Valentine’s Day is a busy one for florists.
But if you want to treat a beauty buff, the best bet is to spend the money on a treat that will last long after those last roses have wilted.
A luxury cleanser is an everyday joy and the good news is, they’re one of the easiest products to shop for.
Here are three we’ve tried and tested, with excellent results:
A hard-working foam
YSL’s Pure Shots Clean Reboot cleanser, is the brand’s first urban-proof cream-to-foam cleanser.
Powered by advanced cleansing surfactants and infused with plant extracts from the YSL Ourika Community Gardens, Clean Reboot cleanser efficiently leaves the skin feeling radiant, with a gorgeous jasmine extract scent to add an extra layer of luxe to your cleansing routine.
On first contact with wet skin, the cleanser forms a purifying soap, before transforming into a nourishing foam enriched with amino acids and glycerin to sweep away excess oil, pollution, and SPF residue, leaving pores deeply cleansed.
BUY IT: YSL’s Pure Shots Clean Reboot is €40 from Brown Thomas Cork.
A suits-everyone grime buster
Clinique’s Take The Day Off Facial Cleansing Mousse is a luxe, silky mousse cleanser that effectively removes long-wearing face makeup, SPF, pollutants, oil, and impurities, leaving your face feeling clean and refreshed.
Dermatologist-tested and appropriate for all skin types, its conditioning blend of 10% glycerin and hyaluronic acid helps to keep skin nourished and comfortable during the cleansing.
Plus, because you only need a pea-sized amount to whip away grime and foundation, a little goes a very long way.
BUY IT: Clinique’s Take The Day Off Facial Cleansing Mousse is €27.20 from Boots.
A plant-based powerhouse
A moisturising balm cleanser can feel as good as a facial when you’re short on time. Doctrine’s Divinity Cleansing Balm is a gentle balm-to-milk cleanser infused with soothing spirulina and yarrow extracts to effortlessly remove makeup and impurities, leaving your skin soft and hydrated.
Expertly formulated in-house by Cork cosmetic chemist Tracey Ryan, the luxurious texture transforms from balm to oil to milk, sweeping away mascara and foundation and ensuring a clean and fresh canvas for your Valentine’s Day make-up.
The scent is a rich blend of lavender, orange, and neroli too – a gloriously soothing way to end the day.
BUY IT: Doctrine’s Divinity Cleansing Balm is €42 here.