Bought this at Watsons last month.
2 bottles for $11.90 if im not wrong. A friend of mine wanted to get it as she used it before saying its not bad so i shared with her to try.
it contains parabens and castor oil =X
i’ve used it for about 2 weeks and i’m not sure if i should use it as a make up remover or cleanser. but i am going to review it for both functions anyway.
AS A MAKE UP REMOVER
as usual i applied more than my usual day make up on the back of my hand.
concealer, eyeliner, mascara etc
it is more like a cream than milk, and fragrance is strong which i dont like it.
after rubbing for 20 seconds i feel like the make up is not coming off, so i added more milk and rub again
Verdict: does not remove makeup.
AS A CLEANSER
i’ve used this as a cleanser in the mornings,
or after removing make up,
and even as a 2nd cleanser after washing my face once.
If i use this in the morning with some oil on my face, this cleanser cannot get rid of the oil.
i can feel a film of something on my face.
and my skin cant seem to breathe at all.
after drying it is better like nothing is there but just to play safe,
i will wash again with my regular cleanser
However, this effect is less apparent if i washed my face with my regular cleanser, followed by the Nivea Cleansing milk.
i guess my regular cleanser removed the oil on my face already.
so to illustrate what i was saying:
i washed my makeup free left hand with the Nivea cleansing milk
i washed my right hand with the Avene Soapless Foaming Gel (my regular cleanser)
You can see that after rinsing, the water on my left hand will streak together.
but the water on the right hand is evenly distributed
so i think, there is really something left behind after washing with NIVEA.
after cleansing, the next steps are the nourishing part like toner, serums etc which i want them to be evenly absorbed and not blocked by anything.
i am sorry, i cannot recommend this for those with combi – oily skin.
it worked for my friend, whom has dry – normal skin.