Marcelle Spring 2017 – Skin care

The rest of Marcelle Spring 2017 PR package included a cleanser and makeup remover, which I like and want to tell you about, in case you have not seen them in store. 

Blue and white toned packaging, simple and cute eh? Skin care has become more of a high priority for me over the last year, so I certainly give these some good testing.

The Gentle cleansing exfoliation cream is just what it sounds like, if you need a one-line review (no I wouldn’t do that to you) and the Gentle makeup remover pads for sensitive eyes is just as good as you remember Marcelle’s makeup remover pads are.

The Gentle cleansing exfoliation cream is creamy, gentle on the skin even with the exfoliating action (thanks to the micellar technology), said to be good for all skin types.

The instructions say to apply to damp and well cleansed skin, massage and rinse with water. This means the product does more exfoliating than cleansing, a second cleanse following your cleansing oil ideally.

The texture is very fluffy, almost like whipped, with random tiny blue dots scattered through out. They are very gentle though, you would not be able to feel them, no worry.

I like how soft and hydrated the skin feels after, but if you are not a double cleanse person, you might find this cleanser not doing a good cleansing job on its own.

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric Glycerides, Polylactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Glycereth-18 Ethylhexanoate, Glyceryl Oleate, Xanthan Gum, Glycereth-18, Salicylic Acid, etc.

The cleanser is perfume/ oil/ paraben free, 5oz/ 150ml, $12.95. There are also comforting cleansing milk and alcohol-free soothing toner, 200ml, $14.95 each.

Now Marcelle has been making makeup remover pads for a long time, but recently revamped the line and come out with a few versions of them.

This one is the Gentle makeup remover pads for sensitive eyes (waterproof, non greasy).

The pads are reasonably thick but still gentle on the skin, able to remove waterproof and long wearing makeup, no rinsing required. No irritation nor discomfort after-feelings. Perfect to travel with, no messy liquid to worry about, and can be used all over the face.

Ingredients: Water, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Ttriethanolamine.

The pads are perfume/ paraben free, 85’s, $9.95. There are also an Instant eye makeup remover pads (soothing formula) and Oil-free eye makeup remover pads (micellar technology).

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