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#1 Skin Care Rule

No matter how long the day has been or how tired I am, even if I have to do it with my eyes barely able to stay opened, I MUST remove my makeup.

I would keep thinking about the agony of nursing a pimple should I sleep with foundation on and scare myself with the possibility of my lashes falling off if I kept my mascara on overnight (actually, I’m not sure if that could even happen).

Currently, my makeup removers are from the Biore (the pink range). I’m a huge fan of their makeup remover wipes and after a few decent reviews of the Cleansing Oil and Eye Makeup Remover, I picked them up too.

Biore Cleansing Oil

I’ve been using cleansing oil for years as part of my double cleansing regime but coming across a cheap yet effective cleansing oil locally wasn’t easy back then. My all-time favourite cleansing oil would still be the Kose Softymo (which I’ve now stocked up) which unfortunately, isn’t available locally.

So, I’ve been using the Biore Cleansing Oil and for the price, it gets the job done pretty well. I’ve read mixed reviews about it (dried out skin, oily film, zits, etc.) but I figured it was cheap enough to try out and thankfully, I didn’t experience any of the cons mentioned. The formula did sting my eyes a little more so than other cleansing oils but I endured it initially because my main intention was to get a cleansing oil that could remove waterproof eye makeup.

I’m on my second bottle and I don’t have much complaints except that I’m not keen on the cloying apple scent.

It retails for less than RM30 but I got mine during a sale whereby 2 bottles came up to less than RM20 each.

Biore Eye Makeup Remover

Eye makeup removers have not been a necessity for me until I read this post. I was completely reliant on cleansing oils but it’s not easy getting waterproof mascara off without rubbing. With age catching up, I was starting to worry. I don’t want crow’s feet!

And so I bought the Biore Eye Makeup Remover. It took awhile to get into the habit of using a separate eye makeup remover. I sometimes skip mascara (or makeup) altogether just so it would be easier to remove my makeup at the end of the day. Yes, I’m that lazy.

This is one of the more effective eye makeup removers I’ve used. My first bottle lasted over half a year. I only need one cotton pad with a 20 to 50 sen [old] coin size to remove the makeup from both eyes. I’ve used some other popular pharmacy brands such as L’Oreal and Maybelline but they don’t work as well, I feel.

RM29.90 seemed a bit steep at first considering that most pharmacy brands are cheaper but I guess with its effectiveness, it’s worth the price.

Are makeup removers a must for you? Which brands do you use?

12 thoughts on “#1 Skin Care Rule

  1. Jenn

    I super love the Biore Makeup Remover too! Like how it isn’t oily and it removes makeup easily! :D

    The cleansing oil is decent for its price, though I won’t repurchase because it stings my eyes! >.<

    1. Connie D Post author

      Hehe, I actually bought it after you’ve recommended it on Twitter ;) Yup, it definitely gets makeup off without having to rub and tug. I’m just finishing up the cleansing oil so that I can go back to my Kose Softymo.

      1. Ting

        Hello. Sorry I chipped in here. Just happen to browse around and saw your comments on the Biore and Softymo cleansing oil. I am currently using the Softymo one, and next one is going to be Biore. Don’t know how Biore will work for me. Anyhow, I used Fresnel before Softymo and I actually prefer Fresnel one. It is selling for about 400 baht over here in Watsons. :)

  2. Victoria

    I have been using the eye-make up remover from Dermalogica that removes both eye-make up and make-up on the entire face for years. The texture is semi-gel like and very effective at removing make-up. Do you think it is advisable to use an eye-make up remover that I have had since 2009? The one mention is the blue bottle from Loreal. I just found it in my stash and was wondering if I should take the risk of using it since it is already 4 years from the manufacturing date.

    1. Connie D Post author

      The gel texture sounds interesting. I gather that it works well since you’ve been using it for many years? I wouldn’t suggest using the L’Oreal eye makeup remover. Perhaps you can still keep it handy for cleaning brushes or removing swatches?

      1. Victoria

        Yeah, it is quite effective. It was recommended to me by a senior beautician who was conducting a Dermalogica workshop. Not sure if they still have this range though since I bought mine sometime back. Ok, will see what to do with the remover. Thanks for the tip of cleaning brushes or removing swatches :-)

  3. Jen S

    The Biore Makeup Remover sounds great but I have to agree with Victoria that the eye-make up remover from Dermalogica is still tops. But then I guess we all have our own preferences and it also has a lot to do with what type of skin you have.

  4. Jacqueline

    I’ve recently started to use the Biore Makeup Remover and I do find that it get the job done great. I haven’t had any problems so far. I also agree with Jen that the type of skin we have is important and we are all different in that regard.

  5. Elizabeth

    I really like this particular makeup remover because you don’t have to spend a long time in front of the mirror. I feel lazy myself especially after a long busy day at work, all you want is to relax and lie down on your bed. This one works really well because the makeup completely vanishes without rubbing it too much on your skin.

  6. Dyke

    Choosing a good make-up remover is very important especially for the very delicate and sensitive skin around the eyes. My take is, go for a product that is mild on the skin and yet very effective at removing make-up easily without you having to rub so hard.


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