Beauty, SkincareRodial Glamtox

The sales associates at Space NK are the best kind: knowledgeable, non-pushy, obsessed beauty junkies. I should know better than to ever “kill time” by browsing Space NK but kill I did, along with my AMEX.

Maybe you’re like me and you try to stay away from foaming face cleansers because you find them to be too drying. If that’s the case, Rodial Glamtox will be your thing. The texture is unique—it’s sort of a cloudy, smooth emulsion that transmutes into a milky toner with water. It’s odorless, with an easy pump dispenser. For those if you familiar with the feel of Shu Uemura cleansing oil after adding water, it’s like that, but thicker and more viscous. Foaming bubble purists may not be used to this type of texture but trust me, it does one of the best jobs at dissolving the heaviest face and eye makeup while still retaining all the good moisture oils. You can rinse with water or wipe it off with a warm facecloth, it’s that gentle. Afterwards, your face feels like it emerged from a good, hot steam bath, that’s how pure and clean it feels. It’s not a “squeaky clean” feeling, it’s radiant and soft in a way that makes you want to self-pet your skin like a puppy.

Now, is it as thorough a cleanser as the Eve Lom? No, I still have yet to see anything that competes with the completeness of the Lom cleanser experience. But the Eve Lom cleanser can be a laborious, multi-step process (5-10 minutes), so Rodial Glamtox is a welcome, quick, effective cleanser to add to my cleanser arsenal when I want to get to bed ASAP.

The Rodial Glamtox can be found at Space NK (unfortunately, where the site says it is currently unavailable) but don’t worry, it’s also available at Nordstrom and ASOS. It retails for $80.

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