Beauty lab Soothing cleansers
Each month, our beauty team tests the newest products to see what reigns supreme. This month, Laura Capon removed her make-up with the latest skin-loving launches
Clinique All About Clean All-In-One Cleansing Micellar Milk, £19.50
I’m not normally a fan of milky micellars, but Clinique just converted me. This felt so calming on my eyes that I genuinely felt bad for all the times I’ve tugged at them with no regard for my future vision. It didn’t leave a residue, so I didn’t feel like I needed to wash my face afterwards, and with only two pads it removed all my mascara.
Herbivore Pink Cloud Creamy Jelly Cleanser, £22
Whoever called this Pink Cloud did an excellent job because the feeling of this cleanser on the skin is exactly as the name suggests. Light, soothing and just downright heavenly, if you ask me. I used this as a second cleanse – the plumping rose water is the best base for the rest of your skincare routine.
Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash, £18.55
No judgement to Stormi’s mum, but I had incredibly low expectations for this cleanser. Serves me right then, because I loved this so much I’ve just purchased another bottle. I normally avoid foaming cleansers the same way I avoid people coughing on the train, but this removed all traces of make-up without leaving my skin feeling stripped. Kylie, forgive me.
Honest Beauty Magic Gel-To-Milk Cleanser, £20
Turns out that Honey isn’t actually Jessica Alba’s magnum opus, oh no. That honour now goes to this cleanser from her beauty brand. It felt so incredible on my skin that I messaged the rest of the beauty team and told them they need it in their lives ASAP. I genuinely could have rubbed this soothing gel over my face all night long. It broke down every last bit of my make-up, but thanks to the milk transformation, my skin felt soft and hydrated.
Fenty Skin Total Cleans’r, £19
I was expecting this cleanser to have the same impact on me as the first time Umbrella came on in my local Walkabout in 2008. However, I was left a little underwhelmed. The creamy froth dissolved my make-up quickly, but my face felt a little tight after use, so I’d recommend it for oily skin types only.
EDITOR’S PICK CeraVe Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser, £12.50
If you’ve ever bingewatched Hyram videos on YouTube, you’ll no doubt be familiar with CeraVe, the no-frills affordable skincare brand that he’s forever raving about. Its latest launch is the foam cleanser reimagined, packed with ceramides that your skin barrier will thank you for. A must-have.