Cleansing and Calming My Skin With Cleansing Cream/Milk – A recent discovery

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On February 28, 2013
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Summary:

Cleansing Milk I have tried that calm and hydrate my skin even as it cleanses off makeup.

I seem to be on a bit of a skincare revamp in recent times. My skin decided to throw a major hissy fit in January where  everything I used to do and use (I didn’t change any part of my regular skincare routine) no longer worked and I was breaking out like I was a teen again, yet experiencing serious dry skin. I knew I had to do something. I told you earlier about my toner + cotton pad rediscovery that helped me. Now, here’s something else I changed. I haven’t been using cleansing oils for over a month.

Not using cleansing oils to remove my makeup and as part of a double cleansing routine is something really big for me. I’m such a cleansing oil evangelist and I’ve used so many. It has been such a part of my skincare routine for so many years that it was almost impossible for me to just abandon it. But I did. Instead, I turned to using cream/milk cleansers.

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As luck would have it, I didn’t own any, except 2. The last time I used a cream cleanser, it was the Neutrogena one. Worked a treat but I didn’t replenish because… you guessed it; I went back to my oil cleansers. However, after rooting around, I discovered 2 – Swissline Water Shock Comforting Emulsion Cleanser and Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Hydrating Cleansing Milk.

I have been using them both this past month and I have to say that its different. My skin actually stopped feeling so dry and tight and it really seemed to help my skin feel more comfortable. Naturally, its also made me curious about trying other cream or milk cleansers icon biggrin Cleansing and Calming My Skin With Cleansing Cream/Milk   A recent discovery Do you use any? Interestingly enough, both the cream/milk cleansers I’ve been using come in 2 different price categories icon smile Cleansing and Calming My Skin With Cleansing Cream/Milk   A recent discovery

Splurge: Swissline Water Shock Comforting Emulsion Cleanser – RM198/160ml

The name of the product is that of Emulsion Cleanser but I feel that it is more of a cream. It pumps out quite thick, like a cream and applies on skin very much like a cream. It serves to remove makeup without drying out the skin and in fact, does a pretty decent job. I don’t use it about the eyes, because I use a separate eye makeup remover for the eye area (the same principles as that I’ve explained before apply).

With this one, I do not use a cotton pad. Instead, on dry face and with dry hands, I pump out about 2-3 pumps of the cleanser and massage it all over my face, giving myself a mini face massage as I go. I then rinse off or you can tissue off, and it leaves my skin feeling quite lovely and clean. Unlike oil cleansers that really deep clean, and sometimes leave skin feeling dry, this one leaves my skin feeling comfortable and hydrated. I do follow up with a foaming cleanser because it makes me feel more comfortable but you technically do not have to.

I did realise however, that I could not use this one too often or I’d break out. I’m not quite sure why this is so but I’m good to use it about 2-3 times a week, but not too often. Not bad either because its terribly pricey! If I have heavier makeup on, its back to the oil cleansers I go. This one doesn’t do as good a job at removing long wearing makeup.

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(1) Swissline Water Shock Comforting Emulsion Cleanser (2) Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Hydrating Cleansing Milk

You can probably tell from these swatches the difference in texture of the product.

Save: Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Hydrating Cleansing Milk – RM49.90 /200ml

Unlike the Swissline Water Shock Emulsion Cleanser, I can’t use this cleansing milk without cotton pads. I’ve tried it using just my hands to massage it into my skin but it seems to get absorbed and doesn’t make me feel like its doing a good job cleaning my skin of makeup. So, I dispense some product onto a cotton pad and then wipe it over my face.

I do find that it does a fair job at removing most of my face base makeup but if its a longwearing product, then I do need more time to remove it. I also find myself having to go through quite a few cotton pads just to get my face clean and I do have to go over at least twice; but when I do, my skin feels very nice. It feels cool, hydrated and clean and I haven’t even washed it again yet icon razz Cleansing and Calming My Skin With Cleansing Cream/Milk   A recent discovery

As the name implies, the texture is more liquid and runny as opposed to the Emulsion Cleanser. It spreads quite easily on skin and when I use the cotton pad, I apply it in circles so my skin gets a little massage at the same time. It smells of the fresh green scent like the other Hydra Vegetal products and is just as affordable.

My Pick

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Of the two, I’m going to pick the Yves Rocher cleansing milk simply because I can use it for weeks straight without experiencing any breakouts, and its affordable and works. I do think they are both fairly good products of themselves, and I do like the convenience of not having to use cotton pads with the Swissline emulsion and the nice creamy texture but I need something that I can use at a stretch without having to worry about breakouts and without hurting my wallet too much.

I will also note that cream, milk or emulsion cleansers are usually targeted at those who have drier skintypes who will benefit from cleansing while hydrating the skin. I personally benefited from this and I’m starting to be sold on the idea of using milk/cream cleansers.

Granted, it does now take me longer to remove my makeup and cleanse my skin, and I do have to do all the cleansing before I get into the shower and it can be quite a hassle, I have to continue because my skin has decided that for now, at least, this is what it wants. Ah! Fickle skin!

Have you tried either product and have an experience to share? Do you have a cream / milk cleanser to recommend?

I’d love to know if you are using a cream or milk cleanser and how you like it. I do still double cleanse; its just that I substituted the oil cleanser with a cleansing milk. I know this isn’t for everyone but when skin throws a hissy fit, sometimes its worth taking two steps back and trying something new. Thankfully this worked! icon biggrin Cleansing and Calming My Skin With Cleansing Cream/Milk   A recent discovery

Paris B

Swissline is a salon brand and products are available at Energy Day Spa and various other salons. Yves Rocher is available at their stores in various neighbourhood malls and Fahrenheit 88 and 1 Utama

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Sze Ling February 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

There’s a bottle of Clarins cleansing milk that has been sitting in my drawer for a while. Got it as a deluxe sample, but never gotten around to try it. I’m so used to using a cleansing oil every night that it feels wrong to go without it. LOL. =P

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

I know exactly how you feel. The first few days, I was all “Whaa…??!!” but now I’m so used to it! That said, my skin does tend to the dry so that might be why I feel that its more comfortable. Cleansing oils do make it so much easier to remove everything at one go though and I can do it all in the shower! Sigh… conundrum :P

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Sue
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February 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

I’ve tried using cream based cleanser but found my skin breaking out the very next day. Not sure if it’s because it doesn’t clean my face well enough or if my skin just couldn’t take the cream. Hence, it’s back to the reliable Kose Softymo for me (lo and behold, I just asked a friend who is heading to HK to stock it up for me…hehe)

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

Yay for the Kose Softymo :D But you could be right. A cream cleanser, like oil cleaner isn’t for everyone. I use it as a precleanse so I still double cleanse. Its just that I find it less stripping on my skin which is better for my poor ol’ dry skin :D

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Applegal February 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

I have Decleor’s milk cleanser, and I use it to remove my sunblock on days I don’t wear make up. Love the smell, but I noticed that when I massage it on my skin it stings a wee bit. I’ve also tried Avene’s milk cleanser, and I thought that worked well too! So far I’ve not tried using just milk cleanser to remove make up (a bit too reliant on oil cleansers for that), maybe I will try tonight and see how it fares.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

Did you try using it as a makeup remover, Applegal? :) I still do in the evenings although it takes more work but I do double cleanse anyway to get rid of any residue on my skin. Thanks for the Avene suggestion. That one sounds affordable :P

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Applegal March 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Yes I have! It works just as well as the oil cleanser, and my skin felt moisturised. Yeah, the only issue I have with Avene’s milk cleanser is the mineral oil ingredient, but actually I didn’t think it affected me much.

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Firn February 28, 2013 at 9:22 am

I had the same skincare experience as you! Where my regular skincare couldn’t do anything about my breakouts.

I did try La Roche Posay’s Toleriane cleansing milk but it seems to break me out. Now I’m on Bioderma’s Sensibio and it seems to be doing me good.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:26 am

Goodness! Here I was thinking my skin was the only one throwing a tantrum LOL! :D I haven’t tried the LRP one although I hear that the LRP Toleriane range is very good for breakout prone skin. Wish they’d bring LRP in here >.< I have been using the Bioderma off and on for a while but haven’t been as sold on it as many other have been. I wonder why :( I have also tried Caudalie Cleansing Water and I seem to prefer that one.

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Firn March 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

Toleriane strangely enough made me break out! Their physiological cleansing gel is good for makeup but it doesn’t clean down into the pores as well as salicylic acid.

I like Bioderma’s Sensibio well enough. It doesn’t sting/cause redness/itching.
My current routine is:
Bioderma Sensibio > Neutrogena oil-free acne wash (2% salicylic acid w/w) only on my nose and chin > Seba Med blackhead cleansing bar (super clean without drying and great for post-exercise cleansing because it’s portable and no spills/messing with cotton pads!).

I am now acne-free (especially on my chin, dreaded hormonals) except for residual comedones which will work themselves out eventually and any pimples I get are very shallow and disappear quickly!

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Paris B
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March 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Happy to know you have a routine that works well and no acne! That’s a wonderful thing! I’m trying to get rid of the marks leftover from my last acne bout now and its true what they say about older skin, it just doesn’t heal as quickly anymore :(

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Issa February 28, 2013 at 9:52 am

I’ve used a cleansing milk from the Body Shop before just to try it and I really like how soft my skin feels after cleansing. you are right, it does not leave my skin dry. Maybe, I should try cleansing milks again…. I am interested on the Yves Rocher….

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:28 am

I like the Yves Rocher one because its so affordable and does a really good job! :D I still double cleanse though. It makes sure my skin is clean yet its not as drying as double cleansing with an oil cleanser. I wonder what I’m going to do with all my oil cleansers now LOL!

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Rose February 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

That’s funny you changed from cleansing oil to cleansing creams/lotions because I did the opposite due to skin issues. But I’m fickle and always bounce back and forth. A good one for me is La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser for makeup removal. I still do the double cleanse by using this to remove makeup (hot cloth method) and I may cleanse again with the same or I use one of my HG cleansers, Kiehl’s Washable Cleansing Milk. Currently though, it’s my cleansing oil (MAC Tranquil or DHC) and Shiseido The Skincare Cleansing Foam with a net puff.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

Haha we’re opposites, Rose and you know what they say about opposites attracting… ;) But seriously, I think that we should be open to trying different products for our skin’s different needs because we just never know when our skin may decide to change and throw us for a loop! That’s something I think not many people tell us. I double cleanse too, just that I use a cream cleanser instead of oil for the 1st step :D

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Hani February 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

You can give Yves Rocher cleansing milk for sensitive skin a try. The price should be more or less the same as the Hydra Vegetal. The consistency is thick enough for you to forgo the cotton pad.

I used it late last year when my skin felt dry and I had breakouts for some reason. And that cleanser really helped to get my skin back to normal.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

Ahhh thank you so much for the recommendation, Hani! :D I’ll check it out the next time I’m near a YR store. I like the idea of being able to skip the cotton pad :D

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Kel February 28, 2013 at 10:08 am

Funnily I reverted from cleansing oil to cleansing milk about 6 months ago…only because I ran out of cleansing oil & had a few cleansing milk sitting in my cabinet & i thought not to waste, however after using the milk – i found that it did the job & saves me some $$ too…

I use the Decleor (splurge) cleansing milk or the Sephora (save) cleansing milk….

But instead of using cotton pad, i wipe off with tissue paper…

:)

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

Oh yay, Kel! Happy to know you found cleansing milks helpful for your skin too and another vote for Decleor! Looks like I have to try that one some day don’t I? :D I tried using tissue paper once but I think I’m too stingy so the tissue paper I use is too rough for my skin LOL! Which brand do you use? :P

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xin
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February 28, 2013 at 10:16 am

you should try the decleor cleansing milk some day, it smells divine, and it’s not as creamy, and doesn’t leave funny feeling on skin.
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liyeun February 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I agree with the smell but I cant say it removes everything clean. I find it decent and it does leave a slight oily feeling on my skin which I do not like. I personally wud prefer clarins and aesop over decleor.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

I remember you raving about this one! Ok I will give it a go some day :D

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kuri
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February 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

I’ve tried some cleansing creams (Cle de Peau and some other samples) and found that they left my skin comfortable and hydrated. I didn’t do the toner on cotton check though so I can’t say how well they cleaned the makeup off, but I tend to use them on light makeup days.
If I find my skin getting dry I’ll switch to a cream cleanser but I haven’t had too much of a problem this winter.
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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:34 am

I think it would be beneficial for winter climates thanks to the dry dry air! I do still double cleanse when using a cream/milk cleanser though. Just too used to it and the toner test seems to show makeup free skin :)

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Patricia February 28, 2013 at 10:28 am

I use a cleansing milk from Lancome for dry skin and use their hydra zen moisturiser. the cleansing milk removes make-up as well and doesn’t leave my skin feeling “stretched”. Amazing product and no breakouts!

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:35 am

Its nice to know there’s so many people using cleansing milks too! Thanks for the suggestion for Lancome, Patricia :)

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Victoria February 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

The only cleansing milk I have ever used was the one from Clarins but that was years ago. I remember I had to use cotton pads to wipe off my make up with this cleansing milk. I have only recently started to double cleansed and I have been using Fancl cleansing oil. I must say that the raves from make up alley and the blogging world on this cleansing oil is justified as it does not break me out and leaves my skin soft. I wanted to try the Kose Softymo which I think is also being sold in Singapore but I discovered that one of its main ingredients is mineral oil which my skin does not like. So I will stick to Fancl cleansing oil for now. Hope your skin improves with your new regime.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:38 am

Oh I used one from Clarins a while ago but I stopped because I found it such a hassle. They need you to pat it on to remove makeup and it just did not work. Maybe I should have trusted my instinct and wiped instead of pat :P I haven’t used Fancl cleansing oil but I do remember many people raving about it. Happy to know it works well for you :D My skin is doing fairly well now, thank goodness. Perhaps I should post an update of my skincare regiment :D

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Kris
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February 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I am also alternating my Bioderma Crealine with Clarins Cleansing Milk. The milk feels moisturising on skin and to massage it in feels luxurious! But It is quite scented though. I will wet some cotton pad to wipe it off the face afterwards before I rinse it with a face wash. Hmm have not done the toner test to see if any makeup residue remains. But for sure I still feels the Bioderma Crealine cleanses better. Maybe its all in the head. lol

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

I’ve tried the Clarins milk before this but found it such a hassle to pat it on the way they suggest. Dumped it in the end LOL! I have been using Bioderma for a while but haven’t experienced anything very wonderful about it. I recently bought a bottle of Caudalie Cleansing Water and it actually feels much nicer so maybe its a case of preference :D

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Tracy February 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I’m glad you found something that’s working and helping! I’ve done a complete opposite-stated using my Clarisonic after a good year of hiatus with the Shiseido Brightening Foaming Cleanser and it’s helping a lot! Only once a day though! Oh, and I found something else too that’s helping a lot too! Blog post soon! :)

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

Ooh I’ll keep a look out for your blog post – quick! Maybe it can help me! :P I have also started using back my Clarisonic after over a year too! I now use it only once a week and it isn’t making my skin go nuts, so yes I can see the benefits, but only if used very sparingly! I can’t even use it once a day or my skin will dry out, flake off and just die :P

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Larie February 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I use Clinique’s cleansing milk, and love it. It’s pretty affordable, and it’s a great makeup remover, though I usually follow up with some other kind of cleanser, because I do this all in the shower and I rinse my face afterward to get remnants of shampoo and conditioner off of it. I’m glad you found something that works!
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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

*taking notes* Clinique cleansing milk you say? I double cleanse too because I don’t trust the cream cleanser to totally clean off everything and as you do, cleanse to get rid of the shampoo since I wash my hair daily :D

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Sunny
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February 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Glad to hear you found something that works well in your time of need, Paris! I use exclusively cleansing balm/cream at nighttime nowadays, and my skin is pretty happy! I’d recommend the Pai one especially if your skin is acting up. Recently tried Purify & Sooth from Elemental Herbology and I like it a lot as well. I still use a foaming one for a quick wash in the morning, but other than that I don’t think I’ll look back!
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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Thanks for the rec, Sunny! I have been wanting to try some Pai stuff but shipping is rather pricey. I’m going to have to find some online stores that will ship internationally for a lower fee ;) I haven’t tried a balm yet except for the Eve Lom one, but I am also using cleansing waters. They aren’t bad too!

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Sunny
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March 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Hey Paris, try Naturissimo. They ship for free worldwide, have great GWPs, and for each other you can pick 5 samples (though most aren’t free, I appreciate getting to choose what I’ll receive and some are actually a very good size). Hope it helps!
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Paris B
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March 10, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Yay, thanks for the info, Sunny! :D

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Jesz February 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I have multiple bottles of cleansing oil with only one bottle of cleansing milk, which is Lancome cleansing (can’t recall the exact name of the product). Cleansing oil is the core makeup remover for me as it remove all makeup in one step (thanks to laziness), whereas milk cleanser would require me to remove my eye & lip makeup before the milk. I have been alternately using this for years & it just work fine. The smell of the cleansing milk is pretty lovely and it does a good job too! However, I always follow by foam cleanser regardless of whether I used oil or milk to remove makeup.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Nice to know that alternating the cleansers work for you Jesz! :D I use a separate eye makeup remover regardless of whichever product I use so it doesn’t make a difference to me although I must admit that the cleansing oil does take a little less work :P I too follow up with a foam cleanser regardless of whichever cleanser I use and I’ve found that a salicylic cleanser helps me keep spots at bay :D

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Ana Nz. February 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Biotherm clansing milk have been w me for abt 6 months now after bad breakouts not responding to anything at that time. My skin slowly got better n now i am very happy. Rare breakouts, even that my skin heals quicker n better.
I still use cleansing oil on dry face dry hands to wash out make ups, then use the cleansing milk in the shower. I use only the cleansing milk in a.m. During showering.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Happy to know you too found something to work for you Ana, and coincidentally, its a cleansing milk too! Yay :D

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casey23 February 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I have oily skin so using cleansing milk is usually not an option for me but I do have 2 at home, Caudalie cleansing milk, which was a gift in an order and Bliss one, bought it just because of curiosity because it says “you can use it as a 5 min mask to remove blackheads”.. So I did.. The Results? Nope didn’t do nothing for me and it is a bit citrusy so it is impossible to use it as an eye makeup remover.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm

You know what? I don’t think oily skin will benefit much from a cleansing milk so you’re probably doing it right, sticking to oils :) I haven’t tried the Caudalie one but I bought the Caudalie Cleansing Water recently and tried it and I really like it! I remember you like Caudalie so do let me know if you’ve tried that one :D

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casey23 March 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Oh yes I do like it very much, though I’m gonna pass onto their non silicone products in the future. But when it comes to cleansing water unfortunately I buy nothing but Bioderma (cliche, right?).. It is also budget friendly because 500 ml bottle costs around 27 $ and when you but one bottle the other 500 ml bottle is for free, so you get like 1 litre of cleansing water which is pretty enough for a year round :)

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Paris B
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March 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

That’s great! We don’t get Bioderma here yet unfortunately but it doesn’t seem to impress me so maybe its just as well hehe!

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LSY March 1, 2013 at 12:14 am

I have also recently changed from oil to milk. I am using Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean. I massage in the cleanser and remove it with a sponge. It smells wonderful and does a good job cleaning off the day’s grime.

I think our skin sometimes need a change, too much of the same thing may not necessary work that well?

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Oh wait, we have Soap & Glory here! Thanks for the suggestion :D I too think our skin (like us!) may get bored with the same chemicals day in day out so sometimes, a little change can do wonders :)

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Wojis March 1, 2013 at 3:09 am

I now clean off my make-up with my DIY cleanser (no cotton, just micro fibre cloths) and then I wash my face with Purity Made Simple (as it didn’t work on it’s own unfortunately) of with my EVOO-soap. In the morning I just use my EVOO-soap for my face, and I love it. It stopped me breaking out as much as I did before. The Purity Made Simple is just a test (don’t realy see the need as it didn’t do what it promised and costs twice my soap) and I up till now I am not convinced. As a lotion I use my DIY Aleo Vera lotion, I love it and won’t change it for a while.
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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

That’s a very interesting cleansing regiment, Wojis! I’m going to read your blog and see if you mention it :)

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LeGeeque March 1, 2013 at 7:38 am

I actually use a milk/creamy cleanser in the mornings! After a night of slumber (tough work), I don’t think my skin is as grimy to justify my regular gel/creme cleanser. I alternate between my Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution and Clarins Milk Cleanser – something like that. Got the Clarins one as a deluxe sample in a GWP. I quite like it but it’s heavily-fragranced. Love how soft my skin feels after my shower :)

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I like how so many of us are using cream cleansers. I had the impression all along that oil cleansers were the “norm” LOL! Glad to know you found products that work for your sensitive skin :)

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Kathia March 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

The trouble with cleansing oils is that they are often laden with hidden surfactants, which I find very drying. I switched away from them and to cleansing balms about a year ago because they have less surfactants and allow me to massage my face a little. I started with REN’s and then to Eve Lom (which works very well in hard water, less impressive in soft water) and now I’ve moved on to Bobbi Brown’s cleansing balm due to cost. I tried using my bottle of Kanebo Naive Deep Cleansing Oil here in London recently and found it way too drying.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Cleansing balms are something else I hear is wonderful to use. I have one from RMK and had planned to try it until my recent experiment with cleansing milk. Maybe I’ll try that once one of these finishes – not hard coz I’m so generous with the product LOL! I like using the Eve Lom occasionally. The cleansing process can get really messy!

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Efrain
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March 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Try Bioderma Micellar Water, as I have combination skin, milk are too heavy for me and instead I use it in Sebium version; for light makeup you only need one cotton pad impregnated with product. After it I use a gel cleanser; but I think in summer it is more comfortable than a milk.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I have been trying Bioderma but it doesn’t impress me the way I know many people are impressed with it. It is very useful I think for cleaning off light base and for light cleansing but I still double cleanse LOL!

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Jennifer March 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Hope your skin condition improves! I have always been attracted to milk cleanser but a few consultations at the beauty counters seem to conclude that due to my oily skin, any cream or milk based cleanser will make my skin more oily. I will give it a try one of these days. Currently double cleansing with cleansing oil and facial foam are doing a decent job but clogs my skin. No breakout though.

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Paris B
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March 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Cream/milk cleansers don’t work so well on oily skin thats true. So better stick to the oils :) I know many people have reported great success using cleansing waters too. We don’t get Bioderma locally (the most popular) but I’ve been using Caudalie Cleansing Water and it is really nice!

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