Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel Review | Reviews-Day Tuesday

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

For my first Reviews-Day Tuesday of 2014 I'm reviewing the Clarins Pure Melt Cleaning Gel.  I bought this just after Christmas when I was on the John Lewis website picking my new camera.  It had been on my skincare Christmas wishlist, and I'd been meaning to try it for a while after reading a couple of good reviews. I've been using this for overa a week now and it's become a staple part of my evening skincare routine.  Normally I'd wait a bit longer before writing a review but I was pretty much won over by this after the first use!  

As the name suggests, it's a gel cleanser that melts on your skin - it goes on as a gel then when you massage it in it turns into an oil, then when you add water it becomes milky and you can wash it off.  I like using this in the evening because I feel like the gel/oil formula is dissolving away all the grime from the day and it leaves my skin feeling really fresh and clean and soft to the touch.

I don't use it to take off my makeup, I do that with my L'Oreal micellar water first, but it does help make sure every last bit of makeup has been removed.  I love giving this a long time to work on my skin so I tend to apply the gel, massage it in for around 2 minutes whilst it's at the oily stage then leave for about another few minutes (usually while I brush my teeth) before adding the water and rinsing off.  As I said above it leaves my skin feeling really clean and so lovely and soft that I usually end up stroking my cheek like a weirdo for the next half hour.  Also it doesn't leave the skin feeling dry or tight at all which is great.

At £19.50 it's not cheap but it's on par with my favourite REN cleansers so I don't feel like it's overly pricey and would certainly repurchase.  If you're looking for a cheaper alternative though then the No7 Melting Gel Cleanser which I reviewed aaaaages ago is also great.

2 comments:

  1. Great review, going to dig this cleanser out and use it tonight, had forgotten how good it is!

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  2. This has been on my wishlist for aaaages! I have the nspa version but I'm sure the real deal would be even better. I think I might have to pick this up soon... xx

    Alison Speaks Beauty

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