Just realized that i have not been talking about makeup removers in my recent blog entries as i did not put on makeup for a period of time (for obvious reasons). Hence, i guess it is about time for me to stress on the importance of the make-up & sunblock removal process so that you can ensure that your skin stays in tip-top condition..
Clean skin is the first important step to flawless skin and the best thing you can do is to remove your makeup and double cleanse your skin daily. It is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems (like clogged pores, acne and sensitivity).. Like what Jolene Hart, an American beauty and health coach said – You might be able to wield a mascara wand with expert dexterity, but don’t forget the skincare basics. “Flawless skin is everyone’s best beauty asset,” says Jolene Hart, an American beauty and health coach.
With so many types of makeup remover, you might be confused on which will work best for you? As a rule of thumb, it all depends on what you have on your face. If you have light makeup on, makeup wipes will be sufficient to keep your skin clean (moreover, it is so convenient as 1-2 sheet will do the job well). If you have heavy waterproof makeup on, will recommend that you use makeup oil remover to strip makeup off completely. For delicate eye area, it is better to use a separate eye makeup remover..
For makeup remover wipes, i’m currently using the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths which allows you to remove make-up and dirt without irritation, anywhere, and at anytime of the day.
For eye makeup remover, i’ll currently using the Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Limited Collection Eye Make-up Remover which is gentle (non-stinging) and removes my waterproof eye makeup effectively.
For facial makeup remover, you can consider the Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Limited Collection Cleansing Oil. Have not give this a try as i’m still using the Covermark Treatment Cleansing Milk.
To help your skin achieve cleanliness on-the-go, Galderma (S) Pte Ltd, makers of Cetaphil has launched the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths. Adapted from its best-selling predecessor, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, the high-quality, one-use woven cloths pre-moistened with the soap-free formula, allows one to remove make-up and dirt without irritation, anytime & anywhere. With the same effectiveness and gentleness of the Gentle Skin Cleanser, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths will make sure that skin is perfectly cleansed and stays supple.
To achieve good skin, “Use a skincare product that is simple, without fragrance, contains ingredients that do not irritate the skin, with low allergenic compounds, and is backed by science and dermatologists,” says Dr. Melvin Ee, Consultant Dermatologist from Dermatology and Surgery Clinic. “It is best if you can find a product that meets your needs in one step.”
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths infused with the Gentle Skin Cleanser is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. The travel-friendly pack (contains 25 Cloths) comes complete with ultra soft, non-comedogenic, fragrance free and pH balanced cloths.
• Thoroughly removes dirt and make-up without irritation
• Ultra soft and gentle for even the most sensitive of skins
• Suitable for use on the face including the eye area, and all parts of the body
• Contains soothing ingredients that cleanse and moisturises with no disturbance of natural oils or pH
• Non-comedogenic and fragrance free
• Non-irritating, well tolerated and residue free
• Dermatologist developed and tested
• Opthalmologist tested
Cetaphil range of cleansers belong to the Cetaphil family of skincare solutions developed for use by dermatologists worldwide for over 40 years. The iconic Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser was originally founded by a pharmacist in 1947 as a compounding vehicle for dermatological remedies. It was the first skincare product formulated by dermatologists as a stand-alone skin care product gentle enough for all skin types. Today, about one bottle is sold every minute across the globe and its formula developed in 1947 still holds true to tradition, without change – even to this day.
Another important feature is the unique resealable lid which ensures that the 25 pre-moistened cloths do not dry out and moisture is sealed tight within the package. Now you need not worry about your makeup remover wipes drying up (which can be a very common issue).
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths are now available (Retail Price: S$13.90) at all Guardian, Watsons, Unity, Cold Storage, FairPrice and independent pharmacies. For more information, please visit http://www.cetaphil.com.sg and facebook.com/CetaphilSG.
Material – The size of the cleansing cloths are rather large and one piece is enough to cleanse my skin well. Because of my sensitive skin, i will try not to use makeup remover wipes as they are harsh (will need to tug against skin) and ineffective.. However, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths changed my perspectives. The Cleansing Cloths are very soft, gentle and it is moist so it glides on my skin (i don’t have to rub my skin hard to remove my makeup & sunblock). The cleaning cloths are also thick and quality so it won’t tear while using it.
Packaging: The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths has a unique resealable lid which ensures that the cloths do not dry out and moisture is sealed tight within the package. I do like the fact that the wipes have a front snap closure completed with a sticky seal underneath as it helps to prevent my wipes from drying (Which is a common issue with makeup remover wipes)
Cleansing Power: I love the fact that the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic so they stay gentle on my sensitive skin. Also, love the convenience as one sheet is able get the removal job done well. On a daily basis, i will use sunblock, concealer and pencil eyeliner on my face. One sheet of the cleansing cloth is able to get them off my face thoroughly. My skin feels clean, smooth and refreshed after using this product. I didn’t experience any drying, irritations, or breakouts. Only downside is that i felt that there was a little film left behind after cleansing but this is not an issue with me as i will normally double cleanse with my regular cleanser. Heard that this cleansing cloth isn’t as powerful when it comes with removing waterproof mascara (have not tried it yet) so once again not an issue to me as i will normally use an eye makeup remover if i have full eye make up on. Overall, these are good cleansing cloths and it is effective & affordable.
Next, i will be bringing you through two adorable looking makeup remover effective to remove heavy face & eye make up! Professional make-up brand Cyber Colors proudly presents its debut collaboration with London-based renowned graphic artists Fifi Lapin*. Known as the Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Limited Collection, this series includes various best sellers such as Gentle Eye Make-up Remover, Purifying Cleansing Oil and Eye Cosmetic Set. Each features a stylish catwalk model bunny wearing glamorous dresses inspired by cosmetics.
*Fifi Lapin is based in London, one of the trendiest scenes in the world. She is a famous graphic artist, fashionista and fashion commentator who loves fashion and wears Chanel, Fendi, Miu Miu and Tom Ford. Fifi is so chic and charming that she is known as The World’s Most Stylish Bunny (‘Lapin’ being the French for ‘Bunny’). Fifi Lapin not only writes a blog and books on fashion, but has also set up an online store selling her own fashion label. Fifi Lapin has collaborated with famous fashion houses like Dior, Anna Sui and Juicy Couture. This New Year, she works with Cyber Colors and launches Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Limited Collection, as her first exciting venture into fusing fashion elements with the make-up world.
Cyber Color & Sasa Singapore has sent me the Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Cleansing Oil – Rose & Chamomile & Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Gentle Eye Makeup Remover for review and here are my thoughts!
Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (250ml @ $24.90)
Wearing a fetching eye patterned one-piece dress, Fifi looks exceptionally cool on this best-seller, a not-to-be missed collectible. This Gentle Eye Make-up Remover gently melts away eye make-up in seconds, including water-proof eyeliner and mascara, without causing irritation and at the same time, conditions skin around the eye area.
Application: Shake well before use. Sweep over eyes with cotton pad to gently melt away make-up. To remove mascara, pat the cotton pad onto eye area for a while before sweeping. Repeat if necessary.
The makeup remover has 2 layers so it is a must to shake it well before using it. The eye makeup remover has an oily consistency but not as oily as the previous eye makeup remover that i was using. Once again, this is not a big concern to me as i will double cleanse with my regular cleanser. As i have very oily eyelids, most of my eye make-up have to be waterproof with a long-lasting formula (hence, removal can get challenging if i did not use the right product). This Eye Makeup Remover is able to remove them easily (It can also remove my glittery eyeliner with such a few swipes). Just have to cover my eye make up with cotton pad soak with the makeup remover (able 50 cents coin size) to ‘breakdown the makeup. After which, i can clean them up so effortlessly. This eye makeup remover has a really gentle formula as it doesn’t sting my eyes during usage.
Rose & Chamomile Cleansing Oil (450ml @ $49.90)
How about gaining inspiration from Fifi Lapin in the red lipstick patterned layered dress on this soft pink bottle? Rose and Chamomile gently yet effectively clean dirt and make-up while adding moisture; the skin is hydrated and refreshed. There’s another Purifying Cleansing Oil – Grapefruit in a bright orange bottle featuring Fifi Lapin in a red lips patterned flare dress. This lightweight cleansing oil melts away even waterproof make-up and clears pores, and at the same time it hydrates, brightens and smoothes out fine lines, leaving skin perfectly clear and supple.
Application: Put 3-4 pumps of cleansing oil onto dry hands and smooth over dry face; massage with fingertips in circular motion. Wet hands and emulsify the cleansing oil, massage to help dissolve impurities and make-up. Rinse with water.
Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Limited Collection is available exclusively at all SASA stores (except Jcube).
P/S: Free Cyber Colors x Fifi Lapin Limited Edition Tote Bag (as below) worth $39.90 (right) with minimum S$80 Cyber Colors product purchase. While stocks last.
Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead!
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Cetaphil & Cyber Colors Presskit.