Since picking up the Super Facialist Salicylic Purifying Cleansing Wash in my latest Boots haul, I have kindly been sent a range of Super Facialist products to try. (One of which was the Pore Purifying Clay Mask which I LOVE!)
I’ve been trialing four of the six Super Facialist Cleansers, so I thought I would do a quick review of each to help you decide which cleanser is best for your skin. I’ve been using the Vitamin C Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash, Salicylic Acid Purifying Cleansing Wash, Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Gel and Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. They’re all cruelty-free and vegan-friendly!
Salicylic Acid Purifying Cleansing Wash:
Salicylic Acid is the perfect ingredient for breakout-prone skin. It deeply cleanses any bacteria that may be found on the skin’s surface (which can lead to breakouts). Despite being a purifying wash, this cleanser is actually pretty gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling very clean but not uncomfortable or tight. It removes my (often multi-layered) makeup with ease.
It’s the cleanser I’ve been reaching for on a daily basis to clarify my skin. I prefer to use the Skin Renew Cleansing Oil (review below) to remove my eye makeup, then I use the Purifying Cleansing Wash to remove makeup and grime and deeply cleanse my skin.
I’ve been using it in combination with the Evolve Rainforest Rescue Blemish Serum, and the pair combined have significantly reduced my number of breakouts – I’m impressed and shall definitely be re-purchasing it.
Vitamin C Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash:
This cleanser is gently exfoliating, and works to brighten the skin by removing any excess dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash is antioxidant-rich, containing vitamin C, E and Ferulic Acid to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. It also contains liquorice, which is also considered to brighten the skin.
I like to use this cleanser twice a week, as I prefer less stimulating cleansers in my skincare regime (over-cleansing super oily skin like mine can actually increase oil production, which is not something I’m looking to promote,) but it feels fantastic on the skin and leaves my complexion feeling really soft. It’s the perfect cleanser for those with drier skin types and those concerned with dull, lack-lustre skin.
Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil:
Within the Vitamin C range, they also have a Cleansing Oil which is a gentle yet really nourishing way to cleanse the skin and to remove makeup. I prefer to use this cleanser in the evening, when I have more time to massage it in properly – not that it takes longer to use than the other cleansers, but I do find it most therapeutic to use, and therefore prefer to take my time using it.
Something I love about cleansing oils is how easily yet gently they remove eye-makeup (in fact, make-up in general). I love to use the Skin Renew Cleansing Oil as my first cleanse, followed by the Purifying Cleansing Wash to prevent breakouts.
At 200ml, this cleansing oil is great value for money and feels incredibly luxurious on the skin. Skin Renew contains Grape Seed Oil (frequently praised for it’s antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits) and Rosehip Oil, the ‘retinol’ of the natural world. It’s also suitable for all skin types.
Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Gel:
Now, you may have tried many micellar cleansing waters, but this is a gel version. I have to admit that most micellar waters aren’t really for me and not something I’d strongly recommend. I don’t find that they remove makeup properly or cleanse deeply enough, but this Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Gel on the other hand, works like a dream. It’s completely fragrance free and contains calming aloe vera, arnica (yes, that anti-bruise remedy your grandmother uses) and hydrating coconut water to cool sensitive skin. It’s a gel cleanser, but a really lightweight gel that’s easy to massage into the skin.
Boots currently have about 1/3 off the whole Super Facialist range – shop HERE!
Have you tried any Super Facialist products before?