Jurlique Purely Bright Cleanser (£20, here) has become my 'every morning' face wash. It promises to help brighten skin and minimize appearance of dark spots and skin discoloration, to remove excess makeup and impurities and to gently exfoliate to improve skin tone and texture. I don't have any dark spots (touch wood!) but, as I often complain on here, my skin tends to be quite dull and lifeless in winter. I find Purely Bright to be an excellent gentle cleanser that makes my skin very smooth and revives it quite a bit. The consistency is very creamy and feels hydrating; it leaves skin feeling comfortable - not dry/tight and there isn't any greasy residue either - and looking brighter and less red. I heart Jurlique - their natural products actually work and are excellent at soothing and gently purifying the skin. My only gripe is: the Purely Bright cleanser comes in a 100ml tube and I wish it was a bit bigger, but hey, I shouldn't really complain - this product is a joy to use and actually makes me look forward to washing my face!
Melvita Clarifying Cleansing Foam Floral Bouquet (£15, here) is currently my night time cleanser. I like foams, find them super easy to use, but a lot of them tend to leave my (oily!) skin quite tight. Dislike! However, I know I can trust Melvita - their products are organic and I have never had any issues with them. This cleansing foam is formulated with skin-brightening narcissus, rose and orange blossom floral waters and immortelle extract. It promises to cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural moisture barrier and make it softer and refreshed. I'd say this is a wonderful hydrating foam cleanser - it balances my skin out (while removing all the make up really effectively) and, similarly to Jurlique, softens and evens out the skin tone. I only need two pumps to wash my face - the scent is beautiful (a very mild floral) and the foam (for an organic product) very decent. I really do feel like it removes every trace of my make up yet it doesn't feel drying at all. This one's a must try for those who love a face wash that lathers and works in, literally, seconds.
here) are a -you guessed it - radiance treatment. These intensive glow pads promise to infuse skin with potent vitamins and minerals and to increase cell turnover to deliver luminosity and noticeably improved skin tone and texture. They are two sided - one smoother and the other one textured - so you can choose which to use (depending on whether you want a more intense experience or not). Now, I have been using these every two or three nights - usually two pads per use - and I am totally diggin' them. Firstly, since I started using this treatment, I haven't had any new spots (again, touch wood!); secondly, my skin feels and looks a lot clearer and healthier (I could get away with just tinted moisturiser as a base!) and thirdly, the textured, exfoliating side of the pad has been doing wonders on my pores and blackheads (they're tighter, less visible). I know I'm talking like it's some treatment for problem skin but honestly, out of all the similar products - I'm talking facial treatment pads - I have tried, these have been the most effective ones.