July 27, 2011
I have been dying to try it out for quite a while. See, I belong in the former category of The Truly Busy and anything which promises to save me time immediately piques my interest. It seems so convenient: Just swipe and go. Perfect to use before exercise or while travelling. Since it's water, you don't have to worry about stickiness if it spills in your bag or on your clothes. The fact that Mandom Cleansing Lotion comes in large 300ml bottles for RM34.90 makes it much more appealing than cleansing wipes.
So how did it fare?
Not too well, I am afraid. I found it dismal as an eye-makeup remover as it left a mess all around my eye area. It couldn't even remove non-waterproof mascara properly and that was after patiently holding the cotton pad to my eyes for 2 minutes. Plus, it stung my eyes.
Thankfully, Mandom Cleansing Lotion fares much better in the facial cleanser department. 4 squares of cotton pads are sufficient for cleansing my face and neck. There were no foundation traces left behind either. Who would have thought that water could remove so much gunk?
Unfortunately, the Cleansing Lotion causes my skin to break out in cystic acne, even after double cleansing with Cetaphil. I have a suspicion that the soy extract thingamy contained in this product is to blame for this sad state of affairs.
Checking out other reviews though, I seem to be the only person who breaks out from this stuff. It's a pity that I am the exception to the rule as I would definitely repurchase this for travel. Boo.
Has anyone tried this and found themselves breaking out too?