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Brand: Soap & Glory / Type: Cleansing Milk / Subcategory: Milk / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses,

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      21.06.2013 15:21
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      An ok product but not one of the best in the Soap and Glory range

      =Soap & Glory Clean Mary Cleansing Milk=


      I received this as part of a gift set, think it was the Christmas before, as the last two Christmas's I have had a good amount Soap and Glory, some presents, some sale and some raid my Boots points.

      =Price and Availability=
      I couldn't see this on the Boots website, so whether it has been discontinued, but it is available in Amazon and eBay.
      The recommended price when I had the product was around £6 for a 180ml product.

      =The Bottle=
      The bottle is in the style of the Soap and Glory products, with the vintage picture od a lady washing her face, and on the reverse of the bottle, is the writing about the product, from how to use, care instructions and contact details.. As well as being a cleanser, the product also says it exfoliates your skin.
      The bottle is plastic, and has a pump action dispenser.

      =Pump and Go=
      When I pressed the pump action the cleanser is dispensed, the cleanser is white in colour and is soft and light to the touch. This has a bit of a musky smell to the product, which is apparent as soon as you pump and go,

      =To Use=
      Once you pumped, to cleanse the skin, you massage the cleansing milk in then rinse off before moisturising. I find I need to use 2 pumps on my face, but with it being dispensed I find this more economical as there is no waste.

      =Ease of Use=
      It is easy to apply to the skin, and does not really lather up, but you can see where it is.

      =Afterwards=
      My skin feels gentle to the touch and this is gentle on my skin, it is easy to rinse off, it does say that it exfoliates the skin, but I can't really see that, or feel it, it may well do but me for when I exfoliate my skin, I can see grains in the product this I can't

      =Would I buy again=
      No, sorry but this is not one for me, if I had it as part of a gift set I would use it, but I wouldn't go out and buy it, although it did the job of cleansing, I felt no real contact with the product.

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      13.05.2013 07:41
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      Soap and glory clean mary

      I tend to buy the Soap and Glory products when they are on special offer which they frequently seem to be in Boots.

      The RRP is around the £6 mark for 180ml although it is available for much cheaper than this online as it may have been discontinued as one of the main lines of this brand.

      The bottle is in the style of a lot of the Soap and Glory products with a vintage type picture of a lady washing her face on the front and the writing scattered about the front almost like a newspaper headline.

      The product comes in a plastic bottle with all of the information and instructions on the backof the bottle.it has a pump action dispenser which isn't my favourite type of dispenser as I always feel a lot of the product will be wasted as the little plastic inner dispensing tube never seems to go far enough to the bottom of the bottle.

      When I press the pump action trigger the cleanser is dispensed and is white in colour and feels nice and light. This I do prefer as I don't especially like thick and possibly cloying cleansers which seem to take a lot of effort to remove. The one thing I don't like is the smell of the cleanser as it almost smells musty. This isn't because it has been open for along time and so is passed its best before date but rather is the smell it had when I very first opened it.

      To use the product I find that a couple of presses of the pump gives me enough of the product for a face cleansing .to cleanse skin it should just be massaged into the skin and then rinsed off before moisturising. It does apply to the skin easily and isn't too tricky to feel as though it is removed but for me doesn't give enough of a lather to really feel as though it is going to cleanse my skin thoroughly. Once I think the product has been completely rinsed off, however, I am still left feeling as though there is some of the cleanser on my skin and I certainly don't feel "squeaky" clean, but rather like I need to rinse again and again. When I do get all of the cleanser off my face I find that my skin does feel quite moisturised so I suppose this is a plus point.

      VERDICT...

      On the plus side the cleanser doesn't dry out my skin or cause any adverse reactions. However, overall, its not the best cleanser I have used and I never felt my skin was overly clean. I also don't like the smell. It also promises to exfoliate the skin but there was none of this happening on my skin.

      This is one product I wouldn't rush out to buy and in fact didn't even persevere to the end of the bottle.

      May be suitable for some people but not for me

      Thanks for reading

      Daniela xx

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      11.03.2012 11:16
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      Cleanser from Soap & Glory

      I'm a massive fan of the brand Soap & Glory. Started in 2006 with the aim of helping women pamper themselves without 'spending an arm and a leg just to moisturise one', the retro pink and black & white bottles and packages are a familiar fixture on the shelves of Boots and Harvey Nichols. They're also available online from retailers like ASOS. The stated aim may not be completely accurate, as the products are often more expensive than brands like Dove or Radox, but most of them are high quality. Just after Christmas last year, a limited edition set of 10 discontinued or renamed Soap & Glory products was advertised on Boots for under £30. Being a huge fan, I of course picked one of these up!

      One of the items included in the set was a bottle of Clean Mary Cleansing Milk, which normally retails for around £6. It comes in a tall white pump dispenser bottle with pink Soap and Glory branding and a black and white picture of a woman's face. I really like the bottle and it looks good in my bathroom. It is stated that the cleansing milk contains andiroba oil and acid free exfoliators to keep your skin smooth and bright. It is suitable for all skin types. To use, just rub a handful onto your face and massage it in circles. Rinse well, pat dry and apply moisturiser. The product was safety tested in Italy and efficacy tested in the UK. Soap and Glory do not test on animals.

      I tend to use a different cleanser in the shower of a morning, and a cream cleanser at night. Therefore I saved Clean Mary for night-time use. I normally wash my face over the sink, and dampen my skin with warm water before pumping a small amount of this cleansing milk into my hand. I really like how the pump is easy to use even with wet slippery hands. I also like how the milk isn't particularly runny, so it doesn't run everywhere!

      The cleansing milk has a pleasant fresh scent which reminds me of leaves. It's nothing like the usual Soap and Glory scent, but I like it nonetheless. I rub the milk over my face gently and it lathers up slightly. Though I do try not to get it in my eyes, on the couple of occasions I have done I have noticed it doesn't sting, which is definitely a bonus! I haven't experienced any sort of skin irritation with this product, which is good as I have sensitive skin.

      After use I rinse my face and remove any final traces of makeup and cleanser with a cotton wool pad soaked in toner, before applying moisturiser. I've found Clean Mary to be very effective in removing makeup - it even removes some eye makeup, though I've found I needed to use proper eye makeup remover to remove heavy eye makeup. For everyday makeup, however, it's fine.

      I've been using Clean Mary for over a month now and still have over half of the bottle left. Though the bottle isn't strictly transparent, it's still possible to see how much product you have left if you hold it up to the light. It does seem to be lasting well.

      Clean Mary seems to be a good cleanser for my skin. It seems to be keeping my skin under control although it hasn't worked miracles and I still get the odd spot and a bit of shine. I have, however, noticed that the pores on my T-zone seem a little less obvious. Sometimes Clean Mary can be slightly drying but this isn't a major issue for me. Someone with dry skin might find this cleansing lotion too harsh.

      Overall I really like this effective, long-lasting cleansing lotion. It is a little expensive and I don't know if I'd be prepared to splash out on this rather than a cheaper version. However, the product itself is really good so I've given it four stars.

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        17.07.2011 19:25
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        Nice, but nothing special

        I got this as part of a Soap and Glory bundle from Boots. At £35 for £80 worth of Soap and Glory products, I couldn't resist, and despite my preference for Lush cleansers I thought I'd give this a try. Soap and Glory products are available from Boots, Harvey Nicholls, and online, and this cleanser retails at around £6 for 180ml.

        Clean Mary cleansing milk comes in a clear plastic pump bottle with the standard Soap and Glory retro feel. There is a picture of a woman cleaning her face on it so there's no mistaking what this product is for. The pump was particularly handy as it allowed me to dispense the right amount of cleanser and didn't risk wastage as can sometimes happen with a squeeze bottle. I also liked the convenient of the pump and not having to deal with fiddly flip caps.

        The cleanser itself is a white lotion with a pleasant light floral scent. This is the same scent as many of the products by Soap and Glory so great if you like all your products to smell the same. To use it, massage it onto the face and then rinse off. I prefer cleansers that are simply wiped over the skin, but this was easy to remove and did not leave any greasy residue. After use, my skin felt soft and clean, and I did not find the product irritating despite having fairly sensitive skin. It instructed me to pay close attention to areas with large pores although I did not find it made any difference to these, even after regular useage.

        Overall, I thought this product was nice enough, but nothing special. It didn't minimise my pores or do anything that a cheaper cleanser couldn't do, and I dislike using products that have to be washed off. I won't be buying this again, but if you like consistency amongst fragranced skin and body care, this could be good for you.

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          18.06.2011 21:04
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          So So!!

          When it comes to the brand that is Soap & Glory I'm a real fan of the products and have been for years now. Its the one brand that with certain products I am loyal to and buy whenever I run out of stuff quickly usually in Boots.

          I do like the Soap & Glory face stuff and so when I recently spotted this costing £6.15 for a large pump action bottle of the stuff which is 180ml in size from Asos I thought that seemed pretty good value for a cleansing milk from this brand that I hadn't tried before!

          The Packaging:

          Like I have mentioned just, this cleanser comes in a see-through plastic pump action bottle and on the front of it we are simply told what it is and there is a photograph of a woman on there and we are also told 'With Andiroba oil and Acid-Free Exfoliators to keep your skin smooth and bright' and that it is suitable for all skin types. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed and contact contact details for Soap & Glory are given. I like the easy to use bottle of this, just pump the small lever arm and I think that like all of the other Soap & Glory products available this is nice, retro and informative to boot and very nice to display!

          A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The back Of The Bottle:

          Whenever you're feeling a bit dirty (minds out of the gutter please girls, this is an unsullied milky face wash) rub a handful of Clean Mary onto your face and neck and massage it in circles, giving your large pores priority. Rinse well, pat dry, then apply moisturiser.

          Using It:

          All you do with this thin white gently smelling minty cleansing milk is to follow the above instructions as listed on the back of the bottle. I massage this into a relatively clean face as I only find this to remove traces of make-up opposed to a full face of it and it gently glides over the skin and you can of course use your fingers and rinse it off or a sponge or whatever you want to. It doesn't tingle my skin at all, smells pleasant enough and I can't feel anything exfoliating or slightly scratching my skin at all and all in all its rather smooth and ungreasy and it doesn't foam up or anything like that.

          To be honest I wanted to rave about this Soap & Glory product as much as I have others in the past but I simply can't sadly. It freshens the face slightly, removes slight grease and grime and leaves the skin feeling smooth and rids grease for ages, however I haven't found this to prevent spots or blackheads at all, to help with enlarged pores or do anything amazing at all!

          Its simply an ok smoothish cleansing milk this one, a bit runny to work with and offers nothing extra to my skin care routine and for that reason I won't be making re purchase any time soon and will save my money!

          Available in Boots, Asos and do Google online if interested!

          This reveiw is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            13.05.2011 10:17
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            A really disappointing product from Soap and Glory

            I have a real passion for Soap and Glory products where I was initially captivated with the stunning aroma of their Hand Food shortly followed by their Hair Supply. Whilst my first purchases of this brand stems back to several years ago, I have since used almost the entire range; the majority of which I find very favourable. Although I find some of the products a little pricey when I compare them to other brand names, I have somewhat of a compulsion when it comes to Soap and Glory and this review discusses my experience with using their Clean Mary Cleansing Milk. I can vividly recall that the last time I used cleaning milk would have been in my teenage years when Ann French products were very popular and seemed to be all the rage at that time, so I was curious to see how Soap and Glory's product would compare.

            APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT

            I find almost the entire range of Soap and Glory very appealing to the eye and whilst I'm not a fan of girly pinks I am rather fond of their packaging. Clean Mary is presented to us in a sturdy white plastic bottle containing 180 ml of product, which seems rather an odd amount, particularly as most manufacturers tend to provide 150 ml or 200 ml. The usual shades of pink text can be found on the packaging and included on the upper section is a large pump dispenser. The familiar retro images are located on the front of the packaging where we see an image of a female face with her palms resting against her cheeks.

            If you are familiar with my reviews you will be aware that ever since my early teens I have followed a strict beauty regime where I cleanse, tone and moisturise and I never leave my make-up on over night. As a result, I have skin that I can be really proud of, but this is not solely down to my clockwork routine, but due to the products that I use. I was initially a little apprehensive in choosing a new cleansing product, particularly as many brands I have used have caused my skin to become a little sore and dry due to the acid ingredients. However, although I am now in my forties I could remember the Ann French cleansing milk was fairly gentle on my skin, so I was hoping for similar results from Soap and Glory. I was pleased to witness on the packaging that this product is aimed at all skin types, so the fact that I suffer with T-zone skin was not an issue.

            MY EXPERIENCE WITH USING CLEAN MARY

            I had initially expected to dispense a small amount of the milk onto a cotton wool pad and simply sweep the product across my skin. However, this is not the case as included in the considerable information contained on the reverse of the packaging we are advised that this product is actually a face wash as opposed to cleansing milk, so the name is very deceiving and I felt somewhat cheated. Consequently, I followed the directions for use and pumped the dispenser a few times. I was surprised at the consistency of the product, as it resembled that of a lotion as opposed to being a liquid. I was unsure if I needed to remove my make-up due to the fact that the directions are rather vague, so I removed it in the usual manner and applied the pale pink product to my skin and gently massaged using circular motions. Soap and Glory recommend that particular attention be given to large pore areas; after which the product should be rinsed away, the skin patted dry and moisturiser be applied and I would advise that no sticky residue was left remaining on my face.

            I found the fragrance of Clean Mary very favourable, as whilst it is very delicate I could witness a very faint aroma of sweet fruits. It is claimed that the product also contains vanilla and as someone who cannot abide the fragrance of vanilla I was extremely pleased that its' presence was far from evident. There is no information whatsoever contained on the packaging concerning the benefits of the product, which I found rather strange and as a result, it was necessary for me to carry out a little research.

            I learned that the "milk" contains natural seaweed to assist with the removal of dead skin cells, which subsequently cause blackheads and it was solely due to this fact that I decided to proceed with using the product. I further learned that Clean Mary contains Vitamin E and Andiroba oil, which nourish and smooth the skin. Whilst my skin felt extremely soft and smooth with blackheads and spots remaining at bay, I felt very disappointed with this product, particularly as I am unfamiliar with cleansing my skin in this manner and prefer products that do not require rinsing. What I found extremely favourable is that the delicate fragrance remains on my skin for a short while following rinsing with the sweetness seeming to disappear.

            INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION

            I do not believe in copying lengthy lists of ingredients into my reviews, but would advise that Clean Mary does not contain acid, so it is very gentle on the skin and hasn't caused me any adverse reactions. The product should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled once empty.

            PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

            For some very strange reason, this product is not available on the Soap and Glory website, neither can it be purchased from Boots, so I am presuming it to be discontinued, as I am doubtful if it was very popular. However, ASOS stock this product as well as numerous sellers on ebay with ASOS selling the 180 ml bottle for £6.15.

            I am currently ¾ of the way through my bottle and cannot advise that I would purchase this product again. I feel it is too expensive and it isn't really what I expected and for those reasons Clean Mary Cleansing Milk receives only 2 stars from me.

            I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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              11.05.2011 17:11
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              A confusing product

              I am a huge fan of soap and glory as they have some fabulous products which I have found to be a little bit more special than your average skincare brand. I treated myself to a bumper soap and glory gift set at christmas when boots had a promotional offer so that I could try some more of their products out. The 'Clean Mary Cleansing Milk' was part of this set and was the product I was most excited to try. I usually take my makeup off at night with a cleansing wipe but for a while I have been meaning to try get in the habit of cleansing properly so I thought this would be a good option.

              The product comes in a 180ml pump dispenser which in opinion is the perfect way to present this product. It recommends that you use this product when ever you feel a little dirty and advises that it contains andiroba oil and acid- free exfoliators to leave your skin smooth and bright.

              I normally squirt two pumps worth on the palm of my hands and then massage into my face using circular motions. It has a distinct fresh smell which is quite pleasant but if feels really greasy on application. When I first used this the greasy feel left me a little concern that it would leave my skin too oily. After application I then tend to rinse in clean water and pat dry. My skin is left feeling really clean, a little tight but this feeling quickly wore off. My pores appear to be minimised after using this cleanser and my skin looks noticeably brighter. I then follow with a moisturiser as my skin does feel la little dry after use and because of this I really don't think this would be a good product for more sensitive skins.

              I am left a little confused by this product as it looks and is presented as a cleanser but a word of caution given on the bottle appears to stress that as it contains an exfoliator it is not to be used too regularly. After trying it and taking this caution on board I now believe this not suitable to be used as an everyday cleanser and is better used as a twice a week treatment for your skin. While I think this product does a good job it is not one I will be purchasing again for this reason. All in all I do not believe this is one of soap and glorys finest products

              I am unable to comment on value for money as I am unsure as to how much this would cost to purchase as I bought as part of a set and I cannot find it individually on the boots website.

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              08.04.2011 14:31
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              Another great soap and glory product

              I have recently been exploring a new skin care regime and decided it was time to open up some of the soap and glory products I had been saving from the huge gift box I got for Christmas. I absolutely adore soap and glory products. They smell delicious, they are packaged in very modern and funky packaging, and even better, they do not test on animals.

              In my soap and glory hat box which I received for Christmas I received a tub of Clean Mary. It is available in two sizes if you buy it by itself, 75ml (which costs around £4) and 180ml (which costs around £5.50). It is a creamy white cleansing milk with a mild smell which I would say was almondy. The product is thin enough that it is practical to use, but thick enough that it feels like good quality. I squeeze a small amount onto my cotton wool and rub it onto my effected areas, I start with my eyes to remove the make up then move onto the rst of my face. I use quite a lot to do the job, which is a downside as it makes it a bit more costly. I keep reapplying until the cotton wool looks clean and therefore I know I have removed everything I need to.

              There is one huge word of warning which is really important for this product, and that is to NOT get it in your eyes. I got a tiny bit in my eyes and was in so much pain. I washed it out thoroughly with water, but it did leave me with a puffy red eye for hours. I know it clearly says to avoid this on the bottle, but accidents happen and learn from my experience it really wasn't nice!

              The product does make my skin clean, and not dry, so has eliminated my use for deeper scrubs like clearasil, which I have since realised just damage my skin and make it even drier. This cleansing milk does not combine any sort of exfoliating power, but after use I get a warm wet flannel and wipe my face with that. It seems to work as a good combination.

              Good product at a reasonable price.

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              23.01.2011 06:07
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              Value and glamour go hand in hand with this one.

              I'm just going to start off by saying I think Soap & Glory generally is a fabulous brand that delivers brilliant results at an affordable price. Someone bought me this present as a gift and so I checked the prices online and this product tends to retail at £6.

              The packaging:

              Like most Soap & Glory products the packaging is fabulous; they seem to be very serious about the use of packaging in their marketing campaign- and it really works, these pots and bottles are so damn beautiful I enjoy having them on my shelf. 'Clean Mary' is written in big fancy letters, there's an illustration of a beautiful retro woman in black and white which I love, and it really gives the product a classic-elegant touch, projecting a timeless feel. There's also a list of the main features this cleansing milk has to offer: Androba oil and acid-free exfoliators.

              It also states that this is suitable for all skin types, I can verify that as I have oily/combination skin, and it works effectively on my t-zone as well as the rest of my face.

              The directions say you should massage it in circles, giving your 'pores priority', which I tend to do anyway; sometimes I double cleanse my t-zone, but I find with this cleansing milk that really isn't necessary, as all of my skin feels squeaky clean after use it.
              It comes in a nice pump format, which is easy to control, so you don't end up wasting too much of the product. A little seems to go along way with this one too, with one bottle lasting me almost a year and a half. That's value!

              The claims & my own experiences:

              This product claims to exfoliate and keep skin 'bright' and 'smooth'; it does that only too well. When I first used this I was taken aback at how gorgeous my skin looked after I'd towel tried it, it looked like someone had given me a new complexion: my skin was smooth, soft and glowing.

              The fragrance of this cleansing milk is also gorgeous, I can't put my finger on what it is, it's sort of a medicated sort of smell - but in a really good way. It smells cleansing, not entirely ironic either...
              As it has exfoliating properties I recommend you use some sort of spf on your skin during the day time, especially important if you use this in the morning. I don't believe exfoliation should ever be employed without the use of sun protection.

              There aren't any direct recommendations as to how frequently this product should be used which is probably my only criticism, it says you should use this whenever you're feeling 'a bit dirty', which is far too ambiguous for my liking. There's a tip on the back telling you to use exfoliators 'within reason,' which I'm sure most of us already know. I'm thinking that because they inserted that comment in there they mean this cleansing milk may be too harsh to use every day (as it contains exfoliators), so I only use it every three days. I always steer clear of over exfoliation personally, as I think it can be extremely damaging to the skin.

              This product seems to be very good at preventing breakouts and helping to refine pores on my skin, which is a massive plus as even though I'm moving out of my teens -my t-zone can sometimes be a problem area.

              To summarise:

              As someone who loves cleansing milks, I can definitely say that this is one of the best I've used. It's simply magnificent value- you get 180ml for £6, and it's even better than some of the high end brands I've tried. There aren't many products that are staples in my beauty regime as I tend to seek new products constantly - but this has a place. I recommend it. : )

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                22.12.2010 14:47
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                Hoping this years Soap & Glory set will have some in!

                I have just come home from university for Christmas and as I couldn't cart everything four hours away to the other side of the country, I got out some of last years Christmas beauty products that I hadn't yet opened. I had run out of facial wipes (I'm quite loyal to my facial wipes!) and found this to substitute until I could wade through the snow to the supermarket.

                The packaging is the usual soap and glory, feminine and retro and generally very eye-catching. This cleanser is very milky and the consistency is runnier than I expected. I didn't have the full size as I got it in last year's Soap & Glory gift set. This isn't a wipe off cleanser. You massage it in and then rinse it off with warm water, pat dry and moisturise. It is supposed to have oils and acid-free exfoliator in it. It does say not to over-exfoliate on the back, which I was confused about after it didn't appear to be abrasive. But not being one to follow the rules I have used it over the past four days anyway.

                For some reason my skin had took a turn for the worst whilst being at uni and I was dreading the Christmas party season (turned out alright as the parties were cancelled due to snow!). After one day of using this, I noticed my skin was a lot smoother and my pores didn't seem to be as wide. Being lazy after I came back from the pub on the second day I applied and wiped it off rather than rinsing. An actually it didn't appear to have any bad effect on my skin. In fact now my skin is clear after four days of using it. It feels much softer too. I am surprised at the effect as I thought that it would irritate my skin as it isn't that expensive. May be making a little room to take this back to uni with me!

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                10.09.2010 23:46
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                LOVE IT!

                Soap and Glory is a beauty brand with a retro design. The range includes beauty products for both males and females.

                On offer are skincare, makeup, bath and body products and also a perfume so something for everyone to get their mitts on for the ultimate pampering experience.

                ~~~Product~~~

                Clean Mary is a cleansing milk designed to fulfill many promises.

                It includes a natural, seaweed nonacidexfoliating complexa and Poreshrink-RS. Combined, these additions help to reduce dead skin build up in your facial pores which is the main cause of blackhead breakouts.

                It promises to dissolve dirt deep down in the skin whilst purifying your pores to allow your skin to feel bright, clean and fresh. It can clear makeup and is suitable for all skin types.

                It contains 4 key ingredients which work together to perform :

                *Andiroba Oil - this is a rich oil from Amazonia which contains properties which sooth and smooth out the skin.

                *Panthenol (Vitamin B5) - works to protect and condition the skin.

                *Orchid fruit, vanilla and mango extracts - to provide a natural and reviving aroma.

                *Vitamin E - works to keep up the skins moisture balance.

                ~~~Packaging~~~

                The fullsize bottle is tall and clear plastic with a pump dispenser. A tube version is available in a smaller size which is what I currently own so will base my review on this.

                The tube is made of white, smooth plastic and the twist off lid is located at the bottom. This houses a round circle dispenser. The colour design is pink and black like the majority of S&G goodies.

                The front offers us the brand/product name along with a retro female image. The information on the back is quite small and some almost unreadable without using a microfying glass. The product blurb and directions of use are there along with the ingredients and contact details for S&G.

                Clean Mary was created in Switzerland. The tube can be recycled and should be used up within 12months of first opening.

                ~~~Using~~~

                Feeling dirty? Well let Mary clean you up!

                Squeeze or pump some Clean Mary onto your hands and apply it to your face and neck. Use your fingertips to gently massage it into your face and concentrate on the pores.

                Once you are done, rinse with water or using a damp cotton pad, pat dry and apply your regular moisturiser.

                ~~~Ingredients~~~

                Aqua / Water, Butylene glycol, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Stearic acid, C12-20 acid PEG-8 ester, PEG-20 Methyl glucose sesquistearate, Carapa guaianensis seed oil,Methyl glucose sesquistearate, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide isomerate, Cetyl alcohol, Panthenol, Sodium hydroxide, Parfum / Fragrance, Propylene glycol, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, PPG-25-Laureth-25, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, PEG-8, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Urea, Tocopherol, Citric acid, Algae extract,Mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract, Vanilla planifolia fruit extract, yeast extract, Chlorhexidine digluconate, Glucosamine HCl, Amyl cinnamal, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Sorbitol, Ascorbyl palmitate, Ascorbic acid.

                ~~~Availability and Price~~~

                S&G products can be purchased in Boots and Harvey Nichols. The fullsize is 180ml and is priced at £6.00.

                The 75ml travel size comes in certain giftsets around Christmas or pop on ebay for bargains.

                ~~~My Opinion~~~

                Whilst I like to take care of my body with various pampering treats, when it comes to my face, I am more of wipe and slap on face cream sort of girl. I was never in to cleansing, toning etc as I find it tedious and expensive! My addiction to Soap and Glory let me to owning a 75ml size of Clean Mary Cleansing Milk. I received mine in a mixed bag of S&G from ebay and have been using this for about 6weeks now.

                A cleansing milk is something I consider to be runny compared to regular creams but thicker than water. The tube isn't the best for the product and the fullsize pump bottle makes much more sense. The design of the tube is very Soap and Glory. Squeezing the tube is simple but the Cleansing Milk shoots out quick. It is runny as you would expect and is bright white in colour.

                You need to be quick off the mark as this won't stay on your fingers for long due to the consistency. The scent is quite minty but has a fruity tone running through it. I apply this to my face in the evening to cleanse the day away. When I apply it to my face, it is instantly cooling. I begin to massage it in and pay particular attention to my cheeks, forehead and around the side of my nose. I experience dry, clogged up skin in those areas and blackheads around my nose.

                As I massage the cream in further, there is a light tingling sensation sitting on the surface and slowly seeping in. I can feel it getting to work on declogging my manky pores. The cleansing milk goes on white and starts to go clear before a light foamy lather forms on the surface. It feels light and doesn't have any adverse reactions with my sensitive skin. The minty aroma is quite powerful and made my eyes water a little meaning I don't like to keep this on for too long.

                Once I am satisfied that the cleansing milk has satisfied its purpose, I use a small amount of tepid water and massage the lather up a little to ensure deep down cleansing. It foams up a little more and the scent intensifies with the fruity tone and a slight sweetness making its way through. I then use my wash cloth dipped in water and wipe the remainder off. It wipes off well and quickly leaving no stickiness or residue.

                Once my face has been dried with a fluffy towel, my skin feels incredibly clear and moreso that with normal soap and water or a facial wipe. My skin feels refreshed and revived like I have been for a deep down facial at a salon and at a cheaper price! My skin feels like it can breathe and it feels amazing. It does claim to remove makeup traces and I find this to be true. Although most of my makeup has removed itself by the evening, any traces seem to wash off with the dirt and foamy lather.

                As it recommends, I apply my moisturiser after this cleansing milk. Before I do this, I feel the texture of my skin. My skin is cool to the touch and feels evened out as opposed to dry and sore. I slap on some No7 Essential Moisture Night Cream which adds additional softness. My skin remains pleasantly clean and clear the next day.

                The effects of the cleansing milk are mainly instant however it took a good 2weeks or so of nightly use for me to reap the benefits of the blackhead decreasing properties. I experience blackheads mainly around my nose and as I concentrated on this area the most, the appearance of them began to improve. Ok, they didn't completely disappear but they did reduce significantly to have made an impressive impact.

                I am happy with this cleansing milk and as I am coming to the end of my tube, the fullsize bottle will be high on my treats list. A little is plenty to cover my face and neck allowing the tube/bottle to last for ages so £6.00 doesn't seem too bad. It does what it promises to do in good time so totally worth it in my opinion.

                I recommend it!

                Thanks for readingx

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                  25.07.2010 01:47
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                  A top cleanser for all skin types including problem skin.

                  My skin type is combination and it can be hard finding a good quality cleanser that is suitable AND reasonably priced. That's where Soap & Glory's "Clean Mary" comes in. S&G is, in my opinion, the best skincare brand. It's designer quiality at drugstore prices! I love it!

                  It was this cleanser that actually got me into S&G. The vintage style labels always catch my eye and so do the witty names. "Clean Mary" is for all skin types, and it contains light exfoliants which is brilliant for people who have sensitive skin or just don't like exfoliating.

                  The application is quick and simple; you massage it onto a dry face and rinse of with warm water.

                  The result is very impressive. At first it dried out my lips a little but I adjusted to it after about two washes. It makes my skin feel very soft & it looks clean & bright! The product lasts long but when it does finish I will definitely repurchase!

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                  A lovely cleansing milk - another hit from Soap and Glory

                  As you might have guessed from previous reviews, I'm a bit of a Soap and Glory addict. The latest product that I have purchased from the range is 'Clean Mary', which is a facial cleansing milk.

                  Following the birth of my second child in mid-February, I felt that my skin was looking a bit dull (I blame the sleepless nights!) and so I decided to get some new products to give myself a bit of a boost. As I am already using a Soap and Glory facial moisturiser, I thought it would be a good idea to buy the 'matching' cleanser as it would hopefully complement the moisturiser and make my skin look and feel better.

                  Like all Soap and Glory products, this comes in packaging with black and white retro-style photography and pink graphics. It is a cream coloured 180ml tube with a pump at the top. The product is described on the front of the tube as a 'cleansing milk with andiroba oil and acid-free exfoliators to keep your skin smooth and bright'.

                  The product is applied by pumping out a small amount and massaging it into your skin using a circular motion. The back of the tube says that you should use 'a handful', but realistically you don't need anywhere near that amount to give your face a good clean. According to the packaging, you should concentrate on the areas of your face where large pores are an issue. It works best on dry skin, although I have used it occasionally in the shower as well when I've been short of time for a proper skincare regime. You then rinse it off thoroughly using warm water.

                  The product has a smooth, creamy consistency and feels nice on my skin. However, it does not feel remotely like an exfoliating product as there are no little bits to make you feel like your face is having a good scrub, and I have been using it more as a regular facial cleanser rather than as an exfoliator (I am still using another Soap and Glory product to exfoliate a couple of times a week as I like the sensation of freshly scrubbed skin). The smell is pleasant but hard to define as it is more of a subtle mixture of scents than one overall fragrance.

                  It is also effective at removing make-up, apart from mascara. To be honest, I'm happy enough with that as I use a separate eye make-up remover to get the mascara off and I wouldn't expect a facial cleanser to be able to remove it - also, I'm not entirely convinced it's designed to be used near the eye area anyway.

                  Clean Mary costs £6.00 from Boots - however, the Soap and Glory range is usually on some kind of promotion (one third off / three for two etc.) so you should be able to get it for cheaper than that.

                  After using this product on a regular basis for a couple of months, my skin is feeling cleaner, clearer and looks much better. I do occasionally find that it leaves a slightly sticky residue but this doesn't happen every time I use it so is probably just on the days where I don't rinse it off properly. It can be easily rectified by using a toner before applying moisturiser anyway.

                  Overall, this is yet another Soap and Glory product that I would recommend - I don't think I've found one that I dislike yet! The only reservation I have with it is that I don't believe that it is actually an exfoliating product and the packaging is slightly misleading on this. As a facial cleanser though, it is excellent and gives effective cleansing while leaving skin lovely and soft. I am knocking off a star on my rating just because it isn't quite the product that I believed it to be, but I do like it and will probably buy it again once it runs out.

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                    I would definately recommend investing in this product, suitable for any skin type i would think.

                    Frequently i rad soap and glory reviews, and they are all REALLY positive, which is basically what led me into purchasing most of the range, a little extravagent and stupid i know since i hadnt tried anything in the range before...

                    This was among the many products i bought in the soap and glory range, and i must say i'm pretty pleased with it, it leaves my skin feeling really clean and energisesd, i use it every morning and night, and it really seems to be clearing up my spots, along with the other products in the range.

                    I am always on the lookout for new products, and usually end up very disappointed with my purchases, this however left me pleasantly surprised, its not just that the product is very good, but the packaging is also very nice, and they seem to have paid real attention to detail, i particularly like the fact that it features a pump as i find this allows you to get exactly the amount of product you need. These products aren't too expensive, at just a little bit more than other common brands such as clearasil, neutrogena, simple.. etc, and i think they offer much beter results. All in all i would say that it is well worth investing in this product, and i will be buying it again once i have run out, oh also while i remember, the bottle lasts a pretty long time as well, i've had this one for 3 months, and am still only about a 1/4 of the way through it, so in my opinion its a bargain! :)

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                    11.03.2010 00:36
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                    Amazing cleanser

                    I recently started using Soap & Glory Clean Mary Cleansing Milk a few weeks ago when I ran out of my usual cleanser.
                    It costs £4 from boots for a 180ml, it is worth 16 points.
                    Cleansing milks are good for all skin types - especially oily skin.
                    It is white in colour and smells lovely, it is of course creamy just like milk except its not runny.

                    About the product
                    It contains andibora oil, and acid free exfoliators which helps to remove any dead skin cells without leaving your skin feeling raw and dried out.
                    It also contains panthenol - provitamin B5, orchid fruit, vanilla and mango extract and vitamin E.
                    It is made in Switzerland!

                    It comes in a cute bottle with a pump on the top, but if its in a set then its in a squeezy bottle, this keeps it fresh and more effective since if you put your fingers into it contaminates it making it less effective.

                    Using the product
                    Apply it in circles all over your face especially in the areas with large pores, apply it once to remove your make up, wash it off and apply again to cleanse your skin - do this with all cleansers. Be sure not to use too much or it runs a little but be generous with it.
                    It does well taking off your make up but takes some work to take off mascara but then again it is not eye-make up remover.
                    Use it twice daily, mornings and night.

                    It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, definitely leaves a clean feeling to your skin.
                    Cleanses all your make up off without feeling your having to scrub away at it.
                    I suffer from quite bad and dry skin, so I can see the effects of it working to calm my skin. It is definitely the best cleanser I have used.

                    Overall
                    I have suggested this product to many people and they have all had a very good experience with it.
                    Removes my make up without hassle, and leaves skin feeling soft afterwards rather than that horrible tight feeling I usually get with products.
                    I will definitely continue to use this product.
                    Remember to use toner to reduce the tight pores and moisturiser to keep your skin nice and smooth.

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