Beauty Review: Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean

Packaging plays such a huge role in beauty products for me. The product inside could be the most wonderful thing in the world but if the packaging doesn't match up then there's always something a bit disappointing about using the product. I personally tend to favour either something that looks really sleek and classic, or something that's a bit quirky and slightly retro. Soap & Glory does some of my favourite packaging on the high street - beautiful retro photographs and punning product names - so having heard good things about their Peaches and Clean cleanser, I decided to pick some up when I needed a new cleanser recently.


On first impressions, as you can see from the bottle, it's a pretty classic design, with a very simple text that's something of a departure from the more typical Soap & Glory packaging of vintage photographs, but still retaining the pink and white colour scheme and different fonts that make it instantly recognisable. I also really like the pump top as it helps you to dispense just the right amount of product. The one slight criticism I have so far is that as far as I can tell it doesn't have a lock function, which always makes me a bit nervous when I'm travelling that the product will end up splurging over all my stuff (though I should add I haven't had that problem yet).

In the packaging, the product looks like a thick, white cleanser. When applied to the skin, however, the texture changes - as you can see from the swatch on my hand below it's very light and milky. It also smells lovely; you definitely get a subtle but distinct scent of peaches, which adds to the fresh, clean feeling of the product.


I've been using this with the hot cloth cleansing method, so I apply one pump of the product all over my face (including my eyelashes) and work it in for around 30 seconds, then remove it with a flannel soaked in hot water before doing a second cleanse with my L'Oreal micellar water. I've found it works incredibly well at tackling my spots but also didn't make my skin feel too dried out, which is exactly what I want from a cleanser with my sensitive dehydrated combination skin.

However, when I was getting down to about the last quarter of the bottle, the product just suddenly stopped coming out of the tube. And despite my keeping it upside down for the last week, as you can see there's still a solid chunk of it that's refusing to come out no matter what I do. The thick plastic also means it's very difficult to cut the tube open, meaning that I'll probably have to decant as much as I can into another pot and then chuck the rest out - so effectively throwing away money, which is something I always hate doing!

Overall: lovely cleanser, shame about the packaging. If this came in a squeezy tube I'd be very happy as it works so well for my skin, but in its current bottle I don't think I'd repurchase as it just seems like a completely impractical design. However, if that hasn't put you off, you can pick up a bottle of Peaches and Clean from Boots for £8 for a 200ml bottle (though it is quite often on offer).

Have you tried Peaches and Clean? And which beauty brand's packaging is your favourite?

6 comments:

  1. It's crap when you have a pump system and just can't get the bottom out! BUT I haven't tried this and really struggle with spots so this sounds great using it with the hot cloth cleanser method, thanks :) xxx



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    1. I definitely think it's worth trying - it's a really great product and has made a real difference to my skin. Just a shame it comes in such a rubbish bottle!

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  2. I'm using this at the moment too :) Gutted to hear you can't get to the product at the bottom, so annoying!

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    1. I think you could get most of it out eventually but you'd have to be pretty creative about it - I was stood in my bathroom this morning karate-chopping the sides of the bottle and thinking 'this is ridiculous!' Sometimes I think I'm too thrifty for my own good...

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  3. I have this and love it but in the old, taller skinnier pump bottle from a previous Xmas box. I was sad when I saw the new packaging!

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    1. Did the old bottle work better? I didn't try it before they changed the packaging so I don't know. But I think to be honest a lot of it's to do with how thick the plastic is - I don't mind cutting up bottles etc but there's no way I could get through this with normal scissors...

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