If you follow Caroline Hirons on Instagram or tune into her frequent skincare Instagram picture posts on her blog, then you'll have seen Soap & Glory's The Ultimelt many times. Lately I've been trying out a lot of Caroline's recommendations including the much loved First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads which have been wonderful so far (post to come). 

But the Ultimelt is a first for me, I've never really explored Soap & Glory's skincare range since using Dr Spot, which wasn't all that great for my skin, although I know some people love it. The Ultimelt is somewhat of a stand out product in their skincare range, as not only is it leaps and bounds better than the rest, it's also just a rather special cleaner that deserves a space on the shelf next to any number of Emma Hardie products, believe me. 
You might expect this cleanser to be more like a balm because the name suggest its perhaps a balm that melts upon contact with warm skin, but it's far from that. The Ultimelt is more of a super hydrating thick cream cleanser with a mild yet very pleasant smell and detoxifying properties to help the skin breath and close those pesky pores. The use of the hot cloth helps unclog the pores and reduce the signs of spots and ageing in the simplest way. 

Like with any hot cloth cleanser, the process of using the Ultimelt is super easy. I like to use a cream cleanser in the morning, or as a second (slash third) cleanse in the evening. This cleanser is pretty thick and hydrating so you might prefer to use it as a second evening cleanser and use a lighter cleanser (like Philosophy's Purity One Step Facial Cleanser) in the morning. All it takes is a 2-3 minute massage cleanse onto moist skin (if you're using this in the morning, just dampen the skin with warm water using the cloth) and then gently press off with the cloth. With this cleanser, it's all about the gentle massage to get the most out of it. 
Being new to Soap and Glory's skincare, I've been pleasantly surprised and very happy to get so much out of a £10 drug store cleanser. As someone with sensitive combination skin, my pores have reduced considerably and my skin hasn't reacted at all. You'll be pleased to know that the cloth is provided with the cleanser *rushes to the store immediately* and its the perfect gentle cleanse to solve any skin irritations and give a well needed detoxifying hydration boost. 

Ever tried Soap & Glory's skincare products? Does the Ultimelt take your fancy? What are your thoughts on todays skincare feature?

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