Do cleansing oil, cleansing lotion, cleansing fluid ring a bell to you?
These products are used to remove makeup on your face. It is supposed to make the task of removing makeup
easier hassle-free. The idea is that before you start with your usual skincare regimen – facial wash, toner, moisturizing cream, etc. – you have to apply the cleansing oil first with the use of a cotton ball.
***Back then, I didn’t care about this at all but because of all the beauty boxes that I have received this year, I have had the privilege of trying out different beauty products that used to be unknown to me. It’s safe enough to say that I am now a proud owner of probably close to a hundred beauty products… and still counting. Hehe!
Some of the products that grabbed my attention were the Bifesta Age Care Cleansing Lotion that I got from the April BDJ Box and the Mustela Physiobebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid that I got from the June Bridal Bliss Box of Glamourbox. I was very curious to see which one would work better – which one is more effective – so I decided to use both – one on the left side and the other one on the right side of my face.
*Things you should know:
1. Bifesta Age Care Cleansing Lotion – It conveniently removes your makeup with the power of oil cleansing minus the oily feeling. It is Japan’s first ever water-based makeup remover that not only cleanses, but nourishes deep down the skin.
2. Mustela Physiobebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid – It is enriched with allantoin and aloe vera extracts. This gentle hypoallergenic cleanser requires no rinsing and leaves the skin soft, hydrated and clean. This may also be used as a makeup remover by those with sensitive skin.
*I would like to remind everyone though that the Mustela Physiobebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid is actually a product made for babies. It is generally used to thoroughly clean a baby’s face and diaper area but since I have no babies, I will be using this product as a makeup remover. Therefore, my basis for choosing which is better will depend on the product’s ability to remove my makeup.
Just to give you an idea about the picture above… here’s the list of makeup products that I used:
1. Celeteque Dermoscience Multi-Benefit BB Cream
2. Make Up For Ever Professional Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector
3. Maybelline Lumineyes
4. Eye of Horus Natural Smokey Eye Pencil
5. Avon Super-shock Max Mascara
6. Maybelline Clear Smooth All-In-One Shine Free Cake Powder
7. Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush
8. Pixi-Glow Magic Tink Tint
Now… on to our test:
A. Bifesta Age Care Cleansing Lotion
As you can see in the pictures above, I was able to remove a whole lot of makeup on my face. It was also able to remove my eye makeup but not all of it though. The eye pencil that I used is one tough cookie so it’s not that surprising that I was unable to remove it completely. The picture above will show you the part of my face where Bifesta was applied on and you’ll see parts of my eye still covered with (some) makeup. The good thing though about this product is that it will not leave your skin feeling oily after application – as what the product claims. It does its job well in removing most of my makeup. As for my eye makeup, I just have to do the process twice to completely remove everything. 🙂
B. Mustela Physiobebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid
The Mustela cleansing fluid also did a good job in removing my makeup although it also failed to remove my entire eye makeup… which is why the “no-rinsing needed when you use this product” part isn’t really applicable nor acceptable to me. It did leave my skin feeling soft and hydrated after application but that’s not enough to make me want to go to bed without completing my skincare routine.
If you would to look at the pictures of my left and right face, you’d think that it looks the same but if you would check the side-by-side comparison in the picture above, you’ll notice that I got rid of more makeup using the Bifesta cleansing lotion than the Mustela cleansing fluid. I don’t mind really… I would still use both since these are sample products I got from my beauty boxes. But once my samples run out and I have to buy one, I’d choose Bifesta cleansing lotion for 2 reasons:
1. Bifesta cleansing lotion is cheaper. It costs about Php419 per 300ml bottle while the Mustela cleansing fluid costs Php690 per 300ml bottle.
2. I got to remove more makeup using Bifesta.