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People who double cleanse - which cleanser do you use for your second cleanse?

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Lottapianos Wed 06-May-15 09:11:55

I'm currently using Superdrug Natural Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser for the first cleanse and its fine. I had been using a No7 cleanser for the second part but I'm coming to the end of the bottle and I fancy trying something different. This is the part of the cleanse that actually cleans your skin, rather than just removing the make up, so I'm willing to spend a bit more - up to �20. Although of course, budget options are always welcome!

My skin is dry and dehydrated if it helps


Itsalldramarama Wed 06-May-15 09:15:48

At the moment just the same one twice smile botanics from boots , waiting for the Cetaphil to return to the shelves ! But so far so good !

GinPleaseThankYou Wed 06-May-15 09:45:24

I use the Soap & Glory hot cloth cleanser for the second. It's lovely. Burt's Bees deep cleanser (bark and something...) for the first.

Nabootique Wed 06-May-15 09:48:57

I have loads blush but my favourite budget second cleanse is the nSpa Melting Cleansing Gel. Lovely stuff, about £6 in Asda.

Lottapianos Wed 06-May-15 09:59:48

Nabootique, could you recommend some others? Sounds like you're a bit of an expert smile

AmelieinOz Wed 06-May-15 10:08:43

Cetaphil. smile

Twitchcoco Wed 06-May-15 10:13:21

Alpha H balancing cleanser. I love it. Cliniques Take The Day Off balm is highly rated too.

CoconutAmericano Wed 06-May-15 10:15:46

I have 3 cleansers on the go but I use the same one for both cleanses. I go between alush aultrabkand, La Roche Posay Toleraine cleanser and Nivea cream cleanser. All lovely and gentle on my skin. I use the ultrabland when my face is feeling sensitive or I've worn a full face of make up.

CoconutAmericano Wed 06-May-15 10:19:32

That was supposed to read Lush Ultrabland, sorry!

Nabootique Wed 06-May-15 10:21:33

If you're dry and dehydrated an oil one might be nice for you, perhaps as your first cleanse and then you can use the Superdrug one as the second cleanse? I'm using the Una Brennan vitamin C cleansing oil most evenings at the moment and it is very good. I think it was £7 on offer in Boots. Big bottle so will last for ages.

If you fancied going more luxe then Tata Harper does a gorgeous cleansing oil but it's so nice it would be more of a second cleanse so you get the benefits on your skin. I use this one in the morning but it is £££. Bloody beautiful though.

The Body Shop do some nice cream ones too. I think the Vitamin E one could be good for your skin type. That Soap & Glory one that Gin mentions is nice as well, but might be a bit similar to what you're already using in terms of base ingredients and consistency.

HeyDuggee Wed 06-May-15 10:24:58

Eve lom. You don't need to cleanse twice.

HeyDuggee Wed 06-May-15 10:26:37

Oops, missed the budget bit. Never mind. Though mine lasts forever and you only use a tiny bit.

Lottapianos Wed 06-May-15 10:28:01

Have heard rave reviews about Cetaphil and the Una Brennan oil so will have at think about both of them. May have a nosey in the Body Shop too. I know that Caroline Hirons adores Tata Harper and I'm sure the oil is fab but I've just looked it up and its nearly fifty quid! <wobbles>

Thanks all smile

OnlyLovers Wed 06-May-15 10:29:07

Body Shop Aloe cleanser is good for dry/sensitive skin. It's often on sale or special offer; join the e-mailing list so you know about online-only sales. I often stock up that way.

Nabootique Wed 06-May-15 10:35:23

It is a mad price, but you do only need one pump, I find, and it's 125ml. I doubt I will repurchase as I can't afford it but it was my bonus treat grin

YY to the aloe cleanser. I think you can download a different 35/40% off code every week for The Body Shop, can't you? I think I got them through myvouchercodes or somewhere, but they must email them as well.

yomellamoHelly Wed 06-May-15 10:36:45

Have Cetaphil and Body Shop's chamomile oil. Would like to try the Una Brennan oil.

Fabulassie Wed 06-May-15 10:38:00

Apparently, you can use the same thing twice if you like. But it's good for the first one to be really good at removing makeup and SPF. I use Clinique Take The Day Off Balm for first go. I think the Clinique Balm may leave a bit of residue on skin (and I have to swab eyes with more eyemakeup remover so I want to wash that off, as well.) So, for now I am using LRP Toleraine.

Cetaphil is rubbish at removing makeup but makes a good second cleanser. However, its inability to remove makeup makes me sceptical and so I am going to use the rest of my massive bottle on my body (I'm going to use soap in my pits/crotch - not the delicate bits - and Cetaphil on the rest of my body, as I tend to get a bit dry and tight.)

I have in the past used Dermaquest Enzymatic Cleanser. That stuff is pretty awesome - removes every trace of makeup and doesn't foam or anything. But it's expensive and I'm not paying that money again.

I think cleanser should remove makeup and then do as little else as possible - no irritating, no residue. I don't want to pay for special active ingredients that are just rinsed off immediately.

OnlyLovers Wed 06-May-15 10:40:18

I didn't know about weekly money-off vouchers at the Body Shop. shock I just get notifications from them when they're having a sale or promotion. It's fairly often.

I don't understand how things like myvouchercodes work. blush

What is Tata Harper and why is it so good? And can you only buy their stuff from the US site?

AmelieinOz Wed 06-May-15 10:40:54

I use Bioderma and then Cetaphil. I don't believe in expensive makeup removers and cleansers. smile

stevienickstophat Wed 06-May-15 10:47:41

LRP Toleraine, followed by LRP Physiologie gel.

The gel is lovely stuff.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 06-May-15 10:54:37

I use camomile balm usually but had a huge reaction recently so am using E45 wash and what ever I use I just use the same thing twice. Using separate products seems a faff imo.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 06-May-15 10:57:06

I can't believe the number of recommendations for Cetaphil, it's horrible drying stuff! If dermatologists recommend it I can only imagine they are in cahoots with the manufacturers, sooo drying ime. I'm using my bottle up as a hand wash.

RitaOrange Wed 06-May-15 10:59:18

I use the Body shop Camomile silky oil ,warm flannel off and then Elemis Pro Radiance or Elemis Pro Radiance balm if my skin feels dry, warm flannel .

Both the Elemis ones last ages .

herbaceous Wed 06-May-15 11:00:57

What's the difference between this new-fangled double-cleansing, and old-school 'cleanse and tone'?

RitaOrange Wed 06-May-15 11:04:25

Double cleansing gets rid of makeup first and then you cleanse the skin.
I use an acid toner ( maintains skin mantle)- Elemis Soothing Apricot .

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