Sunday, November 27, 2016
Mark mid-January in your diaries, beauty lovers, because that's when Caroline Hirons' first product will be dropping! The skin saviour has confirmed that she has teamed up with Pixi (of Glow Tonic fame) to produce the Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, a clever dual-sided pot containing two different cleansers designed to be used in tandem. The pair are segregated by a curving inner divide, which separates a solid oil cleansing balm to thoroughly remove make-up from a cream cleanser to use as a follow-up or morning time cleanse.
Regular readers of Caroline's blog will know that this aesthetician is NOT a fan of mineral oil (and will also appreciate what an understatement that is, ha) so it's no surprise that there's no sign of it on the ingredients list in this collaboration.
It's also free from shea butter, parabens, fragrance, and animal by-products, as well as being cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.
This will obviously appeal to Caroline's legion of followers, but I think it'll also make a great introduction to "real" skincare for anyone who still thinks that a wipe is a good way to clean their face. Thoroughly removing make-up and daily grime without irritation is the cornerstone of any decent beauty regime and I expect this product will do that with a minimum of fuss while being gentle on the skin. Fingers crossed!
So in a nutshell, here's everything we know so far...
PRODUCT: Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse
LAUNCHES: January 2017
PACKAGING: Screw-top pot
SIZE: Travel-friendly 100ml
SUITABLE FOR: Likely all skin types, given the exclusion of the heavy comedogenics and fragrance that would trouble oily/combination or sensitive skins
FREE FROM: Mineral oil, shea butter, parabens, fragrance, animal by-products
ALSO: Cruelty-free; vegan
DISTRIBUTION: Hopefully available through usual Pixi stockists like Cult Beauty, cloud10 beauty, and good old M&S
As a fan of Caroline, of balm cleansers generally, and a recent convert to the double cleanse now that I am being religious in my daily SPF usage, I CANNOT FLIPPING WAIT to get my paws on this and will report back on what it's like tout de suite in the new year!