Sanctuary Spa are one of those brands that I don’t think gets nearly enough credit for their skincare range; in their fairly budget-friendly collection you’ll find some impressive innovations alongside everyday essentials – I always remember how excited I was when they launched their Facial in a Box, although I can’t seem to find them anywhere so maybe they’ve discontinued them – what a shame! Sanctuary Spa have a really good range of cleansers, with plenty of novelty and a product to fulfil every cleansing need, so here’s a look at three of them:
The Triple Cleansing Mousse (£12 usually, currently £8 at Boots) is a really interesting product, as it’s a lightly exfoliating foam that uses a mix of very fine exfoliating powder alongside gentle AHAs to provide a surprisingly thorough exfoliation that’s soft enough for daily use. It’s the sort of product that I think is well-suited to anyone who has dry skin that can look a bit lacklustre, although any skin type can use this and see the benefits.
The Foaming Micellar Water (£10) is probably my least favourite of the three, although it definitely serves a purpose. It’s a foaming micellar that smells lightly of roses and can be used to lightly cleanse skin and remove make-up. I’m not a huge fan as I like to really drench my cotton pads with micellar to remove all traces of make-up before I start my cleansing routine, but I find this is quite difficult to soak pads with as it’s a foam and not a water! Therefore I think this is better suited for a quick morning cleanse when you don’t have stubborn eye make-up to battle against.
Speaking of morning cleansers, one I’ve been using pretty regular is the Moisture Burst Facial Wash (£8) which is a moisturising gel wash that contains beads of jojoba (that burst – they’re there to provide additional hydration as opposed to exfoliation) to give skin a thorough yet moisturising cleanse. Ironically, I do actually find this a little bit drying, but I still really like it for the morning cleanse as I wear some very heavy skincare overnight and I like to feel as though that’s all been washed off. This would be a great choice for oily skin types that want something that’s more hydrating than your typical foaming wash.