Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Kat Burki Tubereuse


When I was doing research for the Kat Burki Cleansing post earlier this month, I came across this fragrance, completely by chance, on the Nordstrom website. It is nowhere to be seen on KatBurki.com, so I am unsure what the story is there, but I mentioned it in the post (actually I complained about not being able to get it in the UK) and the brand were kind enough to send me a bottle.

If, like me, you are a white flower fragrance obsessive, you need to check this out. It's softer than a lot of tuberose fragrances, which if, again like me, you tread a fine line between 'gorgeous perfume' and 'hideous migraine' is an absolute bonus.
I lifted the notes direct form the Nordstrom website but in all honesty, they may as well be in a foreign language for the sense they make (to me). I don't smell anything near citrus or violet, I hate both of those smells with a passion so it was a complete surprise to see them listed. Had I seen the notes before I had the fragrance in my hand, I may well have passed it over. 

Top: green, bergamot, peach nectar, fruity, orange, ozonic fresh.

Middle: jasmine, sweet herbal, lily, rose, neroli, violet, creamy coconut, clove.

Base: rosewood, powdery musk, piney, green leaves, woody, spicy nuances.

I don't know what 'ozonic fresh' is and 'piney' is a character in Sons of Anarchy, but don't let that put you off. 

Regardless of what is in it, this is now on my 'forever' list and an absolute must for tuberose fanatics. And again, when can we have it in the UK please???

Kat Burki Tubereuse Parfum is $125.00 and available from Nordstrom.com.
(They don't ship to the UK. Trust me. I tried.)


Friday, 27 May 2016

Masks - Clay/Mud/Charcoal etc


Clay masks - the easiest way to give your skin a deeper clean without being harsh or spending a fortune. The market is FULL of them but as I have said previously (on numerous occasions), if you are on a tight budget, this is where you can save money.
Cattier are a French brand that make really affordable and really good clay masks - which is great if you live in France but not so great if you don't. They're available in every pharmacy and literally cost a few euros. You can buy them in pink, white, green and yellow clay, and you can buy them ready-made or as a base powder clay that you just add your chosen liquid to. Simple.


In the mid-ranged pricing arena you can find Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask which has been a bestseller for years - and with good reason. Easy to use, light, not too much tingle, and leaves the skin soft, not dried out. Excellent.
Origins Clear Improvement has more 'oompf' and is perhaps better for an oilier skin. Another good choice, particularly if you're oilier.
Pixi's Glow Mud Mask is another easy option for all skin types and is in an aloe vera base making it softer than some, while still having a deep cleansing effect.

If you just love products and don't mind being a little more spendy, there are endless options. Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask is mud, volcanic ash, seaweed and charcoal and works a treat. It's not so good with anything other than a really dark facecloth though - be warned. This is proper, black, goop - 'scaring the kids' territory.



The luxury end, unsurprisingly, makes beautiful products that do the job but are also a pleasure to use. Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask contains pure Hungarian Black Moor Mud that is loaded with calcium and magnesium that very gently cleans the pores with no tightness or drying. Skin is soft and clean afterwards.


May Lindstrom's The Problem Solver is based with Fuller's Earth, a stronger clay, and Red Moroccan Rhassoul Clay and comes in its original powder form, to which you add equal parts liquid, make a mousse and apply, ideally leaving it on for 45 minutes or until its dry. Brilliant.

If you fancy being a bit of a kitchen sink chemist, you could also buy yourself some powdered clay in its most basic form and make your own. It's what beauty students have been doing all over the globe for years. Not as easy as squeezing a tube or opening a ready made pot, but always an option. In the UK, Baldwins have been supplying clay powders to the industry for years, and you should find similar stores local to you wherever you live with a simple google search.

Masks mentioned:
Cattier - I'm not linking to Cattier's website because I think it's corrupted. My screen started opening all sorts of games/spam when I clicked on it - just keep your eyes open in case!
Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask
Origins Clear Improvement
Pixi Glow Mud Mask
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
May Lindstrom The Problem Solver
G Baldwin & Co

Happy to answer specific other brand questions in the comments. :)

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Glow Tonic To-Go


Ooh head's up Glow Tonic fans. You're about to be able to get your hands on Glow Tonic in a travel/quick grab/ To-Go version. 

These pads launch in the UK exclusively on QVC in July, more info on pricing and US launch to follow. 
No more decanting onto cotton pads and ziplock bags for me. ;)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Cult Beauty Box 'How-To'


I had a lot of requests for more information on the products in the box and what skins they are suitable/not suitable for so thought a quick debrief may prove helpful before the box goes on sale, and while the waitlist is still open.

Sonya Dakar Eye Wash - £32.00  
This was one of my favourite surprises of this year so far. Super-light in texture, it works extremely quickly but more importantly, gently, in the very delicate eye area. It removes all makeup effortlessly with one pump. Use in the evening if wearing makeup,  as a first cleanse, just on the eye area. A little goes a very long way.

MV Organic Skincare Gentle Cream Cleanser - £35.50
MV is one of the loveliest organic brands on the market and this cleanser is perfect for both ’normal’ skins and those that sometimes need something calming as well as cleansing.  It’s gentle and non-foaming so causes no further damage if your skin is even slightly reactive. It’s great as either a morning cleanse or a second cleanse in the evening.

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser - £54.00   
This defines the term 'multi-tasker’ having such a wide range of uses that it is one to grab if you can only take one. It works as a morning cleanse, an evening first OR second cleanse and is also an eye makeup 
remover. If your skin is playing up, feels tight, hot or red, if it’s even a little annoyed with you, this should be your first choice from the box. This is your ‘when in doubt’ cleanser. A no-brainer.

Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm - £48.00
Not everyone likes acids, and even those of us that love them occasionally want something that goes a step further and physically exfoliates. This balm uses MSM and silica beads - not a microbead in sight - to give a granular, gentle, exfoliation, It also smells beautiful, making the entire process much more satisfying.
Use twice a week as needed, am or pm.

Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm - £18.00
Sometimes life takes over and you want one product that will just ‘do the job’ in the evenings. This is the Pixi balm for me. Used in the evening, it destroys makeup and spf and is a quicker, better alternative if you would normally grab a wipe and be done with it. Used in the mornings, it’s the perfect cleanse if your skin is feeling a little dry or dehydrated.

Dr Gross Ferulic & Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel Pads x 8 - £38.50
These are still fairly new to market and I’m thrilled that Dr Gross agreed to let me have them in this box. It takes the ‘acid toning’ stage a step further by including ferulic acid and retinol to help accelerate cell renewal, aid pigmentation and an even skin tone. I noticed a difference with these after two uses. Use twice a week in the evening, follow with your usual routine. Fab.

May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden Facials Spray - £48.00
This is the product that elevates the second toning stage from a ‘spritz’ to a must-have. Jasmine Garden is a phenomenal mix of silver, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang and vanilla that not only engulfs the senses and soothes the skin but seals in hydration whether used after acids or during the day as a top-up spritz. Beautiful.

Value of box: £274.00
RRP of box: £175.00

The wait list closes at 10am tomorrow morning. Sign up here: www.cultbeauty.co.uk/cult-beauty-box-caroline-hirons
Watch your emails tomorrow lovely people!

Normal blog service resumes tomorrow - back to masks! 


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Cult Beauty Box Full Reveal


BOX NUMBER FOUR!

The Cleansing and Prep Box will go on sale this week. The sign up for the waitlist is here: www.cultbeauty.co.uk/cult-beauty-box-caroline-hirons 


Some FAQs and T&Cs:


  • The Box will go on sale within the next 48 hours.
  • Value of box is £274.00 - the Box retails at £175.00.
  • There will be no second run of this box. Once it's gone, it's gone.
  • Worldwide Free Shipping
  • It opens to the waitlist first and then will go on general sale should there be any left over after that period. 
  • The waitlist closes at 10am on Thursday.
  • Emails will be sent fairly quickly together, however, your host may hold them up and also file some as spam - check your spam folders if you haven't received anything by Thursday evening.


  • Full reveal is below in the video - I hope you like! :) 
    More details on how to use everything in the box will be on the blog tomorrow.


    The box contains:

    MV Organics Cream Cleanser - Full Size
    OSKIA Micro Exfoliating Balm - Full Size
    Sonya Dakar Eye Wash - Full Size
    Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser - Full Size
    Pixi Cleansing Balm - Full Size
    Dennis Gross MD Ferulic & Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel Pads - 1 month's supply
    May Lindstrom Jasmine Garden - Full Size

    Monday, 23 May 2016

    MASKS - An Overview


    There are literally thousands of masks on the market. Endless options for all skin types and all skin conditions. So where to begin?

    Masks were traditionally a quick fix or an extra boost, normally used once a week to help possibly fix whatever issue you had.
    These days they're much more sophisticated and can be left on overnight, used as a 15 minute quick fix, or used under moisturisers during the day if you so desire.


    So what type of mask works best for which skin? More in-depth reviews will follow but for now the briefest of overviews:

    Clay
    The original and most well-known type of mask, clay is traditionally used for deep cleaning, decongesting, in general it's the one you grab when you feel a bit dirty, like you need a really good clean.
    Best for:
    oily, combination, blackheads, breakouts, dull
    Avoid if:
    Check the ingredients for magnesium and avoid if you're sensitive - it can be very stimulating.

    Exfoliating
    These are either bead-based (I don't recommend microbead masks, I'm talking about silica/jojoba etc), enzyme or acid-based and are used to resurface the skin, slough off dead skin cells, turnover the stratum corneum (15-20 layers of dead, flattened, skin cells) a little quicker to give you smooth skin.
    Best for:
    dull, flaky, sallow, dry, dehydrated
    Avoid if:
    sensitive, easily reactive



    Moisturising
    Moisturising masks are usually used last and add oil-based moisture to the skin. They're the perfect mask to sleep in if you're older and contain things like shea butter and oils.
    Best for:
    older, premature ageing, mature, dry,
    Avoid if:
    oily, combination, acne-prone


    Anti-ageing
    This is more a sub-category but worth a mention as a lot of the hydrating/moisturising masks use 'anti-ageing' as their main focus. These will contain peptides and other trademark name ingredients, some of which you will never have heard of, some of which you will.
    Best for:
    older, mature skins, skins worried about signs of ageing
    Avoid if:
    You're 21 (under 30) and just want a quick clay mask. Save your pennies.


    Hydrating
    These are generally water, glycerin and hyaluronic acid based, amongst others. They work great as a quick boost for all skins but work especially well for:
    dehydrated, dry, dull, - basically a one-size fits all mask
    Avoid if:
    literally anyone can use these masks - when in doubt, buy hydrating




    Sheet Masks
    Ah sheet masks. Or as you may have come to think of them: bandwagon masks (maybe that's just me). Not since the dawn of face wipes has a trend hit so quickly, and so hard. Everyone is doing a sheet mask. These gained their popularity in the Far East and show no signs of going away.
    Best for:
    forcing you to sit still/lie down for a while - and the benefits of the ingredients obviously..
    Avoid if:
    You're very sensitive. Or at least check the ingredients as sheet masks can be heavy on fragrance and alcohol. Not all, but quite a few.


    Sunday, 22 May 2016

    Two Minute Double Cleanse and the second reveal from the upcoming Cult Beauty Box



    Two Minutes is all you need!

    Just a quick video showing just how easy and speedy it is to do a double cleanse. This routine is the same whether or not you're removing makeup, SPF, both, or just a plain old dirty face at the end of a long day! Any Qs I'm happy to answer in the comments.

    Products used:

    Clinique Take The Day Off Balm - available in the UK here: http://bit.ly/1qCzIVv 
    and in the USA here: http://bit.ly/1qCzv4T

    and

    Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser available in the UK here: http://bit.ly/1W9YE4J 
    and in the USA here: http://bit.ly/1TBkYSr

    The Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser is the second item in my upcoming Cult Beauty Box - you can sign up for the waitlist here:  www.cultbeauty.co.uk/caroline-hirons






    And I haven't forgotten the masks - was just a little overwhelmed by the responses/requests so am spending more time on those posts! This week - promise.



    *Some links may be affiliates - although I am not using affiliate links to any products via Cult Beauty for the duration of the box promotion. Also happy to answer any questions relating to affiliates and how I run the blog in the comments.
    Full information can be found here: http://www.carolinehirons.com/p/about-me.html

    Saturday, 21 May 2016

    Viktor&Rolf Bonbon Couture and Vlog 27



    I was recently invited to Amsterdam by Viktor&Rolf for the launch of their new fragrance, Bonbon Couture. 


    The launch was held in the Viktor & Rolf House which did not disappoint. Bon Bon Couture is an addition to the original fragrance line and is older, more sophisticated and less intense than the original.








    The trip is the main focus of Vlog 27. More info on the fragrance when it launches next month. 


    Thank you for having me Viktor&Rolf - and Amsterdam I'll be back. Soon. :)













    Friday, 20 May 2016

    The First Reveal - OSKIA Micro Exfoliating Balm



    This Balm was first reviewed on here over 4 years ago - and I still love it. It was also in my very first Cult Beauty Box. It's a great alternative for someone that cannot/doesn't want to use acids. It exfoliates very gently using MSM and silica, not a microbead in sight.

    The original review is here: www.carolinehirons.com/oskia-micro-exfoliating-balm-review  (my reviews have been beefed up somewhat since 2012!) :)

    The OSKIA Micro Exfoliating Balm is normally £48.00 for 50ml and is the first item in the upcoming box.

    Thanks OSKIA!


    Thursday, 19 May 2016

    The Cult Beauty Box - the waitlist is open.


    Box Number FOUR is imminent, but the waitlist has already arrived.

    To be in with the best chance to buy the box when it goes on sale, you can sign up here: cultbeauty.co.uk/caroline-hirons

    All further details to follow. Watch this space.


    *As always, the box is Limited Edition and there is no obligation to purchase when signing up - it just means you get in first. :)



    The Cult Beauty Boxes are a commercial joint venture - more details as always on my disclosure page here.

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016

    NARS Monoi Body Glow II and Monoi Candle


    OK so lovers of all things monoi - and longtime purchasers of Hei Poa - we finally got NARS to come up with the goods candle-wise. The downside is that it's limited edition - still, if we shout loud enough you never know...!



    As much as I have loved the Monoi Body Glow for nearly 20 years - the candle is my must-have. It's huge, paraffin-free and the smell is insane.



    The NARS Monoi range is available now. 

    The Body Glow is £44.00 and available from NARS.co.uk  in the UK and $59.00 from Sephora in the US.

    The Monoi Candle is £38.00 from Selfridges.com and $65.00 from NARS.com - but they're going quickly.

    Update - Kat Burki Cleanser


    Good news - Space NK have changed the price of the Kat Burki Balm from this post to £52.00.

    Bad news - it's sold out.

    Still, it'll be back soon I'm sure.

    Thanks Kat Burki. Thanks Space NK.

    I'll update the original post also.

    Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleasning Balm is now £52.00 and available from spacenk.com

    Tuesday, 17 May 2016

    Estee Lauder Genuine Glow


    Adding to the growing 'glow' sector, Estee Lauder release Genuine Glow this summer. A hybrid between primer and skincare, these are water-based and oil-free so suitable for all. Used daily, Genuine Glow is said to minimise the look of pores, help even-out tone and refine the skin’s texture for a smoother, glowy complexion. There are six skus in the range including three skin products and three colour products designed to give a quick wash of colour on the run.


    It'll be interesting to see if the industry ever tries to go back to 'matte' as a look. Glow appears to have taken hold.

    The Genuine Glow range launches in July and is priced between £16.00 and £30.00.

    Monday, 16 May 2016

    Coming this week - Mask Combinations


    Sunday Facial. Three Step Facial. Post Flight Facial. Pre-Wedding Facial etc etc
    Any other requests feel free to leave them in the comments!

    Sunday, 15 May 2016

    Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm


    *Warning - make a brew.

    Describe the brand in five words?
    New. Interesting. Green. Bio processing.

    What is it?
    Repairs, renews and illuminates skin.
    It's a stretch calling this a 'balm'. It's a 'bitty' gel consistency that reminds me somewhat of tapioca (that's a first in my descriptions dictionary).

    Who is it for?
    Everyone - but especially those with pigmentation issues or dull skins. Basically, use this if you're over 30 and are noticing it.

    What’s in it?
    KB5™ Complex, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Bio-Processed Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mangiflora Indica (Mango Butter), Bio-Processed Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Beeswax, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Bio-Processed Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Bio-Processed Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed) Oil, Cucumber Hydrosol, Bio-Processed Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter (Kokum Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Camu Camu, Bio-Processed Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry Seed Oil), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion), Wildcrafted Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol

    What's not in it?
    Kat Burki has a brilliant visual of her ingredients policy on her site here: katburki.com/the-story

    Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
    This has shea butter halfway down the inci list, but you'd never know it to feel it - just avoid if you're allergic, not necessarily if you're spot-prone.

    Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
    Natural

    Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
    No/No

    How does it smell?
    To me, it smells a little of vanilla and coconut, but not the fake super-sweet vanilla. It's subtle. Lovely.

    How does it feel on the skin?/Absorption rate?
    It feels soft and light. Not in any way greasy or heavy.


    How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
    There is no way in high heaven that this is being used to remove my makeup. This is a second cleanse/morning cleanse/skin contact cleanser.

    How long before you should see results?
    Well for the cleansing, immediately, obviously. 

    How long did I test it for?
    I've only had this for a month or so.

    How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
    £68.00/$65.00 for 60ml. Quite possibly the worst exchange rate I've seen in a long time (more of which later). You see why I'm not using it to remove makeup now?!

    What’s good about it?
    I love it. My skin loves it. It almost absorbs like a face cream. Washes away clean, no residue. Smells beautiful. It's honestly all good. 
    Kat Burki's USP is that everything is bio-processed under 120 degrees, meaning no nutrients are lost in the manufacturing process. A bit like the raw food diet. You know when you've had an oil for only a short while and it seems to go off/rancid? It's probably heat-treated. Common in cheaper products. That does not happen here. I really love this product and am now going to make sure I use the rest of the range. 
    I tried to order the Tubereuse perfume from Nordstrom but it won't let me which means the UK retailer has exclusivity even though they don't sell said perfume. *head, desk* Don't think I'm not tempted to rope in my mate Jordan for some cross-Atlantic shipping action again. 

    What’s not so good about it?
    That exchange rate. But honestly, the price is the only negative.

    Works well with?
    If this was a kids' school report it would say 'plays well with others'. 

    What’s the website like?
    You can tell that Kat Burki used to be a designer - her website is quite possibly the best I have ever seen in beauty, if not in general. It's detailed, beautiful, easy to navigate. It draws you in and makes you want to read and purchase more. Others could look and learn. Shop by category/collection/concern. I can even forgive them the 'Influencers' (couldn't hate that word more than I do) tab.  katburki.com

    Would I purchase/repurchase?
    Rant incoming:
    I've been working in cross-Atlantic beauty for nearly 20 years. You can always expect to pay extra get ripped off when you buy a product from a brand outside of their home country, but this is on another level. It hardly ever used to be like for like or higher in the UK.
    Today's exchange rate for example, puts this product at £45.12. (Imagine how many she would sell if she was the same price as Emma Hardie?)
    It also puts the RRP of £65.00 at $93.63 going back the other way.
    So in short, I would definitely purchase - in the US. Out of principle, I wouldn't buy it in the UK unless I was desperate. This is happening more and more lately. It happened with Kypris when they first launched in Selfridges and they altered their pricing because so many of us complained. Score for Kypris. In a lot of cases it's not the brand's fault. Retailers whack up their margins, and make the brands pay for shipping and staffing, meaning the brands have to take less of a cut and meet all the costs, hence the higher costs outside of their own country. In some cases, where the brand is sold in the USA and the UK in the same retailer, the brand only gets paid in US dollars for all purchases, meaning the retailers rake it in selling outside US territories, i.e. buying in dollars and selling in pounds. Kerching. That can leave some (ill-advised) US brands selling in dollars but paying staff in Euros/Pounds. Nightmare.
    Oh and you think we've got it bad? Speak to Australian beauty lovers. 
    I know that Kat Burki will be a brand that I will use and love, and I will continue to review the brand, but I'm fortunate enough to travel to the US a lot for work, if you have no way of getting it other than through their UK retailer, it's going to cost you.
    And being fair to Kat Burki, I'm adding exchange rates to all future reviews, including AUSD (if I can find it). This is the tip of a big rip-off iceberg. At least we're not in Levi's territory. Yet.

    Similar products?
    It's honestly hard to pick anything a similar texture, and I mean that as a compliment. 

    Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm is absolutely beautiful - but - £68.00/$65.00* for 60ml and available from nordstrom.com and katburki.com 
    *Price altered to £52.00 after this review. Nice work.



    Saturday, 14 May 2016

    OM Pure Glow Cleanser


    What is it?
    'This perfectly balanced cleanser instantly refreshes skin leaving it clean
    and glowing.'
    It's a gel cleanser.

    Who is it for?
    'Suitable for all skin types, balancing oily skin whilst re-hydrating dry skin.'
    I would disagree with that slightly - I'd say test it before you buy if you're very dry. It left me a little on the 'tight' spectrum.

    What’s in it?
    Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed Dicaprylyl Ether, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

    What's not in it?
    parabens
    sls

    Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
    benzyl alcohol
    acrylates crosspolymer

    Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
    natural/man-made

    Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
    No/I'm assuming no, but the brand make no mention of their stance anywhere on packaging or their website (that I can find).

    How does it smell?
    It's pretty odourless. It smells very lightly of a 'fresh' scent. I know that doesn't explain much - sorry.

    How does it feel on the skin?/Absorption rate?
    It feels a little 'plastic' to me. It's not a 'wet' gel.

    How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
    'Apply liberally all over the face and neck with either a sponge (EEWW) or pads of your fingers. Blend onto the skin gently stroking in sweeping upward motions.'
    I personally hate sponges, but you crack on.
    I removed with a flannel, as per usual.

    How long before you should see results?
    Immediately.

    How long did I test it for?
    I've had this for a few months - but only used it sporadically.

    How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
    £35.00 for 150ml. A good size that should last a while.

    What’s good about it?
    I couldn't really get on with this. Sorry. See below.

    What’s not so good about it?
    As mentioned above, this just didn't suit my skin. I felt a residue after use, no matter how many times I tried it - and it was too drying for me. It may work perfectly for you if you are oilier than me though, so bear that in mind. It might be right up your alley.
    When I did use it, it was usually AM. I would not use this to remove my makeup.

    Works well with?
    In my case a really hydrating spritz to combat dryness after use. 

    What’s the website like?
    Pretty basic - and a little washed out: omskincare.co.uk/pure-glow-cleanser - but they do list the ingredients and it's easy to navigate.

    Would I purchase/repurchase?
    No. Unless my skin suddenly got oilier.

    Similar products?
    None really - I don't want to compare it to something I use a lot - because that would be an unfair comparison.

    OM Pure Glow Cleanser is £35.00 for 150ml and available exclusively from SpaceNK.com and the OM website.