I bought the Soap and Glory version all the way back last Summer - if you've been with a while you may remember my review...
Everything I said in that still stands - it really is a gorgeous product! It is gorgeous to apply, smells lovely and leaves me skin looking healthy and polished. I'm definitely going to purchase a few more tubes as it has a third off at the moment - can't resist an offer!
After my success with the S&G equivalent I was really excited to try this Sanctuary version. I had a £5 off voucher just as I ran out of the S&G - it seemed meant to be!
Unfortunately, it does not live up to its rival...
1) It smells herbally which is so off putting - especially in the morning - compared to the fresh, lavender scent of the S&G.
2) It applies so thickly that you really need to scrub the muslin cloth into your face to get it all off. I know, I know, this is kind of the point but I just feel it's slighty too much effort? If I was in a rush, I could just wash the S&G off however if I do that with this, I'm left with a greasy balm all over my skin.
3) It doesn't really cleanse - it leaves traces of my make up everywhere. In comparison with the Soap and Glory - that got every scrap of my make up off, including waterproof mascara. It also didn't sting my eyes which this Sanctuary one does.
4) It has absolutely, no effect, whatsoever on my skin. After using it, my skin doesn't feel soft, smooth or clean and definitely doesn't look healthy or radiant.
Sorry The Sanctuary but you just don't cut it this time!
Soap and Glory - you are the winner!
(Which I seriously love - the packaging is too cute to not have in my bathroom..)
Next up to try: Liz Earle and No 7...