CAUDALIE CLEANSING MILK
“This velvety milk cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes in one step. Enriched with nourishing and soothing agents, it leaves the skin clean, soft and comfortable. Delicately formulated with sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, extracts of sunflower and oats.”
To clarify, this cleansing milk doesn’t contain any real milk. The name is due to the texture and formula of this creamy cleanser. Milk cleansers are my go-to these days as they apply like a thin moisturising lotion, and remove dirt, make-up and impurities without stripping the skin. Out with foaming or gel cleansers that strip the skin and leave you feeling tight and dry. In with the all natural moisturising cleansing milk with ingredients that benefit the skin.
Speaking of ingredients, here is the full product ingredient list:
AQUA (WATER), ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE*, GLYCERIN*, BUTYLENE GLYCOL*, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE*, BEHENYL ALCOHOL*, GLYCERYL STEARATE*, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL*, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL*, LECITHIN*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER EXTRACT*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS*, TOCOPHEROL*, XANTHAN GUM, MALTODEXTRIN*, CARBOMER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT*, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT*.
Texture & Scent
As the name suggests, this cleanser has a milky texture. It is very smooth and very soft, as well as being creamy. However, it isn’t thick. I love that it is a lightweight thin textured product, because it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin when applied. It’s so smooth so it moves easily across the skin, and feels nourishing and gentle.
The scent is very light and fresh. It smells like a mixture of freshly washed cotton and a spa. This is such a luxurious smelling product and I love the scent. It isn’t easy to describe, but it isn’t floral or fruity. It isn’t over powering either, which is why I would find it suitable for sensitive skin types. The closest thing I can compare this to is a clean cotton scented candle, but you may disagree.
As well as having a lightweight smooth texture, this product also feels like I am applying moisturiser to my face when I cleanse with it. It doesn’t foam or lather as it really is just a milky cleanser. After using, my skin doesn’t feel stripped of any oils. In fact, my skins feels very moisturised. What I have found is that after cleansing if I just wash the product off with water then a residue layer is left on my skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or pore clogging, but I personally find that it is a downfall for this product. I recommend removing the cleanser with a hot cloth.
In addition, I only like to use this product in a morning or on an evening if I haven’t worn any make-up. The product description states that this cleanser can remove make-up, but this hasn’t been the case for me. If I use this cleanser whilst wearing make-up, I feel like I’m rubbing my make-up into my skin and not cleansing it off the skin. The residue layer that is left after cleansing sticks the make-up to the skin making it harder to rinse it off with water. It also doesn’t remove eye make-up as easily as other products I’ve tried, but does loosen mascara making it easier to remove fully afterwards.
Apart from the points mentioned above, I really do like this cleanser. I find it very gentle on my acne prone skin, and like mentioned above, my skin doesn’t feel stripped, tight, or dry afterwards. This product really does feel luxurious and amazing quality, and I also love the packaging. It’s very sleek, easy to dispense product, and very aesthetically pleasing. The cleanser is very gentle and hasn’t caused any additional break outs on my skin or irritation at all. I would recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin, and it would be great for young people looking for a daily cleanser that is gentle. Personally, I would prefer to try alternative cleansers before repurchasing this one as I found that I didn’t love it, I just like it.
- Caudalie is a natural and cruelty free brand.
- This particular product is vegan.
- The texture is very lightweight and smooth.
- It cleanses the skin gently, but leaves a residue after washing.
- I do not recommended for removing make-up.
- Is of a milky texture that’s great for young, sensitive, or acne prone skin type.
- I recommend removing this cleanser with a hot cloth.
- Has a very light and not overpowering frangrance.
- Easy to buy, and is an affordable price for a mostly natural product.
- Feels like a luxurious product to use.
- Has amazing packaging that I personally love.
- I will be trying alternatives before repurchasing this one.
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