Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish really is just the bees knees, I cannot even begin to describe how beautifully clean my face feels after using it. It’s fun to use and comes in a pretty pack with a cloth. After a good cleanse (some 3 minutes later) my skin is akin to baby’s bottom, seriously huh-mazing! It contains purifying eucalyptus essential oil, invigorating rosemary and soothing chamomile extracts, and skin-softening cocoa butter. A UK favourite it has won over 75 beauty awards and is available internationally online from here.
I have been using Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser for years and it really is the business, hard working but not irritating and great for acne prone or mature skin. It is a gentle soap-free, non-irritating cleanser with glycolic acid that rinses completely, it contains sorbitol, a natural humectant derived from berries that leaves the skin soft and hydrated and has glycolic acid which is a fantastic follicular cleansing agent. I use this with my clairsonic and my skin really glows. I buy it here.
When I lived in Paris, Bioderma make up remover/cleanser was in pharmacies and supermarkets everywhere (for cheap!). Models stock up on this “miracle water” when they are in Paris. Make up artists also love using it as it’s gentle and effective and works on any skin without irritation. Just a couple of dabs on cotton wool and swoosh make up gone. It’s great for travelling as you can use it without water and it takes eye make up off too. It has changed it’s name to Bioderma Sebium H20. It’s widely available online but can be expensive if you are not a buying it in France, for my (cheap) supplier of choice click here.