Cleansing Duds

Now I’ve never had the urge to rush to my computer and put up a post, but there is always a first time and tonight is that time!
I am a bit of a sucker for a rave product in the beauty world and these two products are no exception. I tried  the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish from a sample I had a few months ago. Tried it once and put it to the side as I felt it wasn’t anything special. Of course I would need to test it out for longer so I picked it up again and four days later I purchased the full size along with the tonic and moisturiser. 
I do believe it has helped my skin somewhat (less dry mainly) and I stopped using the muslin cloths as they were too harsh for my skin but I was still left with a red blotchy appearance. This I put this down to par of the course for having sensitive skin, that was until I spoke to skincare guru Caroline from Beauty Mouth who said the Rosemary in C&P is what is leaving me with red skin (this wasn’t what I had originally asked her). So stumped I had a look to see what else I had to replace C&P and since Saturday have been using Decleor Aroma Cleanse and have definitely noticed a difference in the redness on my skin. I don’t think this is a bad cleanser and I am a little upset to be honest that I can’t use it but it’s just no good for me. I have still been using the tonic and moisturiser as they don’t seem to have Rosemary in it ( I think!).
Now onto my second and possibly worst cleanser I have ever tried (and trust me there have been a few). I bought the Bioderma a few weeks ago and just couldn’t wait to try it. I had heard so many fantastic things that I thought this was going to be AMAZING! Um well I was wrong…
The first time I had tried it I thought it was a little drying but you know you have to give these things a little more time. I felt the same the second time but as it took off my makeup brilliantly I decided to keep it for that reason and use my Caudalie cleansing water for…well…cleansing ( I use this at night btw). The last few nights my eyes have sore, dry and itchy but I put it down to hayfever and went and bought some eye drops today. Two hours ago I went to take my makeup off and my eyes are STILL sore and dry, I have even used the eye drops to no avail. My eyes were fine and as soon as I used the Bioderma this is what happened. NO WAY JOSE am I using that again. I have never had such a bad reaction to something and I have sensitive skin!
So the moral of the story is don’t always believe the hype πŸ˜€ and do check out Carolines blog, she knows her stuff and isn’t afraid to tell you what’s what (a good thing imo!) 
Sorry this is long winded but I just needed to vent! So recommendations for milk or balm cleansers please! No mineral oil, sulfats or rosemary! Not asking much huh?! Thank you muchly xx
This really has to be the longest post written. Sorry about that..



  1. 21st June 2012 / 8:10 pm

    I don't like the Liz Earle either, I'm still loving my FAB cleanser x

  2. 21st June 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Although I haven't had a bad reaction to the Liz Earle, I really don't see what warrants the hype? To me it's just a cleanser, which smells kinda gross. It does the job, but not amazingly, and I certainly wouldn't rush out and spend the money on a full size! πŸ™


    • 21st June 2012 / 8:22 pm

      I really liked it that's why I bought the full size and it has been one of the better cleansers I have used (redness aside). I think I need a miracle at this point! x

  3. 21st June 2012 / 8:22 pm

    Oh you poor thing – that sounds completely rotten.

    I have to confess that I swear by both Liz Earle and Bioderma. At first I didn't really get the hype surrounding Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, but after really making sure I rubbed the cleanser into my skin before I washed it off, I really noticed a difference and couldn't believe how soft my skin felt. I absolutely swear by it now!


    • 21st June 2012 / 8:24 pm

      The majority do love both products, I am certainly in the minority! Aside from the redness I did really like the C&P, so I am a little sad at that. The Bioderma just does not agree with me πŸ™ x

  4. 21st June 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Have you tried philosophy purity cleanser? πŸ™‚ xx

    • 21st June 2012 / 9:17 pm

      I haven't but I think it has sulfates. Will check it out though thank you πŸ™‚ x

  5. 21st June 2012 / 9:53 pm

    i once tried this little sample of a milk cleanser in a beauty box, i loved it and it think it was by welda πŸ™‚

    • 21st June 2012 / 9:54 pm

      i just checked, it was by weleda and was the one step cleanser and toner!

    • 22nd June 2012 / 3:55 pm

      Someone else mentioned Weleda, I shall check it out thank you πŸ™‚ x

  6. 21st June 2012 / 9:53 pm

    What about the Lush cleansers? I used to really like Ultrabland, Angels On Bare Skin and one that had seaweed wrapped around it, can't remember the name sorry πŸ™‚ x

    • 22nd June 2012 / 3:57 pm

      Ha no probs! Was thinking Lush but not near a store but when I am I will definitely be making a visit. Thanks for the suggestion πŸ™‚ x

  7. 21st June 2012 / 9:59 pm

    I'd probably try Lush for a free from everything cleanser – speak to one of the assistants & they will help you pick the right one for your skin. I used the Angels on Bare Skin a few months ago & it was really good. I must repurchase it! x

    • 22nd June 2012 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I'm not near a store but when I am I will defo be making a visit! x

  8. 21st June 2012 / 11:17 pm

    tbh I havent tried either of them but its nice to read a review that is just plain honest and doesnt go with all the hype!

    • 22nd June 2012 / 4:00 pm

      To be honest most of the 'hyped' products I never seem to like! I need to stop buying them haha!

  9. 3rd July 2012 / 8:03 pm

    Such a shame you didn't get on with these, I've not tried either yet.
    I hope your eyes are on their way to recovery! xx

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