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Thursday, 19 October 2017

My New Favourite Makeup Remover

Makeup remover for me is one of the most vital steps within my skincare routine. Having acne means I have to take extra care in ensuring I remove all my makeup, otherwise this can lead to clogged pores which then leads to spots, then to scarring which can take up to months to disappear. In the past I've tried balm cleansers and they seemed to clog my pores more with having oily skin, and anything oil based just doesn't co operate with my skin type, which left me with the option of a micellar water.

Micellar waters first came to my attention back when the beauty community started raving about the Bioderma one in the red bottle and from there, numerous companies have started coming out with their own. I first dipped my toes into the offering that L'Oreal had, this one to be exact, and found it left a weird feeling on my skin almost like a greasy residue, which is one of the worst feelings in the world to me. And after getting along brilliantly with my eye makeup remover from Nivea, I decided to test out some more of their makeup remover range.

Within this solution we have two main ingredients; grape seed oil and dexpanthenol. Grape seed oil is a non-comedogenic which means it doesn't clog pores whilst at the same time helps treat acne, tighten skin, moisturise and reduce scars. Dexpanthenol on the otherhand is a good ingredient for moisturising the skin to help prevent dry, rough, scaly almost itchy skin patches which when you combine the two ingredients makes for a perfect solution to removing makeup. It claims to remove eye makeup gently without rubbing and cares for your eyelashes at the same time. It also cleanses deeply and effectively to ensure all your makeup has been removed and lastly, its meant to help moisture your skin to help reduce the three signs of sensitive skin; redness, tightness and dryness. 

When I came across this product I was instantly drawn to the packaging. It's simple, has a clear label of what the product entails, as well as an amazing dispenser making it less messy as it fits perfectly on top of a cotton pad (unlike the L'Oreal one which has a square top making it harder to manoeuvre around the cotton pad). Using one cotton pad I will go in and remove the top layer of my makeup, as well as using a seperate cotton pad for my eye makeup. After that I will then go in with another cotton pad and remove any remaining residue left over from the first time and then go in for a cleanse. It removes my eye makeup really gently without any residue leftover or any irritation, as well in one swipe removes almost every trace of makeup on my face albeit it leaves a little leftover. My skin afterwards feels moisturised with no sign of a greasy residue in sight, and even with my acne-prone skin manages not to clog my pores. I have also noticed over time whether this is down to a new product or my current skincare routine, that the redness in my skin has slowly started to go down which for someone who suffers with acne is amazing! 

Overall, I find this product to work amazingly well especially for such a simple product on the high street. Also, due to its two main ingredients I find it's the perfect product out there for anyone with acne or sensitive skin, as there is no irritation in sight and literally feels like water against the skin.

What are some makeup removal products you'd recommend for someone with sensitive or acne-prone skin?


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