Can you really get an indulgent facial out of a jar?
In our opinion yes – with this little gem!
Here at thebeautyobsession we love all things beauty, but we love things that make us feel good when we use them even more. This cleanser is one of those products. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Temple Spa, they’re a luxury skincare brand who retail in Harrods and Selfridges and through a network of consultants at home Temple Spa parties. We only discovered the brand a year ago through one of their parties and we’ve been hooked ever since!
The In The Beginning cleanser is a yellow balm presented in an elegant frosted container with spatula included. The first thing that strikes you with this cleaner is the lovely smell. We wish you could smell through the screen as it so scrummy it half sells itself because of the scent! It’s a strong aromatherapy scent which reminds us of facials in expensive salons. This comes from the key ingredients; Calendula, Clary sage, Lavender, Vitamin E, OIive Oil and Basil. Like all Temple Spa products, In The Beginning is inspired by the Mediterranean.
To use, you take a small amount (smaller than a 10p) either using the spatula or as we prefer with our fingers. You then use your fingers to massage it into your face and neck, and it literally “melts” into the skin. It feels really luxurious and is oily enough without feeling heavy or greasy. As you massage you can feel the tiny wax balls under your fingertips. They exfoliate lightly without scratching and gradually dissolve and add to the texture. Trust us, once you put this on your skin you won’t want to take it off!
Once you’ve decided you really do have to remove it (we like to sit with it on for a while to enjoy the lovely smell and the relaxing feeling it gives us) you can just remove it with a warm muslin or natural sponge. You could just use a flannel too, but where’s the luxury in that?! It removes all traces of makeup and leaves skin feeling so soft, but again without any greasy feeling. We also think it makes skin look instantly brighter. We’re not ones to gush about products, but we really have to about this one, we won’t be without it now we’ve found it! All Temple Spa products are paraben free and they don’t test on animals.
We only use this product at night, not because it isn’t suitable for using in the morning, but because it’s so lovely we want to have enough time to enjoy it, which we can’t really do without running around the way we do in the mornings! A 60g pot costs £27 and lasts us at least 6 months, so would last about 2/3 using it twice a day.
As a final detail we have to say the customer service is great, products always arrive on time and are packaged with tissue paper and complimentary chocolates – it’s the little touches! So far we’ve only had good experiences with Temple Spa and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
You can find out more about Temple Spa and find your nearest stockists or consultants here.