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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Review | Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Purifying Cleansing Wash

I love having a good face wash in my routine; I tend to use one in the morning, as I don't feel the need for a full cleanse, and I usually use it as my second cleanse in the evening as well, to follow a cream or oil-based cleanser. Recently my face wash of choice has been the Super Facialist by Úna Brennan Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Purifying Cleansing Wash (and breathe!), which I've been really loving.
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Purifying Cleansing Wash
"Purifying Cleansing Wash is formulated with skin clearing Salicylic Acid and Niacin (Vitamin B3) to help detoxify and deep-clean congested skin of daily impurities and excess oils without causing irritation. With regular use, this lightweight, refreshing foaming gel infused with Elderflower will leave skin feeling balanced and looking healthier and clearer." As my skin is very much prone to congestion and blemishes, this really sounded ideal; Salicylic Acid is an ingredient which seems to work really well for me, so I was keen to see how I'd get on with this face wash!
Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Face Wash
Face washes have a bit of a reputation for stripping the skin and being a little on the harsh side, so I'm always on the look-out for something gentle yet effective; the fact that this Purifying Cleansing Wash is SLES-free was a huge selling point for me, as my eczema really hates Sulphates. My skin is very much in the 'oily' category, with a tendency towards blackheads around my nose and chin, and frequent blemishes which pop up here, there and everywhere. I've been using this once or twice per day most days (I have a different face wash in my gym bag) for the past six weeks or so, and I have actually noticed an improvement in my blackheads, particularly around my nose. I've been getting fewer breakouts recently, as well, although I do think that's due at least in part to coming off the Pill.
Una Brennan Purifying Cleansing Wash Review
This face wash has a lovely delicate scent which I think is down to the Elderflower and Ylang Ylang, and the gentle foam feels soft and feather-light on my skin. It leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed but still soft and smooth - never tight or stripped. All in all this has been an excellent buy for me, working well to remove any last traces of my first cleanser in the evening, and providing a lovely refreshing cleanse to wake my skin up in the morning.

At just £7.99 for the 150ml tube (currently on offer for £5.33!), I think this is a lovely affordable option which would be ideal for anyone who suffers from congestion or blemishes. It cleanses beautifully without stripping or drying out the skin, and has a gorgeous, delicate fragrance which makes it a pleasure to use; I know I'll be repurchasing! I've loved everything I've tried from Úna Brennan's range and I'll definitely be looking to try more of her products. Have you tried the Salicylic Acid Purifying Cleansing Wash? What's your favourite face wash?



  1. Never heard of this brand before - but glad to hear you like it! Xx


  2. I need to try this, again anything that is SLES free is always a winner for me, this would be perfect for the morning for me too as I never properly cleanse in the mornings

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  3. I am a huge fan of the Una Brennan products and love the facemasks, so am liking the sound of this x

  4. I need to try this! Thanks for being honest about why your skin has cleared up too!

    Chow Down USA

  5. I need to try this! I have tried the mud mask before from the same brand but I think it will work far better if I use both products.

    Emily xo

  6. Una Brennan is one of those affordable brands I've been meaning to try. I must add this to my list.

    Victoria x

  7. This sounds promising! I like it doesn't strip the skin of moisture, definitely something I would like :)

    Pink Frenzy

  8. I love Una Brennan products! I haven't tried this one as of yet though. It looks great! Great post.

    Sophie | It's Cultured

  9. I yet to find a face wash that i love. I'm currently using the eve lom cleanser, its a balm as opposed to face wash. I've been intrigued by this range though - i've been suffering with blackheads too :( I will definitely check it out not though! xx


  10. I might have to pick this up when my current face wash runs out.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com


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