High End VS Low End Cleanser

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Skincare is something I've just been dipping my toes into of late, I started with a simple Garnier routine and recently I've just been experimenting with whatever I can find. I know people spend an absolute BOMB on certain skincare products so I was interested to see how something cheaper can measure up. I've been using the Nivea Daily Essentials Soothing Cleansing Mousse for a while now and then recently received a sample of Estee Lauder's 'Take it Away' makeup remover lotion. Now it's worth noting that the lotion doesn't market itself as a cleanser but personally I feel in terms of your routine they both sit in the same place.


estee lauder, take it away, makeup removing lotion, review, swatches, compare, high end, low end, drug store

The Estee Lauder product is very simple, just a white lotion but with a really nice fresh smell. It brought even the heaviest eyeliner off quickly and felt really luxiourous on my skin. I have very dry skin and found this to be incredibly hydrating and just lovely. I didn't notice any major difference with my skin in general from using this but on days I forgot to moisturise it still left me feeling good.

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The Nivea mousse was very different to any other cleanser I'd seen and states that it cleanses deeply AND moisturises and is for dry/sensitive skin. With it being a mousse it does feel very light and gentle on the skin but likely as a result of this it was quite hard work getting rid of makeup around the eyes. After a few days of using I felt like my skin actually felt dryer than before. I didn't find the mousse element particularly easy to use either because it was hard to distribute evenly.

estee lauder, take it away, makeup removing lotion, nivea, daily essentials, soothing and cleansing mousse, review, swatches, compare, high end, low end, drug store
Nivea on the right, Estee Lauder on the left
For my dry skin I much preferred the Estee Lauder it felt great and minimal product removed my make up quickly and easily. For price this EL product is actually at the pretty low end of the spectrum coming in at £22.99 for 200ml which I feel would last you ages. The Nivea is £4.99 for 150ml but after about a week I was already 1/4 of the way through. I think on this case I'd definitely shell out the little extra and go for the high end product.

Can you recommend any cleansers? I'm really enjoying experimenting with my skincare and I'll make sure I share some more with you soon. 


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2 comments:

  1. Vicki Angel12:09

    Really found this interesting as I've started thinking about my own skincare routine recently. Turning 25 next year has freaked me out a bit, so I am on the hunt for skincare for mid- to late 20s. A lot of the anti-aging stuff is a bit premature for me right now, but I want to start looking after my face before wrinkles start appearing!
    Love Vicki xoxo

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  2. Nicola Simmons14:43

    I agree turning 25 is scary I'm only 6 months away :'(. I think I'm concentrating on getting the basics right instead of face wipes so cleanser and moisturiser!! xx

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