Testing Out The Latest Cleansing Duo from Cult Brand Emma Lewisham

BY GEORGIA ROSE

As a self-confessed Emma Lewisham lover, it will come as no shock that I was impatient an expanded range. Boy, was I surprised when these two landed on my desk.

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28 JAN - 2021

Emma Lewisham is cult beauty, personified and she’s taking over the world, one beauty product at a time.

Illuminating Oil Cleanser

It takes a lot for me to be wowed by skincare products, cleansers in particular. I’ve always been a double cleanser - even though I’m not a regular makeup wearer, it has become the cornerstone of my beauty routine and (what I deem to be) the most important part of my evening.

I was slightly hesitant to switch out my all time favourites - Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and dermaviduals Cleansing Milk with DMS - just when I thought I had it good, I struck gold.

The Highs -

The first thing you should know about Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Oil Cleanser, $77, is that it is 100% naturally derived, 50% organic and 100% vegan - an obvious tick for those moving towards a clean routine.

The oil cleanser is a beautiful blend of four prized flower enzymes - neroli, rose, jasmine and bulgarian lavender - that leaves your face feeling clean but most importantly, hydrated. The biggest difference for me is that Lewisham’s cleanser is anything but stripping - on days I didn’t use the cleanser, I really noticed a difference. Dissolving all traces of the day, this vitamin-infused oil glides off with water as easily as it’s applied, with no residue left in its wake. A big tick for me.

What’s more is that this multitasker (and I love a multitasking product) gently removes dead skin cells for an extra-brightening boost.

The Lows - When wearing eye makeup, I usually find myself going back for an extra pump to really draw out mascara. I also find the formula stings my eyes slightly, but doesn’t continue once rinsed.

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Emma Lewisham Illuminating Range

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Emma Lewisham Illuminating Oil Cleanser, NZD$77

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Illuminating Exfoliant with AHA & BHA

Not going to lie, I usually prefer a solely chemical exfoliator. I used to love a physical exfoliant, but more often than not, it goes to town on my poor skin and I end up paying for it - hence, the switch! However, it does feel more fulfilling to get physical with your exfoliation. Insert - Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Exfoliant.


The Highs -

Formulated with 21 high-performing ingredients, that you will actually recognise, the exfoliant is a unique chemical and physical hybrid. Featuring both AHA, BHA and jojoba beads, you really are getting the best of both worlds.

The star of the show - round jojoba beads - are used to physically exfoliate the skin. In line with the natural ethos, they are naturally occurring, friendly and micro-tear proof. So for those who love a good scrub, you won’t be missing out. And for those in the back with redness and rosacea, there’s no need to feel left out. After hesitating using the exfoliant for fear of my rosacea rearing it’s angry and very red head, I can confidently say I have zero redness or flare ups!

The Lows - Like with most exfoliants, I can only use it once - twice a week. But I look forward to my Sunday routine - that’s for sure. In saying that, it’s very gentle on the skin and although I personally, have sensitised skin, I would say it’s safe enough to use every other day for people with healthier and thicker skin than myself.

The Highs -

Formulated with 21 high-performing ingredients, that you will actually recognise, the exfoliant is a unique chemical and physical hybrid. Featuring both AHA, BHA and jojoba beads, you really are getting the best of both worlds.

The star of the show - round jojoba beads - are used to physically exfoliate the skin. In line with the natural ethos, they are naturally occurring, friendly and micro-tear proof. So for those who love a good scrub, you won’t be missing out.
And for those in the back with redness and rosacea, there’s no need to feel left out. After hesitating using the exfoliant for fear of my rosacea rearing it’s angry and very red head, I can confidently say I have zero redness or flare ups!

The Lows - Like with most exfoliants, I can only use it once - twice a week. But I look forward to my Sunday routine - that’s for sure.

Final Thoughts

Emma and the team spent years developing the products to perfection, so I’m not sure why I didn’t expect to enjoy them. Sceptical is my middle name.

I don’t think I will shout from the rooftops about these products as it can’t replace the dermaviduals Cleansing Milk with DMS due to my rosacea, but they definitely slot nicely into my routine and the Emma Lewisham Illuminating Cleansing Oil has booted my Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil from the vanity. They’re products I know I can rely on when my skin needs a little bit of luxury TLC.

P.S: I was given the opportunity to trial an upcoming Emma Lewisham product as part of their trial team so I’m looking forward to sharing the review with you on its launch date!



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I don’t think I will shout from the rooftops about these products, but they definitely slot nicely in my routine, and are products I know I can rely on when my skin needs a little bit of luxury TLC.

Looking forward to the upcoming releases!

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