Beauty tips: Cleansers that will save your skin
Irish brands Holos and Bia Beauty have just the things for you
Bia Beauty Orange and Grapefruit Facial Exfoliant and Cleanser
Eimear Hutchinson blogs at thetwodarlings.com
I love trying new products as part of my skincare routine, but there are certain steps I never skip. Cleansing your face at the end of each day is probably the most important step; this removes make-up, impurities and dry or dead skin. Cleansers can take many forms, including balms, foams and creams, and can be specifically designed for a single skin condition or for a combination of skin types. After washing your face using your cleanser, rest a warm, wet cotton cloth over your skin for a minute or so to let the cleanser work and to open and clean out your pores. Use the cloth to gently exfoliate the skin and remove eye make-up. Then pat dry.
Holos is a skincare brand based in Wexford, run by Niamh Hogan, who has developed a range of products using essential oils. Love Your Skin Cleansing Balm (€19.20) combines rose, palmerosa, benzoin and frankincense essential oils with coconut oil and witch hazel to create a product that suits mature, combination and sensitive skin types.
Bia Beauty is a Cork-based natural skincare brand created by Tracey Ryan. Its Orange and Grapefruit Facial Exfoliant and Cleanser (€16.95) is a beautiful treat for most skin types. This multitasking product combines castor and thistle oil, which are excellent for cleansing and extracting impurities. Natural jojoba grains gently exfoliate the skin.