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Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Skincare | 17 comments

5 of the best… Hot Cloth Cleansers

5 of the best… Hot Cloth Cleansers

So today I’m starting a new feature called ‘5 of the best…’ where I’ll do a quick review of my 5 favourite items in a specific category and explain why I like them and who each one would suit. My first review in the ‘5 of the best’ series is Hot Cloth Cleansers. What is a Hot Cloth Cleanser? Hot Cloth Cleansers are a fairly new popular way of cleansing the face, whereby you apply the thick creamy cleanser to your skin and then remove it with warm water using a soft bamboo or cotton face cloth that is provided with the product. Why do I need a Hot Cloth Cleanser? The creamy cleanser removes all traces of dirt and make-up while the cloth gently exfoliates the skin to keep it looking fresh and bright. As the cloth is so soft it’s safe to use every day, compared with scratchy exfoliating creams and sponges which should only be used once or twice per week. A lot of them contain...

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Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Organic Surge – Orange Flower Toner

Organic Surge – Orange Flower Toner

I think it’s really important that we know what we are putting on our skin, and I am more and more often choosing natural and organic skincare products. One of my favourite organic brands is Organic Surge. Organic Surge products contain no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, no artificial fragrances or colourants and no genetically modified ingredients, neither are they tested on animals. I used to use Organic Surge’s Refreshing Toner, but they have recently reformulated it and created the new Orange Flower Toner. This is a fairly simple product, it is a cooling, refreshing pale orange coloured liquid toner with a lovely subtle Neroli orangey scent, it feels cooling on the skin and leaves it feeling really clean and fresh. It contains organic orange flower water which is renowned for its healing and regenerating properties. I apply Orange Flower Toner every night with a cotton wool pad after cleansing to help refresh my skin and remove every last trace of cleanser. After use my skin feels nice and cool,...

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Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Organic Surge – Kiss And Make-Up Cleansing Wipes

Organic Surge – Kiss And Make-Up Cleansing Wipes

Before I go into detail about this product I want to first say that as a general rule I don’t like cleansing wipes. In my opinion they don’t cleanse the skin as well as a cleanser does, and they can sometimes just move the dirt/make-up around your face without actually removing it all properly. But they are a godsend if you’re feeling particularly tired at night as they’re quick and easy to use, and if you’re really lazy and sometimes forget to remove your make-up then it’s better to remove it with a cleansing wipe than not at all! My first recommendation would be that if you do prefer to use cleansing wipes you use two – remove the bulk of the dirt and make-up with one, and then use another one to remove the last traces to ensure you don’t leave any residue on your face. Then rinse long and well with warm water to freshen the skin and remove any chemicals that the cleansing wipe has left...

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Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Skincare | 2 comments

Organic Surge – Refreshing Toner

Organic Surge – Refreshing Toner

I have read so many good things about Organic Surge recently, so when I needed a new toner I decided I wanted to go natural and chose Organic Surge Refreshing Toner. Organic Surge products contain no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, no artificial fragrances or colourants and no genetically modified ingredients, neither are they tested on animals. I really wanted this toner to be great and it hasn’t disappointed. Refreshing Toner is a fairly simple product, it is a cooling toner with a lovely subtle lemony scent, and it really does feel refreshing on the skin (hence its name – Refreshing Toner!). It contains organic lemon and rosemary essential oils as well as other natural ingredients. I have been applying it at night with a cotton wool pad after cleansing to help refresh my skin and remove every last trace of cleanser. After use my skin feels nice and cool, and it doesn’t make my skin feel tight like other toners sometimes do. I am really enjoying using this product...

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