Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beauty Review: Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse.

If you've been reading this blog for a while you know I am a fan of Caroline Hirons and of her methods. She's bossy and opinionated but that's exactly why I like her. 

I started Hiron's double cleanse method (which I talk about here) a few years ago and it's really, really helped my skin. My preferred double cleanse products are still Clinique Take The Day Off Balm and Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip but I ran out of the latter and instead started using CerAve Hydrating Cleanser which is inexpensive and works just fine. But, recently Hiron's teamed up with Pixi and they came out with this:

Well! I was intrigued. I trust Caroline Hirons and I've tried and liked cult favorite Pixi Glow Tonic so it seemed like a good idea. This product is also very clever way to solve the "but what two products should I use?" dilemma surrounding the double cleanse. (Okay, obviously I've already solved that dilemma for myself but BLOG SCIENCE. Maybe there's a better way!)

My local Target didn't have the Double Cleanse in stock and I'm far too lazy to be driving around looking for it so I ordered it from the Target website. I have a Red card which got me free shipping because you know I hate paying for shipping. 

I've been using the Double Cleanse for about a week and I'm quite impressed with both products. The solid cleansing oil side is nearly identical to Clinique's balm cleanser (of which Hiron's is a fan) but is very slightly silkier and it does a really good job of getting off my makeup. The cleansing cream side is nice too, though I have to use a fair portion of it to get my face clean. I'm not used to cream cleaners so it takes a bit of getting used to. Neither product is drying at all and both are unscented which I really like.

My only real negative about this product is the price for the amount. For $24 I am getting two half-size products - 50ml of each. For only a few dollars more I can get 125ml of Clinique balm cleanser! I'm ripping through this yin yang of Pixi cleanser pretty quickly and I don't know if it's amazing enough to replace my tried-and-true. Also! Don't buy this on Asos (not an affiliate link) because for some insane reason they're charging $37 which is criminal. Geez. 

Anyway, do you double cleanse? If so, what products do you use? 


  1. I really love it except I'm already out of the cream part and have way more of the oil left. I actually wish Pixi would make just the cream cleanser to buy separately. I have other oil cleansers that I use and like as much, but the cream cleanser is so good.I just ordered the Oskia Renaissance cleanser. I'm interested to see how I get on with that.

  2. I've never gotten into double cleansing, but I really like this cleanser creamy cleanser:
    It does a good job of removing my makeup and isn't drying.