What: The perfect cleanser.
For: Removing makeup and impurities. For all skin types.
Review: There are a few products that I use so regularly that I take them for granted and forget to focus on them with a review. MV Organics Gentle Cream Cleanser is one of them. This is the perfect cleanser. Thoroughly cleanses makeup? Tick. Removes impurities and keeps breakouts at bay? Tick. Leaves skin super soft & nourished? TICK.
In addition to its skin loving properties, it was the scent knocked my socks off - as most people who read the CBB regularly have probably realised, I need only a drop of citrus fragrance to fall in love with a product, and this cleanser is a delicious blend of rose, chamomile and mandarin. Heaven. This cleanser makes your morning shower feel like a mini spa session.
The cleanser is best used with a muslin cloth. Only a few pumps of product are needed to cleanse the really face well - the texture is thick, luxurious and creamy. After massaging the product into skin, hold a damp warm muslin cloth over skin for about 5 seconds (the steam from the cloth will further soften skin). You then use the cloth to gently buff the cleanser off skin, which doubles as gentle exfoliation.
Clean creds: 75% organic - and just look at this ingredients list! Water, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Vegetable Glycerin, Glyceryl Monostearate, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Honeysuckle (Lonicera Caprifolium & Lonicera Japonica) Extract, with essential oils of Rose, Chamomile and Mandarin. Nothing scary there.
Verdict: I can recommend this cleanser for almost all skin types, unless you are very sensitive to essential oils. It worked beautifully on my skin and, although not a conventional ‘anti-acne’ cleanser, it kept breakouts at bay without drying skin. Although it’s on the pricier side - $45 - a bottle lasted me for about 3 months of consistent use. It’s also a great one to take travelling as it comes in a super lightweight bottle and a no-mess pump dispenser.
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*This product was sent to me as a PR sample for my honest review.
What: Hydrating, nourishing facial cleanser that can double as a deep cleansing mask
For: All skin types, but particularly dry or dehydrated skin
Review: September has been a difficult month for me. First, there was Odacite, which blew me away with their brilliant clean products, and now Spiezia has come along - another high-performing, skin-transforming range. I am not exaggerating when I say that both Odacite and Spiezia have visibly improved my skin tone - a few friends came over for dinner last night and the first thing they commented on was my “glowing” skin.
This cleanser by Spiezia is absolutely devine as it gives a really deep down clean but leaves skin feeling incredibly moisturised and hydrated, to the point where I don’t really feel I need to add moisturiser (but I do, because I am a product junkie). Many of the products in the Spiezia range appear to have a similar texture - a little like ear wax to be brutally honest. But it definitely doesn’t smell like ear wax (gross), it has a pleasant & subtle fresh, ‘herbally’ rather than floral smell (the cleanser has eucalyptus and clove oil so I suspect that’s what makes it smell that way). Because it’s a sort of waxy, balm-like texture you only need a tiny pea-sized amount for a very effective cleanse. Spiezia suggest leaving the cleanser on for two minutes while you’re in the shower or even leaving it on a little longer as a cleansing/hydrating mask, so as soon as I jump in the shower I usually pop the cleanser on and rinse it off just before I get out. It can also be used to remove makeup (including eye makeup) so it’s a fantastic all rounder. Skin feels very soft to touch after using this and has a nice natural glow, even before using any face oils or moisturiser.
Clean creds: 100% natural and organic (Soil Association Organic Standard), 100% recyclable packaging, no animal testing (this extends to Spiezia’s suppliers too), no parabens, no synthetic fragrances, no silicones, no mineral oils, no phthalates. All Spiezia products are handmade on a farm in Cornwall.
Verdict: Highly highly highly recommend. I love all of Spiezia’s products but if you’re just going to try one from the range, I think the cleanser is the star product.
Buy it here - at the moment you get a bonus sample moisturiser & organic cotton flannel when you buy the 50ml cleanser.
This product was sent to me as a PR sample