When it comes to skin care I’m lazy. Like really lazy, but I feel like I have come up with the holy trinity. Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising, in one snippy little minute that even the tiredest person could manage.
I was lucky enough to receive some Sanctuary vouchers from the wonderful Sarirah just before Christmas. It wasn’t a brand I was very familiar with, I’d always imagined it was out of my price range so I’d left it well alone. It turns out it wasn’t at all what I’d expected – it’s actually quite affordable yet the products still feel very luxurious.
Amongst the goodies I bought was their Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil. I’d seen a lot of hype about oil cleansing and I wanted to know what the fuss was about. I really didn’t think my combination/oily skin would get on with it, but I had the vouchers so what was there to lose?
One week in I knew I was mistaken. Oil plus oil equals less oil apparently. Who knew? I certainly didn’t. My skin was clearing up but there wasn’t any tight, dryness that I’ve always associated with high street products designed to attack oily skin.
The Sanctuary oil reminds me a lot of Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel (£21), my previous cleansing love. It starts off as a peculiar rich oil then as you add the water, it emulsifies to become a soothing milk. Oh so gently fragranced and very delicate on your skin.
Sanctuary’s Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil is £12.99 and included in their 3 for 2 offer, but cost aside, this is still the superior product in my eyes – I doubt I’ll go back to Elemis.
You’ll remember a while ago I was looking for a cleansing gadget to help me commit to a skin care routine. I chose the iSkin in the end purely down to cost and I think I made the right choice. Right now it lives at mine and Matt’s house and when I’m at my Parent’s I use my scrub gloves to very gently do the same job.
If I team these with my Sanctuary cleansing oil and use my flash balm, I’m there. Perfectly balanced skin, always silky smooth, less blemishes and fewer products to buy. A skin care routine that even the laziest/busiest can stick with and most days I can skip my moisturiser – naughty me.