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Monday, September 08, 2014

Why Pay More - Gel Cleansers

Why Pay More - Gel Cleansers

When it comes to cleansing I do tend to reach for a gel based cleanser, more often than not Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel. I favour gels over balms as they are slightly lighter in texture which in turn can make them a little easier to remove, they don't clog my pores but rather they remove all traces of make-up, dirt and grime in one quick step as well as cooling the skin. What is not to like? Well sometimes the price, my beloved Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel is around £20 and when you are using it several times a day that can add up fairly quickly. With that in mind I set out to find a dupe and believe it or not Tesco came up trumps with their Pro Formula Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser and the best part? It only costs £5 for 100ml!

Why Pay More - Gel Cleansers

Tesco Pro Formula Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser is a light, gel based cleanser that has a very, very similar texture to the Clarins version. If you have yet to experience a gel cleanser for yourself I will be brutally honest in saying the consistency of said product can take a little getting used to. It can feel a little like smearing jelly on you face - thick and a little sticky. I am not a skin care expert far from it but can say that as someone with fairly sensitive skin on occasion that gel cleansers seem to be the most gentle approach for me, the balm like texture comforts and cools my skin and the vast majority can also be used to gently remove eye make-up. The gel base quickly emulsifies when it comes into contact with water making removal easy - this is true for both cleansers I have mentioned today.

Why Pay More - Gel Cleansers

So why should you try out the £5 Tesco Pro Formula Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser? It is as good as any other gel cleanser I have tried, even heavy make-up is easily removed. Although Tesco don't suggest using it on the eye area I have tried it there and can vouch that it easily and quickly removes even waterproof mascara without stinging the eyes. The Tesco Pro Formula Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser makes light work of all make-up removal as well as general cleansing, leaves the skin soft, isn't stripping, smells great and does not break out nor irritate my skin. It also includes green tea extract to supply antioxidants (these protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage the skin) as well as Vitamin E for radiance and to keep the skin plump. The ingredient line up may not be as stellar as the Clarins version but it is important to keep in mind that like all cleansers you are essentially rinsing this off anyway.

You can find the Tesco Pro Formula Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser here for £5 - link.
This is well worth slipping into the weekly shop if you ask me!

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22 comments:

  1. That looks like such a fab little product! I am always having trouble completely removing certain aspects to my make up, thanks for this post!
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    Ren xx

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  2. I can't believe you found a dupe! I love my Clarins Gel Cleanser but at £20 a pop it does weigh down on my wallet. This is amazing I will definitely be picking this up! Thanks for the review!! xx
    http://beautyandthepayroller.wordpress.com

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  3. sounds amazing! might have to pick this one up sometime soon :)

    emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I'm currently experimenting with my skincare, trying to find a routine that enhances the dry and spot prone skin I've got. I've never tried a gel cleanser but I really like the sound of it. I recently picked up a Garnier cleanser which has just been shocking so I'm definitely in the market for a new one. I'll be sure to make a little on my shopping list next time I'm popping into Tesco :) x

    Barbie Sparkles | UK Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  5. I'm just about to hot foot it to Tesco to buy this Gel Cleanser. It sounds like great value for money. Gel Cleansers are my favourite & I need this one in my life
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  6. Brilliant, I was about to buy the Clarins Gel Cleanser but think I will buy the Tesco one first to test it out and see if I like a gel cleanser!

    Mary @ beautyonthecheap.net

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  7. Will definitely be giving this a try! Always on the hunt for good dupes of my favourite cleansers because they're some of the most expensive products I seem to own! x

    www.littleldnlife.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Ohhh what a bargain! I'll have to check it out. Great post, thanks :)

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  9. I'll definitely be popping this into the trolley next time I do the weekly shop! Love finding cheaper alternatives which do the job well, thanks for the heads up!

    http://danceintherain91.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Oh thanks so much for this post! I've literally just finished a tester size of the Clarins one and was wondering what to use next as I didn't fancy splashing out £20 on a cleanser! I'll definitely be picking this one up! x


    Kate | Kate Emma Loves.

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  11. I may have to try this! Almost finished my second tube of the Clarins (first purchased under your recommendation as well) but am on a budget at the moment so can't currently repurchase! I hope the Tesco version doesn't sting my very sensitive eyes, but at that price it's worth trying.

    http://beckyalyssasbeautybox.wordpress.com

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  12. I tried one of the PRO cleanser last year when I went in the UK and really liked it! It's also so cheap!

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  13. Thanks for a great review, im glad I saw it. I'm wanting to change my cleanser to a gel as iv also heard it is kinder to sensitive skin. I find some brands dry my skin out or leave it feeling a bit irritated. I love Clarins products but im intrigued by this PRO cleanser. I'd be grateful if you can let me know if it's suitable for sensitive skin? Thank you x

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  14. I am really not for splurging on cleansers considering they literally get washed down the drain. As long as they remove my makeup, I'd rather put my money into other skincare products.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  15. Interesting post! I've heard so many good things about the Clarins one but it is a little expensive. However I've never heard of the Tesco brand one before, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it next time I'm in!

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  16. I use the No.7 Melting Gel Cleanser, it looks exactly the same as this tesco one! It's so cool that you discover this budget buy. I like using cheaper cleanser since you would wash it off anyway.

    quitepossiblychinese.com

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  17. That sounds really cool! It seems like a good product to jump on the gel cleansers bandwagon :)
    Anjna Harish

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  18. Slightly more expensive but I urge you to try Bee Good cleanser, its £11.50 and I love it, I genuinely don't think I'd be without it now even if its just a backup cleanser!

    Jade
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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  19. I'm currently using Emma Hardie products, one of which is like a thick balm - but it is fast running out and has a big price tag :( so I'll definitely be on the hunt for this!
    Lovely post!

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