Tuesday 18 June 2013

Amie Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash

Amie Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash* - £4.95

I am totally willing to admit that I am a skincare snob and as a rule I tend to stick to premium brands. But recently I've found myself pleasantly surprised by some purse friendlier options. Amie are a brand with prices at the lower end of the spectrum but their products are packed full of high-quality natural & botanical ingredients. They leave out all the nasties like parabens, SLS and mineral oil too. Perfect for those of us with sensitive skin. I've been trying out their Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash and I'm really impressed with this cleanser.

The product is a thick pink cream that feels very luxurious on the skin. After washing it off my skin is left feeling incredibly soft and plump. I keep wanting to stroke my face when I use this as it just feels so nice and smooth! I normally use a cleansing oil or micellar water first to remove my makeup but this does a pretty good job of getting off makeup all on it's own. The active ingredients in this cleanser are mayblossom & elderflower which help to control oil and prevent new blemishes. I'm a big fan of the REN Mayblossom Cleanser as it really decongests the skin so it's nice to know that this has similar ingredients. It also features orange blossom & raspberry to tone and refresh the skin. These also make the cleanser smell amazing & fruity. The cocoa seed butter & sweet almond oil it contains deeply nourish and add moisture to skin. When I use this I feel like I need to use much less Hydraluron and moisturiser as so much has already been added to my skin just by using this cleanser.

As I have combination skin I generally reserve this cleanser for night time. It's very rich and hydrating so it's a bit much for me to use twice a day and I find my skin needs a gel cleanser in the morning to balance it out. It would be ideal for anyone with dry or dehydrated skin though. I was slightly concerned that such rich ingredients would clog my pores but this has helped to hydrate my skin without causing blackheads or closed comedones. Despite being so moisturising it actually balances out my oiliness and doesn't leave a film on my face. Amie are the kind of brand I wish had been around when I was younger. Their products have much nicer ingredients than most of the stuff you find in Boots or Superdrug. Much like the Superfacialist range, this is one drugstore product that I can actually see myself repurchasing.

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  1. this sounds like a great cleanser for me and I'm on the hunt for a new one! I've known about this brand but tended to stay away from it as I thought it would contain the 'nasties' but it doesnt :)

    Belinda | fashioncrossing xo

  2. I have this too! Like yourself, I am a brand snob when it comes to skincare products but this has proved that there are some amazing and affordable brands out there. I absolutely love this cleanser, i am going to start using this all the time. It's SO good! x

  3. oh this sounds like a lovely product! I wish I could afford the higher end skin care ranges but i just can't so i think i may have to invest in this, love the packaging too haha x

  4. This sounds gorgeous! I've been trying a budget cleanser too lately and I'm really rating it - just shows you don't always have to pay a bomb for good skincare. :)

    Sophie | An Arrangement of Notes

  5. I've been seeing this brand a lot on blogs recently, I need to give it a try.

  6. I've never heard of this brand before! This cleanser really sounds amazing, I normally tend to stick with premium brands too but this Winter I tried a Corine de Farme facial moisturiser and it was a big surprise too, I repurchase it from time to time and it's just 6€ and something! xx

  7. The Amie Skincare range is popping up everywhere now, from blogs to beauty boxes. I tried their cooling mask and I loved it. :)

    Olivia xxx
    Missyi's World of Beauty...

  8. Sounds lovely!! Love that it's free of the nasties!


  9. This sounds lovely, I've been looking for a good cheap cleanser, so I'll have to grab this and give it a go!

    Charlotte - blotandreapply.blogspot.com xx

  10. This sounds fantastic! :) Looking this up right now.
    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing