I’ve just got home from my first exam and, instead of getting on with revision for Thursdays exam, I thought I’d take a break and write a quick post about my new cleanser!
Since finishing the amazing Dr Hauschka cleanser (read my review here), I’ve been using the Alva Sanddorn Cleansing Milk from MyPure which is much more affordable at £15 for 150ml (the Dr Hauschka one cost £15 for just 50ml). The Alva cleanser is just as good as lots of cleansers I’ve used in the past (but not quite as good as the Dr Hauschka one!) and has the added bonus of being brilliant at removing eye makeup. If anyone has used the Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser then the Alva one is, I think, very similar. For that reason, I’m not sure if I’d buy the Alva cleanser again as the Avene one is much cheaper and has slightly nicer packaging! It depends what you look for though as the Alva cleanser is completely free from nasty chemicals and is part of their anti aging range. While the Avene cleanser is free from parabens, it does contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which, according to the MyPure chemical checklist, can irritate eyes, cause eczema, skin irritation and dry skin.
Has anyone tried any of these cleansers? Which do you prefer?