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I have dry skin prone to dullness. It’s annoying but finding the right skincare to tackle these concerns pleases me more than covering it up with makeup. Cleansing is still an opportunity to treat skin concerns. It’s the first step in my routine, after washing my hands, so it’s important to get right. Finding cleansers for dry and dull skin that don’t leave a film or lead to breakouts is a challenge. I’ve been through many with varying results.
Pixi Beauty has been a range that I’ve been exploring for some time. I’m very lucky to have been sent some items from them to try. The real test is whether I then repurchase items once I’ve used them up. Not everything meets the mark but the following recommendations have done. It turns out that Pixi Beauty make excellent cleansers for dry and dull skin!
The morning cleanser of choice when I am in a rush is the Vitamin C Juice Cleanser *(£18). It comes in a pump bottle for convenience. To use this cleanser, dampen a couple of reusable cotton pads with the cleanser and wipe it over skin.
I find this cleanser a gentle way to remove leftover masks, night cream or facial oil. It’s also refreshingly citrus in scent, which is lovely in the morning. This cleanser contains hydrating ingredients so skin doesn’t feel dry or tight after use. Plus skin benefits from the antioxidants, vitamin C, ferulic acid and probiotics within the Vitamin C Juice Cleanser.
If you prefer using a gel cleanser then I recommend the Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel *(£18). This is a thick gel that is purifying and hydrating. To use, apply a small amount of cleanser to damp skin (avoiding the eye area) and massage for 30 seconds. Rinse or remove with a damp cleansing cloth then pat skin dry with a clean towel.
I love using this gel cleanser when I am more prone to breakouts. This cleanser contains glycolic acid to exfoliate as well as soothing horse chestnut extract, calming aloe vera and energising ginseng. It’s fuss-free cleansing, quick and effective.
When my skin is feeling sensitive, I reach for the Pixi Beauty Rose Cream Cleanser *(£18). This creamy cleanser has a light texture despite containing mineral rich mud. To use, massage a coin size amount onto dry or lightly damp skin. Then remove the cream with a damp cleansing cloth or rise off with warm water.
This is my cleanser of choice as a ‘second cleanse’ at evening time. It’s soothing and nourishing so I feel like I am treating my skin whilst cleansing. The Rose Cream Cleanser has the most lovely smell so I take my time to enjoy it during my routine. My skincare routine can be simplified after using this cleanser as my skin feels soft and hydrated.
For a comforting creamy cleanse, my recommendation the Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Cleanser *(£18). This pearlescent cream is quite thick to apply. To get the best from it, I recommend using a small coin size amount. Work it into a creamy lather using some warm water and massage well over skin. Next, either remove with a damp face cloth or rinse with warm water.
This cream cleanser feels rich and hydrating. It contains calming and nourishing ingredients as well as probiotics so skin looks and feels healthier with continued use. I adore the smell and texture of this cleanser and my skin does too. I’ve enjoyed this as morning cleanse and a ‘second cleanse’ in evenings. I can’t imagine not having this rich cleanser on hand.
In this post, I’ve recommended four cleansers for dry and dull skin that have vegan-friendly formulations. Whether this is important to your purchasing decisions, I feel it’s great to highlight this.
I often find them on offer on Cult Beauty, or in Boots and Marks and Spencer stores. Quite useful for stocking up on Pixi Beauty favourites! You can also purchase Pixi Beauty through their website to take advantage of their subscription service.
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