12 days of Blogmas – Day 4

DSC00163-3In my last Blogmas, I mentioned that whilst exploring Bath’s Christmas market, I made a little purchase. It is of no surprise that the few chalets I was drawn to, were beauty related. However, the one chalet that really stood out to me was Bath Spa Skincare. The reason for this is because it is so different to anything else I have ever tried. The brand has a real focus on all natural, vegan and cruelty free products. As much this is an area of beauty that interests me, it’s not something I have ever really tried. Therefore, I thought I would take my first steps by purchasing a cleanser and a facemask.

As I haven’t actually had time yet to try the facemask, I thought I would just do a full review on the cleanser. I have been using the product now twice a day for a week, so I have had enough time to decide my feelings towards it. At least you know I like to establish relationships with my products before jumping on here!

I would like to start by saying that for a very small and niche independent brand, I really do think they produce high quality packaging. Although the packaging isn’t the most important factor to any product, it is on the most part what draws customers in. I must admit that it was the brands general aesthetics that drew me into their chalet. Gorgeous packaging isn’t just for Instagram, but it is also a marketing technique and I think for such a small brand they really have pulled it out of the bag with this one.

Now onto the product. This product is not only designed as a cleanser, but it also acts as a moisturiser. The lady who I spoke to described it as a 2 in 1 product rather than a moisturising cleanser. This is the one element of that product that really stood out to me as I could immediately feel it moisturising my skin. However, this is not a thick formulation as you would expect, in fact it is extremely lightweight. If I am honest, this is where the product falls slightly down in my books.

Although this is a 2 in 1 product, I still want both factors to work. As this is such a lightweight formula, I really have to work it in, in order to remove my makeup. Whilst this isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it is a lot gentler on the skin and it does get the job done, at the end of the night I don’t particularly want to be taking five minutes to remove my makeup. I think if you typically use very lightweight cleansers this would be perfect for you as it does what it says on the tin. However, if like me and you use heavier formulations then this may take a bit of adjusting when removing makeup. This isn’t to say I don’t like the product, I actually find it perfect for the morning. Not only does it leave your skin feeling clean, but it hydrates and leaves you looking awake. For me personally, this will definitely be my morning cleanser, but I will probably stick to thicker formulations for removing makeup.

I would love to know if you have tried any natural/vegan cleansers and what you think of them!

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