I love me some skincare and a product I was excited about as soon as I heard about it was the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, I have been reading Carolines Blog for around 7 years now and she has helped me enormously both on a personal level and as a blog reader, and as soon as saw she was collaborating with Pixi, who I also love, I was so excited and I knew immediately I would be purchasing the Double Cleanse.
The Double Cleanse (£24.00) was launched on January 10th 2017, my daughters both knew how excited I was about the impending launch but they wanted to buy me the cleanser for my birthday on February 14th, this meant I had to wait a little longer but I didn't mind at all, it just added to the excitement of trying it.
The pot feels nice and sturdy and isn't heavy, it has the usual Pixi colours and the packaging is nice and fresh looking as always with Pixi products. The tub is split down the middle with the solid cleanser on one side and the cream cleanser on the other, I did wonder if the 2 cleansers would mix but they don't at all and they have a plastic insert on top to keep them separate too.
The Double Cleanse has a solid oil cleanser on one side (right in the above photograph) and a cream cleanser on the other side (left in the photograph above) both cleansers are fragrance free, paraben free and are not tested on animals.
Double cleansing is something Caroline has talked about on her blog for years and is basically exactly what it says it is, you cleanse twice, firstly with a cleanser to breakdown and remove makeup and secondly to clean and nourish the skin. If ever you've used a cleanser to remove your makeup, if you then went in with another face cloth and some more cleanser, there would be a little makeup or grime left, so double cleansing ensures beautifully cleansed and clean skin and now Caroline and Pixi have come up with a double cleanse all in one pot.
Using The Cleansing Oil & My Thoughts
I use the Double Cleanse as my evening cleanser as instructed by Caroline/Pixi, it is ideal for an evening cleanse to remove makeup, SPF and the grime built up over the day.
When using the cleanser I take a small amount of the solid oil cleanser first and rub it all over my dry face, including over my eyes, I rub it in and then remove using a face cloth which I run under hand hot water then wring out and wipe away all the cleanser from my face. I then pat my face dry with a towel.
Then I take a small amount of the cream cleanser and rub all over my face, including my eyes, rub it in well and then take a face cloth, run it under hand hot water, wring it out and then use it to remove the cleanser and pat my face dry. My face is left feeling extremely soft, there is no residue and my skin doesn't feel tight at all.
The solid oil cleanser is absolutely incredible at removing my makeup, the first time I used it I was amazed at how easily my makeup removed. My daughter Cole has also used the double cleanse, she wears quite a lot of makeup, including waterproof brow products and mascara and always wears a full face of makeup, and her makeup just wiped away effortlessly, it is fantastic and the best cleanser I have used to remove my makeup.
The cream cleanser feels lovely and luxurious on my skin when I am applying it and when I have removed it, my skin feels amazing, it isn't tight at all, there isn't any residue and my skin is left feeling super soft and smooth and very clean.
I am absolutely thrilled with the double cleanse, it is everything I hoped it would be and more, I knew it would be a good product because all the Pixi products I have and have tried are brilliant and Caroline is amazing when it comes to skin care, but it really is an incredible product and it's the only method of cleansing I use now in the evenings and especially when I have been wearing makeup, and I will 100% be re purchasing when I am running low, this will be another Pixi product that I own and I won't let run out.
I honestly cannot recommend the Pixi Double Cleanse enough, it is incredible for removing makeup and leaving the skin feeling super clean, smooth and soft and is the perfect way to begin your evening skincare routine.
You can find the Pixi Double Cleanse on the Pixi website here or on the Marks & Spencer website here or on the Cult Beauty website here.
Have you tried the Pixi Double Cleanse? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments section below.
Thank you for reading, much love as always