Rate it: how are you cleansing your face right now!

By Emma | July 10 2012 | 61 Comments

Complexion brush, Neutrogena wave, Konjac Sponge, Muslin Cloths


It was never the most exciting beauty bit, but we all know that a good cleansing routine is the cornerstone of our beauty regime. Increasingly it seems like good ol’ cotton wool has had its day, with more and more of us turning to alternative cleansing methods – whether that be muslin cloths or fancy high tech gizmos, like the Clarisonic system or the Wave.

I’m a recent convert to the Konjac Sponge – and on a recent visit to Sephora, I picked up one of their complexion brushes, for good measure.

But what about you, what’s your preference? Are you a traditionalist, with the whole cleanse, tone and moisturise shebang?  A woman of the cloth, a scrubber or a gadget type of gal?! Tell us what you’re using RIGHT NOW – to the comments!


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61 Replies to "Rate it: how are you cleansing your face right now!"

  • LauraLou says:

    Using angels on bare skin from lush & the hot cloth cleanser from no 7 .. would loooooooooveee the clarisonic!

  • ladyelvis says:

    Eve Lom & muslin at night. Had a free Eve Lom mini facial in Harvey Nics, now I’m a covert. I buy it online of course, much cheaper. In the morning I use MD Formulations Glycolic Cleaner alternated with the MD face and body scrub. Skin is looking good at the moment! Wondering if this Konjac sponge would add anything to the morning cleanse….

  • ladyelvis says:

    *covert=convert. Ahem.

  • Cait says:

    Nivea face wash in the shower in the morning. Origins gentle cleansing oil and a facecloth at night. I know everyone here raves about muslin cloths – is there a huge difference between muslin and a facecloth? I only use facecloths because I have them lying around because you always get them with towels! Also another question (sorry) – is there a right or wrong temperature for the water when you’re cleansing? I ask because the cold tap on my sink is broken so I tend to cleanse with water that is scorchio!

  • LoCo says:

    I use Clarins Melting Gel and the eve lom muslin cloths, just like these better than others I’ve tried.

    I tried the Wave and really thought it was good, but then I felt it was causing broken capillaries. I think being as gentle as possible with your skin is the best option.

    I don’t use any scrub type products at all now. I use dermalogica gentle cream exfoliant, leave it on for 15mins and was off no scrubbing.

  • Cait says:

    Oh and I alternate the mornings with Soap and Glory’s the greatest scrub of all.

  • Melanie says:

    Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel morning & night with my fab Ikea face cloths.

  • vonfluffy says:

    I use Liz Earle clease and polish in the morning and a night I use Dermalogica pre cleanse followed by Avene gel cleanser

  • Fifibelle says:

    Don’t use any gadgets for cleansing, have a few broken capillaries and am paranoid about making them worse!

    Using Neutrogena 2-in-1 face wash and mask at the mo, skin isn’t too bad either

  • LynnieDoll says:

    I’m using my Elemis Pro Radiance cream cleanser with a face cloth, and I’ve the Elemis Melting Gel to use next, which smells considerably like the Burts Bees’s orange gel cleaner. Both are fab and ever so gentle.

  • fififinx says:

    Konjac sponge! Sometimes with a Neutrogena cleanser (the pink grapefruit one atm). I have tried Muslin cloths, the Wave, Facial Brushes etc over the years but the Konjac is what really does it for me. Bonus feature: little miss can’t be a$%ed actually uses hers! Takes so little time, does such a good job.

  • ZsaZsa says:

    I’m currently using Le Roche Posay Effaclar cleansing gel in the morning and at night (when I also use a good old fashioned Facecloth in order to help with makeup removal). I also use Lush’s Angels on Bare Skin as a second cleanse/exfoliator type product at night time – but only when my face needs a little bit more attention.

  • hel says:

    Was using liz earle with muslin cloths but now on major spending freeze/evil budget I’m making my own eye make up remover,using all over and then the Burts Bees Citrus Scrub. It smells like Christmas cake! I don’t even like christmas cake but am loving it! witch hazel toner and face the day vegan moisturiser.

  • le smurf says:

    Oh I love a birra cleansing! I am a total product junkie, himself things I need to go to MUA which he always thought stood for Make-Up -Aholics… he isnt blonde but prob should be!

    I use Origins cleansing oil to take off the visage after the day then use Origins Zero Oil facial wash with my Clarisonic Mia. Double cleanse is yer only man!

    In the mornings then I use the Dermologica Daily microfoliant before jumping in the shower!

    Sure tis no wonder the cosmetics cabinet in the bathroom fell off the wall – – – waaah!

  • Em says:

    Completely out of cleanser this morning because I never got to the shops, so I used by boyfriends l’oreal for men energising wash. It was surprisingly good, even if it was trying very hard to be a manly face wash. It has bits of charcoal in it, because that means it has extra manliness (or something like that)

  • Hellojed says:

    I use Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel (face wash), in the morning I just put it on in the shower. I love it, it’s quick, no fuss and keeps my skin in great condition. (I buy it on Adonis as it’s cheaper!)

  • Eve says:

    I’ve had a breakout of dermatitis recently so trying to avoid SLS at the moment. At night I’m using Vichy Essentials foaming cleanser (sls free but stills foams quite nicely!) followed by Lush 9-5 cleanser taken off with cotton pads just to make sure I’ve removed all products, plus it’s uber gentle and soothing. And in the mornings I’m using Lush’s mask of magnaminty as a cleanser. Also using a calendula moistutiser by Weleda. Spot free for 3 weeks now (a record!) so i’m gonna stick with this routine for a while.

  • MilkyMoo says:

    I actually enjoy cleansing too! I use Shu Uemura oil with a muslin cloth or an old face cloth that is no longer fluffy and soft.

  • baby in a corner says:

    konjac sponge with Seavite cleanser in the morning. The seavite cleanser doesn’t dry out my face and I like supporting Irish.

    MAC cleansing oil with Konjac sponge in the evening. I love these sponges, they really make removing make up easy and they don’t feel tuggy at all around the eyes. They tend to fall apart on me after 3 weeks so may be expensive in the long run with replacements.

  • JLo says:

    I always used liz Earle cleanse and polish twice daily and saw great results with my skin. Recently though I’ve been using it once daily (morning in the shower) as its summer and I haven’t got the heating/immersion on so there’s no hot water in the sink in the evening :/

    I don’t wear make up to work but the odd time I do hav a face of slap I’ve been removing it with wipes through laziness *hangs head in shame*

    I’ve noticed the difference in my skin though, way more break outs, so I must do better!

    Any1 have any recommendations for a micellar cleanser or similar to use instead of wipes for lazy/drunken evenings for make up removal?

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