“ Brand: Skin Ceuticals / Type: Cleanser / Texture: Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
As I've said before in my reviews, SkinCeuticals isn't a brand I'm that familiar with, when my beauty salon had a bit of a re-vamp they bought in loads of new brands, one of them being SkinCeuticals. The salon is really good at giving lots of samples as obviously this is likely to lead to a sale and as SkinCeuticals is expensive me and my Mum were a bit reluctant to buy so were given loads of samples. I've tried quite a few SkinCeuticals products now; one of them is their Cleansing Cream. It's a bit more expensive in the salon but online 240ml ofCleansing Cream can be bought for just over £21 delivered on innercore.co.uk. For me I'd say this is probably an average price for this sort of product, especially when you compare it to brands like Clarins and Dermalogica which I also regularly use.
SkinCeuticals Cleansing Cream comes in a white plastic bottle with black writing and a few blue details. Now there's no way around it, the packaging looks cheap and for a premium price I do expect something a little bit special and different. The sample I had was the exact same but just shrunk down and another problem I had was with the pump top lid. The pump is rather like the ones you find on soap dispensers and its rubbish for getting the product out of the bottle, especially near the end.
When dispensing the Cleansing Cream it's very obvious just how lovely and light it in, there's also a lovely gentle scent and this feels like a quite natural product. The cream is for normal to dry skin and as with most cleanser you use by putting a small amount onto a cotton wool pad and rubbing over your face. I pay special attention to my chin, nose and forehead as this is where pores are more likely to become blocked. The cream also gently exfoliates the skin as it cleanses which is great as it cuts out on an extra product and saves time too. After use my skin feels really nice and light, not only does it feel clean but it also feels softer too thanks to the light exfoliation. I have used this cleanser to remove my light day makeup which it removes with ease. I wouldn't use this product around my eyes though as mine can be sensitive and usually when I wear eye makeup it's to go out and I don't think this light cleanser would stand up to several coats of mascara and eye liner. The Cleansing Cream doesn't dry out my skin, if anything it moisturises although I still use moisturiser afterwards as well. My 50ml sample bottle lasted about 3 weeks of daily use so a full size bottle would probably last about 3-4 months.
Overall, I've enjoyed using SkinCeuticals Cleansing Cream; it does leave my skin feeling light, fresh and soft. I have to say though that the bottle is rubbish and loads of the cream gets stuck in the bottom, it's plain too and for a premium price looks a bit cheap. The cleanser leaves my skin feeling nice but as a cleanser I've used similar priced products which have been better but I'm only knocking off one star because overall it's a lovely product.
I never used to bother with make-up when I was younger and even into my late thirties I have never even worn make-up or used beauty products on my skin, but now I am fast approaching the big five zero I am aware that I have a few wrinkles and lines appearing around my eyes and that my skin isn't as young and supple as it used to be.
Now I have a beauty regime and cleanse, toner and moisurise everyday and night to help my face and skin look a little younger than I am.
One of the cleansers that I like to use is this Skin Ceuticals Cleansing Cream.
It comes in a white plastic bottle with a push down dispenser for easy use, you can buy it at John Lewis or online for around £26 for a 240ml bottle, you may think this is expensive but most cleansers that are gentle on the skin and from a good quality brand are.
It has gentle ingrediends like aloe, chamomile, comfrey, yarrow, ginseng and cleanses and exfoliates the skin when you use it.
The herbs in the ingredients are all gentle on the ski which makes it good for sensative skin like mine and it doesn't sting when using it.
It can be used on normal to greasy skin which makes it good for almost anyone to use and a little goes a long way, there is a slight pefume scent of the herbs when using but this doesn't linger long on the skin.
Dab a little on to cotton wool and gentle rub around the facecial areas, that are the problem areas of your face, mine is around the nose and chin as I am more likely to break out in a spot or two in this area as it's a little greasy than other areas of my face. Use twice daily, gently massage a small amount into the face and neck , rinse with warm water and a washcloth.
This cleanser gets really deep down into the pores and cleans the muck out of the pore to prevent blackheads and spots, it is great at removing foundation and eye make-up but you have to be extra careful around the eyes with this as it will sting if you get it in them.
It says it has 1% mixed hydroxy acids on the packaging and this gets rid of dead skin cells and cleanses deep into the pores.
I like this product as it really works well with my skin and leaves it feeling clean and smooth, not dry or gereay after using it.
If you looking for a good cleanser then this is a good option to think about.