CLEAN UP YOUR ACT
Our round-up of the best cleansers will suit every budget
Our round-up of essential cleansers
We’ve already waved goodbye to microbeads in skincare products – now it’s likely that facial wipes are also on their way out, after the government announced plans to ban non-biodegradable wipes. To be honest, we’re rather pleased – not only will Mother Earth benefit from this law, so will your skin.
While facial wipes are undeniably handy for festivals and trips abroad when your hand-luggage liquids are limited, as your wedding day nears, it’s essential to use a proper cleanser that will be more effective than a wipe. The best cleansers not only remove make-up, they also nourish, exfoliate and hydrate your skin.
“Cleansing the skin is essential for a healthy complexion,” says Noella Gabriel, co-founder of Elemis. “Make-up and environmental aggressors congest pores, and face cleanser works to remove these pollutants, as well as dead skin cells. Cleanse every day, morning and night, even if you haven’t worn make-up. Water should be just warm – if too hot, it will aggravate pores, while water that’s too cold won’t remove product as effectively.”
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser, £7.99 Soap & Glory 3-in-1 Daily Vitamin C Facial Wash, £8 No7 Radiant Results Revitalising Foaming Cleanser, £9.50 Elemis Superfood Facial Wash, £25 Urban Veda Daily Soothing Facial Wash, £13.99 Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Cleansing Gel, £21, qvcuk.com Nyasa Pure Glow Nourishing Cleansing Balm, £50 Espa Optimal Skin Procleanser, £32 Frances Prescott Tri-balm, £46