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Save or Splurge | Cleansers

In an attempt to make some of my skincare reviews more succinct for you I thought I'd introduce this series. We get loads of questions asking for our recommendations...and we get it, we're looking for the best bang for our buck too. But with skincare, it's really a trial-and-error thing on a very personal level. We could only hope to point you in the right direction.

Let's start with cleansers; just normal cleansers. Not makeup removers. Not exfoliators. 
My advice: save. Exceptions: people with extremely sensitive skin.

I've said before that cleansers don't stay on our face long so we really shouldn't break the bank on them. That said, I watch out for ones that are heavily fragranced and contain a lot of alcohol because we don't want anything that will completely strip the skin. Yes, even us oily skin people need to leave a lil sumting sumting bout dereso. Skincare Boss Caroline Hirons says straight up that cleansers shouldn't foam. Other resources would tell you to avoid sulfates. I've heard numerous dermatologists recommend using plain Dove bar soap. Please share your experiences in the comments so we can all have more information.

I've reviewed a few cleansers already:

Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser REN Rosa Centifolia Foaming Cleanser   REN Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel #MostRepurchased
Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Wash

...and I have four more pending. None of which are "drugstore" products. But I still say, unless your skin can't take any sortta drying ingredients, save on cleansers. 

Realising that I too need to try some cheaper alternatives I purchased this one from Neutrogena.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser - Foaming Formula - www.modenmakeup.com
As seen in Massy Stores, Warrens

Collins recently put a Garnier SkinActive one on the shelves that looks interesting.

Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser - www.modenmakeup.com

If those prices are too high, there's this one from Waitrose...

Waitrose Pure Face Wash - www.modenmakeup.com
As seen in Massy Stores, Sunset Crest

and of course SebaMed which Heidi can tell you all about.

SebaMed Display - www.modenmakeup.com

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"About Brightening Cleanser
A customer favorite that washes away impurities to leave skin soft, refreshed, and luminous. The combination of its proprietary blend of fruit oils, lycopene (from tomatoes) and hydrolyzed wheat protein (from wheat) - make it ideal for cleansing, hydrating, tightening, firming, and complexion control. Gently wash away makeup and impurities with this antioxidant-rich formula. Strawberry Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Tomato extracts help strengthen, firm and protect, leaving the skin hydrated, silky and luminous. Doubles as an exfoliating mask if left for 5 minutes before rinsing.

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