Sunday, January 20, 2013
Nectar of Nature cleansing products
A few months ago this new range of skincare products caught my eye at the Carrefour supermarket. I am generally pretty sceptical about products that are marketed as being natural and biological, but I stopped to take a look nevertheless because I loved the packaging so much.
To my surprise, both the eye-make up remover and the cleansing milk had aloe vera juice as the second ingredient in the list, the first being water. I love aloe vera, so I had to give these a try! I am not a big tonic fan, but I bought this rosewater tonic too just to be able to try all 3 products together.
My favorite product is the Delicate Eye Make-up Remover! Not only my skin is ridiculously sensitive, my eyes are just as bad. I rarely repurchase an eye make-up remover because I'm never satisfied with them. Most irritate my eyes or make the skin around my eyes turn red and itchy until I wash the product off with water. I'm happy to say that this one did the complete opposite! It gently removes eyeshadow and mascara, and doesn't do anything to upset my skin. This is definitely a keeper.
Another product I've been using a lot is the Delicate Cleansing Milk with aloe vera and argan oil.
I have been experimenting with the oil cleansing method, but I dislike using a steamy cloth for removing the oil. Having switched to mineral foundation and bb cream, I really needed a good cleanser. This cleansing milk contains aloe vera and argan oil and has a very neutral non-irritating effect on my skin. It has a very thick creamy consistency, and I just massage this into my skin.
They advise to remove it with a cotton pad soaked in toner, but I prefer just to wipe with a clean cotton pad or simply wash with water afterwards.
The toner would make a great addition to these cleansers for people with a normal or oily skintype. There is less alcohol in it than most toners, but still more than my sensitive skin can handle on a daily bases. It works great if you don't like to wash with water after removing your make-up, but I can't stand the idea of not having washed my face. I usually shower in the evening instead of morning anyway.
So the toner was not for me, but I really love the other products and I am already close to finishing my bottles. More on my favorite skincare products soon, but next up some swatches and perfume reviews!
Have you tried any of these? What are your favorite cleansing products?