I am a firm believer that a cleanser is one of the most important steps in my skincare routine. I know a lot of people think that it is less important because it is washed off so quickly, and while I think the logic behind that is sound, my personal experience says otherwise. Perhaps it is just me, but I find that my skin behaves in certain ways with certain cleansers, and though I’ve found success with some serums and creams, ultimately a cleanser is the main factor in whether or not my skin is clear or spotty.
My skin is acne prone and fluctuates between a stack of dry patches and oily forehead, to dehydrated and flaky all over. I prefer not to use foaming cleansers as I find they strip moisture from my skin, and so favour cream, balm or gel based cleansers in general. When this Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser* hit my desk, I was intrigued at the thought of a deep pore clean in a light cream texture, as previously I’d only ever used a muslin cloth with a thicker style balm (eg. Antipodes Grapeseed Butter) Here is what Soap & Glory have to say about it:
It cleans, it smoothes, it melts away makeup. A 3-in-1, concentrated, deep-purifying formula with a natural blend of revitalising aromatic essential oils for an all round FAB PORE complexion.
Suitable for all skin types (Especially those seeking natural alternatives for their skincare regime)
100ml for $27.95
The first step in my nightly routine is to remove my eye makeup with my Maybelline City Rescue Total Clean remover, and precleanse with Dermalogica Precleanse. Once I’m in the shower I apply a splodge of Fab Pore all over my face, work it into my skin and leave it on for a little, as suggested by Soap & Glory. I then either use the thin and gentle muslin cloth provided, or simply warm water to remove the light cream from my face. It doesn’t dry out my skin at all, but leaves it soft and completely free of residue, and the essential oil based scent is light and not bothersome.
Though in the past I have used targeted acne cleansers (some of which were too harsh and did not improve my skin!) I found the most success with this tube of glory. Hormonal break outs aside, this kept my skin spot free and feeling better than ever before, which was something that both surprised and delighted me! Being a beauty blogger, I will of course trial other cleansers in order to keep the reviews coming (I am already onto a new product as I type!) but I feel confident when I say that this is a cleanser I will repurchase in the future, and continue to use happily.
Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser retails for $27.95 and is available from Kit Cosmetics.
*Provided for consideration, but as always my thoughts are my own. Honesty, always.