reviews: cleansers from lush, superdrug and clean & clear

6 August 2010

Cleansers are an important step of my makeup removal and skincare regimes as they probably are for a lot of you out there so I wanted to quickly share my experience and reviews on these 3 that I have used recently and continued to use.

lush 9 to 5 cleanser
rating: 3
price: £3.95/ £7.95
packaging: 4
value for money: 3
would i buy it again? maybe. but definitely if superdrug discontinued their vitamin e cleanser
would i recommend it? yes, but i'd recommend superdrugs vitamin e cleanser above this product

Lush say: This is a gentle cleanser made with almond oil, dove orchids and everlasting flower absolute. Excellent for sensitive skin.

9 to 5 is a calm non-irritating cleanser that works quite well at removing the bulk of your makeup. Though I personally would not use a cream cleanser for face makeup. It is soothing and works well when removing lip products and eye makeup with the exception on waterproof mascara. 9 to 5 doesn't appear to cleanse very deeply on already bare skin, though it does leave my face feeling soft, moisturised and smelling of johnson baby lotion which is always a plus in my books!

superdrug vitamin e cleanser & emur
rating: 5
price: £2.49
packaging: 3
value for money: 4
would i buy it again? i always do
would i recommend it? yes

This is the most gentle and effective cleanser I have used. although it is both a cleanser and eye makeup remover I tend to use it for eye makeup mainly. I find it works incredibly well at getting rid of the last bits of makeup like black liner that won't budge and glitter that insists on sticking to everything but the cotton pad. I also use this cleanser to remove makeup from sensitive or dry patches on my face. It restores some of the moisture whilst removing all of the makeup gently so as not to aggravate these areas further with harsher liquid cleansers like the once from clean and clear below. All in all this is my perfect product and I will continue to by it until they stop making it :)

Superdrug say: Gently and effectively removes all types of make-up. Naturally sourced Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which not only revitalises and protects the skin, it also helps combat the damaging effects of free radicals and shields it against the environment. Dermatologically tested.

clean & clear sensitive skin deep cleansing lotion
rating: 4
price: £2.95
packaging: 5
value for money:5 - a lot of good product for a low price
would i buy it again?i will
would i recommend it? yes, if you can by pass the small faults mentioned below

This is the only liquid /not a cream cleanser featured in this post and is one I use regularly. Some say this can be quite harsh on the skin and I agree in that it should not be used to close to your eyes, it is quite strong and will no doubt make them sting. I think the last thing I would of called this product is sensitive it works well at reducing blackheads and any build up of oil, dirt or makeup from your face but I would not say it does this in a sensitive way at all. It stings a little when moving over sensitive areas of your face such as cuts and overly touched spots but then I find it works well in calming those spots before adding my spot treatment, primer then makeup. But again.. it does not do this senstively, Clean and Clear deep cleansing lotion works very well for me but not without little annoyances I have mentioned. Obviously it works so well that i'm willing to by pass them.

I gave the product packaging a 5/5 because although it's not the prettiest you can see how much you have left and always retrieve the entire contents of the bottle with no trouble which is exactly what I expect from good packaging

Thanks for reading and for following!! :)

♥ abby