17 July, 2015 Skincare Update: Cleanser Chemistry
You have all probably realised by now that one of my greatest passions in life is skincare (sad, I know). Serums, toners and treatments are always a welcome addition to my skincare stocks, but a good cleanser can really make my day. You see their effects immediately, can work in a little facial massage, and pretend you’re in a Nivea advert – although who can actually splash water in their face whilst keeping their hair dry, I have no clue.
I’ve been a fan of Sunday Riley’s Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser (£35 here) for a couple of months, having fallen in love with the refreshing scent, oil-banishing formula and super-smooth finish it leaves on my skin. My skin craves this cleanser’s neroli, black pepper, Vitamin C and clay base, and it’s my cleanser of choice when I want to look flawless and shine-free. I thought this couldn’t get any better, until I paired it with the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser (£60 here).
Julie from J. Beaute sent it to me in our beauty swap (full review to come), and I was so excited to see this cleanser amongst the other gorgeous goodies. Tata Harper is one of those brands that’s been on my radar for a while, but I could never justify purchasing – her skincare is EXPENSIVE! Julie was super generous and this cleanser definitely lives up to the Caroline Hirons-induced hype.
It’s a soap free exfoliating cleanser that packs a serious punch when it comes to rejuvenating and brightening the complexion. Like Sunday Riley’s cleanser, it contains neroli and clay, but the extra injections of exfoliating goodness that comes from grapefruit, apricot seeds and willow bark, makes this really special. Aloe vera adds a boost of hydration and leaves skin feeling comfortable and thoroughly cleansed.
Here comes the ‘cleanser chemistry’ part: I mix one pump of Ceramic Slip with two pumps of the Regenerating Cleanser, and massage onto dry skin, focusing on my cheeks, chin and forehead. I then leave it on for five minutes while I brush my teeth and have a little tidy up, and then remove with warm water and a muslin cloth.
The result? A genuine glow that is unlike anything I’ve experienced with other cleansers. It’s not my go-to for everyday as I can imagine it would feel quite stripping on a regular basis, but it’s just the ticket the morning of an event, or the day before a holiday.
These two cleansers make quite the pricey pairing, but I guarantee they’re worth it if you can afford it. Excellent alone or together, you won’t be disappointed!
Have you tried either of these products from Sunday Riley and Tata Harper? Let me know in the comments below!
I’m heading off to Mykonos today so I’ll only be publishing twice next week – Tuesday and Thursday – but there will be some #NoBuyJuly ‘shopping my stash’-style posts that you won’t want to miss!