19 Jul 2012 14 Comments
Take it Off!
You know how much I love to put on makeup. I also love to take it off. Call me obsessive but I never, never go to bed with makeup on if I can at all help it. Today, I thought I’d share my makeup-removing essentials:
Live Clean Fresh Face Foaming Daily Cleanser: I was in the market for a new cleanser and wouldn’t you know it, this arrived on my doorstep. This cleanser is from Live Clean Fresh Face, a Canadian skin-care line that claims to be eco-friendly. I have been using this cleanser for the past month and a half and I love it. My skin is sensitive and this feels very gentle and non-drying. It does a really good job of removing makeup, however, I do tend to use makeup remover for my eye makeup before cleansing.
The product contains the company’s trademarked Botanical Orchid-C complex, which “harnesses the proven rejuvenating capacities of both Vitamin C and the orchid.” Additionally, the products are infused with certified organic botanicals including Lavender, Cucumber Chamomile, Milk Thistle, Aloe and Jasmine. The product is is free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a common harsh irritant petro-chemical surfactant used in most shampoos and skin care products, as well as Diethanolamine (DEA), a common ingredient used for rich lather and viscosity building. This product along with the entire line is also free of parabens, completely vegan and phospate-free! I am looking forward to trying other products from the line. These are available at Wal-Mart and Shopper’s Drug Mart across Canada. More info is here: www.Live-Clean.com.
Cover-Fx Makeup Cleansing Mousse (Sensitive Face & Eyes): I have had this product for over a year and it is one of my favorite products of all time. Why? It is the jack-of-all trades when it comes to makeup removal and cleansing. It does it all! It can be used as a makeup remover or it can be used as a cleanser as well. The mousse formula is light-weight and gentle, yet it doesn’t strip or dry the skin. As for makeup removal, it’s fantastic at removing every trace of makeup, even long-wearing and water-resistant makeup. I love bringing it when I travel. Available online at CoverFx.com or wherever CoverFx is sold near you.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelle solution: This is another multi-tasking product. Sensibio H20 is a gentle cleanser and makeup remover which is suitable for sensitive skin. It is fragrance and alcohol free. The first item on its ingredients list is water which was a positive sign for me. It is very gentle on the skin and feels so light. You simply add product to cotton balls and apply to your face to remove your makeup. For me, it only takes one or two cotton balls to remove everything. My face always feels squeaky clean and not dry. This is probably the most gentle solution I’ve ever used in my lifetime. In Canada, this is available at Shopper’s Drug Mart.
I obviously don’t use all three at once but I do interchange them frequently. They all do a fantastic job, and I love having the options!
Over to you, are you religious when it comes to makeup removal?
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