[Son&Park] Beauty Water Mini Review

Another mini review from goo.roo.

It comes from the Instagram post you can see here.

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Son&Park Beauty Water Mini Review



MINI REVIEW: so the reason I bought this product, the @sonandpark_korea Beauty Water, was because I now use an acid serum at night and wanted to switch to an acid-free but still lightly exfoliating/ astringent toner. advertised to feature papaya extract, an exfoliating fruit enzyme, this seemed perfect. turns out papaya is pretty far down the ingredient list, and after water and rose water, the main ingredient is actually witch hazel. which is fine! but for $7 you can get a great witch hazel toner from Thayers. after time and use, however, I learned that this product is more than a toner. it also has surfactants, which can remove dirt and oil. so actually it’s more like a combination toner and micellar water, and very often is my morning cleanse in lieu of warm water and cleanser. and THAT has transformed my skin a lot, since cleansing with warm water inherently disrupts the skin barrier and dehydrates (although evening cleanse is not optional). so all in all a super interesting product! more than a micellar water, since it also has exfoliating, astringent and hydrating ingredients. but also more than a toner since it also has surfactants. only beef: it has many essential oils, so if you have sensitive or compromised skin you might want to pass. retails for $30 💕goo.roo💦

[Laneige] Lip Sleeping Mask Mini Review

Author: goo.roo

This review comes from her Instagram profile goo.roo.review.

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Mini Review



MINI REVIEW: the Lip Sleeping Mask from


 is one of those SO hyped about products, that I was maybe a bit extra critical of it at first. but after a couple months of use, I can definitely file this under “products-i-didn’t-know-i-needed-but-now-i-have-it-i’m-really-happy” category 😂 (yes it’s a whole category now!). I kinda always thought anything beyond a chapstick in the pocket was a bit excessive, unless you wear lipstick and need a perfectly exfoliated/ hydrated base. while my lips aren’t flaky, I haven’t been able to leave the house without a lip balm since I was on accutane at 16 (you accutane-rs know what I’m talking about!). I also noticed that I didn’t particularly like the way my lips looked in photos recently; the color was a little off and always that line down the middle of the bottom lip. So I threw it into the basket of a Yesstyle order just to see. after a couple weeks of no big results, I realized I wasn’t using it correctly: it is a lip MASK, so you really need to slather it on. after that, I didn’t think I was seeing any tangible results, but by then it had become a part of my routine that I enjoyed (i love the little spatula it comes with and using it to paint my lips up before bed). fast forward two months, and I realized that not only are my lips healthier looking (better color, no line) but also I don’t apply balm during the day nearly as often. could it be simply because I adopted a new daily lip routine I didn’t have before? many people say vaseline is just as good. as far as I’m concerned, if a product being fun/ pretty/ yummy inspires you to adopt a habit, I don’t see the harm. if you’re concerned about the price, there are many places you can get this for cheaper than Sephora and it will last FOREVER. but if you are happy with your vaseline, carry on! 💕goo.roo💦

[Benton] Cacao Moist and Mild Toner Review

Author: Misa

This review originally appeared on her blog Misa Skincare Online.

Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author. 

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Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Toner Review


Here I have a toner to review for you! This cute packaged toner is from Benton and it’s from their Cacao Moist and Mild line. I never used anything with cacao so I was super curious to see how it delivers!

Benton is quite a well know Korean brand and is one of my personal favorites. It’s funny to know that the name Benton is inspired by and named after the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ in which Benjamin Button grows younger with time. In the movie, Benjamin has no choice but to leave his love, Daisy as he becomes younger. They wondered what would happen if Daisy could turn back time on her own appearance.

Of course this’s just a fictional movie, but wouldn’t most people have the same desire to be young again? Likewise Benton wishes to turn back the time of your skin with healthy cosmetics. Benton cosmetics are designed to restore your skin back to its original, youthful condition with healthy recipes, rather than to give temporary effects with harmful ingredients.

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What does it do?

“Benton’s Cacao Moist and Mild Toner is a lightweight and hydrating toner. With Cacao Extracts and Hyaluronic Acid, this toner replenishes moisture to the skin. Various botanical extracts in the toner further help to keep skin smooth.”

This toner is free of colorant, artificial fragrance, and volatile alcohol. The high content of cacao extract provides not only moisture but also nutritive benefits! This product is suitable for all skin types but this is recommended for those with oily skin, acne, dehydration and tightness, sensitive skin or skin with a poor oil-water balance and this toner is suitable for all seasons. 

When and how to use?

After cleansing, apply a suitable amount and evenly spread on your face. Gently tap until fully absorbed.



Main Ingredients

Cacao Extract is rich in antioxidant polyphenois and minerals which moisturizes and keeps the skin soft, supple and smooth.

Cacao Seed Extract reduces harmful oxygen in the skin and makes the skin healthy.

Cacao Flower Extract is one of the key moisturizing Ingredients.

Full Ingredients list

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin,1,2-Hexanediol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Madecassoside,Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Flower Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Betaine, Xanthan Gum


The bottle is made out of plastic and isn’t the label so pretty? I love the color and the flowers on it! It has a white screw on lid that is like the bottle made out of plastic. On the front of the label is the information about the product printed, on the back you have the basic information in Korean and English.

As you can see the box has the same pink color and flower design. On the front you have the name of the product and what it does, on the two sides you have the information in Korean and at the back you have the ingredients and directions of use.

Texture of the product.

The texture of the toner is watery but still viscous with a nice slip to it and has no scent whatsoever!

The performance.

For the last two weeks I have been using this everyday as my toner in my night and day skincare routine. The toner is very light in texture which makes it perfect for the multi skin method! I like doing up to 3 skins with it and it doesn’t leave any stickiness and it absorbs quickly with every skin. It leaves the skin feeling very hydrated soft and smooth after it’s absorbed with a beautiful radiant glow.

As you can see from the Wayskin readings it’s very hydrating! As you can see in the and picture, I tracked the moisture level on my skin right after cleansing and the moisture level is at 12% and after I applied the toner once it was at 41%, the second time 48% and the third time 54%. That’s an increase of 42%!

After two weeks I have noticed that my skin is smoother and softer since I started to use this product. It also calms down my redness every time I use it although it isn’t a longlasting result like the hydration, softness and smoothness but considering that I have a lot of heat in my skin especially the cheeks I don’t expect that this product will resolve that. Overall I’m really happy with this product, it gives great results!

1. This isn’t worth the money at all.
2. Gave me some skin troubles, not going to repurchase.
3. It’s alright. Neither good nor bad.
4. I like it quite a lot! Unless I find something better I’ll continue using this product.
5. An amazing product, never going back!

Where to purchase?
You can purchase this from:
Benton for $13.50 on sale otherwise for $18.00

Do you want to read more about skincare products? Hear over to my Instagram account misa_skincare where I share short reviews, my daily skincare routine and more!

DISCLAIMER: This was kindly given to me for reviewing purposes by Purito but as always, my opinions are mine and only mine own! I’m not a skin expert! I try skincare products out and I review them accordance with my skin type, which is normal but dehydrated and prone to acne. What works for me, might not work for you and vice versa.

[The Face Shop] Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream Review

This review originally appeared on my old blog The World of Blue.


I’ve been using this The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream for years now and I can honestly say it’s one of my favourite sun protection products of all times. There are a lot of reasons for that, and I’m gonna touch on each and one them below. I hope you enjoy reading! ❤



About the product


The packaging of this Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream (ufff, what a long name) describes the product’s design very succinctly:

This long-lasting water-resistant sun cream filters and screens both UVA and UVB rays. The smooth cream comes in a natural beige shade with matter finish that can be used as a long-wearing colour correcting foundation primer.

The Face Shop sunscreen is water-resistant (I checked it in the all-raining North West England and that claim definitely holds true) and not only guards against the UV rays and the damage they cause but also can serve as a makeup base as it corrects skin tone and minor imperfections. The packaging also adds that the sunscreen doesn’t contain animal-derived ingredients and contains ECOCERT Certified Sunflower Sprout Extract (600µg).



Packaging, Ingredients and Texture


The sunscreen comes in a golden-matte box with some orange bits and a tube of the same colour. When it comes to the tube itself, I’ve never had any problems with squeezing the cream out. However, due to the cap, it’s a bit heavier than other tube sun creams I’ve tried and reviewed here. So even though it comes in a 50ml tube (1.69 US fl. oz.) just like the goodal sunscreen, for example, it weighs a bit more which in turn may impact the shipping price if you combine it with other products in your shopping cart.


Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Tromethamine, Dipropylene Glycol, Hexyldecyl Ethylhexanoate, Panthenol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Distearddimonium Hectorite, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hexyl Laurate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Alanyl Glutamine, Sorbitan Sesquiissstearate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Mica, Nylon-12, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Trisodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Sodium Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance


In terms of the ingredients, the sun cream contains two physical and two chemical UV filters- Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (physical/mineral), and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate and Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid (chemical). Combined, they all provide broad-spectrum sun protection and because there are only two chemical filter in the cream, the risk of skin irritation is lowered. I always go for mineral sunscreens as in the past every chemical sun cream I tried broke me out or stung my eyes.

The Face Shop sunscreen also contains some skin-friendly extracts such as the already mentioned Sunflower Sprout Extract, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract and Panthenol. However, there are quite a few yellow-rated ingredients and Fragrance. Nevertheless, the sun cream has never broken me out and has worked well on my skin since the very beginning.



When it comes to the texture, the cream feels quite heavy but it’s easy to spread and doesn’t leave any white cast. It’s beige-like in colour which is quite unusual for a sunscreen with physical filers and may seem more like a BB cream than a usual sunscreen. However, it’s still a sun cream with broad UV protection and so the foundation-like effect is just a bonus and not the main purpose of the cream. Upon application the suncream blends in really well with a slightly dewy (but not oily) finish, leaving no white streaks.



My thoughts


This The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream certainly has its pros and cons. For some those cons may outweigh the pros and they wouldn’t purchase it. However, for me it’s the pros that definitely outweigh the cons and I love how well this sunscreen has proved to work for my skin.



* it leaves minimal to none white cast. Blends in really well and the skin colour is just this bit enhanced. The manufacturer claims that it conceals small imperfections and that’s certainly true indeed. But no miracles, of course.

* it’s long-lasting- provides long and broad-spectrum protection against the sun with the mixture of physical and chemical filters that didn’t break me out. And it’s water-resistant which really comes in handy in a rainy North West England.

* it doesn’t break out or irritate the skin- at least it didn’t in my case. Physical sunscreens (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) generally rarely cause skin irritation- that’s why people with sensitive skin (me) opt for sunscreens with physical filters. But even the chemical filters didn’t cause me any irritation which happened to me with sunscreens which contained only chemical filters.
* it contains a few (not many though) skin-friendly ingredients (the mentioned above Panthenol, Vanilla Fruit Extract, etc.)

* it’s relatively affordable, although it depends on from where you buy – I bought my first tube on eBay for less than £10 if I remember correctly, and was lucky enough not to have come across a fake.



* it’s hard to get rid of if you don’t double cleanse. I always use cleansing wipes and a cleansing oil to break down the waterproof barrier, followed with a cleansing cream/gel/foam to get my skin cleansed thoroughly. It may sound like a long cleansing routine but I got used to it quite quickly and so it’s stopped bothering me. And because the practice makes a master, I got quite fast at cleansing. 

* it doesn’t contain that many skin-friendly ingredients and there are quite a few yellow-rated ones.

* upon application, you have to wait about 15-20mins before heading outside to ensure the chemical filters work properly (with mineral filters there’s no need to wait). Also, for the first few minutes the skin is a bit oily, and so waiting it out lets that oily shine transform into a dewy finish.

* although the sun cream doesn’t leave white streak or white cast, it still needs to be spread it evenly and patted to make it blend well; otherwise it will be noticeable you’re wearing a cream, especially if you put on quite a considerable amount of it (like I always do).



I like this The Face Shop sun cream a lot. It’s far better than most sunscreens I’ve tried so far. I like the fact that it conceals small imperfections without looking like real makeup (although I’m continuously working on my skin to make look better and not have to conceal even those small imperfections; although constant stress rather exacerbates than improves my skin. At this rate I’m gonna look 60 when I’m 30.). I also appreciate the water-resistant aspect of the sunscreen which works great for me as in the North West England I’m in constant danger of contact with rain and I often forget to bring an umbrella with me. The sun cream also doesn’t make my skin dry which my dry and sensitive skin is extremely grateful for. Although without regular re-application my face can start to look a bit too oily/shiny which on some days is quite bothersome for me- at work I don’t always have time to re-apply it.

The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream may not be perfect but it’s one of the best sunscreens I’ve come to contact with. Would I purchase it again? I already did, so many times.


Where you can buy it* (prices as of 14th June 2019):

Amazon- £16.94 with free delivery

eBay- £12.02 with free delivery

RoseRoseShop- £8.28 + £ 3.66 delivery 

YesStyle- £15.69 plus delivery +£4.14 delivery



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[MISSHA] Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock Review


This review originally appeared on the blog The World of Blue.

Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author.

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MISSHA Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock Review


Hi, beauties! Today’s K-Beauty product review is all about MISSHA Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock.

So, to begin with-  the claims. What is the sunblock supposed to do?



According to misshaus.com, Missha’s Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock:

  • ‘provides an “anti-pollution” skincare solution that effectively protects the skin from fine dust particles’
  • provides a ‘natural ionic film formed from botanical extracts [that] protect [the] skin’
  • ‘uses skin-friendly technology to help care for skin and ensure breathability’ (not sure what this ‘skin-friendly’ technology is, though)
  • its ‘Herbal Garden Complex cares for skin affected by external stressors and keeps it hydrated’
  • ‘is less greasy and sticky compared to other sunblocks, which hinders the adherence of dust particles to the skin while providing full-spectrum UV protection’.

In My thoughts subheading, I’ll check those claims against the reality. But first- the appearance of the sunblock.



The Missha’s sunblock comes in this:

A white box and a white tube. I had no problems opening the box nor with squeezing out the sunscreen from the tube- it works perfectly okay. Nothing to complain about, really. Just a standard (sunscreen) packaging.



Ingredients and Texture


The first two photos show the sunscreen’s texture. It’s white, quite watery and easy to spread. Sinks in quite quickly as well. It leaves a matte finish, however, it also made my skin too dry. It might be it’s actually moisturizing but only when it’s relatively warm (I tried it in the spring and during spring it’s quite cold in the UK). But I think it should be moisturizing regardless of the temperature (within the reason, of course).

The last photo is a list of ingredients which you can also find here (although the ingredients aren’t in the same order as they are on the sunscreen’s box so may not give the adequate impression as to in what’s the proportion of every ingredient in the cream). As the Missha’s Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock is a physical sunscreen, it contains both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide that provide broad UV spectrum defense and are good for sensitive skin. Additionally, the sunblock contains quite a lot of skin-friendly plant extracts, such as Jasmine Extract and Rosemary Extract.

My thoughts

The Missha’s Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock does have a quite impressive ingredients list in terms of the plant extracts (I suppose that’s what’s meant by the ‘Herbal Garden Complex’). It made me feel that not only do I provide adequate sun protection for my skin but I also care for it through the addition of various extracts. However, just as the claims that it’s not sticky or greasy hold true, the sunblock leaves noticeable white cast (which even for me- a person with really fair skin- was way too white). It may not be an issue, though, if you apply makeup on the top of it. I didn’t try it as I don’t wear any foundation, but because it’s not sticky or greasy it may sit well under the makeup.

In addition, the sunblock wasn’t moisturizing for my skin at all. It didn’t moisturize it nor kept it hydrated. That’s a really big minus. Especially for me as my skin is sensitive AND dry/dehydrated.

I love k-beauty products. This one disappointed me a bit, though. It’s not hydrating as it claims to be and leaves the horrible white cast. On the bright side, it has the skin-friendly plant extracts and physical sun filters that help protect the skin from the damage caused by the external factors. So I suppose if you’ve got oily/combination skin, you should give it a try if you don’t mind the white cast.

[Neogen] Ocean Feeding Fiber Mask Review


THIS REVIEW originally appeared on her BLOG Misa Skincare Online.


Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author.

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Neogen Ocean Feeding Fiber Mask Review


I love Neogen skincare products and when I found out they had sheet masks I was soo excited and had to try some of them out! Here I have the Ocean Feeding Fiber Mask that I’m going to review for you guys!

Neogen Dermatology is a brand that’s very innovative and is very focused on delivering results to their consumers. Because they’re at the forefront of all skincare trends and most technology, they can develop advanced, high-performance, and cruelty-free formulas for every skincare need. With their six-core bio-technology, Neogen delivers the true benefits of natural ingredients to the skin.

Neogen’s core value is ‘true benefit’, which means they pursue healthy and beautiful looking skin with formulas developed with selectively chosen ingredients. Because of that Neogen provides reliable, safe, and skin friendly skincare products without harmful ingredients.

So, now you know a bit of the background of the brand, let’s start the review!

What does it do?

“A moisturizing sheet mask containing marine ingredients such as kelp, squalane and undaria, work quickly and effectively to deliver moisture to rehydrate the skin.  It also helps to create a barrier on the skin, preventing moisture loss, leaving skin feeling hydrated and moisturized for longer.

Free from parabens, benzyl alcohol, sorbic acid, TEA, benzophenone and colorants.”

When and how to use?

Apply the sheet mask on cleansed and toned skin. Leave it on for 15/20 minutes. After removing the sheet mask, pat the remaining essence into the skin.


Water (Aqua) ,Glycerin ,Butylene Glycol ,Alcohol Denat.,1,2-Hexanediol Trehalose ,Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract ,Dimethicone ,PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Squalane ,Undaria Pinnatifida Extract ,Laminaria Japonica Extract ,Carbomer ,Betula Platyphylla Japonica Bark Extract ,Rumex Crispus Root Extract Hydrogenated Lecithin Xanthan Gum ,Potassium Hydroxide ,Sodium Hyaluronate ,Phenoxyethanol ,Portulaca Oleracea Extract ,Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract Achillea Millefolium Extract , Gentiana Lutea Root Extract ,Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract ,PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS EXTRACT ,Fragrance (Parfum)

Texture of the product.


The sheet mask has very thin and the material wasn’t harsh or stiff but not very soft either.

The essence was watery but viscous and had a very fresh scent that fainted after a few minutes.

The performance.

The sheet mask had a good fit, only the chin area needed some small adjustments. Even the forehead had the perfect fit which doesn’t happen often! Even though it wasn’t the softest material, it wasn’t harsh to the skin at all and felt very comfortable on. It also had good adjustment, I could do m everything with it on without any slipping. The sheet mask also gave a cooling effect which lasted for about 10 minutes.

After 34 minutes I removed the mask and it still was damp with essence. The leftover essence took around 10 minutes to fully absorb. This’s quite long in my opinion but as it’s very moisturizing I don’t mind. Like I said it moisturized and hydrated my skin super well! I didn’t feel the need to use my serums after this sheet mask which almost never happens!


It also had evened out my complexion really well and it had brightened up the redness nearly completely. The sheet mask really made my skin look very healthy and gave the most beautiful radiant, dewy glow!

1. This isn’t worth the money at all.
2. Gave me some skin troubles, not going to repurchase.
3. It’s alright. Neither good nor bad.
4. I like it quite a lot! Unless I find something better I’ll continue using this product.
5. An amazing product, never going back!

Where to purchase?
You can purchase this from:

Do you want to read more about skincare products? Hear over to my Instagram account misa_skincare where I share short reviews, my daily skincare routine and more!

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a skin expert! I try skincare products out and I review them in accordance with my skin type, which is normal but dehydrated and prone to acne. What works for me, might not work for you and vice versa.

[The Face Shop] Herb Day Cleansing Cream with Green Tea Review


The review originally appeared on the blog The World of Blue.

Disclaimer: All photos taken by the review’s author.

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The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Cream with Green Tea Review


And here it comes- the other k-beauty product review which I mentioned a few posts back. So today’s post is going to be all about The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Cream with Green Tea. Here it goes.



According to RoseRoseShop, The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Cream with Green Tea is supposed to be ‘effective in skin cleansing’ while leaving ‘mild touch feel’. I couldn’t find anything more about the cream and what it’s supposed to do but I guess that’s understandable since its main purpose is to clean the face effectively. In My thoughts, I’m checking this lonely claim against the reality.



Surprisingly for me, I bought this cleansing cream in a brick-and-mortar store TKMaxx. It cost me £4.99 so I saw it as a great bargain and didn’t hesitate even for a second to purchase it. The cream itself comes in this:


It’s in a beige round plastic packaging as the photos show and inside, there’s a thin plastic lid that provides additional protection for the cream. It’s easy to open and quite convenient in terms of storing it as it’s quite flat and sealed properly so I haven’t been afraid to move it around or store it in lots of weird positions.


Ingredients and Texture

In terms of ingredients, it contains mineral oil (quite a lot of it since it is listed as second on the ingredients list) which is supposed to help remove the (waterproof) makeup and any dirt left on the face. Because of that it can be used as a first step in the cleansing routine and may replace a makeup remover/cleansing oil/cleansing balm. There are also a few plant extracts (most notably Green Tea Extract and Sage Leaf Extract) to nurture the skin which I really like- normally cleansers are designed only to cleanse and that’s their primary aim so they rarely contain anything ‘extra’ that enhances the skin’s condition.

When it comes to texture, the cleansing cream is whitish and reeeeally soft and easy to spread. It also contains small granules but there are too few of them to make it feel like a face scrub.

There’s quite a lot of it in the packaging as well and it’s lasted for over three weeks for me. That’s a long time, really, taking into account that I’ve cleansed with it not only my face but also my neck (front and back).


My thoughts

I really like this cleansing cream. It’s got a nice ingredients list, it’s long-lasting, easy to spread and (most importantly) it’s really affordable. However, it’s got one big downside- it’s not as effective in removing makeup as I expected it to be. Before I bought it, I read a few reviews of it and some of them claimed that it takes quite a bit of massaging it on the face to get rid of all the makeup. I didn’t want to believe it (as it contains mineral oil as a second ingredient so it should be pretty effective, I thought) and decided to check it myself. So after buying it, I did an experiment. I put some regular mascara, lipgloss and long-lasting lipstick at the back of my hand to see how effectively it would remove them. Here are the pictures:


Straight afterwards I put on the cleansing cream and, after about 3-4 minutes of rubbing (if not more), I finally got rid of most of the makeup. I finished with wiping the cream off with a cleansing wipe.


So it did manage to remove the makeup. I’m not sure how it’d deal with waterproof sunscreen I usually wear on its own, because whenever I used it in my evening routine, I used a face exfoliator straight after using the cleansing cream so in the end my face was thoroughly cleansed. I think that it’d be hard to use the cream as the only cleanser against the waterproof makeup as it may leave some frustrating residues.

So- did it live up to its claims? Is it an ‘effective’ cleanser? It definitely does its job when you keep messaging it on your face for at least 3-4 minutes (or more, depending on how much and what kind of makeup you’re wearing). But supplementation in the form of other cleanser is advised as, although it may remove the makeup at the end of the day, it still leaves a feeling your face is not thoroughly cleansed.

It’s a mild cleanser though so a proper nod to the claim of its ‘mild touch’. It didn’t break me out or result in an irritation of any kind. And, in the end, I got to like it quite a bit. But I wouldn’t repurchase it. It’s not perfect and I’d rather buy something more effective. So I’ll keep looking for something better and equally affordable.