A gentle but effective cleanser is always a bit difficult to find. I find I'm always torn between the luxurious brands and the natural ones. Both claim effectiveness, but I I sometimes doubt how thorough essential oils can be at removing caked -on make up.
I rarely sleep in my make up, but I do party in it. I like long lasting make up so I invest in the designer stuff because it works. Removing it, however, at the end of the night, can be tricky.
You can buy the cleansing gel from many High Street Boots stores, as well as Debenhams in the Bullring, where they have the Clarins spa, and the therapists are on hand to guide and advise about each product. Alternatively buy it from the Clarins website.
The little tube of orange-coloured gel looked rather meek, but I know how effective Clarins products are.
I squeezed out a small amount, hoping it would cleanse my whole face.
I rubbed it all over my face, and allowed it to do its work for one minute.
Once applied, the gel is surprisingly thicker than you might expect, and doesn't spread as far as you'd think. I had to use a little more than I'd initially thought, to ensure I cleansed all of my face.
Unlike a lot of cleansers, this is a rinse-off kind, so I washed mine off in the shower. The gel turns from a clear cleanser, to a milk when you rinse off with water. It sounds silly, but I love it when a product surprises you, and I certainly hadn't expected a milk-like cleansing product.
Although in the pictures, I am using the cleanser on a make up -free face, I have since used the cleanser to remove my make up, and aside from my mascara, it removed every scrap. Safe to say, my foundation, blusher, and highlighter is the long wearing kind.
For £19.50 it is a slightly more expensive cleanser than I'd be willing to fork out for, but it works, and sometimes you have to spend a bit more to get results. Plus, you're investing in a brand who already have a loyal fan base, so they're doing something right.