Last month, I brought you a review of SUNDAY RILEY'S CERAMIC SLIP CLEANSER, the verdict of which, was that I wouldn't be repurchasing even though it had a positive impact on my blemish-prone skin. So, my quest for a spot-clearing cleanser continues. Enter, this Eucerin cleanser.
This cleanser was a weird one; when I first started using it, I had few spots still in their prime dotted about my face and when I applied this cleanser it really stung on these areas. Not a good start. It reminded me of the cheap, soap-based cleansers I used to use when I was a teenager. Paired with an unpleasant, medicinal smell, I was expecting it to really strip my skin and leave it feeling super tight and dry.
I was right; when I first started using it, my skin definitely felt quite dry and unbalanced afterwards. Additionally, it caused my skin to break out, which I did expect. Cleansers for oily or spot-prone skin tend to cause an initial breakout when you first start using them as all the dirt and oil below the skin gets dragged up the surface and become trapped in your pores, so I was prepared to let that one slide. However, I hate having dry skin so I was all but ready to bin this cleanser and try something new. Luckily, I ain't no quitter.
Miraculously, a week after my initial breakout had calmed down, I woke up with crystal clear skin. It's lasted throughout the whole festive season and up until now, which is pretty impressive. I normally point the finger of blame at sugar, dairy products, red meat and alcohol when my skin's acting up and although I've been eating all those things like I didn't get the New Year New Me memo, my skin has stayed completely spot-free.
I'm not sure if I'm a total convert on this cleanser. Reviews on the Boots website have cited it their Holy Grail product, and while I wouldn't go that far, I'm going to keep this cleanser in my routine. I'm not one to mess with a good thing! I'm going to do a full post on my current nighttime skincare routine so if you have skin that is prone to breakouts, then you should definitely look out for that. I'll also keep you updated on this cleanser and how it works out for me in the next few weeks.
Do you have any recommendations for spot-prone skin?