I've been on a look out for a good eye makeup remover that takes every bit of make up off and easy on the wallet. I fell in love with the Lancome Bifacil makeup remover when I got a sample from those gift with purchases. Everything is all fine and dandy. Your make up comes off really well, but once you hit the bottom, then time to dish out the cash. As much as I love the product, I wasn't just willing to pay that much for an eyemakeup remover. I know there are alternatives out there. It was just a matter of finding it where.
Then the Pow Wow comes along, it was fate! I picked xPpinkxx's name out of the basket during the Yankee Swap. First item she pulls out in the shopping bag was her holy grail makeup remover. She said I will love it and it's the best makeup remover ever. And after some time of putting this to the test, here is my final verdict.
What they say about it: MANDOM Cleansing Express Cleansing Lotion Sebum is a water-base make-up remover. This can remove even water-proof mascara with ease. Tones your skin while cleansing. It instantly floats out make-up, dirt deep in pores, and wrinkly skin. Contains soybean essence extract for cleansing and moisturizing. There is no rinsing or double-cleansing is necessary. After you wipe-off with this make-up remover it makes your skin smooth and refresh. You will see visibly improved skin with continued use.no color added, no fragrance, 100% oil free, alcohol free10.58fl.oz(300ml)
Directions: Apply 2~3 pumps into cotton and apply onto entire face. When the dirt and oil begin to rise and are visibly present in the cleanser, wash off thoroughly.
Price: $10.99 (prices vary from store to store)
Available at: Marukai Market, Ohayousa.com
Cleansing Express Cleansing Lotion
Quality: 5 out 5
Price: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out 5
Overall: 4.6 out of 5
I swear it might as well be unicorn tears because it's that magical. The consistency and smell of the remover is like water. And since when did just "water" take off your full face? As much as I enjoy wearing makeup, I dread the end of the day when it comes right off. You gotta admit that even if you have a wipe next to your bed, you will still see residues the next morning. This is remover is definitely perfect for those long nights being out and about at the club or bar, partying your life away. You know you're dead tired once you get home and some of us are guilty of sleeping with make up on (yes, gross). With two pumps of this on a cotton pad, you can practically be half asleep and wipe your face clean. And it'll leave your face feeling so fresh and so clean. No oily residues. No makeup. No nothing. Just a clean, bare face ready to hit the sack. It will never leave your face tight and dry nor does it make your eyes bleed (read: sting).
As the direction tells you, you do still have to wash your face. Don't completely wipe out your cleansing routine, but this is really good for those lazy nights (and I hope that every night is NOT a lazy night).
This makeup remover also does not contain alcohol. It's amazing!!! I'm telling you it's like water (since when did water break people out? not unless it's dirty sewer water). It's perfect for people with sensitive skin and acne prone. I highly doubt (that's just my opinion) it'll irritate anyone's face using this because it's so gentle. I haven't experienced any breakouts while using this product which makes me love it even more. Oh, and unlike any other makeup removers, no bottle shaking is required.
The best part about it. It's inexpensive; $10.99 gets you 10.58 fl. oz which will last you for a long time (the bottle is pretty huge). It sure doesn't cost me an arm and a leg for something so effective and quick.
What I don't like about it: The bottle. The pump just doesn't cut it for me. Because the consistency is like water, when you squirt the remover out of the pump, do expect that it's going to miss your cotton pad. So I end up wasting some product because it lands on the floor. But if you slowly push the pump down, then it kinda solves the problem. But if you can transfer it to a better container then all the better.
I also don't like how it is not conveniently available in stores. The closest place that carries this to my place is quite a drive. But I really don't mind going for a drive if time comes that I do need to get a new bottle. Luckily; however, you can still buy this at Ohayousa.com.
Would I buy this again?: Thanks to Pink for getting me hooked on this. If it wasn't for the Pow Wow and the Yankee swap, I wouldn't have known that unicorn tears exist, let alone get a hold of one. If the company decides to stop production on these (God forbid), I will be stocking up on this by the boxes. I've never come across a makeup remover this good. It sure beats Lancome Bifacil hands down for both quality and price. My search for a good makeup remover ends here. It's a staple item in my skin care routine.
P.S. There's two versions of this makeup remover: Moist and Sebum. I'm assuming Moist is for dry skin while Sebum is for oily/combo skin. Only makes sense right?