Saturday, 12 May 2018

Cream makeup removers: Loreal Vs Skinfood

I have been wanting to try makeup removers in cream/balm form since freaking forever but given how easy micellar waters are I would always end up with a bottle of those. Just about a month ago, however, I found myself with not one, but two cream makeup removers. The Loreal Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream with Rose and Jasmin and the Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Cream. I have been using the first one mainly but both interchanging them. So here is what I think about them in detail!

L'oreal Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream

 Pros: The price and the accessibility of this product are its two main advantages. It costs about 10€ in shop and is accessible everywhere (at least here in Greece). Another advantage is that it has a really, really thick consistency and breaks up wonderfully into an oily with enough rubbing on the skin. It also feels really gentle on the skin and doesn't strip it off, of its moisture.
Cons: You can't use it on your eyes, which is the worst thing for me. It doesn't remove makeup as well as most makeup removers and most of the times I have to go back with another makeup remover. I'm also not a big fan of the ingredients (CosDna analysis) and I feel like in certain cases it has worsened my acne.
What it promises: Inspired by the professional makeup removal rituals, the cleansing cream has a rich, luxurious texture, which melts when massaged into the skin, removing even the most resilient makeup without drying out the skin.
What I noticed: Initially I was impressed by the rich formula and how well it melted into my skin. Afterwards, however, I noticed that it wasn't removing makeup as well as it should. Plus it really stinks the eyes.
How to use it: Apply some amount to the skin and massage it gently onto the skin until the product dissolves. Then take a cotton pad and remove the product with the makeup from your skin. I usually use a muslin cloth to take it off as I find cotton pads can be a little abrasive. Also I take advantage of how slippery this skin is at this stage to do my face massage, but this a whole other blog post (let me know if you'd like me to talk about it!). I always follow up with a gel kind of cleanser. Avoid applying it to the area around the eyes.
Is it for you?: I'm not sure if I'd recommend this cream, really because I'm not really liking the way it removes makeup. If you have acne prone skin, I think it's an extra reason to stay away from it.
Texture, Color, Scent: The texture is that of a soft balm and as you massage it into your skin it dissolves into something that feels like an oil. The color is white and dissolves into clear. The scent is really chemical but like nothing specific.
Price, Quantity, Packaging: I just found it on feelunique for 6.66€. It comes in a 200ml package that is a simple, pink plastic box.
Would I repurchase?: No.
Rating: 4/10

Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Cream

Pros: I love how well this cream cleanser takes off my makeup especially in contrast to the Loreal one. One of the main advantages is also that I have seen improvement of my skin after using this as my makeup remover after some time. I'm not sure if it's actually the ingredients or if it's just so good in taking all of the makeup off, that this is why my skin has been better while I use but it could be a combination of both. It says that you shouldn't use it on your eyes but so far, having used it, I saw no real problem and it took even waterproof makeup off easily. It is also super easy to remove with just water but I also use a muslin cloth to remove it.
Cons: It is not as widely available as the loreal one and more expensive. Also, its runnier texture is a little bit hard to get used to.
What it promises: 5 in 1 for deep cleansing + exfoliating +refining skin texture + moisturizing +massaging. A perfect cleansing cream containing brown sugar, refined rice wine, and botanical oils to remove makeup and skin impurities at once. It provides a massage effect and creates clear and smooth skin. Here is the Cosdna ingredient analysis.
What I noticed: My makeup got removed pretty easily without much of an effort and as I was using this product my skin got a little bit clearer.
How to use it: Pick up a sufficient amount on your palm. Gently massage all over your face to dissolve makeup. Rinse with lukewarm water or wipe off with a tissue. I personally use a muslin cloth. Avoid applying it to the area around the eyes.
Is it for you?: I think this cleanser is amazing for all skin types. Even if you wear waterproof makeup.
Texture, Color, Scent: The texture is very runny, like that of a runny cream. The color is white-beige and the scent rather citrusy.
Price, Quantity, Packaging: You can find it in a simple jar packaging of 230ml for the price of 13$ on beautytap, for 9,80$ in Style Korean and for 21,74€ on yesstyle.
Would I repurchase?: I would definitely repurchase this cream, even though at this point there a few other I would also like to try.
Rating: 8/10.

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