Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Importance of Cleansing - Konjac, Nourish and Lulu & Boo

Cleansing is one of the most important, yet often skipped skincare steps…  it’s not just about removing dirt and makeup; it’s about allowing your skin to breathe and creating the optimum base for other skincare and makeup products.

It’s equally important not to over-cleanse and strip your skin of its natural oils - treat your skin like the most expensive silk… don’t be too abrasive and be particularly gentle with the eye area. Excessive cleansing can lead to irritation and loss of moisture.

Cleansers without fragrance, parabens or harsh chemicals help avoid irritation and preserve your skin’s delicate pH balance.

The CutECOsmetics girls are particularly fond of removing cleansing products with good old fashioned flannels and warm water - nothing is more effective or as cheap in the long run!

Here are a few of our favourite go-to cleansing products… with options for sensitive, normal/oily and mature skins.

Konjac Sponges


Cleansing doesn’t come much more gentle than this.  These sweet little palm sized sponges are formed from top quality food grade Konjac, a plant root (originating from a form of potato!), which has been widely used in Japanese skincare for 15 centuries.

To use, simply soak with warm water, gently rinse and sweep across the face.  There is no need for additional product, though if you choose to use some, only a tiny amount will be required. 

The Konjac Sponge gently massages the skin and fits perfectly into the contours of your face, leaving it incredibly soft.


Also available with added Charcoal Bamboo and French Clay to suit different skin types.

See the full range here, priced at £6.00 each.

Lulu & Boo Organics Nettle & Lemon Tea-Tree Cleansing Gel

Nettle & Lemon Tea-Tree Cleansing Gel
This naturally fresh scented, award-winning product provides a gentle yet deep cleanse and suits all skin types except dry. 

Top quality ingredients such as Organic Essential Oils of Orange, Lemon T-Tree and Rosemary, are soothing, anti-inflammatory and balancing. 

£15.40 for 100ml here.

Nourish Radiance Rose Cleanser

cleanser radiance large
The blend of soft emollients and Carrot Extract in Nourish Radiance Cleanser are particularly beneficial for mature skins, providing a gentle thorough cleanse that leaves the skin bright and glowing.

£9.95 for 100ml here.

If you do one thing for your skin this week, cleanse it thoroughly before going to bed!


  1. These are great suggestions I'm interested in the oil! I have a Konjac sponge and I absolutely adore it! :)

  2. I agree with you 100%
    I always try and use skin care products that are organic/natural ingredient based. I hate certain chemicals and see no reason why they should be skin care.

    I do love the look of the Nettle and Lemon tee cleansing gel.

    Brilliant post, thanks for sharing


  3. I've just started using Nourish skincare and I love it! Perfect for my skin xo

  4. I agree, I always try to use natural products on my skin. I love the look of the Lulu & Boo cleansing gel, all those organic essential oils have got to be good! And smell lovely too!

  5. The sponges have intrigued me! Would love to try them!