Thursday, 21 April 2011

My favorite makeup removers/ cleansers

Hello Everyone

So, it's a weekend for most of us. I am sure you all must have planned a lot of things to do and parties over the weekend. I hope you all have a great extended weekend.

Today I am going to tell you all about my favorite make-up removers/ cleansers and give my review about them. Please appreciate that I am not a skin-care specialist. I will not go on talking about the ingredients or it's effects/ side effects. You may have to judge it for yourself. The review is purely based on my own experiences with the products. 

Before I start my review, let me tell you that I have an extremely oily & sensitive skin. It literally bleeds oil during summers and breaks out easily. 

I have short listed two products that are presently my favorite after using a lot of cheap & expensive make-up removers/ cleansers from various brands
- Cleanse off oil from MAC
- Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser from The Body Shop

Cleanse off oil from MAC
I have used this product a lot and I have already finished a full bottle. I really really love this product. It takes off the make-up very quickly and completely. I have used it to even remove my eye make-up without any problem in my eyes (I have very sensitive eyes and I am very particular about the products that I am using for my eyes). 

- Formula
Oil based 

- Ease of use
Very easy, just massage the oil gently on face and wash it off. While washing it generates a slight lather and which cleanse off the face completely. Don't even need face wash to rinse off the face. It does not leave face dry or stretchy. 

- Packaging/ Quantity
Comes in 150ML pump bottle and is very easy to remove the product. Very sturdy, but bulky for travelling. 

- Price 
I had bought this almost a year ago and I do not remember the exact pricing, but it is in the range of INR 1000/- to INR 1100/-. Pricey but worth! 

Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser from The Body Shop
I have been using this product for a couple of months now. I am quite happy with it. I purchased this product out of urgency as I ran out of my MAC oil and MAC stores are really far off from my place (I live in Navi Mumbai). Initially I was sckeptical about about buying this considering my bas experiences, but let me tell you all, that I am very happy with the results it gave and I may not buy the expensive MAC oil again if I am getting the same results with a cheaper option available next door. 

- Formula
Cream based

- Ease of Use
Massage the product gently on your face and rinse off using a face wash. Leaves face moisturized. It has a smell it to it which is pleasant and bearable. 

- Packaging/ Quantity 
Comes in a sturdy squeeze 200ML bottle and hence hygienic. Bulky for travelling. 

- Price
INR 450/-, definitely cheaper than the MAC one. So, if you are looking for an economical product than go for it. It does the same job as the MAC oil does. 

I am presently using it to remove my face & eye make-up and do not have any breakouts or any other signs of skin discomfort and is my favorite cleanser.  

I hope it was useful for you :) 


  1. I'm a big fan of MAC's cleansing oil because it melts all my makeup away: primer, foundation, concealer, blush, etc. I also use it for my eyes, but afterward I go over it with an eye makeup remover. I'm onto my second bottle now.

    I hope MAC in India has that Back to MAC deal as well (we don't have it in Norway, so I usually do my Back to MAC when I travel) where you can get a free lipstick in exchange for 6 empty MAC containers.

  2. Yeah Feiran it's a superb product except it's price. Yes, we do have back to MAC policy in India :)


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