Whilst I think I’ve found the cleanser for me in the Pixi Glow Mud Mask, it’s taken a lot to get here. I’ve tried lesser known cleansers, and a few cult classics, but I’m just very underwhelmed by a lot of them. There are two in particular that I would consider to be overhyped cleansers.
Despite mentioning it in my most recent skincare routine, I just don’t understand the hype behind the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I don’t love cream cleansers as a whole, and whilst this did seem to clear up my skin a little bit but my face just didn’t always feel that clean after using it. It was fine on an average day, but if I’d been sweating (rare) or worn a lot of makeup on a particular day, then I felt like I had to use another cleanser to really get my skin clean. The scent didn’t do anything for me, and I also think that this is the product that dried out my skin a little bit. However, my aunt loves this cleanser and I still have way over half a bottle so I might just pass it on to her next time I see her.
Another cleanser that is quite possibly a cult classic is the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, which I got a deluxe sample of in the M&S Advent Calendar as well as in a Feel Unique Pick N Mix last year. In my May Empties, I said I wasn’t sure on my opinion of this product but I’ve since decided it’s an overhyped cleanser. This is absolutely pants at removing mascara that I had to use a separate eye makeup remover (I never found this to be a problem with most other balm cleansers I’ve used in the past). Plus, it’s just a little too oily for my skin. I will finish up the rest of the deluxe sample I have but it’s definitely not worth me spending almost £40 on a full sized tub.
A bad experience won’t stop me from trying other cult cleansers, but it has put me off both of the brands a little as these are the first products I’ve tried from them. But these overhyped cleansers are not for me!