Kiehls Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil : Review

 

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be reviewing the new addition to the Kiehls skincare lineup – the Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil. The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is one of their star products and the Cleansing oil has ingredients along the same lines – but with a lighter texture that breaks down makeup and emulsifies with water to give squeaky clean skin. Price – Rs 3200 for 175ml.

 

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

 

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How to Remove Makeup Effectively

 

Hi everyone! I often get asked about the best ways to remove makeup effectively so today I’m sharing a few of my tips on how to cleanse well. If you are a regular makeup wearer, its very important to remove every last bit of makeup to maintain healthy skin. If you’re cleansing halfheartedly, you’re bound to get clogged pores, breakouts and dull looking skin.

The kind of cleansing routine you have at the end of the day depends on your skin type, the kind of makeup you wear during the day and your preference, of course. Some people like to only use watery cleansers like micellar waters while some people jump in straight with a face wash, whereas others like a deep oil or balm cleanse. I personally tailor my cleansing routine based on the kind of makeup I’m wearing and the state of my skin. On days when I’m wearing heavier makeup, particularly waterproof mascara, I will use a cleansing oil or dedicated eye makeup remover. And on days when I have just little or no makeup on, I like to use a micellar water. In either case, I like to follow up with a gentle face wash to remove all traces of the cleanser, for thoroughly cleansed skin.

 

Eye and Lip Makeup Removers for Waterproof Makeup
Eye and Lip Makeup Removers for Waterproof Makeup

 

The most common kind of cleansers that almost every makeup brand makes is a bi-phase makeup remover for the eyes and lips. These contain a watery phase and an oil phase which are supposed to be mixed by shaking well before use. The presence of the oily phase ensures removal of all makeup that the water phase cannot remove. Among the more affordable options, the Maybelline Express Eye & Lip Remover does a great job though I like the Chambor one a little more. Among the higher end options, nothing beats the Clarins one which is super effective but not harsh and has the right balance of the water/oil phases. The Shiseido one is good for lighter makeup but doesn’t work as effectively on waterproof mascara. The Elizabeth Arden one on the other hand has a generous proportion of the oil phase which makes it a little greasier, but also more effective against long lasting makeup.

Keep in mind that these kind of removers are only meant for the eyes and lips, for wateproof and long lasting makeup. They can be a little dehydrating when used all over the face.

 

Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal
Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal

 

Micellar waters are very convenient as they don’t need to be rinsed and are very gentle on the skin. They are ideal for when you have light or no makeup and suit sensitive skin types as well. You can read more about Micellar waters in my recent post here.

Tip : For removing kohl or eyeliner from the inner rims of the eyes, you can use a cotton bud dipped in micellar water. I do this for the lower lash line as well to remove the smudged kohl between the lashes.

 

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Forest Essentials Floral Makeup Remover Oil Review

 

Forest Essentials Floral Makeup Remover Oil
Forest Essentials Floral Makeup Remover Oil

 

Price : Rs 675 | Available at Amazon.in for Rs 495

 

The Forest Essentials Floral Makeup Remover comes in a simple bottle packaging with a screw on golden cap and a plastic stopper. While the packaging is functional no doubt, I think a pump may have been more convenient and travel-friendly. The remover is a blend of carrier oils such as oils of Jojoba, Olive and Sunflower along with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Wheat Germ Oil. In addition, it contains Jasmine flower oil and Rose flower extract. The oils are also infused with Marigold flowers which give it a distinct floral scent which I find mild and pleasant.

As a makeup remover, its definitely quite effective as the oil breaks down the toughest waterproof, long-wearing makeup formulations in a jiffy. It does however leave an oily film on the skin so it needs to be followed up with another cleanser, especially important if you have oily or acne prone skin as the oil residue may result in clogged pores. While my most preferred way of makeup removal is a cleansing oil or balm which emulsifies and washes off completely with water, I do like this over bi-phase makeup removers which tend to be harsh and drying on the skin. Micellar waters are great for light makeup but for long wearing makeup, you need something with an oil base and this remover works very well in that department.

 

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MAC Cleanse Off Oil : Review

 

About the product : An industry-strength oil-based makeup remover that’s gentle on the skin. Botanically formulated with oils of olive fruit, evening primrose and jojoba seed and absolutely 100 percent mineral-oil free. Massages onto the skin to loosen all makeup, including waterproof mascara. Emulsifies into a lotion-type liquid with water: rinses off easily, no tissues required – and no residue! Protects with vitamin E. Skin softening and conditioning. Good for all skin types.

Price : US $31.00 for 150 ml

 

 

MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review
MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review

 

MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review
MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review

 

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The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil Review | Makeup Remover for all skin types

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil which is the makeup remover I have been using for the past couple of months.

Price : Rs 1095 in India | US $18.00  | UK £10.00

Quantity : 200 ml

 

 

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil Review
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil Review

 

 

What The Body Shop says about the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil :

This silky-soft cleanser will effortlessly remove make-up from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. It’s the ultimate time-saver.

Removes make-up / Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.

Removes waterproof make-up / Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed.

 

Ingredients :

Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Polysorbate 85 (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sorbitan Trioleate (Surfactant-Emulsifying), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Octyldodecanol (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).

 

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