These past months I've used different cleansers and would like to share my experience here.

La Mer's cleanser (Fluide de la Mer?)
Texture: runny gel

Steps: 1. dampen your face, 2. foam up a dime-sized amount between your palms, 3. massage all over face, 4. rinse off

Pros: fast and easy, removes face makeup completely

Cons: it left my skin totally dehydrated. Strong, cheap scent which I hate. Also, this doesn't remove eye makeup since it's a foaming cleanser.

sjal (pictured on left above)

Texture: thick gel

Steps: 1. dampen face, 2. dispense 1 pump of product, 3. smooth all over face, 4. rinse off

Pros: the gel texture doesn't dry out my skin yet cleanses face makeup completely. Lightest citrus scent. This cleanser can be used on the body also.

Cons: eye makeup has to be removed separately as this cleanser cannot be used on the eyes.

Rodial (picture on right above)

Texture: thick balm

Steps: 1. apply 1 pump of product on dry face, 2. massage, 3. leave on for a few minutes, 4. wipe off excess and rinse off, or wipe off with damp warm cloth

Pros: this is an all-natural treatment cleanser which you can leave on the face to let the pomegranate extract to treat hyperpigmentation. Removes face makeup completely.

Cons: strong pomegranate scent for those who don't like this fruit.

Taer Icelandic Complete Cleanse (sorry, not pictured)

Texture: milky emulsion

Steps: 1. massage a quarter-sized amount onto dry face, 2. leave on for a few minues, 3. wipe off and rinse off

Pros: this is also an all-natural, treatment cleanser that contains yarrow extract from Iceland. Removes face and eye makeup completely. Ceramic bottle can be recycled or re-used.

Cons: need to wipe off excess before rinsing off. Strong scent due to powerful herbal extracts. No pump dispenser, can get messy.


Glow Chaser said...

I love the complete cleanse - I dont use it to remove eye make up though. The strong scent scares me off putting it near my eyes. I have to say - it is fantastic!! I use it everyday to remove make up when I come in from work and it is such a refreshing pick me up too! I then follow it with a Shu facial Mist. Thank you so much for your advice!

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♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

thanks for the reviewS! Wow la mer is so expensive, youd think theyd get it right!! i think cleansing is def an important part of the routine... i think ive finally found the right cleanser and its seikishou! btw can i send varnishes to the EU? I was thinking of sending a bottle or two of glittered varnishes if you like!

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

Other than La Mer, the mentioned brands are not available in Malaysia. The Rodial seems a nice one... I'm using Shu Uemura and Guerlain makeup remover but I'm still searching for better...

Anna said...

Hi Cheryl! I was wondering...do you think the Rodial cleanser is better suited to people with dry skin? Mine is combination/sensitive, so I'm not sure whether it would be too creamy for me. Also, where did you buy your Sjal? Hope the rain isn't getting you too down!!!
PS: I see you've been asking about Annemarie Borlind products. They actually sell them In Switzerland, so if you want me to check if they have the hand cream next time I pop over there (should be some time before Friday) let me know!

fuzkittie said...

Cool. La Mer's Cleansing Fluid works so well for me!! I think you must have really dry skin.

MiuMiu said...

thanks for the reviews =)
the picture from lake como looks sooo nice.

angie519 said...

Thanks for the reviews! I love that you introduce new brands (to me) =) heheh

angie519 said...

Hey Cheryl!

=( yeah, it makes me sad too.. to think about it. We have a really long and great history. But before we broke up, we were having the hardest time, we were sooo dysfunctional. We don't want to go back to it. It got to the point where being long distance was just too hard, it was really destructive. I think we want to be together, but we just don't have the opportunity to right now.

When we broke up, I felt abandoned and betrayed..after 5 years. And so because of that, I don't feel safe enough to pick up my life and move down to be with him. And he can't possibly move up because his tuition would be 3x what he pays now. His parents won't let him either. It's not a smart idea for his education. So I guess we'll see what happens next year once he graduates. I think subconsciously, we plan on being together next year. But who knows what will happen within a year. =T

Hahaha sorry, that was a tad long.