Monday, 23 March 2015

Una Brennan: Super Facialist Rose Calming Creamy Cleanser

I have a weird relationship with cleansers... I never know which type suits my skin best and tend to find the balm-y type ones a little oily for me and I struggle to get everything off, leaving me with a thin film of oiliness over my face - not fun.

I'd just finished a tube of the Soap and Glory 'The Ultimelt' which I liked, but I didn't love. So I took to the aisles of Boots for an affordable cleanser which would do the job...

In steps the Una Brennan Rose Calming Creamy Cleanser (£7.99)

Unsurprisingly, the first thing I noticed about the cleanser is that it's VERY Rose-y, if you don't like Rose scents then steer clear, but you could have probably figured that out for yourselves. I like the packaging also, it's nothing special - but to be honest that's what I need around my bathroom sink /shower where I frequently knock things over. It's a lot thicker than you'd expect from the packaging - almost like a cleanser you'd find in a tub, only less annoying to use.

I find when I rub this over my face, it almost disappears slightly into my skin. I almost don't believe it's actualy going to do anything, as my make up looks un-moved underneath. Alas, I wipe a hot flannel across my face and squeaky clean skin appears beneath it.

I would say its not amazing at removing eye make up... but I use a few swipes of the trusty L'Oreal Micellar Gel Eye Make Up Remover which I wrote a post about here , and this takes away any excess that it misses.

Now I was blessed with awkward dry-but-also-oily skin, so I tend to steer clear of anything especially for oily or especially for dry skin, but this aims to hydrate skin and doesn't seem to upset the balance of my skin. My face has a tendency so get pretty angry with me post-cleanse (I'm talking red, blotchy and irritated - not fun) but this cleanser is so gentle and doesn't irritate me at all. In fact, my skin is left feeling soft, smooth and clean.

I really like this as an affordable drugstore cleanser, and wish I had tried some Una Brennan products sooner! If you guys have tried any other Una Brennan stuff I would love to hear some suggestions for more products to try.



  1. I haven't tried any stuff from this brand before. My skin is quite dry so I don't know if this one will work on it x

  2. I like the sound of it being calming as sometimes my skin gets irritated. www.thediaryofajewellerylover.couk