B Clean Creamy Foam Hydrating Cleanser review

In my B skincare brand review, I briefly mentioned the B Clean Foam Hydrating Cleanser and how much I was enjoying it. In this post, I will be reviewing the cleanser and sharing my thoughts on it

B Clean Creamy Foam Hydrating Cleanser is made for all skintypes and promises to deeply cleanse, purify and hydrate the skin. It has salicylic acid to unclog pores and a blend of mild cleansing and skin conditioning ingredients to help leave the skin feeling smooth and comfortable.


I was using this throughout December but took a break from it in January for my Beauty Pie Challenge. I started using it again towards the end of January till now. I’m actually almost out of it. It is a thick creamy formula which foams a lot with a fair amount. It has an ok scent.

This was a mainly an AM cleanser but I have also used it as a PM cleanser. I find the cleanser very easy to use. I apply a fair amount on wet hands and massage over dry skin. I add a bit of water to create a creamy foam and cleanse my face thoroughly following the #60secondrule (washing your face with your hands for 60 seconds). It has mild cleansing power and I find it very effective at leaving my skin clean without stripping it. I feel like it leaves my skin very smooth and pores unclogged because of the BHA in it. After usage, my skin is left comfortable and smooth and it looks healthier


This is a very good drugstore cleanser which also has salicylic acid in it. in fact, it is one of the few cleansers I have come across from the drugstore with BHA in it ( the other is Garnier Pure Active) I love this wash, its mild, its effective and it doesn’t dry the skin. It is not the most hydrating cleanser, but it doesn’t leave my skin tight or dry. I would definitely recommend especially for oily to blemish-prone skin because of the added BHA in it, but I think all skintypes will like it. I have normal to combination oily skin.  A little goes a long way with this cleanser and I find I don’t need much to cleanse my face, neck and even chest.

I was sent tis product by PR for review but all opinions are my own.

I currently can’t find this online but its available in store.

Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser Review

Clarins skincare, its brand that’s been around for a while but has never really peaked my interested. They also have a makeup range but nothing for my skin tone and below so I don’t bother with checking them out. I have tried two of their products which I received as a Christmas gift about 2 years ago (and I am only getting round to using them now smh). This review will be on the One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser.

The cleanser has been formulated with orange and moringa extract to soften, tone and protect the skin from pollution. Its promises to polish away makeup, gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin to leave it soft, smooth and luminous


I love the fresh orange scent of the cleanser, it isn’t overpowering and it doesn’t linger and it’s great to use in the mornings. The texture of the cleanser is that of a cream with exfoliating grains in it.

The cleanser is mild and doesn’t feel harsh on the skin. It doesn’t lather much (I wasn’t expecting this anyway) but I do feel like my skin is clean afterwards. My skin doesn’t feel dry, even when I have used the cleanser in the morning, my skin still feels normal throughout the day. It leaves my skin soft. When I use this as my PM cleanser, without makeup, it is enough to use it as a 1 step cleansing routine.

I wouldn’t use this to remove makeup only because of the exfoliating grains and I don’t want to run the risk of applying to much pressure with my hands. I also wouldn’t recommend using it as an everyday makeup remover due to the exfoliating grains


A lovely cream exfoliating cleanser. I use it once or twice a week just depending on what I am in the mood for. I have come away from using physical scrubs for my skin as I will treat this as a scrub instead of a cleanser.

I think its gentle enough for all skin types but for sensitive skin please contact them directly for more information.

In total I have tried two products from Clarins but it really doesn’t make me want to try more because of their makeup range. Happy to use this up and I won’t purchase it again.

Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is £21 on Clairns.co.uk


Gatineau Gentle Silk Cleanser Review


I must admit I had never heard of this brand until I received this product. I think I got this in an advent calendar or a beauty box. Gatineau is a luxury Parisian skincare brand which has been around for a while. Their ethos is simple: natural ingredients combined with latest technologies.

Their Gentle Silk Cleanser is one of their best selling products and is enriched with silk and cotton extracts and sweet almond oil. They promise nourished and soft skin whilst removing all traces of makeup.


So this would be my first time using a milky cleanser. The Gentle Cleanser doesn’t lather or foam and I massage a fair amount on dry skin for a few seconds before rinsing off. For a cleanser suitable for sensitive skin, I was not expecting it to be scented but the Gentle Cleanser is heavily scented with something that reminds me of powder and older mature women. (I don’t even mean that in a bad way)

In terms of its cleansing power, I was very let down. To remove daily grime, SPF and oils it’s an ok cleanser although my skin feels like it’s not as clean as it should be. In terms of makeup removal, Gatineau promises it removes all traces of makeup but I did not experience that. It struggles and it is not effective. I used it once to try to remove glitter and matte lipstick and it was inadequate. It pushed the glitter around my face, and failed against the lipstick. The lipstick was the ultra-matte formula from ColourPop which is difficult to remove but I do have cleansers that do not struggle with it. It was ok with complexion makeup but again I was not confident on how well it removed it. After two rinses and still not satisfied (still had mascara bits), I grabbed my NipFab cleansing Fix to finish the job. The cleanser does feel very silky on the skin and my skin is left softened and hydrated after use. It does feel very gentle on the skin and doesn’t strip the skin of any moisture.


A big of a let-down regarding this cleanser. I didn’t find it effective enough. For a cult classic I am disappointed but I won’t let this deter me from trying their other products although there is nothing in particular I am interested in. I am happy I have the travel size bottle and I am actually almost out of it.

Gatineau Gentle Milk Cleanser (50ml) is £6 on LookFantastic the full size is £21

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

When it comes to removing makeup, I was a baby wipes kind of girl. Then I graduated to micellar water and stuck with that for a while! But been a product junkie means I LOVE to test out new products so I was very happy to have been gifted the cult cleanser- Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser at an event I went to! This cleanser has not only won awards but it’s a fav among bloggers and editors alike. But a hype product doesn’t mean everyone will like it, let’s get into this review, shall we?

The Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser has been formulated with naturally active ingredients like rosemary, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil. It cleanses and gently exfoliates for smoother clearer skin. Suitable for all skin types and ages, Cleanse & Polish is a two-phase process: cleanse with the product and polish it off with the pure muslin cloth



I have been using the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser for a few weeks now and 5 times a week. It hasn’t broke me out nor have I experienced any irritation with it, so that’s good.  I have been following the instructions and using it as recommended. I use two pumps for my whole face. The 1st pump to work on my face makeup, i.e. foundation, blush etc then polish it off and the 2nd pump focuses on my eye makeup and my neck, then whatever residue is left.

I noticed the product is very creamy and thick and works instantly to break down the face makeup. I can see the product turning brown as I begin to massage onto my skin. I feel as though it’s not as effective against mascaras. I am almost always left with panda eyes with the product which is why I go in with a 2nd pump to take most of it away. The scent is quite herbal so if you are not a fan of strong herbal scents then stay away from this.

This would be my first time using a muslin cloth and the experience was quite underwhelming. First, because I didn’t think it was hygienic as I was using the same cloth a few times and I couldn’t really wash out all the makeup after using it. Second, I didn’t know how many times I could reuse the cloth before throwing it away. I like how it feels against my skin though, it’s supposed to be exfoliating and it feels like a gentle scrub on the skin.

After taking off my makeup, I always follow up with a face brush to remove the remaining residue. I noticed a lot of residue was left on my face, even though I use two pumps, compared to using other makeup removal products e.g. the Boots Cleansing Micellar Water Solution. I didn’t like this at all! In terms of making my skin clearer and smoother, I haven’t noticed a difference yet.


For me, it’s an ok cleanser and I would probably score this a 6/10! Mainly because of the amount of residue that’s left and its effectiveness against mascara. I am really impressed on how it gets to work instantly, though! I must also add- I love the packaging. I really wanted to love this cleanser but unfortunately, I am meh about it. This would be my first time using a cleanser of this kind too. I would say to use a pump each time you use it and not go in with two pumps at once lol like I did. I probably need to try a few others and read up on muslin cloths.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is £14 and available from Boots

Keeping Up With the Organics: Makeup & Skincare

Welcome back Peter Minkoff! He’s back with his 2nd article for my blog and this time he is sharing his knowledge on the why and what of organic beauty! Watch out for his recommendations too! Did you catch his 1st post on here? Read all about how to get your hair detoxed for spring here!

A transition from conventional beauty products to organic ones is much more significant than you probably think – it means opting for your health and overall well-being in the first place. Organics are highly-beneficial for many reasons, primarily because they will treat your skin gently and keep it nourished and rejuvenated with their unique formulation and natural ingredients. Even celebrities have gone crazy about these products. This shows that their reputation should not be neglected. Here are some of the ways to keep up with the organics in the best possible way.

Why Organics?

The production of organic beauty products requires specific ingredients that have been produced with unique methods of bio farming which exclude all kinds of toxins and pesticides harmful to our health. Such products don’t contain artificially added fragrances which frequently contain phthalates, substances that can trigger allergic reactions and other health problems. This means that organics are much gentler to your skin than conventional beauty products – their list of ingredients is appropriate for all skin type, even for people with sensitive skin. Regular products also include parabens, which are actually synthetic chemicals that can alter human endocrine system by mimicking our human body’s natural hormones. Accumulating such substances in your body can lead to serious health problems, one of which is cancer. As for organic products – they are free of parabens, which will definitely reduce your daily burden of chemicals.

Simplify Your Beauty Routine

Simplify Your Beauty Routine

The beauty industry nowadays offers a wide range of body creams, lotions and potions that supposedly do wonders. However, reality is much different. Such products often don’t live up to our expectations, which is exactly why you should keep your beauty routine simple. When it comes to day-to-day skincare products, all you need is a basic cleanser and toner, gentle scrub, appropriate moisturiser, and inevitable sunscreen. Just make sure that the label “natural” marks ingredients that are really natural, because some manufacturers tend to write that their products are something they actually are not.  On the other hand, the best way to know exactly what goes into your skincare products is to make your own.  Homemade face masks and scrubs that include ingredients such as eggs, honey, avocado and sea salt are amazing, particularly when you take into consideration that they are very inexpensive yet effective.

Celebrities & Organics


Celebrities have gone crazy about the organics, starting with Gwyneth Paltrow who launched her own makeup collection (Juice Beauty). Her products are crafted from certified organic ingredients that include different vegetables, flowers, fruits and berries. Their prices are also great, and it is actually a good way to popularize such skincare products among the women all over the world. Miranda Kerr also owns organic skincare line, KORA Organics ,  she firmly believes in all-natural approach to beauty. When it comes to organic makeup, celebrity makeup artists absolutely adore 100 Percent Pure Naked Palette which is fruit-pigmented, so it creates completely natural, stunning look. It is very versatile, since it can be used both as an eye shadow and a blush. It’s also perfect for contouring, and its major advantage is definitely the fact that it is organic.

Organics We Love!

100 percent pure

I have been searching for perfect organic skincare products for quite a long time because the conventional ones simply weren’t working for me – starting with cleansers and toners which were too harsh for my skin, as well as moisturisers that whose formulation was just wrong. 100 Percent Pure skincare products are a truly amazing discovery for me because these are very lightweight which keeps my complexion fresh all day long. Organics are definitely a way of life, and I personally couldn’t agree more!

Do you guys use any organic beauty? Share your fav brands with us! I am always looking for new products/brands to try out!

I have to hand it to Peter for a very well written article! Make sure you check him out on Twitter and Facebook>>




LUSH Cleansers: Cup o’ coffee and Ultrabland

Good morning wonderful people! (Or good night or afternoon depending on what time you read this! It’s currently 5.24am here in the UK). Looking at the feedback I got from the Body Shop skincare series (look around my blog for them), I decided to start another skincare series, this time featuring LUSH cosmetics!

They have a lot of goodies for us, so it will be a long one! We will be starting off with their cleansers and each post will focus on two. As usual, I will add reviews and where to purchase! Sounds good? Well let’s get started! Today, we are focusing on cup o’ coffee and ultrabland.

Cup o’ coffee



Unfortunately this is exclusive is to London Oxford Lush store (I am not sure if you can get this abroad and you can’t purchase online! Bummer!). I couldn’t even find the price or any info on it  L. But I did get a review/ demo (yay), so let’s check it out








Ultra-bland is a simple yet effective cleansers that removes all makeup and dirt without stripping your skin. It’s made with almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey. It doesn’t say what type of skin it specifically targets however from my research, most of the people that used it and really liked it had either acne prone or oily skin. Please do your research or pop in store for more details. It’s £7.25 for 45g. Here are some videos to check out





That’s it for our 1st post in the LUSH cleansers series! I hope you enjoyed it. Please let me know if you have these cleansers or any others from LUSH. Which ones are your fav and will recommend? See you soon for the next piece! For more info on LUSH including their products and where to buy, please visit their website>> https://www.lush.co.uk/

I apologise for the black lines across the videos, its never happened before and I don’t know what is causing it!