Since I have a combination skin, a good cleanser can be a game changer in my skincare routine. What I like my cleanser to be is to remove make up efficiently, to be gentle, not to dry out my skin and smell nice. I do double ( or even triple) cleanse and I like my second cleanser to be gel/jelly like and to lather well. I know it might not work for all skintypes, but my combination skin likes a bit of SLS. Estee Lauder Nutritious Cleansing Jelly ticks all of my boxes. It caught my attention as soon as it was released and then it was a perfect item to top up the order to get a GWP. I enjoy trying out new cleansers and I hardly ever stick to just one. Nutritious Cleansing Jelly comes in a plastic tube, maybe not the best packaging for a face cleanser but will do. I'd rather see it in a tube but with a pump. The Cleansing Jelly is yes, a jelly or one can say a gel that looks pretty grey in the packaging but is dark green in colour. Its consistency is rather thick and a tiny bit goes along way. The jelly lathers beautifully, it removes all traces of make up, gets rid of excess sebum, it does purify the skin. I do have an impression that it helps to clear out the pores as since I incorporated this product into my skincare regimen my skin looks and feels much better. The jelly has a subtle scent to it and I appreciate that because I do enjoy using products that smell beautiful. I believe that the price of this cleanser is sensible and considering it is Estee Lauder plus it will last ages, the price is pretty good indeed. I personally can't fault this product. My skin is clear, feels pure and looks happy.
Beauty is most definitely skin deep, and starts by having the best, smoothest, softest, most even and refined, blank canvas you possibly can. This means incorporating the correct products for your skin type into a twice daily routine, and these products may vary for the individual concerned, but should at least have two different cleansers, a serum or facial oil, and a moisturiser, either a seperate day and night version, or one that will work for both day and night, plus a weekly clay or cream mask and exfoliating product, either manual or chemical. By using these products twice a day, every day, you will soon be rewarded with skin that is smooth, even, soft, hydrated, even with a natural looking radiant glow. Skin that is so good, you can feel confident enough to go makeup free whenever you like, and what is better than that.
Two different cleansers, twice a day, might seem a bit excessive, but trust me, if you take the time to use first an oil or micellar water to remove makeup, followed by a cream or exfoliating version to deep clean away excess dirt and oil, you will have skin that is smooth, even and hydrated and will ensure that any product you use afterwards will work to its maximum best with not too much extra effort. I use products from a diverse range of brands, some cheaper like Garnier or Loreal Paris, and others that are more top end like Clinique, Lancome or my particular favourite, Estee Lauder.
I was recently in the market for a new cleanser to use after my first cleanse, and when I came across this new Estee Lauder Nutritious Micro-algae pore purifying cleansing jelly, I was sold, mostly on the jelly cleanser description, pretty different and very Estee Lauder in every way. After my next morning cleanse with Shu Uemera cleansing oil, I dispensed a small amount of this jelly cleanser and massaged in circular motions over my entire face and neck, then removed thoroughly with a facial cloth. My skin was instantly left so soft, smooth, hydrated and radiantly glowing. I only needed a small amount to cover my entire face and neck, it removed beautifully with no left over residue or grease, and in typical Estee Lauder style, it smells heavenly and the packaging is so pretty looking. It leaves skin smooth and refined and really does help control oil and blemishes, leaving my skin clearer and more beautiful looking. The price tag of $38 is pretty decent and reasonable for the product quality and benefits you get instantly and in the long term also.
Beauty starts with products that nourish and protect and care for the only skin you get in this life. Estee Lauder is a brilliant brand, with products for your skin, body and makeup that give you the best feeling of power, confidence and happiness every day, and there is nothing more beautiful than that. Beauty really can change your mood and life.