Makeup removers are essential in your daily makeup routine. You must ALWAYS remove your makeup before you get to bed. Let your skin breathe while you sleep.
Oil has been used for the longest time as cleansers, even as long as before soap was discovered. It remains the only effective way of removing dirt with out stripping the skin of it’s moisture. This happens naturally too. I’m sure people who have naturally oily skin have noticed that their makeup doesn’t hold up as long as other people. Oil breaks down many components that hold your makeup. Even those with waterproof formulas. That’s how effective oils are.
I have two kinds of makeup removers in my kit. I have one that is oil free and one that is oil based. This way, I can adjust to a client or to a model’s preference. These two formulas are from VMV Hypoallergenics.
These are so handy in my kit because these makeup removers comes in “no rinse” formulas. I share this backstage when models requests for makeup removers after a show. They just rub it on to their faces, wipe it off with some tissue and go on their way.
My favorite is VMV Hypoallergenics Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil. Mainly because it’s key ingredient is virgin coconut oil. If you still don’t know it by now, virgin coconut oil has antibacterial and anti aging properties that are beneficial for your skin.
This is a very gentle makeup remover but very effective. As you can see on the photo on the left, it can remove even the thickest of makeup formulas. I used layers of cream makeup when I did a “Cosmic Flight Attendant” look one Monday afternoon after watching the film “The Fifth Element“. I just soaked a cotton ball with it and wiped it off the makeup instantly. Leaving a moist appearance which I love. For the purpose of comparison, I used this on the left side of my face.
This product leaves your skin clean and moisturized with a hint of coconut. This formula is best to use for those who have dry skin.As with all oil based makeup removers, avoid using this around the wet areas of your eyes cause it can sting.
For those who prefer to use an oil-free formula use VMV Hypoallergenics Oil-Free Quick & Complete Makeup Remover. This is a water based makeup remover with an active ingredient called Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, a surfactant (cleansing agent) derived from coconut oil. This product is a gentle makeup remover with effective cleansing properties as well.
If you’ll take a closer look, it did not leave a “moist” appearance. Nonetheless, It still left my skin fresh, clean and moisturized.
This formulation is best to be used if you have oily skin. Avoid using this around the wet areas of your eyes as well cause it can sting. Swipe this product gently on your eyelids, lashes and lashlines.
If you have sensitive skin and prone to allergic reactions, this product is good for you. If you are the type of person who finds washing your face at night to be quite a chore and prefer to cleanse your skin with out washing involved then these products are for you. These products can also be an alternative way of cleansing you skin during the cold especially in the middle of the winter season. Too much washing of the face can lead to excessive dryness. This can be avoided by using VMV Hypoallergenics Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil to keep your skin moisturized through cold winter nights.
There are many oil cleansers in the market to suit your life style, your needs and your budget. I found mine in VMV Hypoallergenics.
These products come is 140ml bottles.
VMV Hypoallergenics Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil retails for Php990 / $24.
VMV Hypoallergenics Oil-Free Quick & Complete Makeup Remover retails for Php890 / $20.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylyl Methicone, Glyceryl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
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