Skinity faves: The Cleanser

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I’ve been talking about the importance of choosing the right cleanser for your skin type and skin condition many times. We’ve not finished on this topic yet. Let’s take a moment to give this cleanser some well-deserved recognition. It’s really worth it!

I am talking about the one and only: Babylove reinigendes Waschgel von Kopf bis Fuss (eng: from head to toe).

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Its ingredients are: Aqua, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Parfum (!), Sodium Citrate, Sodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate, Glyceryl Oleate, Coco-Glucoside, Citric Acid, Panthenol, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract.

It’s a Drogerie Markt’s (DM = German version of Boots) own brand baby product. It’s not available in the UK, but in DM it’s under 3€ for 500ml!! Say whaaat?!

What I love about it:

It’s a gentle cleanser that does the job. I’ve never ended up with tight skin that feels “a size too small” after using it. It removes all impurities from my skin (you can test this by applying a toner to your skin with a cotton pad – not my way of using toner on the everyday basis, though). I have been using it for a few years now and it never disappoints. A mini disclaimer here: I use it after I’ve already removed my makeup and SPF with olive oil and a muslin cloth and I also use it in the morning. It also doubles up as a shower gel and a dog shampoo. It doesn’t remove make-up, but no other gel does either. Well, it probably would, but it would take way too much rubbing to work that mascara off, plus, using a gel cleanser around your eyes could be damaging to the delicate eye area.

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What I don’t like:

  • It contains a fragrance at the end of the list (why DM, why??), but luckily, that doesn’t affect my skin
  • the packaging is not really travel-friendly (500ml with a non-resealable pump) – but there is always Muji with its 101 packaging options to re-pot it and take it with you on holiday
  • It’s not available in the UK

Big BUT: not every baby product is good enough to become your new face cleanser.

A LOT of widely accessible baby products are not even good enough to clean your feet with it (Johnson&Johnson being the top listed for crap ingredients). Always remember, the ingredients list makes a good product, not the label.

I am trying different cleansers all the time on and off, but so far, none of them ticked as many boxes as this one. I admit I am so happy with it that I didn’t look for many other alternatives. I just love it so much!! I think there are none in this price range anyway in the UK market, but I promise I will make a list of some good ones in all price ranges in one of my future posts.

I mean, I have to somehow make up for all my moaning about cleansers being a top priority when building your skincare routine 🙂

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