Tuesday, 17 April 2012

La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Milk

Using cleansers every day has become a staple in the battle against my seriously unbalanced skin.  I clean my face morning and night, with a cleanser being part of my routine at least once.  In Manchester city centre there's currently no stockist of Liz Earle, as John Lewis is located in the Trafford Centre - I was panic-stricken over Easter - being a mega-fan of Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish...

I visited SpaceNK where a lovely assistant suggested the best thing I could do with dry/combination/acne prone/oily skin (yes, I tick every category) is to normalise it.  I pondered this, and wandered over to Boots where I eventually decided on the La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Milk as a suitable alternative.  Although it's targeted at dry skin, it's gentle and sensitive.  With combination skin as temperamental as mine it's really hard to get the balance right; I use the wrong product and I'm crying in agony when trying to moisturise (worst. pain. ever.), or I'm so oily and spotty that no make-up can hide it! 

It's quite runny, but that's to be expected for a cleansing milk.  It also smells a little bit like creamy bananas, which could put banana-haters off.  I however, like bananas, so it's not a problem!  I use two cotton wool  pads, a pump on each, and wipe away.  After the second clean my face is make-up free - although my mascara isn't always completely gone, but I can't scrub my eyes as they're so sensitive.  My skin feels really soft and smooth, and it doesn't need rinsing off either.  Hooray!  Although I presume you can rinse your face if you don't like the feeling it leaves.

This is probably the best alternative I have to my Liz Earle (although I don't think anything will ever replace it!), and is nice and easy if hot water isn't available.


  1. This sounds lovely! I have annoying skin too that doesn't fit in one category and finding the right products is a pain in the ass! xxx


  2. Tell me about it! Once you manage to collect a range of products that suit all your needs things seem a bit more balanced! xx