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Temple Spa: In The Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt

We’ve established that I am very fond of cleansing balms. No other type of cleanser gets beneath the skin quite like an oil-infused balm and leaves my skin feeling so fresh and so clean. I’m almost on the last remnants of my Eve Lom Cleanser and therefore on the look-out for a new one to try. Because I’m like that. I have to mix things up or I get bored. By some strange coincidence my radar picked up on Caroline Hirons’ recent recommendation of a cleansing balm I weren’t aware of –Temple Spa’s In The Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt. Well I was

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OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel

The relief felt when you remove all remnants from the day with a cleanser is pretty special. When it’s a ruddy marvellous one, the feeling is somewhat euphoric. Maybe it’s just me but wiping my face clean with a hot flannel is so satisfying. It’s only then that I know and feel my skin’s been purified. I’ve mentioned in previous ramblings that my favourite type of cleanser is melt-in-your-palm ones. Eve Lom’s and Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm both score highly in my books. Having grown accustomed to the properties of a balm cleanser, I am rigid about what makes for

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Molton Brown: Pink Pepperpod

Molton Brown, my old chum, it’s been a while. In fact it’s been so long that you’ve introduced a few more names to join the established line-up which adorn the shelves of your boutiques. One is Pink Pepperpod* (formerly known as Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod) dressed suitably in eye-catching pink and I must say I’ve taken quite a shine to it. The iconic Black Peppercorn is fiercely intense and masculine (although favoured by both sexes) but Fiery Pink Pepperpod takes a different direction with a sweetly spiced scent from blending pink pepperpods with ginger and patchouli. It still maintains a peppery undertone with an air

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