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Right now, where was I… oh yes, If I had shares in a major beauty company right now, I’d sell them. I think we are on the brink of a beauty revolution.
My morning and night routines, which used to be quite a number, have minimalized down to next to nothing – and my skin is better than it’s been for years.
My wallet is also happy.
This was how it used to go. Night: cleanse with Liz Earle, Eve Lom, or This Works cleanser. All wonderful products. At least £25 a go, £55 for the Eve Lom.
Take eye make up off with remover, ideally Clarins one for sensitive eyes, as all others make my eyes run. It’s £16 a bottle.
Apply moisturiser, ideally Liz Earle’s Superskin. £39.
Apply specialist rosacea product of the week to worst pustules and sores. Prices, various, most used one £18 (although quite a few were passed on by my beauty guru bestie for me to trial).
Morning: remove any remaining mascara with eye make up remover.
Apply moisturiser and rosacea boil cream.
This is how it goes now. Night: cleanse with the Make Up Eraser cloth, just add water, no chemicals involved. This also takes off my hardest to remove mascara. One cloth, £16.99, lasts for a thousand washes, so even if you washed it twice a week, it would last nearly ten years.
Moisturise with organic coconut oil. £5.50 for large jar.
Morning: moisturise with Origins Plantscription cream for sensitive skin with 25 sunblock. £45
It’s really extraordinary and can you imagine how great that cloth will be for travel?
This is how it works, according to their website:
“The Make Up Eraser is made from a specially knitted polyester/silk fibre which is many times finer than human hair, when wet the eraser creates a hydro-mechanical process that breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond make up to the skin. MakeUp Eraser even removes waterproof and smearproof mascara, HD makeup and lipstick. The Eraser is double sided and has a slightly longer nap on one side for gentle exfoliation, whilst the other shorter side is for the 100% removal of all makeup, the Eraser is suitable for all skin types,even for the most sensitive and troublesome skin.”
It certainly seems fine on my very troublesome skin so far, although I will report back if there’s trouble ahead.
And it really does take off waterproof mascara. I put on my hardest to get one off deliberately and did a test afterwards with eye make up remover – nothing.
So my beauty routine and budget have been revolutionised. All I need now is to work out a way to travel with coconut oil.
Here’s a rather hilarious video from the Make Up Eraser website. How she works out 1000 washes would last two months, I don’t quite compute, but you do see it in action.