Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Sanctuary Spa Warming Detox Charcoal Wash Review

I really like Sanctuary Spa, their cleansing balm, thermal detox mask and radiance exfoliator are some of my favourite picks. This product was a gift from my beautiful best friend, Danielle... thanks girl! The fact that it's a warming cleanser for purifying really appealed to me. The only other purifying cleanser I have is the 'Glow Mud Cleanser' from Pixi, but that one is more clay based. When I tested this cleanser I was quite surprised by the texture and formula, in a good way though. I haven't tried anything like it before so I thought it deserved a review. Hope you enjoy.


The cleanser comes in a tall slim bottle with a flip cap. I quite like the packaging colours. Ok for travel.
Price - £9 for 100ml
Texture - Thick, oily gel
Finish - Purified, clean skin

What they say
Intensely purifying yet non-drying deep cleanse daily face wash. This gently warming face wash helps open up pores & is infused with charcoal to help draw out impurities from within the skin.

Key ingredients
Charcoal - Draws out impurities and removes excess sebum

What is it
This is the cleanser version of their 'thermal detox mask'. It's a thick charcoal wash that deeply cleanses and refreshes the skin. The texture is good for when you need something heavier than a milk to cut through grease. The scent is very off putting (strong tar/charcoal) but I just get on with it. Suitable for all skin types.




(emulsified to oil)

How I use it
I take a 10p sized amount and massage it well into the skin, across the eyes and down the neck. You can use it AM/PM but purely for skin cleansing, not makeup removal. It does have a slight warming effect but nothing too strong or uncomfortable. The texture changes from a gel to an oil and then a milk if water is added. I remove it with a hot flannel in the oily stage. 
My skin is instantly refreshed but not stripped or dry. My face also looks purified and any blemishes are noticeably calmer and my pores appear smaller. 

Pros
- Affordable
- Great for morning cleanse to help slough off night before
- Gel to oil texture
- A little goes a long way
- Good amount for price
- Skin looks and feels cleaner
- Slight warming effect

Cons
- Doesn't smell nice

Summary
I love the technology of this cleanser. It gives you the results of a face mask in 2 minutes. It's not something you'll use for a facial massage or to enjoy the scent but its a quick fix when you're skin looks clogged and just bit ugh. Thank you for reading!

Maiya
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2 comments

  1. I still need to try the Thermal Detox mask that everyone seems to love. And this, although I am really wary about this scent issue, seems like something I will appreciate in those winter mornings. Great review as always hun xxx

    Sal UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. I don't know what I like more, the mask or the cleanser... The scent isn't pleasant but I'm sure you'll appreciate the texture. Thank you beautiful!
      Maiya
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