Since I used up my Origins cleansers a while back, I decided to give Caudalie a try. I heard much about Bioderma, and because of that, I picked up Caudalie Cleansing Water which is supposed to be similar. I also picked up Caudalie Gentle Cleanser just to give my skin some variation. Had a bout of foaming face wash, so milk it is. They were on promotion at Sasa, so I thought I had a deal.
Both bottles are huge (400ml) and they sit nicely in my bathroom. When I first tried the Cleansing Water, I thought it smelled a little off. It took a while for my nose to adjust to the fermented grape smell (and no it doesn’t smell like wine) and I’m used to it now. I soak my cotton pads with this cleansing water and wipe all over my face. It removes dirt quite well but takes a few rounds to remove makeup. Needless to say, it doesn’t do much on waterproof mascaras. I usually use this during the in between hours, when it’s not really time to put on my evening skincare goodness. I wipe my face clean, apply some Clinique Moisture Surge and when it’s later in the evening, I will cleanse my face properly before applying my other skincare products. This is usually my weekend routine.
The Gentle Cleanser (and I always refer this as cleansing milk. Used to it I guess) is very gentle on my skin. It can be used on eyes as well, and it removes less stubborn makeup. I like to use this after my cleansing oils, just to remove any makeup residues. I also use this in the mornings, and my skin is gently cleansed without being ripped of its natural oils. There is no particular scent to this cleanser and it is not very rich either. The texture reminds me of some gel creams. The milk melts on your face, and a few splashes of water will rinse off everything. I think this will be lovely for those with normal / dry skin. Those with very dry skin might not appreciate this as much.
I bought the Caudalie Gentle Cleanser for RM125 and the Caudalie Cleansing Water for RM100 at our local Sasa. However, I would advice you to get it online because it is MUCH cheaper. Let me emphasize the MUCH in case you missed it. HQHair is selling the Gentle Cleanser for about RM60 only. In fact, I did some research and ALL Caudalie products are cheaper online. Those at our local Sasa are ridiculously overpriced. It was painful when I found out, especially when I thought I had a deal, but hey, I now know better. So do you!
What cleansers are you using now? Any other Caudalie products you want to recommend?