Review: Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Gives The Convenience But Isn’t Perfect

Finally, I was able to use this after storing it for sometime after receiving it as Mivva Christmas 2013 Beauty Box which I received early this year. I definitely need to use my products faster in order to clear all the skincare from my storage. Since I started using Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid, I got addicted and it is very easy and convenient to use.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid

‘Water-based makeup remover, quick and gentle to remove even waterproof makeup.

  • Gently dissolves and removes all makeup including waterproof mascara and foundation.
  • 1/3 Beauty Moisture Essence leaves skin soft and smooth.’

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid 2

It comes in a soft pink pump bottle shaped like a tear drop. The original label for this makeup remover is in Japanese but for the label at the back of the product was stuck over with the English label.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Pump

The pump comes with a protective cap which is very useful especially when I was travelling because it helped to lock and prevent it to pump any product out while it was in my bag.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Texture

Though it is said that it is liquid, the consistency is like a diluted gel texture because it has certain thickness. It has tingling sweet fresh scent to it.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Ingredients

Understand from the ingredient that it contains alcohol but I believe it should be in a small percentage since it is listed almost the the end from the listing. The recommended is to dispense the product and massage onto face  to dissolve makeup and yes, normally I do as per instructed. When it comes to massaging around the eye area, the product does irritate my eyes and I usually rinse right after I think that I have massage enough. Frankly speaking, I was massaging with my eyes closed most of the time.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Before & After

This is how well it as removed and you can see clearly my imperfections from here. Yup, my skin isn’t behaving very well lately, getting breakouts here and there.  There are times that the makeup remover wasn’t able to completely remove my mascara or eye liner.

Above all…

I wanted to love this makeup remover until recently it wasn’t able to completely remove my mascara or eye liner and it left a patch that was very stubborn to remove no matter how much pressure I applied massaging the makeup remover in. I had to scrape it with my nails at the end which it is not advisable at all.

There was no clear instruction if I should use a cleanser after this makeup remover. Most of the time I use only the makeup remover and occasionally, I would use cleanser after when I felt like my skin needs deeper cleansing. It could be this reason that I’m getting breakouts.

I couldn’t deny how easy to use this whereby with a few pumps, I’ll be able to remove my makeup and other impurities without drying my skin. Call me lazy but this is useful when I come home and gotten tired after the long day. If you have acne-prone or sensitive skin, I wouldn’t recommend this. I’m just worried that you may breakout just like I did.

Price: tbc

Weight: 230ml

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, super and hypermarkets

PROs:

  • Easy and convenient
  • Travel friendly protective cap
  • Doesn’t dry out skin
  • Gentle on skin

CONs:

  • Irritates eyes
  • Broke me out

My Rating: 4/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Neesya Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, Gentle & Non-Irritating Yet To Remove Makeup Completely

When it comes to makeup remover, I am quite particular now as I have developed skin sensitivity around my eye area. I have come to the point where I cannot rub or even lightly scratch on my eye area, otherwise the hives will come. Having hives on the eye area isn’t pleasant, that feeling is similar to having someone to punched into your eye minus the pain. I was sceptical on Neesya Eye and Lip Makeup Remover if it is gentle enough to remove my makeup without triggering those nasty hives.

Neesya Eye & Lip Makeup Remover

‘This gentle, bi-phase Make-Up Remover is specifically designed to whisk off stubborn, waterproof make-up without rubbing or aggravating the delicate eye contour and lip area. Enriched with Sunflower Oil for anti-aging benefits of Vit A,C and E. Pro-vitamin B5, conditions and hydrates the skin leaving the eye area perfectly clean and soothed.’ – Neesya

In Neesya Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, there are key ingredients that also helps to take care of our skin.

  • Sunflower Oil

Calming and emollient (moisturizing).

  • Pro-Vitamin B

Softens and moisturises eye and lip area.
Conditions lashes.

  • Vitamin A, E and D

Anti-oxidant and anti-free radical.
Prevents the effects of pre-mature aging.

Neesya Eye & Lip Makeup Remover 2

The hologram sticker of Neesya is best to identify if the product has been open or used before. In this makeup remover, it has two separate layers which requires to shake it to ensure they are completely combined before using. On the cotton pad, you could also see the mixture is slightly in blue color.

Neesya Eye & Lip Makeup Remover - How To Use

To use this makeup remover is easy, just a couple of steps that could take only a few second of yours.

Neesya Eye & Lip Makeup Remover - Before & After

Notice any difference? Because my eye makeup is heavier on the eye liner and mascara, it takes up one cotton pad just on one side of my eye. You can also see all the makeup residue on the cotton pad. Here I’m just concentrating on removing my eye makeup, there was nothing left on my lips to remove.

Neesya Eye & Lip Makeup Remover - Before & After Close Up

Here is the close up on how well Neesya Eye and Lip Makeup Remover removes my eye makeup. It takes quite a bit of time and effort to remove my non- waterproof mascara.

Ingredients listing: Water, Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Myristate, Helianthus Annuss (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sodium  Chloride, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, CI 61565.

Verdict?

This makeup remover didn’t trigger the hives on my eye area at all! The trick is to ensure the cotton pad is completely soaked and there is no need to remove the makeup vigorously or tugging. Even if you don’t have skin sensitivity like I do, I would still recommend this trick. I just need to put an extra effort on removing the mascara, it gets quite stubborn and one or two of my lashes dropped from it. It may seem like it has completely removed my eye makeup but there was still a little residue of eye liner and mascara left behind. The best of this makeup remover is Paraben, fragrance and alcohol free.

Price: MYR35.00

Weight: 110ml

Availability: Neesya.com or Neesya Outlets

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PROs:

  • Gentle and does not irritate skin
  • Remove makeup effortlessly
  • Paraben, fragrance and alcohol free

CONs:

  • Doesn’t completely remove the eye makeup
  • One or two of my eye lashes dropped while using

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This makeup remover was provided by Neesya for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Cleansing Milk? I’m Confused!

‘Fresh and feathery, Velvet Cleansing Milk gently lifts away traces of pollution and make-up from the skin and eye area.
Results: The skin is soothed, toxins eliminated and make-up perfectly removed. Especially suited for sensitive skin.Rose water and lime-blossom offer the skin softness and freshness.
Urban Advance Complex, a powerful alliance of 3 active ingredients (shea butter serum, mint endorphin and probiotic sugar), acts as an anti-oxidant shield, neutralizing any cutaneous imbalances linked to pollution, strengthens the skin’s natural defenses and shocks the skin back to life on a cellular level.’ – SAMPAR

Image Courtesy of Sampar Malaysia

I received a Sampar Velvet Cleansing Milk sample-sized of 15ml to review and the full-sized product is the above image. What this does is to remove makeup and impurities on face, eyes and neck.

Since I have it in a sample-sized, the product packaging differs from the full size. I have here is like a deluxe sized sample tube. The nozzle is at the base of the tube and it looks like many classic tube nozzles. The full size comes with pump.

The texture is like light body lotion, creamy but not too rich or heavy. It has quite a heavy rose scent but I’m easy with it because I love rose scents!

Here are the ingredients listing for those who is concern on certain ingredients for allergies. By far, I have no bad reactions to this product. In fact, it makes my skin hydrated.

Experience?

I was confused on how to use this product until today. The direction says to apply it on face, eyes and neck in the morning and evening. I thought since its a cleansing milk, it should be a cleanser! Even in the website shows the same direction. I gave a thought, wouldn’t it be like a makeup remover cleansing milk where you could just use directly without diluting it. I know this is silly but I have used it like a cleanser (literally tried lathering up with water! *LOL*  ) for a week and I freaking hate it at first because it doesn’t foam up. I broke out with 3-4 huge pimples at the end of the week. It was just today that I finally tried using it the proper way. What I did was dispensing it onto a facial cotton, rest the cotton onto my eye for a few seconds to melt my makeup and wipe away. It works!

Verdict?

I reckon the direction should be clearer as to state it as a makeup remover because people like me, I was unfamiliar with the product and laughing out my silliness for using it wrongly. I love how it helps to remove my makeup gently as well as waterproof mascara too. What I like about this is it keeps my skin hydrated without feeling too oily. Cleansing milk are usually suitable for dry skin type but I’m benefiting from it too. I only use it to remove my eye makeup and it doesn’t sting at all. Quite pricey for a full-sized but if you can afford, why not give it a try?

Price: MYR126.00

Weight: 200ml

Collection Status: Permanent

Availability: Parkson Sunway Pyramid

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PROs:

  • Gentle makeup removal
  • Texture is light, not rich
  • Skin feels hyrated, not oily

CONs:

  • Unclear directions
  • Quite pricey

My rating: 4/5

 

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This sample was provided for review purposes, please refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover Review

Description:

Gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting and waterproof make up. No oily residue. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Dermatologically and Ophthalmologically tested.

I was browsing around Watsons for some budget makeup remover and I found Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover. It was for only RM15+ in a clear bottle of 125ml.

I like this type of nozzle because this would prevent spillage especially when you’re first time user. Another credit for this since it would prevent spillage, it helps you to save some too.

The makeup remover doesn’t have any smell and it’s in a clear liquid. Almost felt exactly like water. What I realize from this is it’s better to dispense less than more because when it’s too much, it gets into the eye and it gives some swell feeling to your eyes but you can’t see it physically. Don’t worry I didn’t get any irritation or red eye from it, after a few minutes my eye felt like normal. Let’s run the test!

This is before using the makeup remover. The eyeliner is in water-proof formula.

With one swipe (left):

I just apply the facial cotton with the makeup remover on my eye and leave it for 5 seconds and gently swipe it. You can actually see that almost all of the eyeshadow vanished and left with some eyeliner and mascara residue.

After a few more swipes (right):

Almost all of the eye makeup is gone by now but I wouldn’t say it’s 100% because there is still mascara leftover if you see carefully. After a few blinks and/or result in rubbing my eyes, I do get some mascara shadow on my under eye. I do like that it doesn’t feel dry, like I said earlier it felt just like water! You can actually feel as though water is remove the makeup. It doesn’t feel oily at all, me likey!

Result on the facial cotton after removing all my eye makeup on one side. I think it depends on how heavy your eye makeup is but with the eye makeup I’ve shown above, I only use one facial cotton for both eyes.

Since it’s gentle enough for eyes, I also use it on lips and it works pretty well with lipstick and lip gloss. Just need to work a little harder with lip liners. Sometimes I even use it on my face.

Here are the ingredients listing and I think there wasn’t any alcohol? It’s made in Monaco and it could last for 12 months upon opening. I could say I’m pretty happy with the product although I need to work out for a bit on removing the mascara. I think I’ve used it for about 3-4 months on daily basis, mostly around eye area.

PROs:

  • Suitable nozzle to prevent spillage
  • Colorless/Clear liquid
  • No smells
  • Hydrating
  • Non greasy/oily
  • Works on lips and face
  • Long life-span of product
  • One bottle last for quite a long time
  • Cheap
  • No irritation or stinging

CONs:

  • Tough to remove mascara
  • Too much of the product make eyes felt as though it’s swells

My rating: 4/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh