Hello my lovelies,
I love trying out new cleansers, to be honest I love that more and more brands are trying new things when it comes to the world of cleansers. Now many people say you have to spend a lot of money on skincare but I don’t think that is particularly true. You find what works for you, whatever the cost of it may be. E.L.F recently became more readily available within UK Drugstores and I was excited to get trying some of their products again. I saw this and I thought – what a good product to start on, and to be honest the make up just didn’t appeal to me.
I much prefer cleansers and skincare that aren’t in over-the-top packaging as for me skincare is all about calming and soothing not only my skin but also my mind to. This does look fairly basic though I must say, in a white squeezey tube and their branding on the front. For me I always stick by don’t judge a book by it’s cover! I do love that it’s a tube as instantly I know that I’m actually going to be able to use the whole product up. There are some packaging that no matter how hard you try you just can’t get all the product out – it’s so blooming annoying!
This for me, was a little bit of a new way to use a cleanser by actually wetting both my face and hands before applying the product. Which, to be honest I still don’t understand why. It’s a cream cleanser and in my opinion should work like other cream cleansers – but hey what do I know! I have found that you really don’t need a lot of this to do your face and to be honest I wouldn’t want to go overboard with this product..
Once my face is damp I apply the cleanser as I normally would – working my way around my face and then finishing up with my eyes. On my face this worked really well and could feel that the cream product was really working however when it came to my eyes this is really when this product acted completely different to anything I have had before.
As soon as the product touched my eyelids they stung – and I don’t mean a little bit, a lot. I never ever suffer with sensitive eyes or skin and my oh my it was awful. I tried to use it for as long as possible to get my eye make up off and quickly rinsed it off. They stung for a good few minutes after however they didn’t seem to swell or go particularly red. This has really bothered me because I just have never had a reaction to a product like this before.
In the mornings I always use micellar water, if I am honest I use it in order to check how good my cleanser is – checking if any remaining product is still left on my face. There was nothing after using this cleanser- no mascara that was hanging on an eyelash or foundation deep within my skin. For me, this is pretty impressive. I mean the cleanser really does leave my face squeaky clean and I am so shocked..
It has left me so confused because I just can’t get over the stinging that it causes my eyes. I have tried it several times and I still have the same reaction. I just don’t know what to do because it’s blooming good at what it does. I don’t really want to go in with another product to remove my eye make up but I have a feeling this is what I am going to have to do.. I just can’t explain how well it removes make up it really rivals some fairly expensive products in this aspect.
I would say though, the cleanser claims to help hydrate the skin and for me personally I don’t think this does that at all. I feel that after I use this I need a serum to add a little moisture back into my skin – I guess in a way it seems to strip my skin to remove impurities but also removes the goodness too.
Personally, I don’t think I could repurchase this because the stinging is just too much – unless anyone can recommend trying something to stop this. However, for £4.99 to be able to remove make up like it does – I am impressed. If you would like to try it out for yourself or what a little more information see here
Let me know if you have tried this cleanser before and whether you have had the whole stingy eyes with it. What is your favourite affordable cleanser to use?