PRODUCT REVIEW: PIXI + CAROLINE HIRONS DOUBLE CLEANSE!
Where should I start? Perhaps just by doing a little intro of the woman behind this product. In case your don't know ... Caroline Hirons is a well known London based aesthetician with an amazing skincare blog www.carolinehirons.com
She is basically responsable for teaching us, (The YouTube and Instagram community) the importance of double cleansing our skin. So... no wonder her first product on the market is off course named "Double Cleanse".
THE PRODUCT: A handy round jar that contains two steps. First step is a half solid cleansing oil, and second step is half cleansing cream.
THE OIL: It reminded me a lot in texture to the The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter It's light, it's silky and it melts as soon as it gets in contact with the skin. It contains Vitamin E, Camellia Oil, Evening Primerose oil, Avocado oil and Olive oil among others. This side is design to remove makeup, dirt and SPF... and YES! it does it very easily and effectively.
THE CREAM: Honestly I haven't tried anything like this cream. Texture wise this feels airy and lightweight. Kind of whipped.
It has slightly more beneficial ingredients (since this side is actually design to cleanse the skin) like Vitamin C to brighten and protect, Peptide Complex to plump, Arginine to promote cell renewal and elasticity. Also gentle, very nourishing and effective.
WHAT I LOVE: Well let me just say I truly enjoy both textures. They feel light on the skin, they have no scent and they both glide like a dream upon contact. But what I truly love is the brilliant combo.
For the past 4 years I have used Bioderma as my first step to remove makeup. Then, I usually follow up with a cleansing balm or cleansing oil. The result? cleansed skin. But ... with this magic combo my skin is not only very clean. It feels hydrated and nourished afterwards and that's the big difference!
Plus having both steps in one jar definitely makes the process speedier and easier. And let's not forget it's great for traveling.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Do I think Double Cleanse is better than every other cleansing balms/cream on the market ? NO ! But I think putting these two types of cleansers and textures together is BRILLIANT because it makes the tedious process of cleansing my skin ENJOYABLE. Is quick, is handy, is gentle and very effective. Is a NO FUSS product that gets the job done and my skin loves it ! So YES.. two thumbs up for PIXI and Caroline Hirons. Double Cleanse is a keeper.
Formulated without: Mineral oil, Shea Butter, Fragrance free, No parabens, no tested on animals. And Yes... it's VEGAN !