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Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review

15th September 2017 in Cleanser, Skincare - 21 Comments - 3 min read

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review

15th September 2017 in Cleanser, Skincare - 21 Comments - 3 min read >/div>
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review

Hey Beauties!

I will be the first one to say i was really late on the whole Pixi train which seems to be a common theme with me, i always let the hype pass me by and then if people are still talking about something months later then i know its something i have to try and the Pixi Double Cleanse was no different.

Lately ive gotten really into skincare and for the first time i have a good solid skincare routine in place that seems to be helping pretty well thanks to Double Cleanse!
I think a lot of it is thanks to the amazing Caroline Hirons, i think ive watched every one of her videos and i have learnt the most of what i know about skincare from here to the point where i hear the words “Makeup Wipe” these days and shudder haha

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review

So what is Double Cleansing? Double Cleansing is a method that has been used by facialists for years but has only recently come into the public eye as something you should be doing, i know the idea of cleansing your face isn’t fun and sounds bothersome but really is worth it. The idea with double cleansing is that you start with an oil based cleanser (fight oil with oil) the oil breaks down makeup, spf and the daily buildup of pollutants and environmental gunk, the second cleanse usually a milk, cleansing cream or gel is used to clean the skin and helps to protect it.

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review

Double Cleanse itself comes in 2 parts, a solid cleansing oil that is contains all sorts of skin cleansing goodies such as Evening Primrose Oil which is a plant oil whose fatty acids can have significant skin-soothing and emollient benefits on the skin, Camellia Oil, potent antioxidant which has fantastic skin smoothing properties, Avocado Oil another powerful antioxidant which is a good source of skin-replenishing fatty acids and finally Vitamin E which helps to protect our skin against free radicals and protects against and mop up daily environmental and pollutant gunk
This is applied to dry skin and massaged in circular motions to remove as much makeup, spf etc as possible then wash away with a micro-fibre cloth

The second cleanse is a gorgeous cleansing cream this will help to remove anything that is left over that wasnt hit in the first cleanse but it wont leave the skin feeling stripped or tight as it contains Vitamin C in the form of Ascorbic Acid which can balance and actually increase the production of collagen,so you can understand that this is a powerhouse of an ingredient especially when mixed with other antioxidants, Argireline usually called “Botox in a jar” as it stops the repetitive movement of muscles in the face which end up causing wrinkles- it also has has water-binding properties and a theoretical skin-restoring ability, Arginine is an amino acid considered essential to human development again this has antioxidant properties and finally Aloe which is well known for its soothing properties, antioxidant qualities, and serves as a hydrating agent for skin.
This is applied to damp skin and massaged into the skin in circular motions and washed off with a Micro-fibre cloth

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review

I have been using this for about 2/3 weeks now i knew after the 2nd time i have used it that i loved it, i didnt want to believe the hype but it was actually amazing. This isnt your bells and whistles cleanser its a cleanser that everyone can use on a daily basis no matter your skin type which i think is fantastic because sometimes less really is more!

You can find the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse online at Cult Beauty as well as in M&S Beauty Halls for Β£24 (M&S have a deal on now where you can buy 2 products and get a free full sized 24K Eye Elixir worth Β£22)

Have you tried this cleanser?
If not….WHY NOT?! haha  πŸ˜‰ 
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