March 06, 2015

Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser Review

Product has been provided by Garnier Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Garnier Canada.

Hello readers,
Today I have a new product from Garnier to share with you.  I was sent their Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser to try out and review.  I tested it out in two ways.  First as a stand alone cleanser and second as a makeup remover.

Test 1: Full Face Cleansing

After cleansing with Garnier+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser
The first thing I tried with the cleanser was using it as a full face cleanser.  I was wearing light make up (some blush, highlighter and tinted lip balm) and washed my face with the cleanser.  The above photo shows me right after cleansing without using any other skin products.  First off, do not mix this cleanser with water before applying it to your face (like I did the first time).  It will just end up breaking down in your hands.  Once I figured out how to use it properly, I washed and rinsed my face.  I did find that it did leave a slight residue on my skin, but that quickly absorbed and left my face feeling very moisturized.  I didn't feel like I needed to add extra moisturizer afterward.

Test 2: Matte Lipstick Removal

My next test was using this as a spot make up remover.  Usually people would try this out on waterproof mascara, but I rarely wear mascara so I decided to do the experiment with a product I use more often, matte lipstick.  I tried it out on a ColourPop matte lipstick in Flawless after a full day's worth of wear and reapplying.  I applied the makeup remover cream with my fingers and gently massaged it around a little bit.  After briefly resembling a zombie with burgundy smeared all around my mouth I used a cotton pad to wipe everything off and the result was nice clean lips.  Again, there was no lasting residue and there wasn't a trace of lipstick to be seen.

Before After
Overall I really like this as make up remover.  I especially love its creamy formula that doesn't leave any lasting residue on my skin.  I don't think this can replace your regular facial cleanser in your skin care regiment but it makes a great addition to your evening routine as a make up remover.

Happy polishing,


1 comment :

  1. Interesting! I am loving oil cleansers for makeup removal, but I do like this lotion type as well...will keep an eye out here in US for it...