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You’ll probably know by now that I am a pretty massive Crème de la Mer fan, for the reason being that they’re a brand who’ve successfully combined luxury with true efficacy. Until now I was using The Cleansing Foam, but not religiously and only when I was feeling particularly oily and in need of a deep clean. I’d say The Cleansing Foam is suited more to an oily skin type whereas I’d say The Cleansing Gel is great for normal to combination feeling much softer and gentler yet still thorough.
The Cleansing Gel relies on La Mer’s patented Deconstructed Waters and magnetised tourmaline, claiming to work in a similar fashion to facial galvanic treatments. As skin cells are positively charged, the negatively charged water allows effective delivery of product into the skin, or in this case, the enhanced removal of embedded dirt and debris. I’m not sure how far I’m prepared to go with this as I have done training in facial electrical treatments, but what I can tell you is this is a damn good cleanser.
As my other half applied it, he immediately asked if it contained aloe vera. The answer is no, but it was a perfectly valid question as it does feel very soft and calming on contact with the skin.
Using only the tiniest amount, it lathers into a beautiful and creamy later that smells of old, english soap. Unlike many foaming, gel cleansers, it’s very non-abrasive, leaving my face feeling soft and not gagging for moisture. My skin genuinely feels soft to the touch after use and it seems to really help balance my oily t-zone by removing excess sebum very gently.
You can pick Crème de la Mer The Cleansing Gel up here from John Lewis and I believe you can get free delivery on this too!
Do you use Crème de la Mer products? Do you have any favourites? I’d love to know so please drop me a comment below.
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