Product Review: Dermolab Cleansing Creamy Milk Gentle Touch

Name: Cleansing Creamy Milk Gentle Touch
Brand: Dermolab
Size: 200ml
Price: €9,00

From the packaging:
Gently removes make-up leaving skin soft and silky smooth.

What I liked:
- cleanses skin well, removing dirt and most makeup
- gentle, doesn’t irritates eyes
- leaves skin feeling soft
- hygienic packaging

What I didn’t like:
- doesn’t remove waterproof makeup very well

One of the good things about subscription services like GlossyBox is that they give you the chance to discover wonderful products that you would never have purchased yourself. Dermolab Cleansing Creamy Milk Gentle Touch is one such product. I had always avoided it because Dermolab belongs to the DeborahGroup, the group that also owns Deborah Milano makeup, and well, I rarely had a good experience with their products. You usually get what you pay for, which really isn’t much.

I thought it would be the same with this cleanser but luckily I was wrong. The cleanser has a delicate floral scent that disappears quickly, is white in color and has a quite rich and dense consistency that resembles more that of a moisturizer than that of a milk cleanser. This gentle cleanser can be used both on the face and eyes and doesn’t irritate them. Instead, skin feels soft after cleansing and no oily residue is left behind.

The Cleansing Creamy Milk removes all traces of dirt and nearly all traces of makeup with ease, but it struggles a bit with waterproof and longlasting makeup. To remove those products, you’d need an extra cotton pad. That’s not really a problem for me as I rarely wear heavy makeup these days, but if it bothers you, then you should invest in a cleansing oil instead.

Dermolab Cleansing Creamy Milk Gentle Touch uses a very simple and common solvent to remove makeup and dirt and that’s Paraffinum Liquidum. It is true that it is derived from oil, but it undergoes a refining process to remove all the bad and toxic stuff from it. The end product, Paraffinum Liquidum, is cheap and effective, which is why it is so commonly used in lots of cosmetic products.

The brand also claims that they have developed a technology, called Hyaluronic Acid Nano-Vector, to deliver Hylauronic Acid into the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that has the capacity to hold water up to 1,000 times its weight, keeping skin moisturized and making it look plumper too. However, its molecules are too big to penetrate the skin. So Dermolab has used Hyaluronic Acid molecules in different sizes and suspended in a silica concentration, which, according to them, enhance its penetration.

But apart from what the brand says on its website, I couldn’t find any other information about how this technology works and how effective it is. That doesn’t mean the brand is lying, but I won’t be getting excited about it until I see more proof from independent sources (if any of you has it, please let me know). I’m also concerned that, should it work, the molecules won’t have enough time to penetrate inside the skin anyway before being rinsed off. In any case, this is still a gentle cleanser that does its job well and has left me curious to try more products from the brand.

Ingredients:
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Sorbitan Monostearate, Petrolatum, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Biosaccharide gum-1, Hydrogenated Palm glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Parfum, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Butylphemyl Methylpropional, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Palmitic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Stearic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Triethanolamine.

Available at: Italian drugstores

Summary
Dermolab Cleansing Creamy Milk Gentle Touch is a gentle but effective cleanser that removes dirt and nearly all traces of makeup (but struggles with waterproof products) leaving skin soft. It can also be used on the eyes and doesn’t irritate them.

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: a sample of this product was in a Glossybox I purchased with my own money. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

10 Comment

    • LaDamaBianca, io non ho problemi a usare ingredienti derivati dal petrolio visto che sono efficaci e sicuri, ma capisco che molti preferiscono evitarli.

  1. There’s beauty subscription services here too but I decided not to order them because I like to buy tried and true products, ones people love or ones that catch my eye. When you review that new cleanser you really like could you remind us that it’s THE ONE? I forgot the product name but you said you’d be reviewing this cleanser you really really like. I’m pretty sure it was a cleanser… if not, sorry!
    :]

    • Janessa, I gave subscription services a go, but I eventually unsuscribed because I got too many skincare products that just weren’t suitable for my skin type. I wish there was one only for makeup. I love surprises and would definitely subscribe to that one. But yeah, if you prefer choosing your own products, these services aren’t for you.

      You mean the cleanser I mentioned in my Sunday Random Ramblings? It was this one here. If you ignore all the marketing claims, it is a good cleanser that does its job effectively and gently. It struggles a bit with longlasting products, it’s true, but I rarely use those so I fully enjoy this cleanser. I’ve never said it’s THE ONE though. That’s Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. It’s the best cleanser ever. It removes anything, including waterproof products, quickly and well and, even though it performs a gentle exfoliating action, still leaves skin so soft and smooth afterwards. If you have the chance to try it do so. I may stray when I run out of it, but always go back in the end. :)

      • Trying out new skincare items isn’t as fun as trying out new makeup ones!
        Oh maybe that was it! Sorry I didn’t mean it like it was your holy grail product or anything, just really good. :] I want that Liz Earle Cleanser :O! It’s now on my wishlist. I’m booking this page haha. I told my friend about this amazing beauty blogger and she wants to read it! It’s you. :D

        • Janessa, that’s so true. Besides, I’m very picky with my skincare products. I want to use those with ingredients proven to work, not hyped-up products that also make me breakout!

          No worries. This is a very good cleanser. It’s true that you need an extra cotton pad for waterproof makeup, but with most cleanserS you need an extra one even FOR regular makeup lol. And they don’t leave skin this soft. But it doesn’t work as well as the Liz Earle one. If you go to London during your European trip, head to their store and stock up. It’s amazing!

          And aww thank you! That’s so kind of you, I appreciate it! :)

    • Makeup Morsels, it is a very good cleanser for those who use “regular” makeup. But if you use waterproof products a lot, cleansing oils are a better choice. :)

    • Vonnie, I love the packaging too, it’s convenient and hygienic. And the product itself is just as good too. I hope you will have a chance to try it.

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