Until Caroline Hirons came along, cleansing really wasn’t sexy. I’ve known Caroline since the very early days of this blog nearly seven years ago, and she’s always been on hand with helpful advice and simple suggestions that can make a huge difference to your skin. She’s the one who got my boyfriend into high potency fish oil supplements for his eczema (and changed his skin completely,) as well as introducing me to the benefits of double cleansing; Caroline was also the woman who introduced us all to the wonder benefits of Pixi Glow Tonic, and as a result has had an incredibly close relationship with the brand over the years. It was a natural fit for them to team up for her debut (and much anticipated) skincare product, and even more natural for it to involve double cleansing. The result of this partnership is an effective, affordable and innovative looking cleanser that’s sure to be a sell-out when it launches in January.
One side of this little pot features a solid oil cleanser to remove makeup and impurities with ease, without any greasy residue on the surface of skin, while the other offers a cream cleanser to help remove any last impurities and leave skin feeling supple. I adore balm and oil cleansers and this is no exception: the solid texture melts upon contact with the skin to leave behind a rich oil that glides over the surface with ease. Although cleansing creams aren’t my fave, this provides a great way to finish off your cleansing routine and is perfectly suited for all skin types. Caroline has ensured this is a product that everyone can use (removing any fragrances and making it cruelty free,) but it’s in no way generic or underwhelming; if anything, this is what you need to get you excited about cleansing again.
The only downside for me is that we’ll all tend to use more of the solid oil than the cream cleanser, meaning you may be left with more of one than the other – however, the fact that this little pot includes two products makes it perfect for traveling or trial. Both of these cleansers are brand new to the Pixi brand and haven’t just been re-jigged from existing products; Caroline told me herself that she thoroughly checked the ingredients against the brand’s INCI listings to ensure there was no cross-over! Her reputation depends on these kind of details, so it’s good to know she was thoroughly involved from beginning to end. Many blogger collaborations involve little more than a name printed on-pack and a rather large cheque being cashed at the bank, but for me this is as authentic and natural as it gets. I’ve heard from a little bird this is the first of many collaborative products, so I can’t wait to hear what’s next for the Caroline Hirons and Pixi duo.
Are you a fan of double cleansing? Are you excited for this product to launch in January?