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Cleansing balm and serum recommendations

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sunshinegirl12 · 24/10/2018 12:15

Hello

Has anyone got any recommendations for cleansing balms and a nice serum? I don’t usually use either of these, just a bit of miscellar water, tone and moisturise.

We are undergoing fertility treatment so thinking maybe something without any harsh chemicals would be nice. I’d say my skin is combination with a few old acne scars, can also be quite sensitive, early 30’s.

Looking to spend about £20 for the cleanser and no more than £35ish for the serum. Thanks Smile

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Fullfatlatte · 24/10/2018 13:57

You can’t go wrong with any of the cleansers from Clarins, I’ve used them all over the years, they do what they’re meant to do & leave your skin beautifully soft. I’ve just fallen in love the cleansing balm from Emma Hardie, got it in Marks & Spencer’s with 20% off (fairly expensive) but it’s fabulous & the smell is just divine, very spa like. I’ll be interested to see how it lasts. Clinique take the day off balm is very nice (have tried a sample) & lots of people on here highly recommend the Camomile cleansing balm from the BodyShop.

Serum wise - I love Vichy Mineral 89 but I’ve also tried the basic range serum in Superdrug (recommended by Sali Hughes & is extremely cheap at £2.99 or something like that, green & white pump). Not sure there is much difference between these tbh!

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SuzeD29 · 24/10/2018 14:43

I love Emma Hardie cleansing balm too. I've run out so grabbed some Superdrug balancing facial oil for 2.99 and have been using that as a hot cloth cleanser instead with really good results so far

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Worieddd · 24/10/2018 14:49

Love the Clinique take the day off balm but it is make up remover and I use a cleanser afterwards

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WeeM · 24/10/2018 14:52

Body shop camomile butter with their luxury facial flannel. I always recommend it on these threads as I couldn’t live without it. My make up just melts off with no effort at all.

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sammy891 · 24/10/2018 17:05

Superdrug Naturally Radiant range, they have a lovely cloth cleanser you can use in place of a balm and do a serum too.

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1Wanda1 · 24/10/2018 17:15

I love the Merumaya cleansing balm. I used to use the Emma Hardie one but this one smells just as lovely, cleanses perfectly, and is cheaper.

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ASMRtist · 24/10/2018 19:31

Serums- Lue Hyu;aronic or Grden of Wisdom Multi-peptide

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Idontbelieveinthemoon · 24/10/2018 19:38

Elemis do a cleansing balm that's fabulous on my oddly sensitive skin. Liz Earle's hot cloth cleanser is lovely, too. I like La Roche Posay's Effaclar for when I'm having breakouts.

ESPA do a night serum in a purple bottle that is genuinely like a miracle for my skin, and leaves it plumped and brighter the next morning.

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imarocketman50 · 24/10/2018 19:41

If you want something without chemicals etc try Tropic Skincare. I've been using it for 9 months and love it (No I don't sell it). Lots of options for serums based on skin type and skin issues.

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sunshinegirl12 · 25/10/2018 09:12

Thanks everyone for your recommendations x

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