2020 was the year I really fell into having a dedicated skincare routine. In a year when routine thoroughly went out the window, I really enjoyed taking the small moments to develop a routine that I could stick to. Cleanse, tone, exfoliate, moisturise etc. etc.
In need of a new cleanser, I picked up the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse.
The Pixi + Caroline Hirons collab was one I was really intrigued to try as most people will know her as the unofficial ‘Queen’ of skincare. As someone that really knows her stuff, I felt I could trust her not to steer me wrong. (Wise move, Pixi).
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse – Product
The Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse (£24) is a two-in-one cleanser with a solid cleansing balm and cleansing cream counterparts. As I usually only wear light makeup, the idea of double cleansing seemed a little unnecessary to me but as I began using it, I discovered it was a game-changer!
Step one of the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse is the solid cleansing oil. Rub the balm into your skin and it becomes an oil. Breaking down even the most stubborn eye makeup and mascara. This is the first cleanser I’ve felt stood a chance against the almighty Urban Decay Perversion mascara!
The cleansing balm contains delicious ingredients for your skin, including Camelina Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamin E. All of which help condition and moisturise your skin as you cleanse. The balmy oil helps lock moisture in when cleansing whereas a lot of traditional cleansers can strip these oils from the skin leaving it tired and parched.
The second step of the double cleanse is the cleansing cream. This feels thick and nourishing on the skin. Milky like the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre which is one of my all-time favourite products.
This cleansing cream includes Vitamin C, Arginine and a Peptide Complex which help promote cell growth and boosts collagen production. All, in theory, will help keep your skin plump and encourage skin elasticity.
I really enjoyed using the solid cleansing oil. It was the heavier duty of the two and really gets in there to break down stubborn makeup. The cleansing cream wasn’t effective enough to remove most make up by itself but was fine for getting the residuals after step one.
Despite being labelled ‘non-fragrance’, I really disliked the smell of the cleansing cream. It smelt almost as if it were sour or had ‘gone off’. Whilst not unbearable, it made me want to remove the product almost as soon as it was applied.
Suitable for sensitive skin, this product is great for those just beginning their double cleanse journey or simply looking to save space in their skincare stash.
The solid cleansing oil is the star of this duo. I really liked this element of the product, even if I was let down by the cleansing cream. I don’t think I would repurchase the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse as I feel like there are better cream cleansers on the market. However, I would be interested in trying the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm if they were ever to bring it back. In the meantime, I will continue using Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre and be on the hunt for a good cleansing balm!
Are there any cleansing products you use that you’d recommend? Please drop me your recommendations in the comments!
Until next time,