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For the past few years in the run up to Christmas, I have treated myself to the Soap and Glory Christmas gift set when it has been reduced to around half price in Boots. This is an economical way of stocking up on toiletries for the coming year, and also to try things out without having to pay full price for them. One of the items in the most recent gift set was this Peaches and Clean face wash, which currently costs £8 for 200ml, although is available on a 3-for-2 offer which Boots often run.
The cleanser advertises itself as being a "3-in-1 wash-off, deep purifying, milky creamy face cleanser with super T-zone decloggers, antioxidant-rich peach & gojuice extracts, and detoxifying oxyginseng technology". Wow, what a mouthful that all is! In everyday language, the cleanser is designed to remove make-up and dirt in a gentle manner, and re-energise your complexion.
The skin on my face is quite dry, and can be sensitive to new products, so I was a bit alarmed when I first used this that it smelt so strongly of peaches. Obviously the clue is in the name, but personally I found this fragrance far too overpowering and it didn't do much to convince me that this is a particularly natural product, as it is quite an artificial fragrance in my opinion. I found it a bit bizarre to be honest, as the smell of peaches isn't particularly uplifting, and doesn't linger after use (thankfully), so I'm not sure what the point of it is really.
Once I'd got over the smell, I started using this in conjunction with my other current facewash, and was quite disappointed with the results. The main issue for me is that it doesn't do a very good job of removing make-up, as my bathroom towels will confirm. I don't wear a lot of make-up, preferring a tinted moisturiser to full on foundation, but this cleanser failed to remove the minimal make-up I was wearing effectively, and I ended up having to put a couple of face towels in the wash prematurely once they had been covered with my brown make-up. This basically means that I can't use this cleanser for its intended purpose, and have relegated it to use in the mornings only, when my face is make-up free and just needs freshening up during my morning shower.
On the plus side, the cleanser itself is very creamy, and does feel luxurious in use. It's quite a thick cleanser and I do feel that it hydrates my skin and possibly smoothes it out a little. It certainly feels smooth when I'm applying this cleanser. Rinsing it off is best done in the shower I found, because otherwise it doesn't feel like it's come off completely if you're doing it over the bathroom sink.
Packaging wise, this is in keeping with the Soap and Glory retro feel, and I like the fact it has a pump dispenser as it makes it very convenient to use without having to fiddle around with flip top lids or even worse the dreaded screw top. This has been well thought out, because not many face washes or cleansers come in this type of packaging, but it's just a shame the product itself wasn't more effective. Not one I will be using again, and it's only because I hate waste that I'm plodding through the rest of the bottle.
(Review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
I enjoy using this product. It's good for taking off make up, particularly eye make up. Just be careful not to actually get it in your eyes as it will sting like mad! However, I do like to follow up with another cleanser after use as I'm not quite sure whether it actually cleans my oily skin well enough. Another thing: I do feel like it can be harsh on sensitive skin and I do worry regular use would do more bad than good over time, so for that reason I took off one star. I usually find S&G products quite overpriced, but this product lasts ages if used sparingly so it's pretty good value. I also prefer the older packaging of S&G products, but the current packaging is nice too. I like the fact that it has a pump as well. Not sure if I'd repurchase as I don't love it, but I said yes as if you really do like the product then it's definitely worth buying again!
I have had this product both in gift sets and I have bought it as an individual item because I found it worked so well for me. I am quite a Soap & Glory fan (or addict!) as you may already know if you have read some of my other reviews. This particular product is a facial cleanser which removes make up.
Dooyoo's product picture for Peaches & Clean shows the old style of bottle which matched many of the other products with it's pink colour and bold writing. The packaging has since changed (although not too drastically) to fit in with the style of products in Soap & Glory's new skin care range.
Unlike the old bottle, the new one is colourless and so you can see the creamy colour of the product inside. It's really handy to be able to see how much of the product is left as you use it. The label now features pink and black writing which is still clear and bold, but a little more streamlined than the old label which had several different fonts and colours on it. The rest of the bottle is still the same, being a slim cylinder with a pump action dispenser at the top.
Although easy to use, I do have a bit of an issue with the pump dispenser. The design means that there is always a little product left in the bottom of the bottle and I really dislike waste and so in this respect the packaging could be improved slightly. However, I do find that the pump works well without blocking, breaking or sticking which is great.
***Price and availability***
Available from Boots or Harvey Nicholls along with other Soap & Glory products, Peaches & Clean will set you back £5.33 for a 200ml bottle. If you have a Boots advantage card you can earn 20 points with this purchase.
Seeing as most facial cleansers or make up removers will cost me around the same amount or more then I am more than happy to pay this price for a product that works well, I feel it offers reasonable value for money.
***What do Soap & Glory claim the product does?***
Soap & Glory claim that Peaches & Clean will remove both make up and impurities from your skin whilst boosting circulation, unclogging the T-zone and being balanced enough for all skin types. They say; "It's gentle, effective, melts away make-up (even waterproof mascara), and re-energises your complexion in two minutes. " This all sounds pretty awesome! If I hadn't already received this item in a gift set then reading these claims would have been enough to encourage me to buy it.
Some of the other claims lost my attention a little however as "antioxidant-rich PEACH & GOJUICE extracts, and detoxifying OXYGINSENG TECHNOLOGY" are all things that don't mean much at the end of the day. I mean hands up who actually knows why antioxidants are good for your skin? (without looking it up please!) And who knows what gojuice is? Also, I prefer my technology in my electronics rather than my skin care. However, I imagine that these things might well make the product sound attractive to many.
When I first used this product I noticed how lovely it smelt, I can certainly detect peaches in there, it is quite delicately scented though which is nice for something you use on your face. I also noticed how smooth and soft my skin felt after using this, which was fantastic. The creamy cleanser was very good at removing all kinds of make up and so I was rather impressed.
Within a few days of regular use I found that my skin got rather spotty! I put this down to hormones, but I have noticed that any other time I have a break from this product and come back to it my skin reacts the same. I suppose this could be the product clearing my skin of impurities, but it is annoying!
***Results after long term use***
After persevering through the spotty stage which thankfully didn't last more than a handful of days I find my skin looks and feels fantastic! I tend to use 2-3 pumps of this at night (or sometimes in the morning if I commit the awful sin of falling asleep in my make up) and my skin feels clean and soft just as it did after the first use. It certainly does live up to it's promises of unclogging skin and removing make up and so I'm very pleased with it.
I'm prone to problems with my skin because of eczema and allergies but my skin looks so good after using this that others have commented how much better it is!
***Overall opinion of Peaches & Clean***
As I said to begin with, this product does work well for me, I have purchased it many times before and I will do again in the future and so I clearly like it. Because the face cleanser is suitable for all skin types I would recommend it to others without worrying that it may not work so well.
All in all this is a good quality product from a well loved brand which makes my skin look and feel fantastic. However, the sales patter would have been more attractive to me had it been kept simple, the tiny bit left in each bottle gets on my nerves and I have found that I need a period of adjustment when using this product before my skin starts looking good and so I feel it deserves to have a star knocked off, so I'm giving it 4/5
I was lucky enough to receive a bumper bag of goodies for Christmas and one of these goodies was the Peaches and Clean Deep Purifying Cleanser.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to cleanse the skin on the face, removing impurities and make up. The product promises to clean the skin deeply, clearing out the pores and re-energising the complexion, increasing blood circulation and removing toxins from the skin. It contains vitamins to nourish the skin, promises to fight signs of aging and to leave your face feeling fresh and clean.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be dispensed from the bottle and massaged onto the face and the neck for a few minutes. Then it should be rinsed away with warm water and then followed up with a good moisturiser.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a clear plastic bottle which has some details given about the wash in pink writing. It has a pump dispenser and you have to push down on it in order to release the product. The product will cost you around £8 for 200 ml and it can be bought from both Boots and a range of online websites.
Aroma and Appearance
The product has an aroma that is exactly like peaches. It manages to not smell artificial at all and it is just like the fragrance from a tin of peaches. It has a minty smell mixed in with it which doesn't mingle well and which ruins the fragrance in my opinion. It doesn't make the product impossible to use but it is a bit sickly in my opinion. The product is white in colour and it is really rich and creamy. It seems more like a moisturiser than a face wash when you pump it from the bottle.
The product is easy to dispense from the bottle and it took about three pumps to dispense the right amount. I closed my eyes and massaged this all over the face as directed. It feels incredibly creamy on the skin and it feels like you are rubbing a moisturiser onto your face. It is silky and glides well so it doesn't pull or drag the skin as you rub. It didn't irritate my skin and it wasn't too strong for me. The fragrance is very evident at this point but I did my best to ignore it.
It was quite hard to get all of the product off my skin because it's so creamy and it took quite a bit of rinsing. It really stings your eyes if you get it in them (which I did!) which makes them a bit rubbish for removing eye make up. When I dried my face, I was shocked to see all my make up coming off on my lovely white towel meaning it hadn't cleaned my skin at all. I ended up using my usual face wash after this to ensure that my face was still clean.
The positives were that it made my skin feel really soft and hydrated and didn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry at all. The aroma didn't hang around on my skin either which was a good thing in my eyes. I decided to use this face wash in the mornings when it is already make up free and to remove it with a damp flannel to ensure its cleaning my face properly. When used in this way it does brighten my skin and make it look and feel fresh and clean.
All in all, this is a confusing product to use. It stings if you get it in the eye and didn't remove my make up leaving my white towels in a mess. It works better as a morning wash when removed with a damp flannel and it is creamy and moisturising on the skin. I will continue to use this in the mornings but I wouldn't repurchase my own bottle once this is all gone.
I have been using this since Christmas 2012 when I received a small sample in a Soap and Glory facial gift set. I was so impressed I went on to buy it in Boots.
The picture above is the old bottle, recently Soap and Glory have revamped their skincare range. I can't say I am a big fan of the new packaging as it is a boring white bottle. The product costs £8 for 200ml and is frequently on 3 for 2 in Boots.
The bottle describes the product as a 3 in 1 wash off deep purifying cleanser. The product contains what S&G call a special clogged t zone formula with peach and something called 'Go Juice'
The formula is described gentle, effective and can remove make-up it is also designed to re-energise the complexion.
This product is suitable for all skin types.
To use the product you apply 1 or 2 pumps to dry skin. The product is like a normal cream cleanser. It is white in colour and has a lovely peachy smell. As soon as I applied this to my face I noticed it was tingling slightly. It melted into my skin and was easy to massage in. Once you have massaged this in you can then rinse it off with clean water and follow with moisturiser.
The back of the bottle warns that as this product contains AHA's it can make your skin photosensitive so it advises you to wear SPF if you are off out in the sun.
My skin is dry in places and I get the occasional greasy patch in my t zone. This product suits my skin really well. It does a good job of removing dirt that can clog pores and therefore prevent blackheads. I can always tell with my skin if a cleanser is good because my skin feels smooth. After using this my skin always feels refreshed. I always follow with the S&G serum as my skin does feel a little dry after using this.
I use this once a day as recommended on the bottle in the evening. I very rarely wear make-up but when I do this cleanser does a good job of removing it all leaving my skin looking clean and fresh.
I would highly recommend this cleanser it is easy to use and makes my skin look great.
Last Christmas, Santa brought me the large Soap & Glory gift set from Boots and this was part of the contents. Until this point, I had never used the product or the brand before so I wasn't in a rush to use it, especially the Peaches and Clean as my face can sometimes be quite sensitive. However, in mid January, I suffered an outburst of spots on my chin so decided to give it a go.
***Price and availability***
To buy the product individually, it currently costs £8 for a 200ml bottle and is available from Boots, in store and online, what I do like about the range is that it is quite often on offer, whether that be 3 for 2 or buy one, get one half price. I do think that the price is quite reasonable when compared to similar products on the market. Since discovering Soap and Glory, I always stock up when on offer, for example this year, this was included in the Yule Monty gift set which was on offer at £27 and contained several off the best selling products.
The packaging has changed slightly to that of the image, as have most of the Soap & Glory products; it now comes in a clear bottle which has a clear plastic pump to the top. The product description and brand is written to the front of the bottle in black and pink writing. The bottle has changed shape slightly too, it is now a little smaller in size but slightly wider, when I re-purchased this, I thought that the bottle actually contained less but is still contains 200ml as it previously did.
According to Soap and Glory, the products melts away make-up (even waterproof mascara), and re-energises your complexion in two minutes. Using the cleaner is really simple, I just pump a couple of squirts into my hands and then start to massage into my face, particularly concentrating on my problem areas, leave for a short while if you wish and then rinse with warm water. Although the product is designed to remove makeup too, I prefer to remove mine with a cheap facial wipe to start off with and then apply.
The cleanser is white and has a really nice consistency to it, it is quite light, much like a daytime face cream and I absolutely love the fragrance, just like the name indicates, it smells of sweet juicy peaches. When first applying the cleanser, it seems to melt on my skin, absorbing really easily and when it comes to rinsing, it comes away from my face effortlessly without having to rub hard.
Within a couple of days of using, I started to notice a difference in my complexion immediately, especially on my nose where I had larger pores and my chin which had turned into a problem area. My pores were noticeably smaller and so where my spots, within a week or so, my spots had more or less cleared up and I have never suffered an outbreak since. From the first time of using, my skin also felt softer and the nice fragrance, although not as strong was left on my skin which I loved.
From mid January last year, I have used the product twice daily and my skin has never been in such good condition, the bottle lasted me a good 5 months before I had to repurchase which I think is excellent, no over cream I have used has lasted so long and delivered such good results.
According to Boots website, the product is dA 3-in-1, wash-off, deep purifying, milky-creamy face cleanser with super T-zone decloggers, antioxidant-rich PEACH & GOJUICE extracts, and detoxifying OXYGINSENG TECHNOLOGY, I have no idea what this means, but whatever it does, I can say that it works and overall, I would recommend this product 100%, giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
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Santa was very generous this year and brought me a Soap & Glory Yule Monty set to open up on Christmas morning. This may or may not have had anything to do with it being on special offer throughout a small period of the festive season at £27 a pop for a number of their fantastic products, but either way I was absolutely over the moon! I'm a big fan of the soap and glory sets however I can't afford to use their products on a regular basis (let's face it, they cost a fortune) so I look forward to Christmas and Birthdays! I haven't tried many of the products in this year's Christmas set, and one of those was Peaches and Clean.
This product is 200ml of promise, stating "3 in 1 wash off deep purifying cleanser" and promises to "smooth, purify, revitalise, de log, boost circulation, re-energise skin, melt away make up and suitable for all skin types." The packaging is very attractive and really girly which sold it for me. It's a lovely soft pink colour and looks very attractive in my bathroom full of girly things! The scent is faintly peach which suits me fine, as I can't stand the smell of peaches but I miraculously enjoy the smell of this. The packaging consists of a sleek 200ml bottle and an effective pump which is beneficial for bacteria control and controlling how much you would like to use.
Applying the product is very pleasant as the consistency is milky however not too thin, around 2/3 pumps is enough to cover my face and neck which indicates to me that I'll be getting a lot of use! It smooths onto my skin like a dream and covers my skin evenly. It doesn't foam up or anything and feels lovely and silky on my skin. For the past week I've been alternating between this product every night and a scrub every few days which appears to be working well. My skin has a lovely silky feel and it has that lovely 'well looked after' feel. One thing about using this every night is that it can leave my skin feeling a little bit tight, and although I don't have sensitive skin I would advise buyers who do so to skin test this first.
My skin feels baby soft and the product is a great pampering treat at the end of a hard shift. It removes my make up effectively and sets me up for some beauty sleep. This does however make my skin feel tight and uncomfortable but as soon as I apply moisturiser it's fine. I would recommend this product as it's a nice treat for any girl who likes her spa like treatments! At £8 a pop it's expensive compared to other ones on the market, and the price is usually what puts me off soap & glory.. But hey, if you can afford it why not?
Peaches and Clean is a 3 in 1 wash off cleanser that claims to remove make up and impurities, and re-energise complexion. It is part of the Soap & Glory product range and can be found In Boots for £8 for a 200ml bottle.
The packaging is very aesthetically pleasing, looking fantastic on the shelf and in your bathroom, just as every other Soap and Glory products. It uses a pump dispenser which is my favorite as it allows you to control how much you pump out and it also looks better. The best thing about this cleanser was definitely the smell. I'd describe it as a mint and peaches scent. It's the perfect scent for a cleanser; fruity and refreshing, just what you need when you wake up in the morning. However scent alone is not enough to make it worth buying...
As a big fan of Soap and Glory I was quite disappointed to find that this cleanser did not live up to my high expectations. I trialled this as part of my everyday skincare routine, applying it and washing it off before toning and moisturising but found it did my skin no favours. The consistency of the cleanser was lotion-like but when applied to my skin felt quite greasy and not at all creamy like my cleansers usually do. I also noticed after around 10 seconds of leaving the cleanser on, it really started to irritate my skin and sting a little bit. This meant I couldn't leave it on for as long as I usually do with other cleansers.
I found overall that this cleanser simply didn't work. I didn't notice that it did anything great for my skin and I would certainly not recommend it to people with sensitive skin or oily skin. It may do a better job for people who to tend to have more dry skin.
Overall rating : 2 stars.
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This cleanser is brilliant for anyone who doesn't want to have to scrub away at their face to exfoliate - the fruit acids do this for you without the risk of broken capillaries, or damage to your skin from over-zealous scrubbing.
It's best used after you've taken your makeup off, so that you get the full effect and your skin is left feeling clean and smooth. The cleanser doesn't foam up when your rub it onto wet skin, and it doesn't really feel as if it's doing a vast amount - it does exfoliate, but very gently, so it can be used every day without irritating the skin. One or two pumps should easily cleanse your whole face, and the bottle does last a long time (even though, for me, it's quite an expensive cleanser). It leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft, without causing any irritation, and it cleans out your pores to prevent spots/blocked pores effectively.
I must admit I am a Soap & Glory fan. I got the Peaches & Clean within a Christmas gift set, and the first thing I loved about it was the smell. I'm not a huge peach fan, but it smells lovely.
The bottle is pump action which is great for not wasting any. It feels smooth on the skin, and does what it's meant to - removes make-up, dirt and softens the skin. I like how quick it is, and your skin really does feel clean after. it's also moisturising enough that if you are in a real rush you could go without a separate moisturiser as it is softening to the skin.
My only negative is that this is a smooth cleanser, without any exfoliation. I tend to use it with an exfoliating pad every other day and my skin shines!
I would recommend this product to anyone who has "normal" skin, it may not be exfoliating enough for someone with problem skin.
For my birthday recently my friends bought me wine and Soap and Glory products. They know me well. I generally love S&G products, and I felt that Peaches and Cream was something I probably wouldn't have bought myself so it was nice to receive as a present
~Soap and Glory~
Soap and Glory is a brand available at Boots. It has a distinctive pink, retro look and comes under the 'luxury bathing' section. Peaches and Clean retails for about £7
This bottle is quite long and thin and has a pump to dispense the product. The bottle is pink but see-through so I can see how much product I've got left. I don't know if the last of the product will be difficult to get out with the pump when I get to the bottom, but for general dispensing the pump is very convenient for a facial product.
The front of the bottle has the name of the product, as well as information telling me 'It purifies! Can energize! And melts away makeup!' It also says that the product includes peach extract (to smooth skin), quillaja bark (a natural soap), jojoba oil (to soften skin), detoxyboost technology (to purify and deep clean) and poreshrink r2 (for a clear and fresh complexion. The product describes itself as a 4-in-1 wash off deep cleansing milk with a special clogged t-zone formula.
The back of the bottle has instructions for use, which are massage a splodge onto your cheeks 'in the evening (or morning, if you managed to fall asleep with your makeup on' and rub over problem areas, before rinsing off with water. It advises you to repeat if you feel you need it. The product also advises you to avoid contact with eyes and has a list of ingredients. There is a small warning that the product can make your skin photosensitive 'all the more reason to slap on sunscreen then'. I've never heard of this before in a product but as I'm a strict 'makeup off before bed' girl I have only used the product before going to bed and my morning foundation has a build in SPF, but worth noting if this would be relevant to you.
~The product and my experience~
I was initially unsure what to do with this product. Is is a makeup remover? Is it a cleanser to use after taking makeup off? I've tried it both ways and here are my thoughts.
The product smells delicious, a bit like a peach yoghurt! S&G have really got the smell down and it's delicious. I usually find two generous pumps of product works for me. On pumping, the product feels like a moisturiser, which I was surprised at. However, on application to the face it feels gel like and doesn't sink in like a moisturiser. It's a slightly odd sensation, but I'm going with it.
The first time I tried this product, I took my makeup off and then rubbed some Peaches and Clean over my whole face. I then washed off with water over the sink and followed up with a moisturiser. I have used it in this way a few times since, and to be honest I can't tell much of a difference. My face feels a little softer and smells like yoghurt but that's it really. However, my skin is young and very low maintenance. It's just normal (neither oily, greasy or dry) and I rarely get spots or blemishes. Maybe this product does more for dry skin.
The second time I tried this product, I left my makeup on and smoothed the product over my skin. It made my eye makeup go watery but didn't remove it, and when I washed off with water I got watery mascara in my eyes which was painful and left me with red eyes before bed. I haven't tried that one again!
The product smells divine and looks great in my bathroom but I just don't know what it's for. It doesn't remove full makeup, and when used between toning and moisturising it makes my face smell great and feel a little bit softer but it doesn't really do anything for me. As mentioned, maybe it's more for people with dry skin.
This product has been relegated to using every now and again simply because it's there, but I won't be buying a new bottle when I run out.
I originally got this cleanser with the Christmas hamper in 2012; I was relatively skeptical as I realise cleansing milks do not tend to be all-rounders. I have be somewhat surprised by this though, my skin is soft and supple after use, the smell is not too overwhelming perfumed or piercingly artificial unlike a lot of 'fruity' beauty products, it DOES shift grease unlike many other cleansing 'milks' that I've tried, and it doesn't dry out the less oily parts of my face. So all in all, a pretty neat little product (and it's NOT as crazy candy pink as the bottle makes it look in your hands, if that concerns you.)
My only issue is that this has done very little, if anything at all for my blemishes. I still am getting breakouts in which I seem to experience a lot less off with harsher cleansers (such as S&Gs Face, Soap, And Clarity). My skin tend not to withold as much oil midway through the day as other cleansers seem to acheive, and my face will often experience shine as little as a couple of hours after washing. So whilst yes, not all cleansers are accustomed to every skin type, Soap And Glory DO market this as an all-rounder, when it's a rather weak wash for greasy skin. I am confident that this would be a perfect wash for Dry/Normal skin.
I bought this cleanser because I love Soap and Glory body products and wanted to try some of their skincare products. I was enticed by the pretty pink packaging and the fact that it came with a pump, which is more hygienic than scooping the contents out of a jar. It is also aimed at all skin types so I thought it was worth a go.
This is where I feel the product really let me down. The pump at the top of the bottle worked really well for approximately a week, after which it became more difficult to get product out. The pump would seem to get clogged and the further down the bottle you went the worse it got. By the time I had used about three quarters of the bottle I had to resort to taking the pump out and shaking it onto my hand, which then distributed too much product.
Despite the packaging issues, I really enjoyed this cleanser. It had the typical Soap and Glory smell and cleansed my face throughly. I could actually see it almost melting my makeup. It was also very gentle which is good as I have sensitive skin.
I think the product itself is worth the £7 I paid for it, however I think Soap and Glory have purposely designed the packaging so you have to buy the product more frequently. I find this cleanser doesn't last as long as other cleansing milks I have tried, despite them being the same size.
Overall, I would recommend this product to a friend but possibly warn them to decant the product into another container as it reaches the end of the bottle so you can actually use what's left at the bottom.
As a frequent user of Soap and Glory products I am always thrilled to try something new. Peaches and Clean certainly does not disappoint.Applied in circles around your face, it removes all traces of foundation etc. easily and leave sour skin refreshed and soft to touch. And of course smelling lovely with the typical loveliness of "that" Soap and Glory smell.
When it comes to cleansing my face, I've only just really got into doing it in a big way - and given that Soap and Glory just happen to be one of my favourite companies when it comes to skin care, and bathing so thought I'd give this ago. One of my friends happened to mention to me a few months back, that both she and her daughter loved this stuff, and I realised I'd got a bottle in a pack that was left over from Christmas - just hadn't got round to using it yet, so hunted around in my box for it and decided the give my Garnier cleanser a miss just for a little while until I'd decided whether or not I liked this!
~*~ Soap and Glory ~*~
Soap and Glory is a brand of baby pink colour schemed items that are available in Boots, John Lewis and online. They cover all aspects of washing and keeping your body looking fabulous, from shower gels, to moisturisers and anti-cellulite creams, they have everything you could ever want to keep your skin looking good. My favourites are their amazing hand cream, and I have to say since they introduced cosmetics and facial skin care to their ranges they have really gone up in my estimation and I'm really happy to buy from them even despite the price compared to the price of the normal make-up I buy.
~*~ Peaches and Clean ~*~
This is what soap and glory say this cleanser does -
** Our special clogged T-zone formula Includes peach extract (with skin smoothing fruit acids), quillaja bark (a gentle natural 'soap'), jojoba oil (an emollient skin softener), DetoxyboostTM technology (to help purify and deep clean) and Poreshrink R2TM (for a clearer, fresher, brighter complexion). In our opinion it's the best cleansing milk on the market! **
To be honest there is a lot written there, that probably doesn't make a lot of difference to anyone and is just written by S&G to make the product look a bit fancier than it is, I don't think by any stretch of the imagination that before S&G named it there was something called 'Detoxyboost' but it's one of their many quirks and well it works so I can't complain too much at the end of the day!
~*~ Coming up smelling of peaches ~*~
That's one of the things I love most about this cleanser aside from the fact it does its job - the moment you unscrew the top of the pump it's almost an instant sweet, peachy and fruity smell. For some that might not be very desirable, but for me it's an ideal thing to put on my face - I love the scent, even more so once I've pumped some out on my hand it's quite a strong smell, that isn't overwhelming but it's not something you can avoid and once you've used it you can seriously smell it for a while in your bathroom or wherever you're using it. Once it's on your face, it's even more fruity I find - it's a scent that sticks to your skin beautifully even once you've washed it off, so I like in the evening to leave it on for a while before removing, and again wait a little bit before I apply my toner to be able to keep the scent around, it really does smell that good!
~*~ Application is as easy as a piece of peach! ~*~
To apply this to your face, you don't need to be someone with a university degree - there's nothing fancy to do to apply it. Just unscrew the pump top to open, and pump a blob out onto your hand - I tend to go for a blob about the size of a twenty pence piece, purely because a lot goes a long way. However it depends how your skin is feeling really, as on some of these more hot and sticky days we've been having recently I've been using a bit more just to freshen my skin up especially in the mornings before applying make-up. Just pick up the amounts you want on your finger tips and rub into your skin, it suggests to massage one lot into your cheeks and then a double amount into your forehead, nose and chin - it just depends on you and how you feel your skin is at the time you use it. See very simple!
~*~ Feeling peachy clean! ~*~
From the moment it goes onto my skin I do feel like it really does make my skin feel a bit fresher than it did before I applied actually, the beauty of this cleansing milk is that it 'melts away make-up' which for me is a beautiful thing because you can pop it on, let it absorb - brush your teeth before bed, by the time you're done it's done it's magic. Depending where I am and what amenities I've got depends what I take it off with, when I'm at my boyfriends on base it's harder to get to a big sink so I'll just remove it with a baby wipe - which does the job just as well as warm water in my opinion. To be fair the baby wipes just help to remove anything extra that the milk doesn't quite catch, so I think on occasions that I do use it it's a little bit more effective, just doesn't leave you with the lovely scent that just washing it off with water does. When it's on your skin, it is a very light cleansing milk actually - so when it's on your skin you don't really feel like there's anything there especially if you rub it in you're only going to look a little bit shiny when it's on, because even though it's a lovely creamy pale pink colour it will turn transparent on your skin. There are no tingly feelings on your skin while you're using it, which is a surprise after using a lot of S&G products because the majority of them do have a property to make a tingle or a funny feeling. It's a very simple product for your skin really, but once it's washed off you really do feel like your skin has had a good wash - it does take off a lot if not all of your make-up and daily grime with it, and if it doesn't quite get it all a bit of toner afterwards will happily take care of that, leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
As for the skin smoothing properties, I will definitely be testimony to it doing that, after I've used this for a couple of days running I always find my face is so much smoother and softer - it also makes it a lot easier to put make-up on top of because there's very few bumps in the skin that were there before I started using it, or took a break from using it. The whole idea of being a pore shrinker, I'm not totally sold on that, but that is because the only time my pores open on my face is when I've been a bit lazy with my facial skincare routine and using any cleanser and toner, will help close my pores up - but those of you out there with large pores might find it does help a little bit. It does however definitely give me a fresher complexion, as I used it in the few days leading up to my graduation and I've been told by a few people that I'm looking quite radiant in the pictures so it works somewhere down the line and my skin does feel better every time I use it. I do take breaks from it though so my skin doesn't get too used to it, because somehow my skin develops a tolerance to everything and I don't want to have to look for another item that works this well! The other bonus I've found to this cleanser more so than in the others I've used, this one seems to cleanse deeper to prevent breakouts, I still get the occasional blackhead and little spot that barely breaks the surface but compared to how I used to breakout this is lovely, and it stops them from getting very big and taking over my face - which now I'm in my twenties I want to avoid at all costs! It's also quite moisturising so I don't feel like my skin is really tight on my face after I've used it, I'll still use moisturiser to top it up, but I don't feel like my skin is missing out if I don't get chance to apply any before bed - some people have said it's dried their skin out, I must be lucky because my skin is happier now than before I started using it!
~*~ In the end... ~*~
This is a cleanser made by a brand that is well known for its great skin care and bath care products - it's one you shouldn't write off without trying. It might be a little pricier than Nivea or Simple but compared to Lancôme and similar brands it's a bargain that will last you a good couple of months out of a 200ml bottle, a little goes a long way with this item. You'll have lovely smelling skin, and radiant skin, and never have to worry about scrubbing this into your skin with cotton wool so you'll save on cotton wool balls. It's highly recommended facial cleansing milk, that I won't be changing from any time soon, my skin is thanking me for it and that's all I need as promotion to keep using it!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
This is available for me in my local Boots for £7, it's available in particular places online and in other shops but since this is the place I normally shop for S&G items that's the price I look at though in theory the prices are set, so they shouldn't deviate too much; just remember if you're a lover to take advantage of the 3 for 2 offers that often arise in Boots and keep stocked up!