As promised I am back posting, it’s another start to another dreary winter week but I’m trying to stay positive despite being in a lot of pain as I’ve somehow hurt my shoulder. This week I am putting long thought out plans into action so I know what I’m doing in different aspects of my life everyday. My thoughts are that this will help me manage things better so I don’t become overwhelmed and procrastinate. I’m not sure if I’ll manage to post again this week but I’ll try my best.
Today I’m going to review and compare three of B.’s facial cleansing products, their micellar wipes and water, and gel cleanser.
I love micellar water, aside from coconut oil it’s the easiest product I’ve ever used for really removing stubborn makeup. It gives me more time to enjoy my night and is more gentle on my skin. My favourite one so far has been Superdrug’s Vitamin E but when I saw that they have a water in the B. range I had to try it. One thing that I preferred about this micellar water was the bottle, specifically the opening. I feel like the tiny hole that dispenses the product is much easier to use and saves me product in the long run, so this 150ml bottle has lasted me a long time. I feel like this product is just as good as any micellar water I’ve tried in the past, it removes makeup easily, especially waterproof mascara and leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and smooth. It doesn’t leave me with oily skin and it doesn’t irritate, something which has become more important as my skin is having a real sensitivity issue lately. This product is £4.99 from Superdrug.
Not long after purchasing the water I found out that B. also make micellar wipes so I picked up a pack to try them out. These are really handy because it cuts out a little time that pouring the water takes up and they are just as good at removing makeup. I even found them a little more comfortable to use over the eyes as they weren’t as wet as a cotton pad with micellar water. You could also carry the wipes in your handbag for easily removal anytime and anywhere. However, unlike the micellar water, every time I use the wipes I wake up with an oily face the next day which is disappointing. The wipes are £2.99 in Superdrug.
I also bought a tube of B.’s gel cleanser, I’ve never used a product like this before so I didn’t know what to expect. The gel based product turns into an oil when you apply it and washes off as a toner. This sounded like witchcraft to me so I was excited to try it out. I found the texture really strange at first, the gel is quite thick, with an almost petroleum jelly feel. Nevertheless I loved the feeling off rubbing it in and watching my makeup come off. I washed the gel off in the shower and I felt it came away really easily, my skin did feel slightly oily, or like it had an odd texture while I was still under the water. However, when my face was dry I can honestly say this is the softest my face has felt in ages, my skin literally feels like satin. The only downside is that removing it in the shower left a little bit of panda eye behind that I had to remove with a wipe, but maybe this won’t happen if you remove it with cotton pads. The 125ml tube is £6.99 in Superdrug.
Overall, each product has something that I like about it, but they also all have a downfall. If I had to pick one it would be the wipes because they are easy to use, require minimal effort and the oil problem is easily fixed with blotting paper in the morning. However, if I was looking for a treat, something more luxurious then I’d choose the gel cleanser for the after effects and the experience.
What’s your favourite method of cleansing? Have you tried a great cruelty free cleanser that you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments below.