Canadians are slow to the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse party.
The product was released to great hoopla a year ago, January 2017, but here in Canada, it just appeared on the shelves at Shoppers Drug Mart.
The dual pot has been reviewed endlessly on beauty blogs, so I won’t say much more than I really like it, too.
Do you double cleanse? I’m not sure if Hirons invented the phrase herself, I think she did, but either way, she is its biggest advocate. Basically, it means washing twice (hence the double, and hence the cleanse): once to remove makeup/sunblock/oil and grime of the day; and then again to remove any residue you missed and actually clean your skin. Common-sense-ically, you double cleanse in the evening; single cleanse in the morning.
If you go to her blog, the internet Bible for skincare, don’t plan on doing anything for a few hours because you will be busy falling down many beauty abysses like posts on new product releases, Cheat Sheets, and the newly minted Oh Pack It In, (a rant on annoying beauty snippets from the internet that she would like to push into the sea). From her years of working in the industry, Ms. Hirons is not only a font of skincare knowledge and ace at assessing formulations, she also has a sense of humour about it all.
Everyone over the age of 30 should be using retinoids. Other than SPF, this is the only ingredient the American FDA (Food & Drug Administration) allows brands to claim has an anti-ageing effect. I’d rather be without my dishwasher.
~ Caroline Hirons
Oh, and she gives her fearless, no-nonsense opinion on makeup, too. So, basically if you have a face that you care about, you’ll want to subscribe.
But about that Pixi+ Double Cleanse, here are my thoughts.
- Great ingredients, and (praise the maker) unscented.
- As you would expect from the queen of skincare, a well-considered and effective product.
- This an ideal travel product, perfect for packing. Two essentials, one tub. Brilliant.
- A refill system might be considered so the cute P+ container could be reused instead of tossed every time you run out of product. Because 50 ml of each isn’t going to last long if you’re using it every night. This is would reduce the cost for maker and buyer.
- You need more cleanser than balm. The reality is you don’t use them at an equal rate.
Since I can now buy Pixi conveniently at the drugstore, I’ve also tried the new Rose Cream Cleanser. I’ve been using it every morning and on no-makeup nights. It comes in a 135 ml tube and is massaged in to dry skin and removed with a warm muslin or rinsed off. This mineral-rich mud cleanser is infused with natural botanicals: Rose Flower Oil (moisturises ), Avocado Oil (conditions), Chamomile and Aloe Vera (soothes). It is gentle and suitable for all skin types, including very sensitive.
I fell in love with this cleanser after the first use. It is a really thick cream but it cleans beautifully without any oily residue and without any dryness. I am a convert to the muslin cloth face-washing method, but if you are a wet face, foamy soap user, it might seem a little strange at first. Sometimes I add a bit of water to emulsify it a bit before removing. It makes my skin perfectly clean and amazingly soft . I was worried it might be too rose-scented but it’s not.
Just lovely. Highly recommended.