The team at House of Coco HQ are just like the rest of you gorgeous millennials, and we can ‘occasionally’ have a little too much fun to remember to keep up to our beauty regime! We know, we really should take more care of our pretty features, however if a late night cocktail is on the table or a last minute trip overseas, then we can forget that our precious face needs a little love and attention too.
Cleanse, tone and moisturise are three words that we hear religiously from cosmetic counters and department store concessions, but can we honestly say that we cleanse, tone and moisturise every single day?
The girls at House of Coco are focusing on the cleansing element of daily beauty routines at the moment and our beauty writer Rachel McAlley has the lowdown on some of the best cleansing oils, gels, lotions, creams, yoghurts and foams available to buy.
Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser supplied by Effortless Skin is priced at £25.50 for 170ml. This foaming cleanser instantly refreshes and revives tired skin without making it dry and tight.
Massaged into the skin, it lifts away dirt and impurities, dissolves make-up and loosens dead cells while successfully maintaining a healthy surface pH level after cleansing. Lavender Flower and Willow Bark Extracts stimulate cell renewal and tighten large pores while helping to minimise inflammation, leaving the skin feeling comfortably clean every time.
Suitable for normal and combination skin types, massage a few pumps into damp skin on the face and neck before rinsing with warm water. Can be used once or twice day.
Search for Effortless Skin online and see all that they have to offer for the skin in the Epionce range of products.
Ultracalming Cleanser by Dermalogica® is priced at £27.20 for 250ml. It soothes and gently lifts irritating debris from the skin.
This Dermalogica® cleanser starts as a gel and evolves into a cream as it works across the face. It boasts a non-stripping formula which can be used on both eyes and face, it can be rinsed or wiped away, leaving no residue on the skin surface.
Containing raspberry, cucumber, panthenol (provitamin B5), Salix and Echinacea. All help to calm, soothe, and relax the skin, resulting in a soft healthy glow.
Available from all good Dermalogica® salons UK wide, and online from Dermalogica.
FOREO Day and Night Cleansers both 100ml are priced at £25.00 for the Day Cleanser and £30.00 for the Night Cleanser. The Day Cleanser awakens and protects the skin, and the Night Cleanser deeply cleanses and detoxes the skin.
Starting as a creamy yogurt before turning into a foam (if used with the FOREO LUNA™ device), this day cleanser brings a daily indulgence to savour every morning before the day begins! Bursting with the essence of bergamot, mandarin and apricot fruit extracts, it instantly refreshes as it cleanses the skin. Created to wake up, illuminate and protect the skin in the morning, it releases the nutrients of probiotic yogurt to moisturize and protect the skin against the external aggressions of daily life. The skin is left soft, healthy and radiant.
Beginning as a silken gel, this cleanser melts into velvety milk (when activated by the LUNA™ device). It is fused with the power of meteorite and ultra-fine particles for gentle deep cleansing that removes impurities, makeup and pollutants with precision. Used at the end of the day, the cleanser will leave the skin clean, supple and smooth.
Please note that neither of the FOREO cleansers have to be used with the LUNA™ device, both will work as stand alone cleansers. Search online for Foreo to purchase or find out more.
Vital Cleanse Facial Cleanser by Elemental Herbology is priced at £29.00 for 100ml. It boasts both radiance and vitality to the skin.
Vital Cleanse Facial Cleanser is the ultimate cleanser to boost dull, tired skin and reveal natural radiance. Created to stimulate cell turnover and to deeply cleanse, leaving the skin’s texture and appearance dramatically improved.
The collection of intelligent ingredients includes: Manuka Honey, a powerful anti-inflammatory and helps to minimise break-outs and brighten skin. Vitamin C and Papaya both stimulate cell renewal, which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote brighter skin. Cell Active Hydro® has been clinically proven to lock moisture into skin for up to 12 hours. Aquaxyl™ reduces moisture loss. Organic Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil reduces inflammation and improves skin elasticity. Green Tea promotes anti-oxidant activity, and both Grapefruit and Mandarin Essential Oils balance oil production and purify pores.
To shop for Vital Cleanse Facial Cleanser visit Space NK stores across the UK or search online for Elemental Herbology.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is priced at £21.50 for 200ml. Japanese beauty brand DHC’s cleansing oil is a clarifying olive-oil based cleanser that removes dirt and impurities from pores and dissolves even the most stubborn makeup.
This water-soluble formula allows the product to rinse clean with water leaving skin feeling fresh and non-greasy. Deep Cleansing Oil has a formula that’s so gentle it can be used on the most sensitive skin.
Available online from DHCUK or from stores such as Selfridges, Fenwick, BeautyMart, Bliss Pharmacies, feelunique, and Amazon.