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Is cleanser the same as makeup remover?
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Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:23 pm      Reply with quote
I use cleanser to remover my make-up everyday but the thing is that I couldn't remove all the dirts thoroughly. There is no instruction on the bottle of that cleaning cream which I am using. Probably I have to look for the right face make-up remover carefully instead of cleaner.
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Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:56 pm      Reply with quote
Some cleanser can be same as makeup remover, but some don't do good enough job to remove makeup. Or if your makeup is one of those "long-lasting" ones, your cleanser might not be able to remove everything...

I find most cleansing creams/lotions (ones that doesn't foam) don't remove makeup complete, usually becasue they leave a film (however unnoticable) after you rinse off, and the film is trapping makeup residue. For example, I have this AHA cleanser that works wonderfully when I have no makeup on, but it just doesn't remove makeup well enough, or at least I have to wash twice with it.

With foaming cleansers or soaps, they generally do a better job, but it still depends on your makeup. Most long-lasting/water proof makeup will not be removed easily with regular cleansers...

And a makeup remover is just a cleanser with more heavy-duty cleansing action, but they can be more drying or more oily (depends on the remover).
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Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:53 pm      Reply with quote
If I'm wearing a full face of makeup I use makeup remover first. If it's just something like lipstick and mascara I use my cleansing cream....but I do use natural makeup so it's water soluble and easier to remove than conventional makeup.
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Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:11 pm      Reply with quote
Does any of u find those cleansing clothes efficent in removing light makeup?...I'm currently using Olay cleansing cloths and I found it quite good in removing my mascara and foundation but on the other hand, I only dust a very light layer on my face so perhaps it's not that heavy for the cleansing cloths to do a good job... Very Happy

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Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:15 am      Reply with quote
For me it also depends on how much makeup I am wearing on a given day. I might use eye makeup remover if I'm wearing more mascara or heavy eyeliner, but if not then I am happy to use a good cleansing cream that can take it all off. Not all cleansers are good at removing makeup though....

I have tried the cleansing cloths and some are better than others. I have found the Neutrogena ones (that you have to add water to) to be pretty good and better than many of the pre-moistened ones I tried. I only use these for travel though as I don't like stretching out my skin like that on a daily basis...

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