes my skin feels.  

Bioré has come up with several good products but this isn’t one of them. I still remember using it for the first time, where my skin felt itchy and dry

Rating so far:   4 /10

Recommended for:  N/A 

Proactive Deep Cleansing facial Wash

I’m not too sure if its the weather or if its the time of the month – but! there are times where pimples start appearing out of no where and it really bugs me. My brother uses the proactive line and I happened to use this one day and the next morning the size of my pimples were instantly reduced! One of the main concerns about acne products is that they might over dry your skin, but to my surprise the proactive facial wash left my skin extremely smooth and hydrated instantly.

I only use the product whenever I have multiple breakouts on my face because too much of the product might just make my skin immune to its effects. Furthermore I am truly blessed with fairly clear skin and I didn’t see the need to use this on a daily basis. What I can say though, is that my brother has been using the proactive line for a good 4 months and I can already see quite a significant difference. 

Overall Rating: 8 /10
Recommended for: 
– acne prone skin for both men & ladies 

Clinque 7 day scrub 

I’ve had the luxury of having to go through about 3 deluxe sample sizes of these due to them being free gifts and I’ve grown to love them especially during the winter time. I feel that this particular cleanser has sort of a cream undertone to it to combat the dryness we might experience over winter time. 

The beads within are very tiny and aren’t harsh at all, much like the philosophy micro-exofliating facial wash. Perfect for removing dry skin and I’ve noticed that I don’t break out as often whilst using the product. Its not something that I feel creates a significant difference after each use but passes off as a decent gentle exfoliating facial scrub.

Overall rating: 5.5 / 10
Recommended for: 
– Dry Skin or anyone on the hunt for a gentle cream based facial exfoliant

Final Thoughts

Right now, I can confidently say that amongst the 5 Cleansers that I’ve tried out, I’ve come out to love these two very much. The simple cleanser is a must-have for me just to do the most fundamental job of removing impurities whilst keeping my skin hydrated and the Proactive Deep Cleansing Wash to keep my skin looking clear and away from having extreme breakouts! Should you want individual reviews on anything please let me know. If you guys have had experiences with any of the products that i’ve mentioned feel free to share in the comments 🙂 

What’s your favourite Cleanser of the moment?

Much Love
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