Review: Is Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser Worth The Try? | Clozette

Many weren’t pleased when Sunday Riley released a reformulated version of their fan-favourite Ceramic Slip Cleanser last year. What was once a creamy, aromatic gel-based cleanser was now replaced by a tube of a gentler water-based gel formula. Because of this change, Sunday Riley’s best-selling skincare product can now be used by all skin types. Is it still worth the investment and does it still deliver on its promise of clean hydration? Read on to find out. 


Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser's metallic packaging

Before anything else, note that this Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser review only covers the reformulated version, which also came with a new appearance. The new cleanser comes in a metallic silver-blue tube and a white cap. It also has an equally sleek black box with the same metallic accents. The new packaging can be quite bulky, so it can be space-consuming to bring along on quick trips. 

Formulation, Scent, and Application

To also cater to those with sensitive skin, Sunday Riley removed all but one of the essential oils in Ceramic Slip. Now, only neroli remains to complement the cleaning abilities if the pore-cleansing clay. The result is a silky, milky texture that’s quite runny. So be careful when squeezing out the product from the tube. The scent, meanwhile, is mild and earthy — good news for us who don’t like strong artificial fragrances.  


Although it claims to be foaming, the cleanser barely foams at all. To at least work up a really thin lather, you have to wet and massage your face a bit.  Because it’s incredibly viscous, the cap has a tendency to suck out some formula when you open it. To prevent this, give it a light tap before opening so you don’t waste the product.  

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser Review Results

Despite all my qualms about the formulation, I found that it actually does a good enough job of cleansing my skin. It effectively removed my makeup and left my skin feeling fresh and soft after each use. Unlike other cleansers, it doesn’t dry out my skin. Using it has made my skin less oily when I wake up in the morning. However, there’s no noticeable change with my pores like it promised. It also doesn’t help with my pimples when I have breakouts, but I’ve noticed they’ve at least become smaller as time went by.

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser review


Final thoughts

As mentioned, this review doesn't cover comparisons between the original and reformulated cleansers. But I can at least say that the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser delivers on the cleansing superbly. It's really gentle and perfect for sensitive skin types. Is it worth the money? Personally, no, but only because I’m the type who prefers cleansers that actually foam when used. But if you want a reliable basic cleanser, then here’s one you should try out.

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Are you a product review junkie, too? Reading a real person’s account of why they love — or hate — a product is a nice way to gauge or have an idea as to how a certain product performs, don’t you think? So learning how a product, especially those that are bestselling, helped someone improve their skin is something we definitely enjoy doing. If you’re like us, then you’ll also love to find out why customers love these five bestsellers from Korean skincare brand belif.

Stephanie on the Aqua Bomb

“My skin type is really dry and sensitive, hence, finding the perfect hydrating moisturiser has always been a challenge. So I was excited when I got to try belif’s Aqua Bomb.

belif’s Aqua Bomb

The moisturiser smells really good and refreshing, feels lightweight, non-sticky and perfect to apply in humid weather. I first used the product after showering and I loved how it took away the tight feeling my skin had. I also love how soothing the product feels and how it gives off a cooling effect. Plus, it acts as a really good base before I put on my makeup. The best part? It minimised my pores. I will totally recommend this to my friends because it really is the bomb (pun intended).”

Dhivya on the Moisturizing Eye Bomb

“One of the issues I have with my skin is my dark undereye circles. So taking the belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb for a spin was a no-brainer. When I first used it, I expected the texture to be similar to the Aqua Bomb but I was surprised to find out that it was richer and thicker. Another happy surprise was that it smells amazing. And the application? Like a dream. I’ve used it at night and even in the mornings and it works well under makeup.

belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb

I didn’t use to wear eye creams religiously because I never found one that made positive effects. But the belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb made my undereyes feel plumper and less puffy. Perhaps it’s because it’s made with Comfrey Leaf that really moisturises the skin and Pennywort that supports anti-ageing. My dark circles are still visible but they’re less pronounced. I probably would have to use it for a bit more, but so far I’m liking what I see.”

Vicky on the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate

“I was first introduced to the belif Peat Miracle series by my friend who claimed that it helped calm her skin from irritation as well as balance the release of oil on her face. As I am approaching my late 20s, skin ageing has become my main concern. So I thought I’d give the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate a shot.

belif Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate

I’ve incorporated it into my daily skincare because it contains Peat extract that is known for preventing and reversing signs of ageing. The other key ingredient, Rhodiola root, is a multi-benefit ingredient that is high in antioxidant and protects skin against free radicals such as UV radiation and pollutants. After trying it out, I’d say the experience has been smooth sailing. I also like that it has a lightweight texture that is easily absorbed and I can layer on other products to complete my skincare regimen. I’m hoping this helps in improving my skin condition and freezing my skin age.”

Audy on the Hungarian Water Essence — Moisture Binder

“I have dry skin but an oily T-zone. Most of the time, I wake up with my face feeling taut. Essences are known to be great for giving the skin a surge of moisture and other skincare benefits so I started using the Hungarian Water Essence before I sleep and before I put on foundation or BB cream to start the day. What I like most about the product is the instant hydration to my skin. Plus, its non-sticky texture and fresh smell makes me feel light and refreshed.

belif Hungarian Water Essence — Moisture Binder

I personally don’t always use essences or serums because most of them contain oils that usually lead to breakouts. I like that this doesn’t contain oil and instead contains a blend of Rosemary that’s hydrating and rich in antioxidants; Hungarian water that’s been known to be an effective anti-ageing ingredient since the 1370s; Gotu Kola that delays skin ageing and protects it; Jasmine Water that strengthens the skin barrier; Napiers Aqua Formula that moisturises the skin; and Napiers Original Formula that calms troubled skin. No breakouts for me!”

Laura on The True Tincture of Chamomile

“I have dull-looking, combination skin. I also have some blemishes from previous breakouts and my pores are quite visible. So something that will soothe and revitalise my skin is what I need. Enter the belif True Tincture of Chamomile, which is made with 93% pure organic Chamomile Tincture that promises to soothe and replenish the skin for a glowing and balanced complexion.

belif The True Tincture of Chamomile

What I first noticed was it actually smells really good. The essence is light and I felt refreshed when I applied it on my skin. It is something I will definitely use day and at night because of its texture. I used it before applying makeup and it made it easier for the base to glide on and leave a smooth finish. Sans makeup, my face looks slightly brighter and I’m looking forward to continuing trying the product to see if it really improves my skin's condition. If you have dull-looking skin, this could be your life-saver!”

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Protecting the skin from the damaging rays of the sun is one thing. Protecting sensitive skin is a different story altogether. When you have sensitive skin, it can be irritated by just about anything — even those that are meant to protect it. In some cases, Chemical sunscreens can cause stinging or itching. So what do you do? Here’s the deal on sun care for sensitive skin.

Look for a gentle, non-irritating formula

Protection doesn’t need to be harsh. When looking for sun care, make sure your eyes are on products that are safe and gentle for your sensitive skin, like the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ and Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 35+ PA+++. They’re both formulated to be gentle enough that they can even be used on babies (from one year up).

The Anessa Mild Milk range is great for sensitive skin

They have a 7-free formula which makes them ultra gentle on the skin; they’re free from parabens (preservatives), colourants, fragrance, alcohol, octinoxate, minerals and oxybenzone that may irritate the skin.

Tailor your sun care to your skin type and lifestyle

One thing to note as well is that sensitive skin types can also vary in terms of skin needs. Some are dry while others are normal or oily. The Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk is great for someone who has oily skin; it’s great for those who live an active lifestyle. Meanwhile, the Essence UV Sunscreen Mild Milk and its light but hydrating formula is perfect for everyday use for someone who has dry skin.

Anessa Mild Milk range texture

Above: Swatch of the Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk; Below: Swatch of the Essence UV Mild Milk

You also have to make sure that the sunscreen you use fits your lifestyle and location. Some sunscreens don’t mix well with sweat and can give a stinging or itchy sensation — something to take note of especially in our tropical region. The Anessa Mild Milk Range is perfect for this because it’s formulated with AquaBooster Ex Technology that actually makes its protection power stronger when it comes in contact with water or sweat.

Protect it from other aggressors

Anessa Mild Milk UV Sunscreen

Sun is the main culprit in damaging the skin, but it has accomplices like pollution and bad skincare habits. These aggressors are especially brutal if you have sensitive skin because even the slightest, inconspicuous thing can wreak havoc. So make sure you do not only protect your skin from UV rays but also from pollution and stress. The Anessa Mild Milk range is perfect for this because it also protects the skin from physical stressors like dust and grime. Plus, they contain skin-caring benefits such as Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate from licorice root that soothes the skin, wild thyme and chestnut rose extracts that are rich in antioxidants, and angelica acutiloba root extract that moisturises well.

Give your sensitive skin gentle protection with Anessa. Get a bottle here.

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