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Caroline Hirons’ Favourite Cleansers

With seven fantastic cleansing products, {The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons} has been expertly curated by your favourite beauty guru, and represents a unique opportunity to discover some stunning skin care must-haves (and save a small fortune)… Frank, funny and incredibly well-informed, there’s not a thing that Caroline doesn’t know about complexion maintenance, which is why so many women – of all ages and skin types – put their faith in her thoughtful advice and honest, well-researched recommendations.

“They say that ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’… but maybe they mean ‘cleansing’? A clean complexion is the perfect base for everything that follows, and at a time when face wipes dominate the skin care market it is even more important to discuss the merits of a thorough cleansing ritual. It doesn’t take a long time and is completely worth the effort. All of these products have been chosen for their ability to multi-task, and can be used by all skin types to contend with the ever-changing needs of your complexion.” Caroline Hirons, Facialist and Blogger

Here’s Caroline’s advice on how to make the most of every product in her ‘cleansing wardrobe’:

Tata Harper {Nourishing Oil Cleanser}

“This defines the term ‘multi-tasker’, having such a wide range of uses that it is THE one to grab if you can only take one. It works as a morning cleanse, an evening, first OR second cleanser and is also and eye make up remover. If your skin is playing up, feels tight, irritated or red, this should be your first choice from he box. When in doubt, opt for this. A no-brainer.”

{Pixi} {Nourishing Cleansing Balm}

“Sometimes life takes over and you want one product that will simply ‘do the job’ in the evenings. This is the {Pixi} balm for me. Used in the evening, it destroys make up and SPF and is a quicker, better alternative if you would normally reach for a face wipe and be done with it. Used in the mornings, it’s the perfect cleanser if your skin is feeling a little dry or dehydrated.”

May Lindstrom {The Jasmine Garden}

“This is the product that elevates the second toning stage from a ‘mist’ to a must-have. The Jasmine Garden is a phenomenal mix of silver, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang and vanilla that not only engulfs the senses and soothes the skin but seals in hydration whether used after cleansing, acids or during the day as a refreshing spritz. Beautiful.”

Oskia {Micro Exfoliating Balm}

“Not everyone likes acids, and even those of us that love them occasionally want something that goes a step further and physically exfoliates. The balm uses MSM and silica beads – not a microbead in sight – to give a granular, gentle, exfoliation. It also smells beautiful, making the entire process much more satisfying. Use 2-3 times a week as needed, am or pm.

MV Organic Skincare {Gentle Cream Cleanser}

“MV is one of the loveliest organic brands on the market and this cleanser is perfect for both ‘normal’ skins and those that sometimes need something that calms as well as cleanses. It’s gentle and non-foaming so causes no further damage if your skin is even slightly reactive. It’s ideal as a hot-cloth cleanse in the morning or a second-step cleanse in the evening.”

Sonya Dakar {Eye Wash}

“This was one of my favourite surprises of this year so far. Super-light in texture, it works extremely quickly but much more importantly, gently, in the very delicate eye area. It removes all make up effortlessly with one pump. Use in the evening if you are wearing make up as a first cleanse, concentrating on the eye area.”

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare {Ferulic and Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel}

“These are still fairly new to market and I’m thrilled that Dr. Gross agreed to let me have them in the box. It takes the ‘acid toning’ stage a step further by including ferulic acid and retinol to help accelerate cell renewal, correct pigmentation and restore an even skin tone. I noticed a difference with these after two uses. Use twice a week in the evening, follow with your usual routine. Fab.”


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...