Hello beauties! ❤❤❤
What’s up with you all? 😀
We women LOVE makeup! ❤
We can never have enough lipsticks and eyeliners and eyeshadows and neither can we ever have enough makeup removers (obviously)! 😛
Today, I am going to review a makeup remover from my stash, which I have been using for over seven months now!
It is free from preservatives and is ‘almost’ organic… Plus, it is quite effective! 😀
Read on! ❤
BIOTIQUE BIO ALMOND OIL SOOTHING FACE & EYE MAKEUP CLEANSER
DESCRIPTION: Almonds are the earliest and most nutritious of the entire world’s nut crops, rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. This soothing cleanser is blended with nourishing almond , safflower, sesame, neem and staff tree oils to dissolve heavy face and eye makeup easily and gently. Leaves skin silky-fresh.
For normal to dry skin.
Ayurvedic medicine; 100% botanical extracts; for external use only.
Organically pure & preservative free.
Dermatologically tested for safety.
No animal testing.
This is not a cosmetic product. It has therapeutic properties.
CONTAINS: Kusumbhi Oil – 2.5%, Arandi Oil – 27.0%, Neem Oil – 1.8%, Soya Oil – 15.0%, Badam Tail – 3.0%, Surajmukhi Tail – 12.45%, Malakanguni Oil – 0.75%, Til Oil – 37.49%
TO USE: Apply to damp cotton pads or washcloth and gently wipe over entire face and eye area, morning and evening.
COST: Rs. 175 for 120ml.
SHELF LIFE: 3 years from the date of manufacturing.
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
Biotique Bio Almond Oil makeup cleanser comes in a translucent, plastic bottle packaging which has a plastic stopper on its mouth and a bottle-green coloured cap on the top! The stopper contains a 2mm wide hole in its centre that helps control the flow of the oil and prevents any sort of wastage! The packaging is totally leak-proof and sturdy which makes it quite travel-friendly! ❤
The bottle further comes inside a cardboard box which contains all the details about the product, including the ingredients list and the manufacturing details, mentioned over it! ❤
The cleanser oil is almost transparent in colour and just has an oil-like yellowish tinge to it… It has a mild to moderately strong, pleasant fragrance and smells like a blend of nutty and floral oils! The cleanser is actually made up of 99.99% (sum of the percentages of individual oils) organic oils and is totally free from preservatives, which is quite impressive and makes it a great choice of people who are looking for an affordable yet organic makeup remover! ❤
This makeup cleansing oil is very effective when it comes to removing makeup and just 10-15 drops of the oil are enough to completely remove the makeup from the entire face and neck! ❤
The cleanser removes regular/non-waterproof makeup in just 3-4 swipes (I use it with a cotton pad) while it takes around 6-8 swipes to completely remove good quality, waterproof makeup… I have used this remover on days when I wear very minimal makeup and I have also used it on days when I wear heavy, party-makeup and it has never disappointed me! ❤
The only issue that I have faced with this cleanser (and well, with all the other cleansers too 😛 ) is that while it removes the makeup, regular as well as waterproof, from the entire face within seconds, it takes a little longer to completely remove the ‘waterproof mascaras’ and ‘liquid lipsticks’! But then, I guess that is quite normal and would happen anyway, no matter what cleanser one uses! 😛
This almond oil makeup remover is not very thick or sticky and although it does feel oily it doesn’t weigh down the skin or make it feel very heavy! 😀
Now, I have a combination skin type which turns really oily during the summers and gets a little dry during the colder months… And although this cleanser claims to suit just the ‘normal to dry’ skin types, it perfectly suits my skin type, throughout the year! I have used it to remove my makeup even during the hottest days of the summer and followed it with a good face wash and I can assure you that it doesn’t increase the oiliness of the skin or the sebum secretion if you thoroughly wash your face after use, no matter how oily your skin type is!
In addition to that, it never broke out or harmed my skin in any way… And so, I believe that it is going to suit all the skin types pretty well! ❤
(Also read my review of Himalaya Facial Wipes here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
1. Affordable and easily available both online as well as offline! You can get it from Amazon, Flipkart or Nykaa!
2. Sturdy, leak-proof and travel-friendly packaging!
3. Free from preservatives and made up of 99.99% organic oils!
4. Mild to moderately strong, pleasant fragrance; smells like a blend of nutty and floral oils!
5. Less than 15 drops of the cleanser are enough to remove the makeup from the face and neck completely!
6. Removes regular (non-waterproof) makeup in just 3-4 swipes while it takes a few more swipes to completely remove the waterproof makeup!
7. Suits all the skin types pretty well; doesn’t make the skin feel heavy or greasy once washed with a cleanser/face wash!
8. Doesn’t break out the skin!
1. Takes a bit of time to remove waterproof mascaras and liquid lipsticks completely!
FINAL TAKE: Biotique almond oil makeup remover is a chemical and preservative free makeup cleanser that removes both waterproof and non-waterproof makeup really well, suits all the skin types and doesn’t break out the skin! If you are looking for an affordable and comparatively safe makeup remover, I would recommend that you give this cleanser a try! 🙂
Hope it helps! ❤