Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Review

Clinique pep-start 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser

Hi everyone!

I have a quick review of this Clinique cleanser for today. I had this little sample sized one for a while and hadn’t reached for it, but a few weeks ago I decided to try it out and was pleasantly surprised!

Clinique pep-start 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser

I’m bad at describing scents but this has somewhat of a grapefruit scent which wakes you up in the morning as most citrus scents do. It comes out as a thick gel and I was confused about the exfoliating aspect, but as soon as I started massaging this onto my face I felt the tiny beads gently exfoliating.

Clinique pep-start 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser

This cleanser left my skin feeling soft and not irritated as some scrubs do.

I definitely recommend this cleanser – especially for oily skin types as it really clears out your pores and gets rid of excess oil.

What is your current favourite cleanser? Let me know below!

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Milk Makeup Charcoal Cleanser (with sea water?) Review

Milk Makeup Charcoal Cleanser

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This is the first product that I’ve tried from Milk Makeup, mainly because they aren’t really talked about and have never grabbed my attention. Until this product; as someone with extremely oily skin I love anything with charcoal in it. Charcoal is meant to help with oil control as it absorbs oil and other toxins in the skin.

Milk Makeup Charcoal Cleanser

The packaging is pretty simple but cool. I like the see-through plastic with white lettering and the product itself is black so it’s a nice contrast. It comes with a squeeze bottle which I don’t mind because the cap pops off and doesn’t twist off. I absolutely hate twist off caps for cleansers because I have to grab the bottle with wet hands and try to twist it open & close – it’s the worst!

The product itself has a pleasant scent; almost shampoo-like and it foams up slightly while remaining a bit creamy at the same time. I definitely feel like it does a good job with removing oils and left over makeup but it doesn’t strip my skin afterwards – I don’t get the skin pulling sensation which drying face washes give.

This cleanser includes interesting ingredients such as Vitamin E and marine water – like actual sea water is listed in the ingredients (not exactly sure what that’s good for, comment below if you do please!). Also, I don’t recall seeing Vitamin E in a cleanser either but I guess that’s why I don’t feel like this cleanser sucks the life out of my skin afterwards. Overall, I’m enjoying this cleanser and have already bought a back up since I’m actually rather picky with cleansers and this gets the job done!

What do you recommend from Milk Makeup?

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GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser Review

GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser

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This is the first product that I’ve ever tried from GlamGlow and let’s just say that this was a good first impression. What intrigued me about this cleanser is that it contains a mud and an oil that transform into foam. I’ve tried oil cleansers before but never mud and I know that mud masks are great for oily skin types.

GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser

This product claims to gently remove all traces of makeup and deep clean. I really enjoy trying different face washes but not all work for me as I have super oily skin and I get these little bumps on my forehead/cheeks when I don’t deep clean. This product is so fun to use as you don’t expect the mud and oil to foam up. It smells like a delicious green apple and leaves your skin feeling super clean and soft.

GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser

The thing that I really enjoy about this packaging is that the oil and mud are stored separately and each have their own separate pump. Therefore, you can customize how much mud and oil you want. When my skin feels super dry I tend to pump more oil and when my skin is super greasy I will pump in more mud. This contains 75ml of oil and 75g of mud which is a decent amount and I feel like it will take me a while to finish this.

GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser. One pump of oil and one pump of the mud.

GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser

I really enjoy this cleanser and would purchase again. I really want to try the other one as well, I believe it’s the YouthCleanse.

What do you suggest I try next from GlamGlow?

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Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser Review

Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser

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I don’t wash my makeup brushes as often as I should and I could easily blame much of the acne and skin irritations that I had on dirty makeup brushes. This product had really good reviews on Makeup AlleyΒ and so I wanted to give it a try.

What intrigued me about this product is that I don’t have to rinse it off in the sink; I just spray the brush and rub it on a towel and it is super clean! The hardest brushes to clean are foundation brushes (flat top buffer brushes) and with a few spritz of this miracle solution it takes out all of the foundation residue; it’s so quick and easy! I now gather my makeup brushes once every week or so and while I’m watching Netflix I quickly clean about 50 brushes in less than 15 minutes! It use to take me about an hour to clean all my brushes in the sink with the BomBeauty brush cleaner – you can read my review here. This brush cleanser also kept my brush hairs from fraying and feeling rough – I felt that it almost conditioned the hairs. Also, my makeup brush is ready to use after 2 minutes of cleaning it.

Overall, I highly recommend this product and I will definitely be purchasing this again; I do go through this quite quickly but it is worth the price. How do you clean your makeup brushes?

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b.liv No Spots Bye Dots Cleanser Review

b.liv No Spots Bye Dots Cleanser

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I love this skincare brand. I have reviewed a few other products from b.liv and they are amazing. This brand caters to everyone because they have different lines which help with specific skin concerns.

This cleanser claims to control oil, unclog pores, exfoliate skin, treat acne and fade scars, sooth and hydrate skin and lastly, it is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. I always look up the ingredients to see if the ingredients can back up the claim. On the website it briefly summarizes the ingredients that are responsible for treating acne and soothing the skin which I found to be very informative and convincing that the product will be effective.

This is a liquid/gel cleanser which decently foams up and leaves my skin very soft and smooth afterwards. I sometimes use this with my Clinique Sonic brush (review coming soon) and it gives me more of an exfoliation than when I use my hands. I don’t solely rely on cleansers for my acne because they are never effective enough however, since this has salicylic acid it does help slightly with acne. What I like about this cleanser is that it deep cleans which gets rid of all my makeup, which is why I like to use this in the evenings as opposed to mornings. I like the scent that it has and it is not too harsh where it would leave my skin feeling stripped of all oils and dried out.

Overall, I really like the products that I have tried from this brand and I would love to try out more!

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Review

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

Hi everyone!

These powder cleansers have really intrigued me recently because they provide a gentle exfoliation and really deep clean my pores. This powder cleanser is different then the others because instead of baking soda this one has rice enzyme and other amazing ingredients.

The packaging is very cute; it’s a little bottle that has a sliding stopper so that the powder doesn’t spill in the cap if turned upside down. It has a good amount of product; 60g inside.

I like to wash my face with water first and then use about a half of a teaspoon of powder to cleanse my face. I don’t add more water to the powder; I think a wet face and hands are enough and doesn’t make the consistency of the cleanser too runny. I can feel this powder exfoliate then start to turn creamy on my face as I rub it in. When I rinse my face I feel like my skin is extremely clean without a trace of makeup left behind. It does deep clean to the point of making my skin feel tight after rinsing so I need to follow up with a good serum and moisturizer afterwards.

I love this powder cleanser and would definitely recommend it; especially for oily skin types. It contains rice bran, papaya and anti-aging properties.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser & Cleansing Scrub Review

Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser Cleansing Scrub

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I have been getting a bunch of breakouts the last few months and since then went on a quest to find the right products that can improve my skin. I have an oily-combination skin type.

Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser Cleansing Scrub

This cleanser (right) has tiny “beads” that dissolve as you rub in the product which help to gently exfoliate the skin. It foams up and smells very pleasant. After massaging it into my skin for about 30 seconds I wash it off and instantly notice my skin looking brighter. Both products contain baking soda which is known to deep clean your pores by removing dirt (makeup) and oil.

The cleansing scrub (left) is a powder which “activates” with water to deep clean and exfoliate at the same time. It is suppose to do the same thing as the cleanser but with more intensity and is suppose to be used only 2-3 times per week. I find that just wetting my face and hands and then shaking some powder onto my hands foams up better than trying to apply water to the powder in your hand; as that dilutes the product too much.

I have been using both products for 2 weeks and I think I have figured out the culprit of my blemishes: not deep cleaning enough. I wear a full face of makeup almost everyday and so using products that will deep clean my skin is essential. I realized this after having no new breakouts this past week and the only thing I changed in my routine were these two products and an oil-control mask that I will do a review on soon.

What deep cleaning products do you recommend that I try out next?

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