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Battle of the Cleansing Disks : Santé by Enjo vs. Face Halo

Chemical free cleansers are becoming huge at the moment. The rise of cleansing cloths and cleansing disks as an alternative to chemical cleansers has been popular in the past few months to help those with sensitive skin or those wanting to cut down on waste at home. 

I have been using the Santé by Enjo* and the Face Halo cleansers/make up removers for the last few months. I have had a number of people ask for a comparison on the two, so here it is!

Both work on the same principal. Essentially you wet the disk and then use it to remove make up. The fibres are designed to help gentle remove all traces of make up without chemicals or without scrubbing. Then you chuck them in the wash and use them again next time you wash your face. 

Face Halo

Let's start with Face Halo. I have been using the Face Halo make up remover for longer than Santé. The Face Halo make up remover are white disks designed to be used as an alternate to face wipes or your classic facial cleanser. They use the HaloEffect fibres, which are designed to remove make up from deep in your pores. 

Let's chat positives first: If you're after an alternate to cleansing wipes or if you have sensitive skin and find that chemical based cleansers can irritate your skin, then these are perfect. Using only water and the cloth to remove make up. It does work really well and I have been quite impressed with the amount of make up it actually removes. I do find it can be hard to remove stubborn eye make up, such as waterproof mascara, but with a bit of effort it can remove almost every trace of your waterproof make up.

Now the cons: They only come in a set of three and I cleanse my face seven days a week. You can use a bit of soap and wash them by hand in between uses, but to get them completely clean you need to chuck them in the wash. To me it would make more sense to have them in a set of seven so you can have one for each day. After using these I still feel like I need to use a micellar water or some toner to help my skin feel super clean, which kind of ruins the point of saving cotton pads (because I end up using them anyway). That's just a personal thing, I feel like my skin isn't as clean without using a cleanser.

Santé by Enjo*

Santé by Enjo is new to me, I have only been using them for the past month or so. Just like the Face Halo, you only need the disks and water to remove make up. They use the finest raw materials in their disks to help make them gentle for your skin.

Ok, starting with positives first: My favourite thing about the Santé make up removers is that they come in a set of 7 and they come with a laundry bag. So they already last me a week and I hang the laundry bag on the back of the back of the bathroom door and chuck them in after each use and then just chuck the bag in the wash at the end of the week. They cleanse much like the Face Halo, removing all make up, including eye make up, though you may need to use a little extra elbow grease to get the waterproof make up off. 

And the cons: Again, like the Face Halo, as a personal preference I don't feel like my skin is as clean as I would like after using the face disk. 

Now which one do I like more? Thinking practically, they are much of the same. They both work really well and are both very similar in their design. Face Halo is a little bit easier to get as you can pick it up from Priceline. I personally like the Santé by Enjo more than Face Halo. For a couple of reasons. I find they clean better than the white of the face halo, so look fresher to use. They are a little bit softer and hold their shape and softness after continuous use, which is a plus for me. They are bit pricier, but I love that you can get a set of three or a set of seven plus the laundry bag. You can choose a colour preference that works best for you (blush, lilac or black). 

To be completely honest, aside from testing the two out I don't tend to use these just with water. I apply my cleanser, massage it into the skin and then use them to remove the make up and the cleanser. It's easier than using a face washer (in my opinion) and it helps to make sure I remove every single drop of make up. 

I think they are a great concept and work really well as an alternative to the cleanser or face wipes. I am still waiting for a replacement to my cotton pads to come out so that I can replace those completely. 

Have you used the Face Halo or Santé by Enjo or even an alternative before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


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