I am in this posting mode to catch up on past slacks (yes, been horribly busy at work and coping with flu bug that hit me for a week, followed by a nasty bout of sinusitis which I am still nursing as I type. Well, busy or ill, we need to still make sure we take care of our skin so here I am sharing another review on the Sephora Express Cleansing Wipes.
About this Product
This is another Sephora disposable product that I find it very handy and convenient to use. The wipe is thick and moist, and cleans my face in just 1 to 2 sheets. I bring this around with me when I have to refresh my make up, when I run out of makeup removers, or when I have to wear make up on business trips (better than to bring along a big bottle of makeup remover and risk having it leaked in my luggage!). Its been my trusty makeup remover when I travel overseas – yeah!
I tried to include a picture of the ingredient’s list but I think its rather small to see for now.
Using this Product
Open the packet and just draw out any number of towels/wipes that you need! Its that simple! My skin did not break out or develop any rash (though if you do, please stop and consult your doctor). It cleans off both my liquid and mineral foundation just as well, and waterproof eye makeup. I have also used this to wipe off sunscreen on my entire body when I had to be outdoors most of the time. Good product!
I usually follow up with a double cleanse of my face though I do recall using it on its own once (coz I was so tired) and went straight to bed. My skin remains good! You can fold the wipes into triangles and try to remove your eyeliners and it will work as well. Just that the product might be a bit stingy if it gets into your eyes.
There are of course other makeup remover wipes out there. I have tried Botanicals and Neutrogena previously but I still find this product most effective for me. I would recommend using this with the Sephora Targeted Eye Remover Swabs if you wear eye liners.
Where to Buy this Product
At Sephora! Its one of their house brands.
Check them out and let me know what you think! 🙂
I do not wear a lot of eye makeup most of the time, but if you read my earlier posts, you’ll notice I do love Clio Kill Brown and Kill Black liquid eye liner, its Shadow Pencil and Gelpresso. These are long lasting, waterproof, eye products that stays for at least 6 to 8 hours a day, and I have also previously mentioned in my post that Bioderma may not be able to remove them as easily. So here I am reviewing the disposable and highly convenient swaps that would, definitely, help you remove that thin eye liner that is so close to your lash line, and to enable you to have quick fixes to remove that accidental stroke of liner or shadow around your eyes!
About the Product
I love Sephora’s house brands, in particular its cleansing products such as Triple Cleansing Water and wipes. They are effective, hydrating and convenient. In fact, second washes are not required! This particular product is interesting because the cleansing solution is already packed in the plastic tubing of the cotton swap. All you have to do is to break at the point where you see the blue line, and the cleansing solution will soak through the cotton swap on the other end. The product is gentle and moisturizing and cleans effectively and quickly. You can check out the ingredient’s list which I’ve shown in the picture in this blog.
Using the Product
Take out a swap, break at the blue line and let the solution soak the cotton swap at the opposite end. Run the soaked cotton swap over the liners, shadows, little mistakes you make and voila! You can move on! There is no need to wipe the same spot with water etc. This product does not cause outbreaks (I didn’t experience any irritation or allergies etc), and doesn’t sting. The solution feels like one of those oil-water removers that you would have bought for eye and lip makeup remover.
Where to Buy the Product
Only at Sephora! Of course, a cheaper option is to dip your cotton swaps into the oil-water eye and lip makeup removers, but I find this a lot more convenient and fuss free. Especially if you need to have a quick refresh of your eye make up!
Bought Sephora Soothing Cleansing Milk after using it to clean the testers on my hand in Sephora SG. I must say this is a good product though personally I still prefer to use the Triple Cleansing Water from Sephora.
About the Product and Using the Product
This is a creamy cleansing milk and it does remove makeup on the eye and face very well. It does leave the skin feeling soft without oily feeling. The ingredient list is in the image provided in this post. I would pump out 2-3 pumps of the product onto my hand and spread it onto my face. Thereafter I will massage my skin to help loosen the makeup before I wipe my face with a wash cloth or tissue, followed by rinsing to remove the remnants of the cleansing milk. For precautionary reasons, I further cleanse my skin with my usual facial foam and Clarisonic.
In comparison with Micellar Water that I’ve used, I would have preferred Micellar water over cleansing milk because of the texture. Micellar water is a lot lighter and more refreshing. It is true that this product does remove make up very well, including waterproof makeup. However, personal preference is to choose water based cleanser over milk based for sensitive skin.
If you ask me if I’ll restock this item – I may but unlikely if I can have Micellar water. 🙂 But I must say that for those who prefer cleansing milk, this is a good product to have!
What about you? Do you like cleansing milk? If so, what cleansing milk do you like?
The Sephora Ultimate Oil-in-Gel Lipstick Remover was an unplanned purchase. I thought I should review it after use, especially of anyone of you share similar woes with removing lipstick.
About the Product
This Sephora Ultimate Oil-in-Gel Lipstick Remover claims to be super efficient in removing all kinds of lipstick, even the most long lasting one. The texture of the product is gel like (as you can see in the picture) and is easy to use. Can hardly tell whether there is oil in the product by touching with your finger tips.
The ingredients of the product are listed in the picture embedded in this post. From Sephora website, this product is without Parabens (Yay!)
Using the Product
The instruction on the box said to apply the product on the lips and leave it for 30 seconds before removing it with the lipstick. I had tested this product with my Karen Murrell Sandstorm lipstick and it seems to be able to remove the lipstick efficiently without traces. The lips felt smooth and somewhat hydrated after wiping off the product and the lipstick, although I would have preferred if its even more hydrating. 🙂
As I do not own a long wearing lipstick, I will leave it to you, my readers, to try this product out and share your views with me. 🙂
Where to Buy the Product
I purchased this at the Sephora located at Tampines One, Singapore.
If you ask me what do I think is the winner for makeup removers for normal, oily, combination, and problem skin, I will tell you that its the Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water. This is like the 4th big bottle that I have bought and rebottled into its regular bottle for easier dispensing, and I still think its the best without a doubt and the most value for money make up remover.
Why? Because this is firstly, a water based cleanser which for those who are afraid of oils or milks, or have acne prone skin, this is light and watery and does not clog pores. I have used other water based cleansers (which I will give their reviews later) and some of them are either not as hydrating, or that your skin feels very clean but slightly taut. Second, it comes in a pump dispenser ( like those nail polish removers where you place the cotton pad on top to pump up the remover). I have used this on eye shadows and eye liners it cleans off very well. Third, it has moisturizing content, meaning for those who just wanna clean up and hit the sack right after removing makeup, it is for u. No moisturizers needed. The product instruction will tell you that there is no need to wash your face with soap after using this. However my test with washing with mild facial foam is that the outcome is not as drying as other water based makeup removers. A plus point for those who follows the two step rule closely! Just remember that you do need to layer on your usual moisturizer if you do continue with facial foam. Again, no clarisonic!
This cleanser is only available in Sephora (its their house brand). They come in standard bottles with dispenser (as shown) or the large ones. There are smaller bottles for yiu to carry around or to test out the product.