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How much attention do you pay when cleansing your face?

6 August, 2017 - 06:54pm by - First Lady | 48 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie.

Ok, we've established in the past that when it comes to some beauty habits (sunscreen, teeth brushing, moisturising for example) I'm annoyingly pedantic but other beauty chores I am, well, a bit lazy.  I don't line or prime my lips pre-lipstick, I actually can't remember the last time I brushed my hair and I'm pretty sure the polish clinging to my toe nails was applied in summer.  

An area of my skin care routine where I'm really inconsistant is cleansing my face.  I mean I give it the water treatment twice a day, I'm not a total heathen, but I only use cleanser when I'm wearing makeup or feel particularly grubby.   You see, up until a few years ago, to me the word cleanser was synonymous with facial wash.  Foam.  Facial soap.  Squeaky clean skin that felt too clean and would feel tight and dry.  So I just didn't use one.  

Obviously working for BR I've since discovered me a couple of fabulous cream cleansers and oil cleansers, and I do now use a cleanser semi-regularly, but I give the act of cleansing no more than a minute of my time a day. Wet face, rub on cleanser, rinse.  

You're probably thinking why on earth I'm waffling on about my lack of good cleansing - well its this video.  You see, I was researching our latest trial product and there was a very handy instructional video, and well, it's made me rethink a few things.

Why aren't I taking the time every day to enjoy cleansing my face?  You know, creating a sensory experience, relaxing as I literally wash the day away? Why don't I pay a bit more attention to what is actually an important step in one's skin care routine?  (Seriously kids, do as I say, not as I do - use a cleanser daily!)

You might have guessed - we're putting the Evolu Relaxing Creme Cleanser to the test.  This gentle facial wash will deeply clean and clarify without stripping the skin of its natural defences. The effective non-foaming formula uses a balanced blend of botanical actives to cleanse impurities and effectively remove face and eye make-up.

Just look at the properties of the botanical actives:

Calendula   - anti-aging, protective
Geranium   - calming, therapeutic, improves circulation
Apricot Extract  - softens, hydrates
St John's Wort   - calms inflamed skin, helpful for blemishes

It's suitable for all skin types, especially those with sensitivities or problem dryness and promises to leave the skin relaxed, soothed and polished.

It sounds great right?  And of course, being an Evolu product your guaranteed an incredible aromatic experience too.  So why not tell us about your cleansing habits - do you take your time and enjoy your cleansing routine, or is it a step you don't give much attention to?  Do you cleanse twice a day, or like me, are you a little more haphazard with your cleansing routine?  Why would you like to try the Evolu Relaxing Creme Cleanser?

Get chatting below!

Is cleansing your face an experience?


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I would say a bit of both. I do massage in a cream or oil cleanser and really try to get off as much gunk or leftover makeup out of my pores but when it comes to following up with a foaming cleanser I pretty much lather it up quickly and apply it in quick strokes and then rinse it off before it gets in my eyes. I cleanse my face about 3-4 times a day. Once in the morning with a cream cleanser, after exercise in the evening (I need to wash or wipe away the sweat and grime left after doing cardio) and then I'll double cleanse at night with an oil cleanser first and then a gel cleanser. I would like to trial this. I know this is the most popular product from Evolu and I would like to find out why. Is it because most people use a cleanser or is this one indeed an extra sensory experience to use?

I cleanse in the morning shower with Dove and double cleanse at night. I love a creamy cleanser. Being sensitive skinned my face responds well to them. I probably need to spend more time. This cleanser looks delicious. It is certainly on my "to try" list.

I never used to worry about cleanser too much but with my skin being dry and sensitive I have found it is a lot better if I cleanse thoroughly before applying serum and my skin is a lot better than it was. The ingredients especiall yCalendula Geranium and Apricot Extract make me feel quiet excited about this product and I would love to trial.

Cleansing is important to unclog the pores. I usually cleanse my face 2-3 times per day to prevent breakouts. I would love to try new cleansing products!

Every evening, I brush my teeth, and then give my face a double cleanse. First cleanse is to remove all makeup - so I usually use an oil cleanser, although sometimes a creme cleanser, and then my second cleanse is normally foaming. I just can't get away from feeling that I need the foam to be clean. the rinsing off is normally with a hot cloth, I try to take my time & relax during this bed time prep. Mornings are all about water.

Ohh id love too but at night its a quick cleanse to get the makeup and the day off and then in the morning its while I'm in the shower and it is probably marginally longer than at night. Maybe i should try cleansing my face earlier in the night instead of just before bed???

Yay, another Evolu up for trialing! I make sure I cleanse my face twice a day, I feel it is really important, especially as I have dry skin and am prone to dry patches. My make-up definitely sits better on my face when i have cleansed it, rather than just using a make up wipe. I like cleansers that smell nice, and having natural ingredients is a must have for me.

I would like to try the Evolu Relaxing Creme Cleanser due to the fact that it is sutiable for dry skin, and a cleanser that I think would smell amazing

I take my skincare pretty seriously. Cleansing my face end of the day is an important part of my daily skincare routine. I wash my face with a cleanser and follow up with a toner. Not to forget the micellular water to get rid of the make up. And then there is the exfoliation twice a week and face packs. Sounds like a bit much but I just love it all.

Unless I'm having a luxurious, lingering bubble bath, I'm totally guilty of rushing cleansing (and many other skin regime/beauty steps one is suppose to take time with...). There's coffee to have, kids to get ready for school, sleep to be had (and the last precious moments of the day to just chillax to!). But I do always notice an improvement with my skin when I take more time to cleanse...

I kinda rush it abit most days, unless evenones out then I go the whole hog.and take my time.

I'm guilty of just getting it done as fast as possible. Would love to spend more time but I just wash then rinse

now that im in my thirties i take way more care with my skin than i did before old age set in haha.

Another organic good for you seeming product!

Skincare has become number rone for me. Although like the writer/poster aka BR Natalie, I do neglect other areas & can also have a good smirk where reading about the nail polish on toes, this is so me right now.lol. I have found creme cleansers are my jam and am working thru on brand at the moment but would love to put my hand's up for a chance to trial this. I like the imgredients mentioned. I'd like to put this to the test and see if I should be changing up my cleanser.

The amount of time I spend at night cleansing and moisturising is directly proportional to how late I stayed up and how tired I am. Some days I'll go all out with massaging makeup remover balm on and then oil cleansing and then gel cleanser. Some days I wipe my face with a makeup remover wipe and convince myself it's clean enough.

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