Review / Barefoot SOS Repair & Renew Nourishing Cleansing Cream

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Barefoot SOS Repair & Renew Nourishing Cleansing Cream

Since I started receiving LoveLula beauty boxes, I’ve been really excited to try out new brands that I may not have thought to buy from before. In October’s box, one of those such brands was Barefoot SOS. The name rang a bell, but I hadn’t really heard much about them and was intrigued to try the product that arrived with the rest of the subscription box a few weeks ago. Like most of the brands you can buy from LoveLula, Barefoot SOS is one that prides itself on creating natural products that are based on the power of botanical ingredients, without the need for additional chemicals and additives. There are two product lines – one for Dry & Sensitive skin, and one to Repair & Renew skin.

The Barefoot SOS item in the latest beauty box was from the Repair & Renew range and is the Nourishing Cleansing Cream*, a gentle cleanser said to help remove makeup and leave skin feeling cleansed, toned and supple. The Repair & Renew range is suitable for all skin types, but is specifically formulated for mature or dry skin using the anti-aging properties of a particular rosehip oil pressed from the seeds of a rose from the Chilean Andes. Rosehip oil is something that plenty of natural beauty fans already know has anti-aging and general skincare benefits, so it seems like an enticing product on paper – bonus points that it’s good for my dry skin!

Barefoot SOS Repair & Renew Nourishing Cleansing Cream


As well as rosehip oil, the Nourishing Cleansing Cream also contains other lovely ingredients like cocoa butter, mallow flower extract, lavender oil and orange peel oil and is best applied using either a cotton pad or muslin cloth dampened with warm water. The cream itself is extremely light, soft and silky, easily melts into the skin and has a very gentle, floral aroma. I’ve been using it twice a day every day since I received it, and I’ve really been enjoying it so far! I tend not to use it to remove heavy makeup (I prefer using my trusty B. Micellar Water for the stuff that tends not to budge) but it does a good job of melting away my lighter makeup. It can and will remove thicker or waterproof makeup, but it takes a little bit more work.

This feels beautifully refreshing on my skin in the morning. I much prefer to use a cream cleanser to cleanse my face in the morning as opposed to a foaming or exfoliating cleanser or anything that requires water as I find my skin just doesn’t need anything more than that when I wake up, and the Barefoot SOS cleanser is just what I’ve needed, especially with the sudden switchover to winter weather.

As far as noticeable improvements to my skin go, it’s always difficult to pinpoint stuff like that, but I have felt as though my skin looks brighter and my complexion somewhat more even since I started using this. It does also seem to help with my skin’s oil production, as despite how dry it can be lately, my nose in particular does sometimes end up excessively oily by the end of the evening.

If this cleansing cream is anything to go by, I’m definitely interested to try more of Barefoot SOS’s products (like maybe their eye serum to take care of those damn fine lines I mentioned in my last post!) and at £20 for a bottle it’s a great item to have received in a subscription box, if a little on the higher end side of price ranges if you’re buying it alone.  And, of course, it’s cruelty free and vegan!

What’s your go to cleansing cream these days?

* This review is not sponsored and has not been paid for, however the product was sent to me free of charge. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Nice review, I like this brand of cleansing cream, thank you!

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