I’m convinced that going to bed with makeup on is the route of all evil as far as your skin is concerned; hence my longstanding obsession with the Clarisonic, the electric toothbrush for your face that will give you the skin of a Disney princess. Unfortunately, you can’t use the Clarisonic everyday because unlike your teeth, your skin isn’t coated in a hard layer of enamel, which means that the cleansers I use on my non-Clarisonic days have some big expectations to live up to in the makeup removal department. Will it take all my makeup off? Without leaving a film of grease after? Will it leave my skin soft and smooth and eminently touchable?
Ren’s No 1 Purity Cleansing Balm’s answer to all these things is yes, yes and most def, which is why it’s in heavy rotation on nights that follow days of spackle, and lots of it – foundation, cheek tint, lip stain, oodles of mascara – it takes a lot of makeup, this no makeup makeup thing. But the rose-scented, gel-to-cream cleanser gets it all off, even waterproof mascara. It also makes your skin feel kitten soft, which, as far as I’m concerned, is the best kind of soft there is.C