Review: Penhaligon’s No. 33 Cleanser

I wrote recently about my decision to purchase Penhaligon’s No. 33 Cleanser and try it out.

It’s a men’s soap for facial cleansing and it’s scented with their new fragrance, No. 33.

I’ve been using it for about a week now, and here are my thoughts:

I use Penhaligon’s No. 33 Cleanser in the evening, with my shower after work and/or before bed.

The soap is clear out of the dispenser and lathers nicely on a wet face. The smell is exquisite. Like you’d expect from a luxury soap. Light, pleasant, and invigorating. It makes me look forward to the cleansing ritual in the evening.

Here’s what I’ve noticed. My face is incredibly soft and clear and looks fresh when I finish the shower. The scent lingers for a bit, maybe an hour.

But to me, the real test is the way I feel and look in the morning.

When I wake up, 8 or more hours after having used the cleanser, my face is soft and looks clean and clear and bright.

I like the confidence of starting a day feeling refreshed and knowing I look refreshed, too. I like the fact that after a week of use, my face appears brighter and my skin seems clearer.

I’m going to keep using this stuff — and I’ll let you know how it goes, but for now, I’m very, very happy with my purchase of Penhaligon’s No. 33 Cleanser.

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