Tag Archives: dermatologist

[Review] Caudalie Cleansing Water

Standard

Hi everyone! So silly me forgot to pack my trusty Decoderm Cleansing Lotion. I took this chance to try another makeup remover. Off I went to Sephora and got their SA to recommend me something. My requirements were:-

  • Makeup remover for both face & eye
  • Need not remove waterproof makeup
  • Something that is travel friendly

And boy, did I get more than I bargained for. Here is the Caudalie Cleansing Water.

Here’s what this seemingly unassuming product claims and does for me.

“It is a 3 in 1 soap free, non rinse cleanser, makeup remover & toner for face and eyes”

Now, I only wanted a makeup remover. As a makeup remover, it was able to remove my rinsable Dior Iconic Extreme mascara and waterproof Revelon Eye Pen. Sometimes I do use a cleansing water in the morning when I don’t feel the need to use a heavier cleanser (since I washed the previous night before I sleep). So it’s nice to have a multipurpose product. Although for me, i almost always prefer to do a rinse after using these types of non-rinse cleansing water, mostly out of habit than anything. I haven’t tried this in place of my toner so can’t comment on that.

“Suitable for sensitive skin, dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested and suitable for contact lens wearers”

I don’t have sensitive skin but this water doesn’t bite or sting me skin, even around the eye area. Since I don’t wear contact lens anymore, I can’t comment on that. I however remember the days when removing makeup with contacts on can sometimes be unpleasant.

“Parabens and sulfates free”

“Micellar water captures dirt like tiny dirt magnets”

When I use it as a cleansing water in the morning, it removes a layer of dirt and oil, something that my Vichy cleansing water did not pick up as much.

Other things I like about this was that it was a screw lid (no spillage) and the bottle is squeezable. The smell is refreshing and reminds me of cucumbers.

The cons would be the price. A bottle of 100ml is USD14 before sales tax. I’ve already used more than half the bottle and it has only been 15 days.

[Review] Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Standard

Seeing double? Yup, I have 2 tubes of this awesome and afforable sunblock at any given time. Why? One to put at home and the other at the BF’s of cos! I have to admit I do not always use this for my face but this is my sunblock of choice when it comes to my neck, arms, legs and everywhere except my face. BUT I definitely use this on my face when I’m going to be in the sun for the day.

Some key features of this:

  • Waterproof, sweatproof, resists rub-off
  • Oil free and PABA-free
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Dermatologist tested

A pea sized dollop spreads easily and is enough to cover my neck. For a sunblock or sunscreen with such a high SPF, it doesn’t have the thick, viscous texture one might expect. It feels like a lotion, and has an ultra-light, non-shiny finish thanks to its Dry Touch technology.

Afraid you will smell like those typical sunblock? The light fresh scent is a welcoming change to that perception.

Did you know it’s Made in Korea?

Price: SGD 20.90 for 88ml (SPF 50+) / SGD 16.80 for 88ml (SPF 30+)