Earlier this year I received free samples of Beauty Blender’s liquid and solid cleansers when I purchased some Beauty Blenders. I was SO impressed with the solid cleanser (not so much the liquid one). It cleaned my Beauty Blenders amazingly; I’d never managed to get them so spotless before. They looked almost like new!
Unfortunately, when I looked at buying the solid cleanser I found it was a whopping £15. £15 for what is essentially a bar of soap?! I just couldn’t justify it and was so sure there must be a cheaper alternative. I popped down to my local shops in hope of finding something similar. I made a mental note of the ingredients in the BB solid cleanser so I could look out for them within other soaps.
I found a packet of soap bars in Boots that had some common ingredients with the Beauty Blender solid cleanser, most notably Sodium Palmate and Sodium Palm Kernelate. FYI, BB’s solid cleanser ingredient list is as follows: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Coconut Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Palmitic Acid, Lavender Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidoronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder.
The Boots soap bars’ ingredients can be seen in this image:
I’m happy to report that these soap bars from Boots clean my Beauty Blenders and makeup brushes incredibly – just as well as the solid cleanser from BB. And you can buy four bars for £1! That’s a massive saving compared to the £15 Beauty Blender’s solid cleanser costs. Sure, the ingredients list is not identical and BB’s soap contains some nice sounding things, but the effect you get is the same.
These soap bars do have a strong scent to them compared to BB’s solid cleanser, however, I don’t dislike it; it’s quite a traditional soap smell and is clean and fresh. It doesn’t linger on sponges or makeup brushes once they’ve been rinsed so it’s not really an issue even if you hate it.
I am able to clean my sponges so quickly with these bars. About 3-4 lathers and rinses does a great job and I am able to have a sponge where I can actually see the colour it was when it was brand new. It is also fantastic at cleaning brushes too.
I am so happy I’ve found this money-saving, but effective, alternative so I didn’t have to fork out £15 for the official Beauty Blender bar of soap.
Love Nicole xxxx