20 October 2012

The Skincare Series | Face wash

A picture of Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash and Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash

It's time to discuss face wash in the Skincare Series! Washing your face is always an important step in your skincare routine, whether you wear no makeup, a little makeup or a lot of makeup. Washing your face, I think, is a pretty simple step in everyone's every day routine that would be pretty darn hard to miss out. How can anybody not wash their face, right? But believe me, I've met my fair share who don't.... The thought of not washing my face makes me feel more than a little bit icky. I wash my face morning and night and in my skincare routine it is actually the third step. The first step being to remove eye makeup, the second to cleanse, and the third, as I said, is to wash my face. Washing my face as the third step in my skincare routine just ensures that everything really is off; makeup, daily dirt and grime, product residue. I want my face and skin as clean as possible because otherwise they will just be a nasty build-up of product, germs and bacteria which can lead to skin irritation, spots and blemishes and also affect how your makeup looks. 


The two face wash products I am going to talk you through today are both favourites of mine. First up, the Balance Me Daily Essentials Pure Skin Face Wash. I actually finished this particular product at the end of September, and once my Organic Surge face wash is all used up, this is the face wash I will be repurchasing. From one of my favourite skincare brands, Balance Me is a wonderful British brand whose products are produced here in the UK and are of natural origin. Each Balance Me product has a very high natural origin percentage, the pure skin face wash has 98.8% natural origin! So you know this product is going to be good for your skin. I love this face wash because it smells beautiful and leaves my skin really clear and clean. I have actually reviewed this product already, which you can read here. The Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash is equally as lovely and I love the ethics behind Organic Surge. As you can gather from the name, their products are organic. But not only that - they also are hugely charitable and I have fallen in love with the way they try and make better changes in the World through their products. This particular face wash is super soft and gentle and it's suitable for all skin types. It foams up a little bit, smells of rose and leaves my skin glowing after use. I love it! I have also reviewed this product and you can read my full review of it here.

What's your favourite face wash to use? Next up on the Skincare Series I will be talking facial exfoliators!


A picture of Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash and Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash
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  1. I haven't tried either of these but both sound nice. I'm shocked you've met people who don't wash their face!! Gross!!

    I'm loving the Super Facialist Deep Clean Cleansing Wash at the moment. It contains Salicylic acid so great for blackheads etc. I love it so much I went out and bought one today for my 300 follower giveaway to share the love :)

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    1. I was shocked too when they told me. I just personally think it is dirty not to wash your face properly! I've not heard of that, but I have entered your giveaway so here's hoping ;) xo

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  2. I've always wanted to try those! Shame I can't. I had an allergic reaction to my 'usual' facewash and it basically burnt my face, so now I can't put any kind of product (i.e make up, masks etc) on without it burning and ruining/scarring my skin. Sigh, woe is me.

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    1. Wow, I don't know what I would do if that was the case for me! Hopefully one day you will find products which do suit your sensitive skin! xo

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  3. People who don't wash their face. Eww. I don't feel clean until I have washed my face! I had a few questions to ask because I know you suffer from oily skin as do I. Have you considered that you're using TOO MANY products on your face? The reason I'm asking is cause I have oily skin as well and I find that if I cleanse AND wash AND tone then I suffer more oil and more breakouts so I usually stick to either a thorough wash at night if I haven't worn makeup, or a good cleanse and tone if I have, with a just a splash of water in between cleansing and toning. Just wondered what you thought :) Also, what powder do you use? I'm currently using Stay Matte by Rimmel and I'm not getting on very well with it :(

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    1. Me neither - I don't feel like my face is clean and ready for product unless I have washed my face properly!

      RE: The amount of skincare - I've actually found when I use fewer products or have fewer steps in my skincare routine, that my skin is far more oily. When I use several steps and products my oil is easier to control and my skin feels nicer, too. But as is the way with skincare, everyone is different and it's about finding the right products for you. If you're struggling with oil then I would really recommend trying the Balance range from Nourish Skincare. It did absolutely wonders for my skin and it's always the skincare range I return to when not trying out other brands and products!

      I'm using the Rimmel Stay Matte too and it's OK, but I find it very powdery! I've recently started using a primer serum from Wild About Beauty and the Urban Decay De-Slick XL setting spray. When I use both of these the oil is really kept at bay all day, they're great! I'd definitely recommend checking them out! xo

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    2. I'll give the setting spray a try, I've been looking for a good one :) Thanks! x

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    3. It's really good. A bit pricey but it's going to last months and I notice a huge difference when I use it and don't use it xo

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  4. I am itching to try the Organic Surge face wash now. I saw a great review of it on All That Slap and now here, and I am literally shocked at how reasonably priced it is! Organic skincare products are usually so expensive and I am just about to run out of my Pai cleanser. I won it in a giveaway ages ago and love it but at £25 a pop it's not very purse-friendly, so I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative. Fingers crossed this might be it.
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I reviewed it along with the cleanser and loved them both. I'm trying out the moisturiser atm. Organic Surge is such a great brand, I've loved their products for everything; skincare, hair care, body care, they are such a great brand and so affordable! I'd definitely recommend picking up some of their skincare line! xo

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  5. I agree that it is SO important to wash your face! I wash mine twice a day, and sometimes three times. I just can't imagine not washing my face!!

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    1. In the summer if I am not wearing makeup I often find myself washing my face more than morning and night, too! xo

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  6. My boyfriend doesn't wash his face and it seriously grosses me out! then again he doesn't get spots the lucky so and so. I adore my Bodyshop teatree facewash, credit it for cleaning up my skin and it smells so nice!

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    1. My fella doesn't either except for with water! I hate it, but like yours, he doesn't get spots etc! xo

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  7. I remember back in America when I couldn't wash my face for two days due to travelling back to the UK - my face felt so dirty! The minute I got back home, I gave my face a good washing!

    I don't understand how people can not wash their faces - it's like one of the most important steps! xo

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    1. Definitely. I feel disgusting and dirty if I don't wash my face. It makes my skin feel so clogged! xo

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  8. Hi, I really enjoyed reading this post :) I'd love to try Organic Surge as I am into natural and organic beauty products! Their products seem very affordable and effective. Unfortunately I cannot buy their products here in Japan but I'm thinking of ordering online somewhere offers free shipping or go buy some when I visit the U.K. next time! :)

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  9. I'm dying to try Organic Surge, natural/organic beauty products are the best!

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    1. And not washing your face is disgusting ):

      jazzybeaar.blogspot.com

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    2. They are a wonderful brand you should definitely try them out! And I 100% agree!! xo

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