Ok, I’ll admit it. Apart from the fact this company is cruelty free I saw the packaging and I got sucked in. While I would generally say that doing a graphic design degree cured me of thinking branded is better, it’s definitely made me more susceptible to buying something just because of the packaging. Especially if it’s simple and sleek. Just like a well designed book cover, I can’t resist.
Basics: Cruelty Free • $24 (£15.74) • 50ml •
Fortunately the product (Cailyn Dizzolv’it Cleanser) is as good as it’s packaging. In fact, for the moment it’s replaced the two cleansers I’ve been using for years, the Lavera Cleansing Milk (**) and Nelsons Pure & Clear (**). What I used to do was mix these two depending on the state of my skin. The Lavera Cleansing Milk for when my skin was too dry and Nelsons Pure and Clear when my skin was too oily. Depending on my stress levels, what I’ve eaten, and the season my skin can vary dramatically. Some days it’s oily and other days it’s dry, so I would mix those two cleansers depending on what I needed at the time.
While the two cleansers I mentioned as still very much in use, I do favour this one a little more just because it works beautifully no matter the state of my skin. The only thing I’m not terribly fond of is the fragrance. Yes, it smells amazing (although a little chemical-y) but I prefer more earthy, natural scents for skincare.
It comes with this cute little scoop when you buy it, and it’s really quite good for measuring what you use. One little scoop is more than enough to clean the whole face. It’s also more hygienic than using your fingers. If I’m in a hurry to get to bed I’ll massage this into my skin and wash it off with a muslin cloth, but most of the time I’ll use a sonic cleanser. The best thing is it just melts in to my skin the minute I start rubbing it into my skin but it doesn’t feel oily at all.
I’ve been quite sparing with this just because I don’t want it to run out, so far I haven’t found a seller which will ship it to the UK without a horrible shipping fee attached to it, so I might just have to make it last until my next trip to The States.