Thursday, 23 July 2009

Purity Conditioning Cleansing Lotion Makeup Remover

RRP: £4.99

--What does the promo say?--
"An effective skin conditioning cleanser with a blend of coconut based ingredients and avocado oil to breakdown and remove the day's make-up and grime. Oats, amino acids and aloe help to retain moisture combined with euphrasia and rose flower water that leaves the skin soft, toned and conditioned. Product ingredients: water; palm oil to condition skin; aloe vera to soften skin; avocado oil to condition the skin; oats to condition; rose flower water to tone; and amino acids to absorb moisture and prevent skin shrinkage."

Initially slightly confusing - the flat plastic top is split into two half-moon shapes and it's not clear from the start what you have to do. When I first pressed down on one of the half-moons and heard a loud cracking sound I thought I'd broken the bottle; however, all this does is raise the other half moon up to reveal the aperture through which the product is squeezed. You then just push down the second half moon when finished to make the top of the bottle flat again. This is the same as with the facial wash. Once you've done it once, there's thankfully nothing confusing about it, with the secure closure making this good for travel.

Squeeze out a 10p-50p sized amount of the product and apply to face before wiping off with a cotton pad to remove makeup.

The loveliest of all the products in the range; the rose water really comes through nicely without being overpowering.

A bog standard white lotion, much like any other makeup remover on the market.

Not too runny and you don't get a slight watery excess when the product is moved around in your palm as with some other makeup removal products. Glides over the skin and is easy to remove.

--Effects on skin--
Removes makeup highly effectively and seems also to be a fairly effective cleanser, making skin feel ridiculously soft (even if it sadly didn't help to ameliorate the acne situation).

--Value for money--
At £4.99 this isn't expensive in absolute terms, but it is expensive relative to other makeup removers - makeup removers by Olay, Simple, Boots, and Amie all come in cheaper, as do certain products by L'Oreal and Nivea. However, there are plenty that are more expensive too, so make of it what you will. It is certainly a very nice makeup remover that is travel-friendly, does its job effectively, and feels and smells really very pleasant. My only concern with this product is the fact that it uses palm oil, which following worries about its economic and environmental sustainability is something that many companies are cutting down on the use of in its products. Seeing as the avocado oil in this product does the same thing, why use it at all?

perfect partners
Purity Facial Exfoliator, £5.99
Purity Regenerating Overnight Moisturiser, £7.99
Purity Facial Wash, £4.99

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