Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse

I have a bit of an obsession with Pixi skincare and Pixi makeup, it is a brand that caught my attention, not with Glow Tonic, the much coveted and cult product, but instead with a product called Lip Twin a good few years ago now. Fast forward a few years and I have now tried, repurchased and bought again Glow Tonic because it is just that good. But then with Pixi, I am yet to try a product I don't like.
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse

The one product I've been sat on the fence with is the Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse. Everything about it screams to me that I should love it and I'll be honest, I didn't love it when I used my first pot, but then I was given a second pot and my mind changed completely. I don't need to give Caroline any introductions, I am sure everyone knows who she is and what she does and honestly if there is something Caroline knows, it is her skincare.

Launched back in January 2017, the Double Cleanse is described as being a unique 2-in-1 cleanser created by Caroline Hirons where one side contains a solid cleansing oil and the other side a luxe cleansing cream for the ultimate PM cleansing. I am a huge advocate of the double cleanse and when I first got my pot, I was shocked that no one else had thought to create something like this, in fact, I am not aware of anything who has! Removing the lid from the pot, inside, it is split down the middle into two, one side is the solid cleanser and on the other a cream cleanser. It is worth noting at this point that both of the cleansers are fragrance-free, paraben free and are not tested on animals.

As mentioned, I am a huge advocate of double cleansing and the difference it has made to my skin over the past few years is quite something.  Within this pot, the solid cleanser is your first cleanse. Once out of the pot, the solid balm turns to an almost oil like texture and removes pretty much everything in its path.  It includes three key ingredients
  • Vitamin E protects & conditions
  • Camellia Oil Omega rich nourishes
  • Evening Primrose Oil heals & moisturises
What I now really like about this side of the tub is just how much 'stuff' it does remove from the skin. I use white flannels or Muslin cloths, whichever happens, to be within my grasp and watching that beautiful white clean cloth turn to something murky and dirty never fails to shock me. When I first used the balm, I didn't like the texture, it was a faff to remove, but now I used a spatula to dig a small coin sized amount out and I've not looked back since.
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Balm and Cream Split Pot

The second part of the tub is your second cleanse and its role is to condition the skin to prep it for the next steps of your skin care and in doing so, if you have anything nasty left on the skin, it is removed leaving a clear and clean canvass for your serums, oils, creams and other lotions and potions you might be using.  Again, as with the solid cleanser, it has three key ingredients which are:

  • Vitamin C promotes collagen & protects
  • Peptide Complex relaxes lines & plums
  • Arginine improves cell renewal & elasticity

Now what I like about this cream cleanser is how it feels on the skin as it is soft and silky smooth and it manages not to leave my skin feeling taut and as though I need to smoother it in oil after use.

For anyone who hasn't get grasped the concept of double cleansing, which like some skincare routines are a bit baffling, then this is such a good introduction into how it works, why it most and most importantly the difference it makes to your cleansing routine.  It took me a long time to figure out how amazing a balm cleanser is for that all important first cleanse.  You want a product that will dissolve that surface dirt and grime, neutralise pollutants as well as to break down makeup and sunscreen and this is exactly what the Balm Cleanser does.  When it comes to the second cleanse, a few of my friends prefer not to use a cream but ultimately it depends on your preference and what your skin needs and it could be a milk, gel or something which also exfoliates too. I tend to chop and change how I double cleanse depending on how my skin feels, but my first cleanse is always a balm.

Having given the Pixi x Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse a second chance, I am glad that I did. It leaves my skin feeling as though it can breathe, I love that it removes everything in its path with the balm cleanse and I like how my skin feels after the cream cleanser. You can find the Pixi Double Cleanse on the Pixi website here or on the Marks & Spencer website here or on the Cult Beauty website here.

Have you tried the Pixi Double Cleanse? 

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise


  1. I am sold Rach. I am getting this. I have everything from Pixi but this x

  2. I love this Annie, my skin can be a bit temptinental with rich products but this worked wonder. Xx

  3. I love this Rach, my skin is a little temprimental and i was unsure that my skin wouldn’t break out. But it loved it. Xx

  4. This sounds great, I have never used Pixi Beauty before

    Candice |

  5. I was really impressed with this. I've tried a few skincare bits from Pixi and I've never been disappointed.

  6. I am in love with Pixi products. Putting this right at the top of my list!

  7. I’m not so good with cream cleansers! But if I found a sample I’d definitely try it. I’m still loving la Roche posay at the moment!

  8. I love a double cleanse, I would love to try this!

  9. I love this so much! I have been using it for a few months now and I am really happy with it! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  10. I would love if they released a full size of the balm cleanser! xx


  11. I actually love this! I find it to be so luxurious and leaves my skin feeling amazing after use x

    Lauren |

  12. I need to pick this up and give it a go! xx


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