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I have a confession, for some reason over lockdown I developed this little stubborn bit of dry skin on my skin. You know when babies go through that teething stage and they’re all drooly and it irritates their skin? That’s what my chin looked like.
I actually don’t know why it went all dry as my skin is usually quite balanced. It was just that particular spot and it happened around this time last year as well. Annoying. Anyway, I wanted to get a new cleanser because my everyday one was on its last legs and I needed one that was gentle. Sometimes I could barely move my chin because of how sore it was. The skin just felt kind of stretched. I was cautious not to irritate it further so I had cut back on my skincare to a moisturiser and a cleanser, but I knew the Origins Zero Oil Cleanser would not be the one to help at this time.
I decided to pick up the Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser from Cult Beauty. It costs £7.50 for 50ml and it is also available in a 100ml and 150ml size. They are £10 and £15 respectively. It costs a little more than a drugstore cleanser but it’s cheaper than many high end cleansers. On another note does anyone find the pricing a bit odd? There’s a £2.50 increase between the 50ml and the 100ml, and a £5 increase between the 100ml and 150ml? It’s a small pointless niggle I know.
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser – My Thoughts
The Instant Foaming Cleanser comes in a plastic bottle with a pump and a lid. It’s sturdy and looks like it would be good to travel with. The product foams instantly upon dispensing it and has a light consistency and a slight floral scent that doesn’t linger. The instructions on the bottle advise to apply to damp skin, and I can see why. It took me a while to work out how much of the cleanser to use as I didn’t want to be wasteful but I wanted to cleanse effectively. One pump of foam did not feel like it would adequately cleanse my whole face as it has such a light consistency. After a few uses I found 1 or 2 pumps was perfectly adequate as it tends to spread more on damp skin. I would recommend the same to anyone else unless they wear heavy eye make up.
What impressed me most with this cleanser was how gentle it was. The reason why I gave the story about the skin on my chin was because it was so painful and most products seemed to make it worse. This cleanser was one of the few products that didn’t aggravate it. It cleansed my skin well enough without leaving it feeling stripped. I know many people are wary of gentle cleansers as they feel like they do not “deep clean” enough. I think how effective a cleanser is shouldn’t be measured on how it strips away oils.
It doesn’t claim to be anything more than a simple cleanser and I didn’t notice any other effects such as brightening or a reduction in the appearance of pores. It just a gentle cleanser I think would work well for people with normal – dry skin.
What cleanser do you use?
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser Ingredients
Aqua (water), Glycerin*, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate*, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside*, Cocamidopropyl Betainamde Mea Chloride*, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (fragrance), Coco Betaine*, Citric Acid*, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate*, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate*, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Phytate*, Butylene Glycol, Salvia Officinalis (sage) Leaf Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Fruit Extract*, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool.* plant origin
Caudalie are against animal testing and no parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils or animal-derived ingredients are used in their products.