Pixi Beauty x Caroline Hirons | Double Cleanse | Review

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Pixi Caroline Hirons double cleanse

In A Few Words
The Pixi X Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse is a “unique 2-in-1 jar created by Caroline Hirons where one side contains a solid cleansing oil and the other side a luxe cleansing cream for the ultimate PM cleansing.” It is a simple, gentle oil and cream cleansing duo for all skin types. The cleanser come in a plastic tub with 50mls (1.6 oz) of each cleanser and is sold at Target and pixibeauty.com.

I have no complaints with the goo – obviously, if Caroline put her name on something, it’s going to be fantastic. With that being said, I won’t be repurchasing it (this tub was given to me as a birthday gift) because I hate everything about the packaging. Because it’s a two-in-one product, you get 1/2 the volume of each cleanser so I BLEW through this so quickly. I know it’s purely a physiological thing, but I finished the tub in a month-ish and I just don’t want to have to repurchase a cleanser that frequently. Also, I hate tubs. All balms come in tubs, there’s no other option, but I really hated digging the cream cleanser out of the tub – I would never purchase a solo cream cleanser in a tub and I really don’t *enjoy* the cream cleanser in the Double Cleanse enough to come to terms with that. Finally, I am a disaster – I travel, I have kids, and I’m super Type A and a tub is not conducive to my life. If you set your cleanser on a shelf, calmly open it, and gently place it back in your cupboard then you’re good, you won’t have an issue. I, however, regularly drop it and shuffle it from travel bag to bathroom and the cream cleanser gets EVERYWHERE in the tub and fraternizes with the cleansing balm. The divider in the tub just can’t keep the cream contained when it’s getting thrown across the room.
Even though the packaging is a nightmare for me, the balm will get every spec of makeup off your face, but it can’t quite tackle liquid lipsticks and the cream cleanser is thick, moisturizing, non-irritating and just a great basic cleanser.

All of my negatives with packaging are really personal preferences and, even though I did enjoy the cleansers, it’s not worth it to me to overcome my packaging issues to buy a new tub.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Camellia Seed Oil
Murumuru Butter
Vitamin E

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Parabens
Mineral Oil

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan:
Yes

Tested on animals:
No

Complete Ingredients:
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-8 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylgylcerin, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil. Cleansing Cream INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arginine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, sh-Decapeptide-7, sh-Octapeptide-4, sh-Oligopeptide-9.

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Indie Lee – Calendula Eye Balm – Review

In a Few Words 
An oily eye cream for very dry, irritated eyes .

Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balmis a “multitasking miracle balm specially designed for the sensitive skin around the eyes. Mango seed butter dramatically diminishes appearance of dark circles, while calendula oil, beeswax, and lavender oil increase skin’s elasticity”.

 

In a Few Words 
An oily eye cream for very dry, irritated eyes .

Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balmis a “multitasking miracle balm specially designed for the sensitive skin around the eyes. Mango seed butter dramatically diminishes appearance of dark circles, while calendula oil, beeswax, and lavender oil increase skin’s elasticity”. The eye balm comes in a glass pot, has 0.5 oz of product, and sells for $42.00.

 

 The Takeaway

I bought my Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm on Amazon’s Luxury Beauty page (that is the legit part of the Amazon marketplace where you can be sure you are buying from a reliable source, versus finding an incredible and shady deal on a product that usually sells for twice as much). I have had mine for 3 months, I use it 1-2 times a day, and have used maybe half the pot. I chose this eye balm because I was using prescription Retin-A and was having problems with really dry, almost burning areas around my eye (I never apply Retin-A around my eyes, the prescription just dries the hell out of your whole face). I started by using rose hip oil with my normal eye cream on the irritated areas but decided to change up eye creams and figured  an oily balm would be more hydrating than your average eye cream. The Calendula Eye Balm did not cause any clogged pores or milia and was very hydrating and soothing. Since using this balm, I don’t experience painfully dry eyes anymore. It is not greasy at all and I never had a problem applying makeup on top of it but it does take a long time to absorb into the skin.

I do think that if you don’t have really dry eyes from treatments or weather (wintertime) or if you have oily skin, then this will probably be way too heavy for you. Also, the smell is horrendous; it smells straight-up like Chinese carry-out (which is awesome to smell at your kitchen table, not too appealing at 5 am on your face). But, the smell is not a deal breaker because as long as I am using Retin-A, I will keep buying this eye balm.

This eye balm may be too heavy for some, but it is very hydrating and soothing to extremely dry eye areas.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Calendula Flower Oil – anti-inflammatory
Squalane – emollient

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Parabens
Mineral Oil
Phthalates

Possible irritants:
Essential oils

Vegan: No – Beeswax

Tested on animals: No

Country of origin: Made in the United States

Other info: N/A

Complete Ingredients:
Calendula Officinalis Flower (calendula) Oil, Beeswax, Magnifera Indica (mango) Seed Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Squalane (olive derived), Persea gratissima (avocado) Oil, Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol)