I have to admit from the jump, I wasn’t sure if any K-beauty products would work for my skin. I’m older (38, I ain’t ashamed), still get acnes and blackheads (like wth??), and my skin is either crazy oily or crazy dry. It’s like it can’t decide what it wants to do and it often feels me like:
Finding a great makeup remover has been quite the challenge, especially when there are products who promise they’ll remove all of the makeup and well, not really.
Ulta has their own K-Beauty section so after walking throughout the store, I naturally ended up there. I’ve many a great things about K-beauty so I figured let me dive my toes a bit more and review another product.
Obviously, I can’t read Korean, but I can read English so I flipped it over.
Sounds promising. Now what are the ingredients?
It’s not a great picture so here are the ingredients listed:
Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dipropylene glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Cyclohexasiloxane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Isopentyldiol, Black Sugar Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Extract, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Sucrose, Trehalose, Butylene glycol, Poloxamer 184, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Malic Acid, Fragrance.
Yeah. That’s a whole lot. I love the fact it has so much fruit in it – orange, papaya, and lemon. Hell, it even has sake in it! I love sake!
But some of these other ones? Let’s check them out for a minute:
I learned that this is an organic replacement for silicone. So hey, those who are allergic or don’t want to use any products containing silicone, these wipes might be in your interest.
This is a common fragrance found in nearly all hair and beauty products as a masking agent. It provides fragrance.
Remember when I just said this product might be good to use if you want to avoid silicones? Yeah, scratch that. Cyclopentasiloxane (and yeah, I can’t pronounce it, neither) is a silicone, but apparently, it’s a healthy silicone. It acts as a hair conditioning agent.
PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides
The jury is still out on this out. I read from this blog, this is an ingredient to be avoided. Then I read here, it’s actually good for you. So consumer beware. This is an ingredient that helps with taking off makeup.
So, now that we know the players, let’s play the game:
Yes, this is an old picture of me since I just removed my braids. But I have to show me with a face full of makeup.
I just took off my lipstick and well, it’s all on there.
It thoroughly took off my face makeup.
And yes, this is me with no makeup, y’all. My face isn’t even clean with soap.
- Cheap. I paid around $9 for this.
- Available at Ulta and online. I’m not sure if it’s available at other places. It seems pretty elusive to find.
- It removed all of my makeup!
- It smells clean, with a tiny bit of sweetness.
- Some of the ingredients might be off-putting.
- If you want to avoid silicones, avoid this because it does contain silicones even if it’s a tiny bit.
- In comparison to other makeup removal tissues, it’s a bit on the pricey side.
I do recommend it with some reservations. You really have to try it to see.
If you’ve tried it, what do you think?