Double Cleansing Has Changed My Skin

I know, I know, I'm pretty late to the party with the whole double cleansing thing but I kind of avoided it like the plague at first because I have oily skin so putting a balm or oil on my skin at all seemed like a big no, no. That was until I was reading about double cleansing and its benefits. I decided to pick up the Camomile Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop and my mind was blown at how quickly my skin changed. In the short space of time I've been using the cleansing butter I've noticed that my skin doesn't seem as oily (but you could say that's because of the change of season too I suppose) and I'm also not getting as many nasty, painful breakouts either. I'm still getting the usual hormonal breakouts but they are definitely not as bad.

A week or so after picking up the Camomile Cleansing Butter and falling in love with it, I got the opportunity to try out the new Timebomb PEACE + QUIET Coconut Cleansing Oil* and I was excited to give it a try. The PEACE + QUIET Coconut Cleansing Oil claims to be suitable for all skin types including both sensitive and oily. It's a gentle formula which cleanses the skin and dissolves dirt, grime and also makeup. 

"It contains a blend of Grape Seed, Sunflower and Safflower oils along with botanical superstar Coconut Oil known for powerful antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties."

I usually use the Double Cleanse technique at night time before bed rather than the morning just because to me it makes more sense to do it after wearing makeup or being out and about so I can remove both the makeup and any grime or dirt which my face may have picked up.

I've been using the Timebomb PEACE + QUIET Coconut Cleansing Oil for a few weeks now and it's really nice. It turns quite milky when massaging it in and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all. I
t also doesn't leave any residue or film after removing it, which is great. I've also found that it's not hard to remove either with a warm face cloth. I think if you have dehydrated or dry skin then you could probably get away with using it on its own rather than a first cleanse. I've been using as a first cleanse at night and it takes my base makeup off pretty quickly and easily but I have found I do have to work a little bit harder to remove my eye makeup but I do tend to wear waterproof mascara more than regular mascara so you do have to take that into account. 

Overall I do like this a lot it is on the pricier side at £25 for 175ml but I would consider picking it up again if I fancied treating myself to a nice cleanser that I know works well for my skin rather than going on the hunt for another alternative cleanser that may not do a good job. It's not as messy as The Body Shop Cleansing Butter (as much as I love it!) so it's great if I want a quicker double cleanse before bed (rather than reaching for the face wipes). As I've already mentioned I've found that the Timebomb Cleansing Oil isn't heavy on the skin but I do think that the Camomile Cleansing Butter removes makeup quicker as I think it's a little more heavy duty if that makes sense. So I've been using the Timebomb PEACE + QUIET Coconut Cleansing Oil more so when I have opted for a more minimal makeup kind of day.

I don't think this is a cleanser that you need to rush out and buy ASAP but I would recommend it if you're in the market for a cleansing oil that is lightweight and easy to work with, does a good job and also has pretty packaging as an added bonus. 

What's your current favourite cleanser?
 Or have you got your eyes on a particular one?
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*PR sample, all opinions are my own

1 comment

  1. I haven't yet jumped on the double cleansing train although I have heard great things about doing it, personally I'm ore worried about drying my skin out too much, I really like the sound of the Timebomb PEACE + QUIET Coconut Cleansing Oil though!.
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