Category Archives: Cleansers

B.Quick and Be Clean!

I’m finding new favourite’s all over the place lately. For me face wipes have been something which I haven’t put too much thought into, solely because I go through such a huge amount of them in my work. I tend to go for cheap ones because of that and I’ve always kind of stuck to the same ones for sensitive skin.

However, when B.Range sent me some of their 4 in 1 wipes to try out, I was genuinely impressed. Here is a little of what they offer:

  1. Cleanses – Wipes away impurities, even waterproof makeup.
  2. Tones – With soothing Cucumber extract.
  3. Hydrates – With Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to help moisturise the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.
  4. Conditions – Enriched with botanical extracts to help calm the skin.

B. Quick Face Cleansing Wipes Superdrug

They are fragrance and alcohol-free which makes them great for sensitive skin. I was really impressed with how easily they remove eye makeup and mascara (even stubborn waterproof mascara). There is no need to keep going over any area to finally remove your makeup, it only takes 1 wipe and 90% of your makeup is gone. Another thing I like about the wipes is the thickness, with some of the cheaper wipes you will find yourself doubling over the wipe to try and get a good thickness and grip on the product which basically halves the size of your wipe, well not with these!

I always kind of expect my face to feel quite raw after using wipes, but after trying these I feel like I’ve been cheated for years! Your face is left feeling cool, clean and very refreshed. None of that harsh stinging that I seem to get from most other wipes. They have the luxurious feel of a premium wipe, yet with a tiny price! At the moment these are priced at only £2.33 for a pack of 25 wipes at Superdrug. If you are lucky you can even keep an eye out for Superdrugs 3 for 2 offer and bag a pack for free!

So if you are looking for premium wipes, without the premium price tag, these are definitely worth a try!

Have you tried them yet?

Product Review: GlamGlow YouthMud

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Cleansing Wipes – Simplified!

I am often asked about good cleansers and cleansing wipes. A lot of people use baby wipes as you get more for your money, but truth is baby wipes were not developed for the sensitive skin on your face.

A lot of brands will make wipes for Dry/Normal or Normal/Oily skin, but we know our skin is a bit more complex or temperamental than that.

So I wanted to tell you about Simple’s range of Cleansing Wipes. They cover a range of issues and skin types from Sensitve to Spot Proned through to Dull or Mature. Below is a selection from their wipes, you are sure to find something to suit your skin.

They come in packs of 25 wipes, they are priced between £3.20 to £4.20 and readily available at a wide range of outlets.

Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes

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They are packed full of vitamin goodness and are perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Radiance Brightening Cleansing Wipes

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The weather outside may be dull, but it doesn’t mean your skin has to be! The Simple Radiance Brightening Cleansing Wipes contain mango goodness and light-reflecting particles to help give your skin a beautiful glow. The Radiance Wipes also contain moisturisers to help keep your skin hydrated, which is ideal as the cold weather draws moisture from your skin.

Kind To Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes

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Exfoliating is a vital part of any skincare routine, and with the Simple Kind To Skin. Exfoliating Facial Wipes you can gently remove dead skin cells to help keep your skin clean, fresh and revitalised. Day-to-day life can leave your pores
clogged and in need of some deeper cleansing – using the Exfoliating Facial
Wipes is a quick and easy way to refresh and cleanse your skin.

Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes

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If you have oily skin, you may worry about the oil content of the products you put on your skin. We have developed the Clear Skin Oil Balancing range to make your skincare decisions much simpler! The Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes are ideal for removing any excess make up or impurities whilst helping to absorb your skin’s excess oil.


Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes

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Spot-prone teenage skin is something that many of us will experience, but you can take steps to help improve it! Using the Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes helps to get rid of the impurities that can cause blemishes – worrying about spots is no fun, so grab a packet of the Spotless Skin Wipes to add to your skincare routine!

Regeneration Age-Resisting Cleansing Wipes

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If premature ageing is playing on your mind, the Simple Regeneration range could be perfect for you! The Regeneration Age-Resisting Cleansing Wipes contain a special blend of ingredients – including Vitamin E and Mushroom Extract – to effectively cleanse your skin whilst helping to fight the signs of ageing.

Product Review: Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm

I have been using this cleanser for a number of weeks now. The first thing you notice is the gorgeous  aroma from all of the natural ingredients in this product. It is a fabulous cleanser and removes so much dirt and makeup from your skin without effort. I love that this product comes with its own muslin cloth.

This product is 100% natural, and it shows. It has oatmeal in the formula which really does help gently cleanse and clear away dead skin cells. After using the product, you are left with a beautiful moisturised feel to your skin.  This product was given to me as a gift by Paddy McGurgan in the Makeup Pro Store, Belfast. They stock a selection of the Balance Me range. If you are looking for some new skin care, this range is definitely worth a try.

Balance Me Skincare range is available at The Makeup Pro Store, Belfast

Balance Me Skincare range is available at The Makeup Pro Store, Belfast

Here is what Balance Me have to say about this product:

Cleanse and smooth face balm is a daily must-have for its dual cleansing and smoothing action to enhance your skin’s natural radiance. Anti-oxidant rich Arctic cloudberry, gentle Roman chamomile and skin-brightening red mandarin smooth away daily grime and make-up leaving skin soft, radiant and calmly clean. Gently polishing oatmeal sloughs away dead skin cells and encourages cell renewal. Shea and cocoa butter, softening rosehip, camellia, kukui nut and virgin coconut oils, rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and lipids provide a layer of skin-boosting goodness which benefits both young and more mature skins.

Instructions for use:

Warm a small amount of balm in clean hands. Smooth over face and neck, gently massaging the balm with your finger tips in circular movements, allowing the oats to polish the skin for at least 30 seconds. Apply warm water and continue massaging for a further 30 seconds. Close eyes and wipe carefully over lids and eye lashes, avoiding direct contact with eyes. Wet the muslin cloth provided with warm water and remove balm residue from your skin. Pat skin dry then apply our moisture-rich face cream or radiance face oil. We recommend this balm for normal to dry/sensitive skins but it also works very effectively on all skin types.

This product retails at £20.00 for a 125ml tube. If you are not sure about it, Balance Me also sell at 15ml Tube for only £4.00

For more information on the Balance Me range visit www.balanceme.co.uk

For more information about Paddy McGurgan and the Makeup Pro Store visit www.facebook.com/MakeUpProStore 

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty can mean different things to us all. For me, it means stripping our faces bare, no make-up or false lashes; simply a blank canvas and a  healthy glowing complexion. This kind of pure natural beauty is almost universally appreciated.

Sadly, very few of us are fortunate enough to be blessed with a flawless bone structure, even skin tone and perfect complexion.

When striving for Natural Beauty it is best to  concentrate on what you do have and not what you don’t. Instead of trying to reshape small lips with pencils to make them appear fuller, try highlighting your beautiful cheek bones or move emphasis to your sparkling eyes instead. By drawing attention to your stronger features, in turn we minimise the appearance and visibility of our imperfections.

Having great skin is certainly a huge head-start in our strive for natural beauty. Instead of loading our skin in harsh chemicals and products, why not try a simple back-to-basics natural cleanser / moisturiser.

Try out this easy and inexpensive recipe for keeping your skin clean, clear and moisturised naturally.

Make a 50/50 blend of Olive Oil and Avocado Oil (if you suffer from dry skin, simply increase the amount of avocado oil in your mix slightly, or vice-versa for oily skin). Simply mix the two oils together, apply to your face then wipe with a cotton bud.

Olive Oil acts as a cleanser. It works by dissolving and absorbing dirt and impurities from the skin. While the Avocado Oil is an excellent moisturiser. It is packed full of natural nutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 and B2, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. As if that wasn’t enough, the Sterolins in Avocado Oil also help to reduce skin blemishes and relieve damaged skin. Even people who suffer from conditions such Eczema and Psoriasis can benefit from using Avocado oil on their skin. For skin care purposes, Avocado oil helps to increase collagen production naturally. In other words, it helps to form a natural barrier against wrinkles and many other signs of aging skin.

To radiate as a natural beauty, it is so important to keep it simple. when faced with the choice of using products featuring petroleum derived oils (like most over-the-counter skin care products out there) or natural skin care products with nourishing ingredients like avocado oil, it’s an easy decision to make.

For me, Natural Skin Care is the secret to Natural Beauty.