Extreme Cleansing – Part 1: MakeUp Removers

And then, because I’ve just moved into a new home… I think it’d be adequate to talk about cleaning something… LOL

Fact is: I’ve gone through so many kinds of Skin Cleansing Products and MakeUp Removers, and Exfoliators that, well… I thought I’d give you my opinion on what works (for me!) and what doesn’t.

I have combination skin (girl, if you have it, too… you feel the pain… it’s not oily… it’s not dry… it’s EVERYTHING!) and a DEEP dislike for anything that is not light weight and foamy or jelly in consistency…

I’ve always had a hard time cleaning and moisturizing my skin because I simply HATE that “sticky lotion” sensation… so you can imagine I have a lot to talk about… :oP

Anyway… here we go with Episode 1: MAKE-UP REMOVERS

5) Boscia Make-Up Break Up Cool Cleansing Oil – USD 30.00 (5 oz)

What it is supposed to be (source: Sephora.com):
An effectively gentle way to deeply cleanse, this refreshing cleansing oil melts impurities and makeup without leaving an oily residue. This product is dermatologist tested and ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is free of preservatives, artificial fragrance, color, gluten, and ethanol alcohol.

What it REALLY is: It smells good… and liquefies makeup… but it’s OIL. Enough said…

Will I buy it again? No, Thank You.

4) Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover – USD 11.00 (4.2 oz)


What it is supposed to be (source: Sephora.com):
A waterproof eye makeup remover suitable for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes. Its formula includes HydroSenn+, a natural ingredient proven to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration more effectively than hyaluronic acid.

What it REALLY is: Exactly what it claims to be. I do have sensitive eyes and it doesn’t hurt them… however… it’s oil…

Will I buy it again? Yes, IF I have to wear waterproof eye makeup.

3) Nude Perfect Cleanse – USD 36.00 (3.4 oz)

What it is supposed to be (source: Sephora.com):
A superfood-rich oil-to-milk cleanser for face and eyes that removes all makeup and impurities to reveal incredibly clean, clear skin. This product is ophthalmologist tested, vegan, and gluten-free. It is formulated without GMO, PEGs, TEA, DEA, propylene glycol, petrolatum, synthetic color, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, and silicones.

What it REALLY is: A superfood-rich oil to OILY milk cleanser. It doesn’t smell like chemicals and it does destroy makeup. However, it STILL doesn’t rinse very cleanly, which is kinda annoying.

 Will I buy it again? I honestly don’t think so. Mostly because of the price point. Wanna try the JELLY version, though.

2) Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water – USD 28.00 (6.7 oz)


What it is supposed to be (source: Sephora.com):
A soap-free micellar water that attracts and traps dirt, oil, and makeup to gently remove impurities and cleanse your complexion without drying out the skin. This formula is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic. The bottle is made from 50 percent recycled plastic. This product does not contain animal ingredients and is not tested on animals.

What it REALLY is: Cleansing Water, Beautiful Water. It’s water!… It smells great, hydrates your skin and will remove light makeup. I’m yet to test it on heavy eye makeup though, since I don’t wear it very often.

Will I buy it again? YES! However, I think it is kinda pricey… so… because of that… my number 1 choice has to be…

(Drumroll, please…)

1) Bioderma Solution Micellaire for Sensitive Skin – USD 20.00 (17 oz)

What it is supposed to be (source: Beautylish.com): It is a no-rinse micellar cleanser and makeup remover specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skin types. It can even remove water-resistant face and eye makeup! A soothing emollient thanks to cucumber extract, it clears up the irritated skin and produces a feeling of instant freshness. Fragrance-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic.

What it REALLY is: Amazing! It destroys makeup and doesn’t make your skin oily, tingly or sticky! It’s just like water, so your eyes won’t burn and has a great price!

The downside:

1) You can only buy it online here in the U.S. The closest place for us to buy it in-store would be Quebec, Canada (cheaper, by the way). Speaking of Quebec, I’ll write a post about all the French beauty goodness we can find there.

Will I buy it again? Need you ask? Girl, I just can’t live without it!

How about you? I’d love to know which Makeup Remover you prefer and why!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it and hope to have you back for parts 2 and 3 of the Extreme Cleansing Series.