(Sponsored Review) Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize with Bifesta’s Water-Based Makeup Removers!

I realized that in my recently blog entries, i kept mentioning about make up products like BB Cream, foundation, concealer, eye shadow and loose power etc…

Therefore, it’s about time for me to stress on the importance of the make-up removal process so that you can ensure that your skin stays in tip-top condition.. As i have stressed in one of my blog entry,  it is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems (like acne and sensitivity).. In addition, you will need perfectly cleanse skin in order to prep it for your other skincare products (So that whatever you applied on will be fully absorbed and penetrated by the skin)..

Few weeks ago, Bifesta (Pronounced as Bee-festa) sent me their 2 new Bifesta Cleansing Sheets and eye makeup remover for review. Not sure if you have heard of Bifesta but what about Cleaning express?  Bifesta used to be called Cleansing Express and is re-branded as Bifesta since November last year. Bifesta specializes only in  makeup removers so you can trust that their products will work effectively.. I’m a big Fan of their cleansing gel and i even had one tube  in office to stand-by. Just in case that i wish to cleanse my skin so that i can reapply my make-up (i never like to touch up my make up and will prefer to apply a fresh layer instead.. Weird i know.. haha)

‘Bi‘ actually means Beauty or 美 in Japanese while ‘Festa’ is an abbreviation of Festival. Together, BIFESTA means Beauty Festival, a celebration of beauty means Beauty Festival, a celebration of beauty where beautiful skin can be achieved quickly and easily with effective makeup removal. BIFESTA is the first to introduce water-based makeup remover in Japan which is suitable for every skin type, lifestyle and occasions. Its product lines include water-based makeup removers with non-rinse and rinse options that are infused with beauty lotions to address every conceivable grouse and need (be it dry skin, oily skin, lifeless skin, age care, combination skin, or eye and lip care).

Because BIFESTA provided simple, fuss-free and yet reliable makeup removal solutions with added skincare qualities to cater to our hectic lifestyles, it has won many awards in Japan and Singapore. In Japan, 3 bottles of Bifesta makeup removers are sold every min in Japan.

The Water based-technology that BIFESTA uses is known as the Micelle Technology and it works by captures makeup and impurities on skin surface. After which it will wraps it, seals them up and it will be lifted off the skin  when you wiped it. As such, the technology and the skin caring ingredients made cleansing very convenient and fuss-free…

Bifesta has sent me the following items for review and they are Moist Cleansing Sheet (Pink), Pore-tightening Cleansing Sheet (Blue) and Eye-make up remover

These three Bifesta products will be very handy when you are: 

1) Tired and wants to Zzz immediately…

2) Substitute as morning cleansing right at your bedside.

3) Easy removal of makeup errors.

4) Removal of Sunscreen.

Eye-make up remover

This is  Bifesta’s star product and it is ranked no 1 in 2011 and Jan-Jun 2012 by Cosme (The Top Beauty Forum in Japan).. The Eye-make up remover which can be used for the lips as well will cleanse powerfully, retains moisture and stays gentle to skin.. Beside providing effective cleansing abilities, it also contains Vitamins B and E for added skincare needs.

The eye-make up remover is derived from a water gentle and water-based formula. The formula is made with skin toner that contain oil dissolving moisturizing agents which allows make-up to be lifted quickly without tugging and gives skin ample moisture while cleansing thoroughly..

The highly effective emollient oil layers with water base will give a dual effect of  cleansing and it removes even the most stubborn waterproof mascara. Hence, the high cleansing power ensures that no rubbing or tugging is required so as to protect eyelashes and delicate skin around eyes.

Suitable for all, the eye-makeup remover has Hypoallergenic formulation which is friendly to sensitive skin. Moreover, it is Fragrance free, coloring free, paraben free.

To use it: Shake before use and dispense suitable amount of product onto cotton-pad and wipe gently.. No rubbing is required as product works by lifting makeup instead of melting it away.. For removal of waterproof make-up, just hold cotton pad against eyes for a while before gently rubbing it away.

Bifesta Moist Cleansing Sheet, (46 sheets @ $15.90)

*For Dry and Normal Skin

This refreshing cleansing sheet is a 3-in-1 Beauty product as it removes makeup, tones and moisturizes in a single step. Most important of all, it is Oil Free, Coloring Free and Fragrance Free.

The 100% Oil free, gentle and refreshing water-based cotton sheets will remove make-up and dirt completely for an excellent comfortable after feel.. As the formula is water-based, it will leave skin fresh and non-sticky for a super clean comfortable feel.. Its gentle and fast removal of make up makes it a pleasure to use without the need to rinse off or double cleanse. After cleansing, this cleaning sheet will sloughs off dead skin cell and leave skin supple as it contains Ceramide like ingredients which keep skin hydrated!

The secret behind the cleaning sheet lies with its Micelle technology that wraps makeup impurities and lifts it off skin completely. After using this, there is no need for skincare step as it contain toning and moisturizing actions for the skin…

**Washing face again will wash off the moisturizing ingredients so if  really a must, just rinse face with water will do.

Ingredients

Bifesta Pore tightening Cleansing Sheets  (46 sheets @ $15.90)

* Suitable for oily and combination skin

Cleanse skin, tightens pores with witch hazel and moisturizes with glycerin, this gentle and refreshing water-based Cotton Sheets will do the jobs well.. Oil Free, Coloring Free and Fragrance Free, this cleansing sheet will thoroughly clean make up without the need to rinse off or double cleanse with facial waste. Its water-based formula leaves skin fresh,  non-sticky and it isn’t harsh on skin… Besides, it contains additional skin benefits that will slough off dead skin cells and tightens pores with witch hazel.

This sheet also contain the same Micelle technology that wraps makeup impurities and lifts it off skin completely. Same like the moist cleansing sheets,  there is no need for skincare step as cleansing sheets contain toning and moisturizing actions for the skin…

**Washing face again will wash off the moisturizing ingredients so if  really a must, just rinse face with water will do.

To use it: Open lid and pull ring of the inner plug with finger and take out one sheet at a time.. Use the sheets on dry skin and wipe skin’s surface gently. Refold sheet after wiping and use a clean surface each time and continue action till sheet is no longer dirty. When removing eye-make up, allow sometime for product to lift up impurities.

Ingredients

My Thoughts  (Ratings are upon 5 stars)

Packaging: 

Eye make-up remover:  ★★★★★

The content is ‘house’ in a clear blue plastic bottle (145ml)  with air-tight turn and tighten cap.. This makes it very handy and safe for you to carry around without the need to worry about leakages.

Cleansing Sheet: ★★★★★

I love the fact that the cleansing sheet is packed inside a disposable pack with a flap.. In this way, the sheets can be resealed securely so as to prevent the sheets from drying up.. Maybe it will be good if Bifesta can come out with refillable packs so that we can reuse the flaps? 😀

Cleansing abilities: 

Eye make-up remover:  ★★★★

Because i have oily eyelids, i will have to use waterproof eyeliner and mascara which can be difficult to remove.. Sometimes when i’m lazy, i will just use cleansing oil to remove all my make-up.. Sometimes, residue of my eye-make up will still show up on the cotton-pad when i tone my face, that’s how waterproof my eye-make up can be =/

With Eye-liner and mascara on

The eye-make-up remover is really gentle on eyes as it doesn’t cause any stinging sensation during make up removal. Although the formula is gentle, the cleansing power is really good as it will remove my water-proof eyeliner and mascara in just 2-3 swipes!!!! I’m really impressed as my eye make-up can be lifted off so easily without it smudging on my lower eye areas. The trick is to allow the cotton-pad (Soaked with the make-up remover) to ‘sit’ on your eye lids for about 10 seconds. After which, just wipe it across your eye areas gently and you will have clean-looking eyelids! If you are looking for a eye-makeup remover that is gentle, non-oily and cleanse well, look no more and i’ll highly recommend Bifesta’s Eye make-up remover.

Bye Bye my waterproof eye-makeup!

No smudges but clean-looking skin on my eye area!

Pore tightening Cleansing Sheet★★★

In order to let my skin breathe, i’ll try not to pile too much make up on my face.. Most of the time, i’ll only use sunblock and concealer which the Pore tightening Cleansing Sheet can easily cleanse it off… Since i have very light make up on, 1 sheet will be enough to do the job.. After cleansing, my sensitive skin doesn’t turn red so i will say that the cleansing sheet is gentle on my skin.. Moreover, my skin feels soft and there’s no tight sensation! As for pores size, i don’t see much difference as i have huge pores size to begin with… The only rant of will be the scent of the cleansing sheet as i really dislike the smell of witch hazel.. For me, i will still double cleanse as i will prefer to have squeaky clean skin! lol!

In order to test the true strength of the cleansing power, i’ll test out its ‘power’ on removal of heavier make up..

On my hand, i have BB cream, foundation, eye-shadow  2 types of lipsticks, lip-gloss  cream blusher, waterproof eyeliner and Mascara on!

I allowed the cleansing sheet to sit on the make-up for 10 seconds and with one wipe, most of  the make-up came off..

All of the make-up came off after 3 wipes and i don’t have to exert much force in order to cleanse the make-up off… The cleansing sheet will be handy on lazy days but personally, i will not repurchase it as i am not a big fan of cleansing sheet due to my sensitive skin.. Other than that, will recommend this product if you want something that will remove your make-up fast and effectively.

Bifesta products are available at major Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Meidiya and Nishino Pharmacies.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day everyone! 🙂

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