Monday has quickly come around again and I am currently suffering a two day hangover, thus adding to my Monday blues! I hope your Monday has been slightly better than mine.
So this last week I have taken some time away from my precious ‘Clinique’ skin care ritual and opted for Lancome’s Gel Eclat Clarifying Cleansing Foam and Bi Facil make up remover.
In this post, I’ll go product by product and tell you everything you need to know. If you have sensitive skin/eye area and struggle to find a face friendly remover and cleanser, you may want to keep reading!
Lancome Bi Facil
The Bi Facil is a gentle eye makeup remover which is amazing for sensitive skin. Retailed at £18.25, the remover banishes all traces of eye makeup (or any makeup), including waterproof mascara. The Bi Facil is a dual formula, you notice this immediately just by looking at the product, you will see two shades of blue.
One half of the dual formula is oil based which gently dissolves your makeup. The second half of the formula is water based which captures all the makeup and mascara in a literally a wink.
Although half of this formula is oily; it actually leaves you with a grease free finish. It makes your eyes look clean and refreshed, there are no sticky areas left on your skin and definitely no panda eyes!
Lancome say the benefits of this product are…
• Lifts off all types of eye make-up, even waterproof mascara, suitable for even sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
• Ophthalmologically tested.
• All skin types, all-in-one easy cleansing.
- Shake the bottle to activate the bi-phase formula
- Dampen a cotton pad until it turns blue
- Rest the cotton pads on your eyes for a few seconds
- Sweep in a downwards motion to fully remove your eye makeup.
Lancome Gel Eclat
Retailing at £23.00, Lancome’s Gel Eclat is a fine and gentle cleansing foam which liberates the skin from impurities. Being suitable for normal and combination skin types, it hydrates your beautiful skin for a pleasant, non drying cleansing experience.
Gel Éclat has been formulated with natural ingredients such as white lotus, Rose de France and Japanese cedar bud.
How to use?
- After you have used the Bi Facil, put a small amount of the foam in your hand and lather.
- Apply the foam to a wet face
- Massage in a circular motion to boost circulation under the skin for deep cleansing
- Rinse off foam
- Complete this action twice a day, morning and night.
Okay so using these products, I have noticed this past week that my skin does look visibly softer and since I’ve converted to Gel Eclat, my skin looks and feels so fresh and radiant. The Bi Facil though, I’ve noticed it does feel somewhat greasy when you’re applying it to your eye area but this soon absorbs into the skin removing any greasy texture.
I’ve also noticed my red blemishes have been reduced ALOT however, the Eclat has dried out my skin… BUT it’s a foam cleanser and most foam cleansers will do this. Nothing a good moisturiser can’t sort out! The scent of these products are gorgeous, they make your skin smell amazing – not like some of the alcohol smelling removers and washes you can get; the packaging is also very simple but pretty.
All in all, I think the products are great; yes they are slightly pricey but you don’t need much of them to see the benefits, a small amount really does go a long way so I know these products will last you. I’ll post them over on my products page for you anyway along with the cheapest purchase link so you can check them out.
If you have any questions or any products you would like me to review, just drop me a comment or an email! Thanks for reading…
All my love, Levi-Maria.