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Clarins Cleansing Milk (Normal or Dry skin)

Posted on: October 17, 2009

Clarins cleansing milk

I had have used few bottles of L’Oreal cleansing milk before I learnt of cleansing oil. I love the gentleness and effectiveness of cleansing oil and never thought of going back to cleansing milk these few years. When I received this 50ml cleansing milk as my Clarins haul’s GWP, I was happy to recall my memory with cleansing milk. The Clarins cleansing milk enriched with Aphie herbs, strongly fragranced, smells refreshingly, formulated for normal or dry skin.


Clarins cleansing milk content


The content has very light grean color alike the color of its packaging and the consistency is feeling lightweight yet moisturizing enough to massage onto skin comfortably. The sales assistant advised me to massage this on dry face (with makeup/sunscreen on), massage gently for ~30 seconds to dissolve the makeup, rinse off with clean water later. The cleansing milk will slowly melting upon massage, wipe off properly with cotton pads if I used normal room temperature water. Warm water is just effective to remove the film adequately without dryness. It leaves a smooth moisturizing film on skin, but most of the time I didn’t  proceed to second cleansing , especially skin is easily dehydrated in dry season. 


Clarins cleansing milk -melting


The below attached pictures show its good cleansing power, but don’t expect it can remove mascara and heavy glitter-particles at one time, although there shouldn’t be any problem to remove all eventually. Due to some reasons, it is not practical when applied to face makeup, therefore I think it is only good for light makeup removal with non-waterproof mascara.


Overall I’m happy with this cleansing milk, cleanse well, quite gentle and no irritation occurs. This also has oily-combination version for oilier skin. At now, I  included natural-based cleansing milk (this has too much perfume to me) into my makeup removal routine whenever I only have light makeup/sunscreen on.   

Rating: ….)))   Good  Good.



Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylyl/Capryl Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Parfum/Fragrance, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol Acetate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Bletia Hyacinthina Bulb Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, BHT, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Amyl Cinnamal, Anise Alcohol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, CI 42090/Blue1,  CI 19140/Yellow5.


–  Cleansing Power Testing –


Clarins cleansing milk test1


(Who : lipstick, lip gloss, eyebrow pencil, both waterproof and non-waterproof eyeliner, fairly removable waterproof mascara, shimmering sunblock, blusher)


Clarins cleansing milk test2


After massage the skin about 30 seconds, all makeup have been easily removed EXCEPT longer time needed for mascara. Leftover glitter-particles need an extra clean cotton pad to wipe off thouroughly.


2 Responses to "Clarins Cleansing Milk (Normal or Dry skin)"



Hi Abdullah,
Cleansing milk is ideal for light makeup removal and you can choose any cleansing milk according to your own preference, they are all aiming to remove light makeup. “v

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