“BB Cleanser that transforms to cleansing oil after mixing with water.” – The Face Shop
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7 /10)
PRICE DETAILS: $18 for 200 ml./6.7 fl.oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Plastic pump bottle
TEXTURE & SCENT: Medium thick gel/oil cleanser with light herbal/floral scent.
SKIN TYPE: All skin types.
FEATURES: Argan tree kernel oil and 12 herbal extracts soothe skin while removing highly adhering BB Cream (traditional Asian formulations)
QUICK REVIEW: Effectively removes heavy face makeup including thicker BB Creams and long wearing foundation, though I recommend a second application to completely remove all face makeup residue. Does not effectively remove eye makeup like some traditional cleansing oils.
the REVIEW: (Extra Reading: Pro Lesson | Skin Care 101 | Part One: Makeup Removal) With the introduction of base makeup and BB Creams (or Beauty Balms) which have a heavier and more durable coverage, using traditional facial cleansers are no long efficient on their own. Personally, I always use a dual cleansing routine to remove makeup simply because its the most effective and thorough way to thoroughly clean the skin. However, it has become apparent that many women simply do not have the time – or do not want to put in the effort – to add an extra step to their skin care.
While cleansing sheets are a quick and easy way to remove most makeup, The Face Shop Face-It One-Step BB Cleanser is a super fast and simple way to remove face makeup at the sink. It really is one step (for face makeup only). It is an oil-like gel cleanser that can be used on dry skin to breakdown waterproof and long-wearing base or BB cream – which turns into a foaming cleanser when water is added.
Too good to be true? A little. While its an effective cleanser, it is still not as thorough as using a two-part method. Also, since its not truly an oil, it doesn’t spread on the skin as easily and you need to use a bit more product to get a comfortable amount of slip, which then becomes overkill when water is added. It cannot be used as an eye makeup remover (I tried – ouch) which takes the one-step concept away.
the FINAL ROAR!: The Face Shop Face-It One-Step BB Cleanser is a nice gel cleanser for light makeup days and has lots of herbal extracts which lends to a pleasant experience overall. I prefer The Face Shop Essence Cleansing Oil Gel (see below for overview) but its being discontinued and won’t be carried in the US since sales are poor. Which is unfortunate, because its one of the best affordable makeup removers I’ve come across.
THE FACE SHOP FACE IT ONE-STEP BB CLEANSER DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This oil-to-foam formula thoroughly cleanses highly adhering BB Cream. First, makeup is wiped off with the smooth oil after massaging. Then, a small amount of water is added to create mild foam and the second cleansing is finished. Formulated with natural argan tree kernel oil and 12 herbal extracts soothe the skin and form a moisturizing film leaving skin feeling comfortable and moisturized. (Source: Product box. Grammar slightly corrected – LOL.)
THE FACE SHOP FACE IT ONE-STEP BB CLEANSER INGREDIENTS: Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Dipropylene Dlycol, Lauric Acid, Cocamidopropylamine Oside, PED-20 Glyceryl Isostearate, REG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, PEG-7 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Organium Vulgare Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Mentha Spicata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Allantoin, Caramel, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Carbomer, Beg-8, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance. (Source: Product Box. I’m not responsible for misprints – I may have strained my eye copying these ingredients!)
THE FACE SHOP ESSENCE CLEANSING OIL GEL DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This cleansing essence in a new formulation spreads on smoothly as if an essence has been applied and thoroughly cleanses makeup and keeps the skin moisturized. Ingredients from nine different natural Oriental herbs and samjeonghwan, a royal court formula, keep the skin moisturized and radiant without dryness after washing the face.
THE FACE SHOP ESSENCE CLEANSING OIL GEL INGREDIENTS: Cyclomethicone, Water, Propylene Glycol, Squalane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polysorbate 60, Octyldodecanol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Methyparaben, Carbomer, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Perfume, Dipropylene Glycol, Citronellol, Geranyl Acetate, Nedione, Beta-Ionone.
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