Battle of the Cleanser’s Part 2: Winter Skincare

So today I’m bringing you guys another edition of my Battle of the Cleanser’s posts. If you haven’t read my first one than I’ll link it here! I absolutely love writing and reading these type of posts as my skin is awful to manage during the change between seasons so any advice I can get is always welcome!

For me, I’ve discovered the trick to cracking my skin drama is finding the right cleanser for the different seasons. In warmer months, gel formula’s like Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is fantastic at cleansing and nourishing my skin as it has that gentle exfoliation with the cloth and them hidden nutrients which don’t irritate me. However, in colder months my skin gets ridiculously dry and flaky so I need a cleanser that can also moisturise me on top of everything else a cleanser needs to do!

Beauty Balm’s are the perfect cleansers’ in winter as they offer that extra layer. My top two are the Clinique take the day off  Cleansing Balm and the Emma Hardie amazing face Moringa Cleansing Balm. Both products are quite high end, but that also means they offer high end formula’s and solutions to skin troubles.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm 

This award winning luxurious face balm comes with an ultra soft cloth. It’s a balanced daily cleanser that gives skin a thorough cleanse whilst moisturising and calming all skin types. The Moringa apparently helps to minimise the appearance of open pores. It’s also fantastic at removing all face make up so you can just pop this on without having to use a make up remover first.

Personally, this product is just a tad heavy on my skin meaning I couldn’t use it everyday. However, I do use this as a once a week hydrating mask. It’s brilliant at providing me with a deep and hydrating cleanse if I leave it on for ten minutes. A truly luxurious treat for the skin!


Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

I’ve used this product on and off for the past couple of years. It works on all skin types, just like the Emma Hardie it can also double as a make up remover which is ideal when your feeling lazy at the end of the day! Unlike the Emma Hardie this balm transforms when it comes into contact with water from a solid balm to a silky, fluid oil meaning it’s not too heavy and smothering on my face. It cleans thoroughly and rinses off easily with no nasty residue left in the hair which believe me, does happen when I use other cleansing balms!


Despite the oily feel this product is completely non greasy which means my naturally oily/combination skin isn’t left shiny or greasy looking! I’m not going to lie, this product rocks my socks!

All in all, both products are ideal multi tasking cleansers. However, if you have an oily complexion I would recommend Clinique. If your skin is more dry or normal the Emma Hardie is right up your street!

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Author: Chelsea Thompson

Scriptwriter and Stand Up. A recovering chocoholic who is trying to maintain a balanced lifestyle whilst putting on make up and travelling around a bit!!

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