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Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse is Sweet
Caroline Hirons collaborated with Pixi on a Double Cleanse ($24). One side of the jar contains a Solid Cleansing Oil (makeup remover) and the other side of the jar contains a Cleansing Cream (skin cleanser). I want to preface my review by stating I use various products to REMOVE MAKEUP, such as micellar water (Garnier, blue cap for waterproof makeup), liquid cleansing oil (DHC), makeup removing wipes (Aveeno & Neutrogena) and cleansing balm (Clinique Take The Day Off). My current skincare for my dry/sensitive skin is REN Skincare.
The Solid Cleansing Oil in this jar reminds me of cleansing balm. It's a solid, but it's not hard, non waxy/oily/sticky or greasy, non-scented and very creamy. It feels really good when applied to the face AND it removed ALL of my makeup with ease (using a wet warm face cloth). Plus, my skin felt very soft after using this. I rank this balm very high, just under my favorite Clinique Take The Day Off (which I haven't reviewed on AVSB yet). The only difference is that with the Clinique brand ($29), you can SEE the makeup melting away (which to me is very cool). With the Pixi x Caroline Hirons brand you don't get that effect, but it removes your makeup the same. I would love for Pixi to package this in a jar by itself. You may remember my review of Pixi's Nourishing Cleansing Balm. I didn't care for the formula. It looked like oatmeal, felt like petroleum jelly (heavy) and smelled like roses. It did effectively remove all of my makeup, but what I mentioned above turned me off. I don't like scented skincare. Pixi needs to replace it with THIS! Because this Solid Cleansing Oil is a winner.
The second half of the jar is the Cleansing Cream. You've removed your makeup and now you want to cleanse your face. This white cream is creamy, non-scented/sticky/greasy and effectively cleans the skin. My skin felt very clean after using this. I love it! With skincare, my skin usually loves something or rejects it. Now, I do want to say I feel this Cleansing Cream would be better for Normal, Combination & Oily Skin Types. I've used this product now for several weeks, and I didn't experience any dry patches, redness, flaking or irritation. It never got that dry. But I did HAVE TO use a moisturizer afterwards. I usually do anyway with my REN Skincare system, but I found this Cleansing Cream stripped my skin more than the REN. That's why I feel over the long run, this is better for other skin types. I wouldn't give up my REN to use this cleanser. I would however, if going out of town for the weekend grab this jar for use while away. It would be great for me short term. That's why I wish both products were packaged separately. But I understand why they did this, because everything is together at your fingertips and this was a collaboration (economically feasible to package together).
I think Caroline Hirons did an amazing job with this collaboration. I love this product. Many of you mentioned that you only knew 1-2 of these beauty enthusiasts. Well don't feel bad, because I've only heard of one (It's Judy Time). HaHaHa That's why I blog! I learn so much each & everyday. Blogging is definitely a medium where you can teach others and others can teach you. Share what you know (whether good or bad). Trust me it will be helpful for someone else.