Thank you to everyone for their warm welcome to me! I’m really enjoying getting to be part of the beauty blogger world since I’m an avid reader of everyone’s blogs!
I was trying to get this post out yesterday. I’m very sorry for the delay. Yesterday was an incredibly shitty day for me. So many of my good intensions and high expectations were crushed.
Anyway, back to the review! Today is part 2 of my “3 most important beauty items” – cleanser / makeup remover! Normal face cleanser doesn’t seem to remove my makeup, and I have used oil-based cleansers since they became popular in Japan in the late 1990s. I know not everyone likes them! I’ll talk about oil-based makeup removers in a separate review!
What it does:
From the Muji website: Contains olive oil and jojoba oil. Quickly and effectively removes even point makeup (point makeup is a Japanese phrase that means lipstick, mascara, etc, everything other than foundation / concealer). Contains apricot juice and peach leaf essence as moisturizing ingredients. Non-fragrance.
Price: 780 yen (about $8) for 200ml
Review: This is a typical oil cleanser and effectively removes makeup like it says. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight and dry, although I would never use this without a moisturizer after rinsing my face. I apply it to cotton to take off my eye & lip makeup, and use my hands to massage the oil into my face for the rest of my skin. It effectively removes my waterproof mascara & eye liner. It is also affordable compared to other oil-based cleansers (for comparison, DHC is around $30 for the same size.
Will I buy it again? I think I’ll try other oil-based cleansers, but this is high on the list of products I’d recommend!
I’ve been using this sunblock religiously, every day since I was around 18. Before that, I loved to tan in the summer. Believe me, I am paying for that mistake now!!!
What it does:
From the Biore website: “a moisturizing UV gel for your body. Contains natural Aloe, and will ensure smooth skin while blocking UV rays every day. SPF 25 PA++”
Price: 764 yen (about $7.50, from kenko.com) for 140ml
Review: This product comes out of the bottle in a white viscous gel. I apply it to my face even though it contains alcohol. I started using it because I don’t like to apply many oily products to my face (moisturizer, primer, sunblock, foundation…) and I use it daily. It does not cause me to break out and does not make my makeup slide off.
Will I buy it again? Until another company makes a non-oily sunblock, I’ll continue using this!
I have a loooooooong way to go before my reviews get good. But at least I’ve started!!