Two Amazing Cleansers That Won't Break The Bank

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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We are quite lucky to have some incredible skincare products available at our high street beauty shops that don't cost more than a few quid. I feel like the growing popularity of Asian skincare brands and trends made me overlook some of my favourites for a while as I was eager to try so many exciting new things but there is so much to be celebrated by us here and all available at our local chemists.


I am of the opinion that there are some things that you should definitely splurge on if you can and some things you can save a good few pennies on, cleansers being one of them. Like shower gels, they spend so little time on the skin that aside from the main task of cleansing the skin, there really is very little need for them to contain anything too luxurious or additionally beneficial. Don't get me wrong, I love having a few luxury cleansers in the stash too for those days when I need a pampering pick me up, but generally I reach for cleansers that do the job well,  I enjoy using and that work with my skin type. Also they should be good value for money because I use them so often and they should be easily replenished - aka not something sourced from an obscure site whose warehouse is thousands of miles away and might never arrive.

These are two of my favourite cleansers of all and the best thing about them is they're both British high street products retailing for around £5 each. I've repurchased both of these which speaks volumes because it can be easy to move onto other cleansers and never look back. If you love or need a new cream cleanser then I highly recommend you pop into Superdrug and/or Boots to check these out.

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser - only £5.99 and most often on sale

Formulated with a host of plant and fruit extracts, this cleanser mildly exfoliates the skin to reveal a fresher looking complexion. Its a thick cream that you can use to perk up the skin first thing in the morning or as a second cleanse to thoroughly cleanse and remove impurities. It contains cocoa butter which makes it non-stripping and skin softening alongside kiwi and mulberry fruit extracts to gently exfoliate, protect and brighten the skin. You cannot take this in the eye area and it has to be removed with a warm damp flannel (this comes with its own muslin cloth too) and I don't find that it leaves any sticky or tacky residue. In my mind I compare this to my beloved Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser because the results are very similar - skin is left feeling softer and super clean and instantly looks brighter. I reach for this when my skin is looking generally dull or is in need of a deeper cleanse but I don't have the time to apply a mask. Its great value for money too at 150ml for the tube and free cloth. This would be suitable for all skin types too.


Good Things Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser - only £4.99 and usually part of some special offer

This deliciously scented cream cleanser is luscious to use and helps to nourish the skin while ensuring your face is looking and feeling clean. This is fomulated with hydrating royal jelly, antibacterial manuka honey along with antioxidant rich black raspberry extract and vitamin E. I love this cleanser mostly in the winter when my skin is at it's driest and most dehydrated because it is quite rich without being greasy. But because I love it so much I do still tend to use it in the warmer months and its fine, even on my oily/combination skin, though I do think I appreciate its nourishing and hydrating abilities when the weather is cooler. You can rinse this cleanser off or use it with a warm damp flannel, which is how I prefer to use it, and my skin is left feeling so plump and soft and replenished. This truly is one of those affordable, underrated gems that most people would enjoy, unless you really don't like using cream cleansers. Its also a 150ml tube and, like all Good Things products, free from parabens, mineral oils and SLS despite its affordable price point.



Have you tried either of these cleansers? What is your favourite affordable cleanser and why? I'd love to know...



Sal xxx
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45 comments

  1. Affordable is of course very different in everyones opinion, but I enjoy the Clinique Take the day off balm cleanser a lot. For me it is great value for money.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. You know, I've never actually tried that iconic cleansing balm!!! xxx

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  2. I love a good Neutrogena pink grapefruit gel cleanser - it really helps me keep the teenage spots at bay as best as possible! xx Loving the sound of the superdrug one though - gotta stay radiant! x
    Marina xxx
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    1. I've seen a lot of people rave about that range. I haven't tried it myself though. Good to hear you like it xxx

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  3. I would love to try the Good Things cleanser, I tried the face mask and it was great, i love products with honey and this one made my skin so soft and smooth. And great price!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. The mask is lovely too. Me too - I just love honey xxx

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  4. Oh so affordable! I really would love to try these but I don't have access to these brands in Portugal unfortunately :(

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

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    1. Oh that's a real shame because they are amazing xxx

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  5. That honey creamy cleanser sounds awesome!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  6. I love finding affordable products that work well. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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  7. My favourite is the superdrug version. I actually hadn't heard about the good things one, but I have dry skin and so I quite like the sounds of that one for Winter xx

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Superdrug has some really impressive skincare. Yes, my winter skin appreciates it so much xxx

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  8. Never heard of the good things cleanser, but recently have been loving a few other superdrug cleansers, it really came to my surprise that they'd work so well! x Sam

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

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  9. I don't think we can get anything Superdrug here in Canada but I think I have seen that Good Things Honey cleanser around. Great review and recommendations, Sal and I will pick up the Good Things cleanser if I see it. xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes definitely have a look, if you have TJ Max I think they are sometimes available there xxx

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  10. The Manuka honey one appeals to me because any products with honey in them agree with my skin! xx

    Beautylymin

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  11. I haven't tried these, but I love oil cleansers and one of my favorites is from Klairs x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. I love Klairs products. I've yet to try the oil xxx

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  12. Haven't hared about them but they sounds really good. Thanks for recommendations.
    GlamupGirls

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  13. I love the Superdrug Naturally Radiant range, it's amazing for the price! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

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    1. It really is amazing especially for the price xxx

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  14. These sound right up my street. For years I only used Simple cleansers but now I am really enjoying different drugstore offerings. These two will definitely go onto my list now xxx

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    1. I used to use Simple cleansers too. Let me know if you do try either of these xxx

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  15. These sound right up my street. For years I only used Simple cleansers but now I am really enjoying different drugstore offerings. These two will definitely go onto my list now xxx

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  16. I agree with you on not needing to splurge on cleansers :)
    I have that Superdrug cleanser and I really enjoy it! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  17. I want to try the good things cleanser! My favourite budget cleanser would have to be the Vitamin C from Una Brennan. Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

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  18. The manuka honey one is honestly one of my HG cleansers! Such a gem in the drugstore, I love everything about it and always have at least one backup ^_^

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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  19. I have tried a few things from Good Things and passionately passionately hated them so completely put off the brand right now, although their Argan Oil was quite good. The Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser sounds fantastic though, will definitely be picking that up. Great post Sal, finding good skincare that doesn't cost the earth is a true skill and I am so excited to try this xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. I liked the Argan Oil too. Let me know how you get on if you do try it xxx

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  20. They sound great, thanks for sharing!

    Xx,

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  21. I remember everyone raving about the Liz Earle cleanse and polish and I never tried that one I opted for one by NSPA which is super inexpensive too plus it worked wonders! I had the Good Things manuka honey body exfoliator and I really didn't like the scent of that so that's definitely putting me off haha
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Oh no, I find the scent really pleasant and subtle, but its a shame you didn't like it. I haven't tried the Liz Earle cleanser either xxx

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  22. I love the Good Things cleanser, need to repurchase it! x

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  23. I'm a big fan of the Superdrug Naturally Radiant line so I'll definitely be giving the cleanser a go! Love the Good Things Creamy Cleanser! x

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

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