I cannot believe it is the end of August already, this year is flying by. and where on earth is all of the summer weather? Is it now autumn already??
Today I have a review on a facial cleanser that I saw one day in Boots and had to snap up. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned a zillion times already I have recently become unemployed because I hated my job so much and was made to feel so uncomfortable that I left without another job to go to. This is quite scary really and takes some explaining in interviews but basically for blog purposes it means that I am super skint!
No longer can i afford my number one cleanser in the form of Origins Checks and Balances at a cost of £17 so I’ve been seeking out a cheaper version with all of the same qualities that I look for:
- Removes majority of make up (I have to use eye make up remover/micellar water anyway for my super sensitive eyes so as long as its 90% removed I’m happy)
- Leaves my skin feeling clean without feeling ‘squeaky clean’ and tight, and ideally with a bit of hydration too
- Smells good
- Lathers well without a load of chemical nasties
Impossible?? I thought it might be. Until this one!
Good Things is a brand I’ve previously blogged about (link here) and I loved the ethos of the brand and also the product I previously tried, which is sadly no longer available.
All products are free from SLS (foaming agent) parabens and mineral oils which to me is a pretty good start.
I chose the Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser as firstly I’m obsessed with manuka honey, it smells good, tastes good and has a ridicukous amount of amazing properties. I love Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey mask for this reason and was interested to see how a cleanser works out too.
My skin is also getting older, siiiiiiiigh, and tends to needs more hydration than my younger oil slick face days and so a creamy cleanser sounded like the right option.
Lastly the price of £4.99 (its currently on offer in Boots for £3.33!) was very appealing. 3 for the price of my normal cleanser?? Surely worth a try!
It also contains Royal Jelly and Beeswax which was interesting. Straight from the Boots website you can see the blurb here:
Cleansing is the key to great-looking skin and this creamy cleanser has it all.
Super-hydrating royal jelly, rich in amino acids, helps to condition and replenish skin while the antibacterial properties of manuka honey ensure skin is thoroughly clean and balanced.
Black raspberry extract and vitamin E, both full of antioxidants, helps give skin a radiant, youthful glow.
This sounds like the perfect compromise to me, this cleanser should still remove the grime and oil from the day with the help of the antibacterial properties of manuka honey but also hydrate it with the royal jelly and help it glow with antioxidants. Sounds like a miracle!
Alice Hart Davis certainly seems to know her stuff and I have really enjoyed using this cleanser the last few weeks. I’ve been using a dollop of it applied to damp skin and removing it with a muslin cloth.
This seems to remove almost all of my make up, though it does have a little trouble with some eye make up but this isn’t an issue for me as I have to be careful with my eyes and use a separate remover anyway.
The smell reminds me of warmth, if that makes any sense whatsoever. It reminds me of warm baked goodies coming out of the oven and is quite a comforting smell which I put down to the manuka honey.
I really cannot fault this product for the job nor the price and luckily for us it’s often on offer at Boots!
Also in the range is a face mask, face scrub and daily moisturiser; all of which I am sure will find their way into my handbag on my next shopping trip!
Have you tried Good Things before? Do you have a favourite product?
Have you tried any from the Manuka Honey range before?
Let me know!