St. Ives Says:
- Gently removes make-up and cleanses skin
- All Skin Types
- Pure Swiss Glacial Water nature's pure form of moisture
- Swiss Botanicals
- Skin nourishing Chamomile
- Smoothing and softening
- Dermatologist Tested
Mrs. Blacksten Says:
I've been on a hunt to replace my Philosophy Purity Made Simple, which I absolutely adore. It removes every trace of makeup on my face, and leaves my skin feeling soft. So on yet another Wal-Mart excursion I stopped off in the skincare aisle to check out the facial cleansers. Almost immediately my eyes drifted over to the St. Ives products, generally they're affordable, smell decent and work.
I purchased the St. Ives Makeup Remover and Facial Cleanser. Normally, I read labels religiously. I tend to be picky about what I put on my face. For whatever reason, I didn't do that with the St. Ives.
Every night before bed, I wash my makeup off. I cannot stress enough how important it is to wash your makeup off every night, no matter how tired you are. Skin needs to breathe, and sleeping with makeup on is a HUGE no-no.
So that night I used the St. Ives to wash my makeup off, or started to atleast. I have to say this product was the biggest disappointment I've had in a long, long time. It felt awful, like rubbing a mixture of baby oil and lotion on my face, just heavy and gross feeling. And frankly, my makeup still appeared very much intact. Immediately I washed my face with a regular foaming cleanser to get the St. Ives off, and to my astonishment, I had to wash my face twice to get it feeling clean and non-greasy.
So of course the first thing I did was read the ingredients, low and behold mineral oil was the second ingredient. I don't care if it's the finest quality/grade mineral oil, I don't want it on my face. Mineral oil, for me anyway, is like begging for a breakout. It's a cheap, filler ingredient. So ladies, you can safely assume, I would never have bought the St. Ives Makeup Remover and Facial Cleaner had I taken the time to read the ingredients. It went straight into the trash, The End.
Have you tried the St. Ives Makeup Remover and Facial Cleanser, or have a product horror story of your own?