I've been really getting into my cleansers recently. I always thought that my skin couldn't handle a rich cleanser as it's always wreaked havoc for me in the past. However when I tested my Ren ClearCalm3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser my faith had been restored.
After hearing Becky from TalkBeckyTalk rave about this Ultimelt Cleanser by Soap and Glory I really wanted to give it a go. I figured that if it worked for me I could swop out my Ren cleanser and would certainly be saving myself a pretty penny as this product is quite a bit cheaper. So I picked it up from Boots a few weeks ago when they were having a 1/3 off S&G and have been trying it for the last couple of weeks.
You can see the aim of the game above. Simply massage a bit of this cleanser into a makeup-free face for around 2 minutes, then press off with a warm, wet washcloth which was provided with the cleanser itself.
The first thing that I noticed about this cleanser was that, although enriched with sweet almond, orange and lavander oils, it did get quite difficult to massage into the skin for 2 straight minutes. After the first minute it felt like my skin had almost absorbed the product and I was left with the tough job off massaging quite a dry face for the other 60 seconds. Arm ache certainly became an issue.
The second thing I found a little strange was pressing off the product. I don't really understand how that removes the cleanser from your skin. It felt like my face really needed a good wipe over just to remove all the excess product. Having said that, I stuck to the rules of the product in the hope that it would be a skincare revelation.
Over all I don't think my skin has reacted as well as I would have hoped to this cleanser. I've certainly been breaking out a lot more than usual and I feel that it's probably because the cleanser isn't removing all the daily grime that my Ren cleanser does. It's such a shame because my skin always feels luxuriously soft after using this S&G cleanser, which is one of the plus sides from using a product enriched with oils.
In general I just don't think that my skin is quite ready for a product like this. I definitely think it's best that I still stick to blemish-fighting products, or cleansers that aren't quite as rich. I can imagine this working beautifully for people with normal/dry skin, but it's just not cutting it on my combo/oily face.
Soap and Glory Ultimelt Deep Purifying Hot Cloth Cleanser - £6.67 with 1/3 off offer at Boots