Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Superdrug Deep Action Cleansing Lotion - Review

Since I starting to wear Double Wear I have noticed my makeup much tougher to remove before bed. What it needs is a good cleanser but I can't always be bothered with the hassle of washing my face, throwing water all over myself and my bathroom every evening! Cleansing lotions and waters are a good compromise because they don't need to be rinsed. When I had my recent Superdrug haul I picked up this own-branded cleansing lotion for a reasonable price, £2.59.

Firstly I must say that this product does a decent job of removing my makeup. I need a few cotton pads soaked in it but it strips away everything on my face and leaves it feeling very clean.

That is where my positivity about this product ends. This product contains alcohol and perhaps that is the cause of the problems I had with it. It stings. It really stings! It makes my eyes water and makes my skin feel like I'm stripping the top layer along with my makeup. It also smells awful, like turps.

Despite hating this from day one, I have used it several times. I have no idea why, I just keep reaching for it because it is so much handier than a cleanser when I'm in a rush to get to bed. Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing!

I would love to hear of any alternative cleansing lotions that don't break the bank or burn my skin!


  1. Darnit! What a bummer that it seemed so perfect. And so inexpensive.

    I hate having to splash water on my face. And my sink. And my bathroom floor....just to rinse off a cleanser. I guess we'll have to keep looking!

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

    1. I know. This stuff is so handy but sore.
      Someone said Garnier do a good one

  2. great review! cleansers can be tricky :S

    1. Yeah, this could have been good if it wasnt so stingy lol x

  3. Why don't you try a cleansing water? I have the l'oreal one which is quite good (or there is the infamous bioderma?) xo

  4. It stings because it contains salicylic acid which is good for bad skin and spot prone skin


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