Name: Cleansing Creamy Milk Gentle Touch
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.
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
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.