I have always loved Pixi products. They are inexpensive yet effective at the same time. And they seem to know exactly what a woman’s skin needs and get it on point every time. So when Pixi collab with the amazing skincare guru Caroline Hirons you know you have to get your hands on it! I loved using this cleanser and any product made by Pixi and Caroline Hirons is bound to be good:)
The Double Cleanse comes in a glass 2 in 1 jar. One side is a cleansing oil and the other side is a cleansing cream. The packaging is really pretty and the jar feels like its high quality and expensive. Inside, the two cleansers are side by side which is easy to use. The oil cleanser is to remove makeup and sun cream from your skin and the cream cleanser is supposed to actually cleanse your skin. First, you use the oil cleanser and then the cream cleanser.
Double Cleanse Oil Cleanser
My first reaction to seeing the cleansing oil was that it must be really hard to apply since it looks like a chunk of wax. However, I was in for a surprise:) It’s actually very soft, and once you apply it to your face it turns into an oil-like substance. You then need to massage it into your skin in a circular motion. You can wash it off either with water or a damp cloth. Once water touches the oil it turns into a creamy consistency and it feels simply amazing! It will leave your skin feeling clean in a natural way. If you’re looking for a cleanser that removes ALL your makeup then you need the Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse. The makeup literally falls off and it’s SO gentle on the skin. I’ve never used a cleanser that removes makeup that quickly without irritating your skin. Seriously, I’m impressed.
Double Cleanse Cleansing Cream
Once you’re done with the cleansing oil you move onto the next stage which is the Cleansing Cream. Take a small amount (the size of a 5p coin is plenty) and massage it into your skin. Rinse it off with water or a damp cloth. I found that the cleansing oil removed most of my makeup so there was nothing left for the cleansing cream to remove. However, the cleansing cream left my skin feeling really soft and well-nourished. It’s a very gentle cream and leaves the skin glowing. What I really love about this cleanser, is that both the cream and the oil don’t make my skin feel oily. If there’s one thing I hate in a cleanser it’s when my face feels oily after I clean it. I seriously can’t stand it! The double cleanser honestly made my skin feel amazing and healthy:)
The cleansing cream is fragrance-free, this is really important for sensitive skin. It has ingredients that help protect the skin, reduce lines and improve cell renewal and overall health. And you can’t go wrong with all of that!
So whilst I do love this Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse there are a few things which can be annoying. Firstly, the Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse by Pixi is a 2 step cleanser. You have to have another minute or two a day for the extra cleansing step. As a busy Mom, I often don’t have much time to myself so I think a one-step cleanser would be more time-efficient for me. However, if you have the time then this shouldn’t be an issue for you.
My biggest issue though is that you have to dip your fingers into the tub. Before you think I’m some crazy hygiene freak, I’m really not, well kinda not! However, a tub, as opposed to a pump, is exposed to air. Once the cleanser is exposed to air, the ingredients start to break down, making all those good ingredients become much less effective over time. Secondly, I don’t love it that I have to dip my fingers in because usually, my hands are wet which means the tub is also getting wet. This means that it tends to get a bit messy. And who wants a mess if you can avoid it?!
However, as I said these are only minor issues and overall it is a great cleanser which thoroughly cleans your skin. I am particularly fussy, but don’t learn from me, being finicky makes my life harder!
Overall, I think that the Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse by Pixi is a great product. It has many benefits for your skin and when you use it you can feel it.
What I love is that the makeup comes off really quickly, which is really useful when in a rush (which I usually am in!). Also, the product will last for a really long time since you only have to use a very small amount for each use. I also love that both cleansers are fragrance-free.
Overall I think there are more pros than cons. Have you used the Double Cleanse? How was your experience? How did your skin feel after using it? Would love to hear from you in the comments below:)