The Luxury-Feeling Cleanser That Only Costs a Fiver


A good cleanser is like a good pair of jeans. It may take a while to find the right one, but once you find just that you will stay loyal and continue to buy it over and over again. Sure, you may dabble with other brands and fits, but you always find yourself coming back to the one. At least that is my slightly overdramatic, sentiment when it comes to cleanser.

Cleansers are arguably one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. It forms the structural base that the rest of your routine lays on top of. Despite it being so integral, rarely will you find anyone shouting from the rooftops about a holy grail cleanser, you are more likely to hear people talking about their hero serums, masks etc. Cleansing is a step that you do because you have to, not because you love the products. I was probably the same up until recently; diligently performing my double-cleanse morning and evening, but it was never anything to write home about. Fast forward to now and it is a completely different story, cleansing is a step that I actually look forward, all thanks to this product; the Beauty Pie Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser. What’s even better is that this will only set you back a fiver (£5.81 to be exact, but that didn’t have the same ring to it).

[A] beautiful antioxidant-infused high-tech gel-to-oil-to-milk cleansing balm demonstrates that mastery. Massage it on every night to tracelessly remove makeup, oils, and pollution. For radiant, perfectly balanced skin, it’s a supreme clean.
— Beauty Pie

So as the claims say, this is a gel-cleanser. I take about a walnut sized amount of this between my fingers and massage it over my skin where it turns into more of an oil, a little bit goes a long way and you can really feel it melting off your makeup; even stubborn eyeliner and mascara. I try to be quite thorough with my cleanser so will massage it in for a minute or two, making sure that I’ve covered my whole face and really gone up into my hairline and down my neck so that all traces of makeup have gone. Then I’ll go in with a damp muslin cloth and remove everything. You can use just your hands and water to remove it, when it comes into contact with water it turns into a milk so it comes off very easily, I have personally always preferred a muslin cloth though.

This basically removes all of my makeup in one cleanse - for the record I don’t tend to use waterproof mascara or super heavy makeup so it may not be as effective if that is the case for you. I find that my skin is squeaky-clean and feels really smooth and hydrated afterwards, which is always a selling point for any cleanser. Where it turns into a milk, it doesn’t leave any greasy residue behind at all so it’s perfect for in the morning. If I was being lazy or just tired I could easily get away with just doing a single cleanse, knowing that my face is makeup-free, but normally I will go in with another cleanser afterwards.

I would definitely say that this is the best cleanser that I have ever used, I think that I am currently on my fifth tube of the product which is really unheard of for me. I have tried other cleansers in the meantime, but just nothing comes close at all. It’s also really helped me with my breakouts, mainly because it’s so thorough at removing all my makeup so it creates a clean canvas for me to go in with my other lotions and potions. I have also noticed a significant difference in the brightness of my skin since using this, my skin tone is even and radiant so I really can’t complain at all.

Molly Jonesskincare