When carrying on, a liquid cleanser often won’t make the cut. We may not have the room to tote around the entire water-based cleansing range, and the last thing we want is for our favorite products to be held hostage at security when we exceed our liquid allowance. And did we say the pressure often leads to spills in our cosmetic bag?
But, when you can’t have the toner, elixir and emulsion in your bag to pamper your skin, you can have Travelle’s new favorite: the solid cleanser. Compact, clean, and cutely packaged to boot, it’s our new savior when you’re running out of carry-on measurements.
Remaining solid at room temperature, Travelle gives this top marks for being the perfect travelling companion: no carry-on product explosions happening here! We really like how rigid and sturdy it feels – the thick paste becomes a refreshing fluid, which leaves you feeling refreshed and just the right level of clean (so no air cabin excess dryness!). Dissolving all your makeup – even stubborn SPF50 – a tiny dab of this Korean skin therapy really packs a punch.
Can’t really go wrong with Clinique, and this is no exception. Cute packaging gives this product a luxe feel, while the white, slightly gritty paste makes you feel like you're getting a thorough cleanse and light exfoliation. A mild and pleasant smell is a delicate finishing touch. Best suited to slightly oilier complexions.
Suitable for more mature skin, this is definitely the most nourishing of the bunch. Anti-aging padina pavonica counteracts all those grimy free radicals from daily pollution, and you really feel the conditioning effects when you use this as a deep treatment mask. While removing makeup gently, this leaves your skin supple and glowing. Think we’ve found our new long haul favorite!
Top points for the most indulgent routine – this multi-award winning cleanser requires a hot pure muslin exfoliating cloth to remove, moved in light circular motions to gently buff skin. This is the most liquid of our picks, and had a slightly creamy texture even when dry. Sooth our tired complexions with this elixir-like formula, and your skin feels rejuvenated and smooth. Great for dry skin, or those days when winter is stopping you from smiling more than an inch wide.
The cult favourite and mother of all balm cleansers, this is a welcome home-spa experience after a long day. Multi-purpose, it removed even the most stubborn of waterproof makeup (even those last flecks of mascara that Just. Won’t. Budge) and the aromatic plant oil blend smells divine. Massage techniques with the muslin cloth leaves your skin noticeably plumper and brighter.