7 Sep 2017 27 comments

My Top Five: Cleansers.

My skincare routine is all pretty low maintenance, but I do enjoy a good double cleanse! On my bathroom sink sits all kinds of cleansing picks, from oils to milks to creams… I like some variation so I can work with how my skin is feeling that day.

I have five favourites on rotation at the moment, and they’re all longtime loves of mine that I try to never be without. So let me introduce them…

Oskia Renaissance Cleanser; Yup, I own a brilliant golden tube – how cool?!
I actually stashed this in my bathroom cabinet to try another cleanser and forgot about it for a few weeks. When I finally reached for it again, I was mesmerised at how effortless it made makeup removal – it really was one of those “how did I ever let you go!?” moments!
This silky gel/balm has such an intriguing formula, it feels almost like a super soft, lightweight balm when massaged in to the skin. You can feel even the most budgeproof mascara melting away!
Once water is added, it sweeps away like a milk, leaving the skin supple and soft and oh so purified. I’m a huge fan.

Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser; So this little lovely is the real reason why my Oskia fave was retired to a drawer! I do really love this jelly-like cleanser, it feels lovely on the skin and really works away impurities without much work from me, but I think the Oskia cleanser is still number one for me.
Saying that, they are quite similar in texture, and I’d recommend Glossier’s pick to anyone looking for an effective, skin-nourishing treat.

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Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Milk; I was sent this bottle to try by the brand and, although I’m the biggest Bobbi fan, I wasn’t expecting much from this. I’m not sure why!
That was silly of me, because this is my every day cleanser for removing makeup in a flash. It feels so cool and quenching on the skin, so it’s a dream to use after a long day.
Makeup is swept away, skin looks radiant and clear… it’s a must have!

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser; This little pick seems to be a cult favourite for those in the know, and I totally get why! The cleansing gel washes away makeup and leaves the complexion with that perfectly purified, but never stripped feeling. I love using this after a night out as I find it’s very deep cleansing, and I’ll use it again in the morning just to ensure my skin is as purified as can be. Highly recommend!


Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Oil; You really can’t go wrong with a cleansing oil, and this Aesop lovely has to be my favourite find. It’s light but effective, working to wipe away the day and leaving the skin feeling so smooth and clean.
I usually use this when my skin is a little congested, as those parsley seed properties work wonders on my complexion!

I’m a cleanser obsessive! Have you tried any of these?

  • I love Oskia and can’t wait until Glossier hits the UK to get my mitts on their Milk Jelly one. Cleansers are a particular weakness of mine – i buy more of them than anything else in my skin care routine. My two current faves are the Liz Earle Cleanse And Polish (which I always have multiple bottles of) in Rose And Lavender, and the Pixi x Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse.

    Kara x

  • Never tried any of these, but I’m using the La Roche Posay Dermo-Cleanser right now and when it finishes I want to try one for oily skin, this one is not what I really wanted. xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

  • I loved this post, I really want to try the Glossier one, I’ve heard so many good reviews of it lately, and it seems perfect. x

    Lisa | Soho Stripes

  • The Oskia and Glossier cleansers sound so good, I have had my eye on those for a while now. Can’t wait for Glossier to launch in the UK, I am so ready xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | YouTube

  • Definitely want to try more from Bobbi Brown, seems like such a good brand!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

  • I’m still yet to try the Oskia cleanser, although I’m tempted by the Glossier one!

    Sara – Flemingo

  • The oskia cleanser is one thats been on my wish list forever, I do love a good cleanser so I’m sure I’ll pick this up sometime soon!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • So happy to see milky jelly cleanser making the cut! It’s the only cleanser I’ve repurchased so far and it’s done sooooo good for my dry af skin

  • Abz Kellett

    I can’t wait for Glossier to come here to the UK so that I can get my hands on it!


  • Juliana Paz

    I love the Glossier milky cleanse and the Fresh cleanser. They both smells so good and leave my skin feeling clean and refreshed.


  • Zara

    Never tried any of them, although the milky jelly cleanser sounds lovely! I am a die-hard Liz Earle cleanse and polish fan, been using it for about 8 years and keep going back after trying new ones! x

  • Natali

    You got me sold on Bobbi Brown, have to try out that cleanser!


  • Glossier is my all time favorite beauty brand! I visited their penthouse in NYC, and it was magical!! I have always wanted to try Aesop though, I’ve heard good things!

    Sarah Michiko

  • Loving all of these cleansers, especially the Soy Cleanser from Fresh! <3 🙂 Thank you for all of these amazing reviews!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    The Fresh Soy Cleanser and the Glossier ones sound amazing. I cant wait for Glossier to launch in the UK.


  • Love to try the Fresh Soy Cleanser and Parsley Aesop one!! xx


  • The Oskia Renaissance Cleanser is my favourite, and I’ve been through 3 tubes of it already! Every time I stop I go back to it, I realise why I love it so much; it’s just so light and nourishing.

    I really need to try the Fresh Soy Cleanser and the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Oil; both of these have been on my wishlist for a while.

    Louise | Lipstick & Luxe

  • Ive never tried Oskia before im obsessed with Votary right now their oil cleanser is amazing in the AM and in the PM im loving Pixi Double Cleanse! <3


  • I love the Fresh cleanser, it’s my holy grail! I love the sound of the Glossier. I’m counting down the days till they come to Uk! xx


  • That Fresh cleanser sounds so dreamy, definitely going on my wish list!

    Gemma Louise

  • Just got myself the Oskia cleanser in a Cult Beauty order and I’m loving it so far. If ever I get the chance to score some Glossier bits I’d love to try the Milky Jelly Cleanser as well 🙂 xxx


  • i’m kind of sold on the parsley seed cleanser …until i saw the price :'(


    Great post, and I love your template for your website. Do you mind sharing where you downloaded or direct me in the direction to do the same. Thanks. xx

  • Tamra Williams

    aesop parsley seed cleanser is the BEST! And it lasts forever so such good value x

  • Natalie Redman

    Love this selection.


  • I really would like to try the Boby Brown one
    miki x


  • Oskia Renaissance has to be one of my faves too, such a brilliant formula and I love their new CityLife one also. Pai’s Gentle cleanser is another great option, so soft yet gets everything off!

    Lauren x
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