I can never have too many makeup removers. I put on makeup almost every day and it is of utmost importance that I properly remove every bit of makeup before hitting the sack. I’ve been using the Bifesta Cleansing Lotion for most part of 2014; it’s great and all but I want to explore more options. Maybe I’ll find something better, my Holy Grail makeup remover waiting to be discovered, haha. With that, I decided to go back to Etude House during the last day of their “Hello New Year Sale” last December. I initially did my shopping on the first few days of the sale but after Andy of Shimmerjjang‘s recommendations, I inclined to complete my shopping list before the sale ends.
Product Description:
(Taken from www.etudehouse.com)
The Etude House’s Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream is a gentle cleanser formulated with baking powder to gently exfoliate your skin and penetrate deep into your pores for a full and refreshing skin cleansing experience. With its oil and moisture balancing properties, you will be sure to achieve clear and healthy looking skin by adding this creamy indulgence to your daily facial cleansing routine.
If you’re a long time reader, you might remember how I gushed about the Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam on my skincare routine posts years ago. I have long evolved from that, or so I thought. I stopped using it by the end of 2012 simply because I have a lot of other products to try out and it’s unwise to repurchase another facial wash when I have one too many on my stash already.
But by the start of 2015, I found myself falling inlove yet again with another product from EH Baking Powder Pore Cleansing line – this time around, it’s with their cleansing cream. <3 The EH Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream is housed in a humongous plastic tub. The packaging is quite heavy; although sturdy, it’s difficult to bring when travelling. But with the size of this, I’m not complaining for I’m sure I’ll be getting a huge amount of product. Every penny spend on this was well-worth it, indeed.
Like most cold cleansing creams, EH Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream comes in a soft, white cream with runny consistency. It utilizes the natural cleaning properties of baking powder to melt the makeup off and deeply cleanse the skin. The cream itself can be a bit oily but I guess this is what helps breakdown and melt the makeup. EH Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream effectively removes stubborn makeup and reduces them to nothing but mere pigments that could be effortlessly wiped off – even waterproof mascara goes down without a fight!
Common sense dictates that oil and water don’t mix well so it is to be expected that it takes significantly longer to directly rinse off with water. Now what I do is I wipe everything off with wet ones first before introducing water. This also prevents it from getting into my eyes while I rinse it off. Don’t get me wrong; EH Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream is actually one of the few makeup removers I’ve tried that doesn’t sting the eyes but that doesn’t mean I won’t avoid that from happening, haha. Well, it does make my vision blurry for a few minutes but no stinging, redness or anything that a splash of water won’t fix.
See Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream in action!
On my arm here are swatches of foundation, lipstick, eyebrow pencil, eyeshadow, mascara and a brown gel liner. With a dollop of the EH Powder Pore Cleansing Cream, I massaged the area in a circular motion to help breakdown the products. See how the cream turned brown? It’s probably because of the gel liner. Imagine sleeping with all that gunk on our face when we forget to wash our face before going to bed. Gross! >.<
And with a quick swipe of wet tissue, *viola!* majority of the makeup was gone! All that’s left were light pigments from the gel liner. There’s no question as to how effective EH Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream in removing stubborn makeup. I’m totally impressed. Plus, it’s quite affordable, too!
But if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative that works just a well, you might want to try Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream. I’ve already done a review on the Milk Tea variant (review HEREand I’m currently testing out the Aloe Tea one. So far, so good. *wink!
Price: Php328 – got this during the “Hello New Year Sale” for only Php262.40
Check out the rest of my Etude House and Tony Moly haul HERE.
Available at: Etude House Branches
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