Monday, May 2, 2011

Review: St. Ives Makeup Remover and Facial Cleanser


Hey ladies, I'm back again and today I'm focusing on skincare. The product I'm going to be talking about is St. Ives Makeup Remover and Facial Cleanser. Let's get straight to it.

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
  • Hypo-Allergenic
Discover The Swiss Secrets For Visibly Healthy Skin

Now St. Ives captures these secrets in a gentle, non-drying cream formula that effortlessly removes even the heaviest makeup. Deep cleans for soft, smooth, visibly healthy skin

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?


MeRuborizo ♥ said...

hi! i bought this product too and i don´t like it that much =/ the texture of it is horrible! do you know a similar product that really works? thanks =)

Mrs. Blacksten said...

The best makeup remover/ facial cleanser I've come across is Philosophy's Purity Made Simple. It's creamy and gentle, but very effective. I'm still hunting for a drugstore replacement or dupe, and if I ever manage to find one, I'll post about it. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the answer! =)

MeRuborizo ♥ said...

Thank you very much! Hope you let us know about the dupe :D

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