Tuesday 24 June 2014

Claudia Louch Chamomile Facial Wash

Claudia Louch Chamomile Facial Wash* - £37.40

One of the keys to a good skincare routine is knowing when to use your products. You have to listen to your skin & learn what will be most beneficial for it each day. A lot of it is intuitive but once you get the balance down of what to use and when, it becomes easier to keep your skin looking good at all times. I use a lot of chemical exfoliants & retinoids which if used excessively can be slightly harsh on the skin. The Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash is still my number one cleanser but as it contains lactic acid I sometimes feel like my skin needs a break from all the AHAs. When I'm not using the Elemis cleanser I tend to go for something mild that won't irritate my skin. A recent addition to my skincare lineup is this Chamomile Facial Wash from holistic skin specialist Claudia Louch. I adore her Mango Face Cream so I was rather keen to try out something else from her botanical skincare range.

The Chamomile Facial Wash is an incredibly gentle gel based cleanser. A lot of people tend to favour oils & balms these days but I'm still massively into gel cleansers. They always make my skin feel really refreshed so I especially like using them in the morning. With more natural formulas like this one, gel cleansers don't necessarily strip the skin. This facial wash is 94% natural and nicely balanced so it mildly cleanses, nourishes & hydrates the skin. Chamomile is well known for it's natural anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for calming the skin. The cleanser also contains natural active ingredients of red clover, elderflower extracts & white willow bark extract to gently clean and comfort your skin without harsh chemicals. This lovely combination of soothing natural ingredients really helps to calm everything down. It's a great choice for when your skin is feeling a bit worn out or over sensitised. Plus it's suitable for all skin types.

Most gel cleansers are applied to wet skin but this one can be massaged into dry skin much like a balm cleanser. It froths up slightly as you apply it but seeing as it doesn't contain any nasty ingredients such as SLS it doesn't become foamy. The texture is quite thick for a gel so it feels really luxurious as you massage it in. The scent is gorgeous, with notes of chamomile & elderflower. I normally use this product in the morning or as my second cleanse at night after removing my makeup with the Una Brennan Vitamin C Cleansing Oil. After washing it off I love how bright & fresh it makes my skin feel. The light formula cleanses without leaving my face feeling dry or taut. All of those wonderful ingredients help to soothe any irritation, soften my skin & reduce redness. It's a beautiful cleanser & I really love using it. As with the Claudia Louch Hydrating Mango Face Cream, it is pretty expensive. You do get a huge 240ml tube though & you only need a tiny blob of the gel each time so this product is gonna last for absolutely ages. I kinda wish it had that same sleek black packaging as the moisturiser instead of a plastic tube but otherwise I really can't fault this superb skin soothing cleanser.

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  1. The Elemis Cleanser is one I have actually but as of yet I haven't tried it. This Claudia Louch Cleanser sounds very nice, it certainly interests me as these types of cleansers are some of my favourites to use.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  2. This sounds really interesting, would love to try it x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  3. nice post!!