Webbed; Face Me

By Jo Phillips

I’ve grown in to loving face cloths but as I start to write this I wonder if it’s the actual cloth or the cleansers that they accompany that I truly like?
My first cloth was with Liz Earle’s hot cloth cleanser.  I remember liking the way my skin felt really clean after using and didn’t feel tight or stripped of its natural goodness, so maybe it’s a bit of both, cloth and cleanser?

I own about twenty-four cloths of different textures; thickness; double sided; organic cotton; and so on…who knew they come in so many different variations.
As a Beauty Therapy trained and Make-up Artist I’m very conscious of hygiene so irrespective of a few brands suggesting to hand rinse out and use the next day – it’s so not clean especially if you have an acne or a pimple prone skin.   If you think about it you do want to leave a damp cloth hanging around in a warm bathroom to then use on your face the following day.   Mine go in the washing machine on a ninety degrees wash. Over time they may no longer be bright white as when you first got them but at least you know they’re clean.  Whether your new to muslin cloths or a seasoned user invest in at least ten and just keep adding to your collection, you can never have too many.

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Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm.  You know where you stand with Balance Me, it says so on the tube…100% natural.
This Works In Transit No Traces100% natural cotton biodegradable pads, a balm this is not but just as effective to remove all traces of pollution, dirt and make-up but gentle enough to maintain the skin’s PH.
Neom Perfect Nights Sleep Cleansing Balm.  Neoms cloth has two sides, one is textured for gentle exfoliation and the other is softer for extra sensitive skin. 
By Sarah London Green Clay Cleansing Balm.  This is an organic muslin cloth and the cleanser is suitable for sensitive, rosacea and acne-prone skin.

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Pestle & Mortar Erase and Renew Double Cleanse System.  My first venture into double cleansing and I love it!  I thought my skin might be left feeling stripped and taught but no, these cleansers and 100% cotton cloth really work well together – remove the balm with the fluffier side of the cloth and then the gel with the finer muslin side.
My Pure Core Reusable Makeup Cotten Bamboo Pads.  These reusable makeup removing pads are made from superior quality, extra-durable super soft bamboo fleece 3-layer silky fabric,  eco-friendly organic pads are 100% biodegradable!  No need for a cleanser of any sort,  simply use warm water…this is your cleanser.  
Suqqu Cotton Pads.  SUPER, SUPER soft cotton pads.  Every model/client notices when I use these, I know this may sound silly but I feel so special using them they are kept for special.
Suqqu Sponge Cloth.  Smooth and gentle for thoroughly wiping away excess massage cream.

face 1_Elemis Pro-Collegen Cleansing Balm.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…”Spa in a jar”
Cowshed Multitask Kahai Wonder Balm.  Multi-task by name, Cowsheds balm can be used to Cleanse, massage, mask, hair treatment.
Eve Lom Cleanser.  With their signature blend of four aromatic plant oils leaves you with glowing, radiant skin with a smoother, more refined texture.  Thorough cleansing and gentle exfoliation it enables skin cells to regenerate quickly and provides a receptive base for beauty products to work at their best.

Beauty Editor Julie Jacobs
Photos Jason Yates

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