Kanebo Impress Cleansing Cream
Posted February 2, 2010on:
Since I have tried Pond’s cold cream many years ago, this Impress Cleansing Cream is my second cleansing cream. Pond’s was not an effective makeup remover to me and I did not understand why it was high raved. Besides, cleansing cream is normally costly compare to other types of makeup remover and it contains nourishing ingredients that usually recommended to dry skin.
Being Kanebo premium line, this Kanebo Impress cleansing cream has luscious cream consistency. Take generous amount and dot separately on whole face to distribute the amount evenly, then gently and slowly massage in circular motion with fingers. The cream will be melting into oil during massage. After massage, wipe off the excess oil with tissue or cotton pad, follow by facial wash to remove the greasiness.
If you have dry or severe dehydrated skin, massaging a luscious cream across the face is truly blissful moment. However, cleansing cream is not a massage cream, so please avoid over massage. Depending on your makeup wearing, 1 minutes should be enough for face and neck. Due to the cream texture, it was unlikely to get into eye, but still need to be careful because it would irritate if got into eye.
Generally this Kanebo Impress Cleansing Cream cleanses satisfactory. Except for very waterproof mascara, though the cleansing cream get it done pretty effortless in my below mentioned cleansing test. One thing I really dislike about this cleansing cream is, it contributed annoying blackheads after cleansing, eventhough I have proceeded with facial cleanser.
I used 3g for the makeup removal. Liberal amount is needed to prevent skin pulling and also for optimal cleansing result, thus cleansing cream always comes in bigger size, from 100g to 200g commonly. The Kanebo Impress Cleansing Cream costs THB2200/125g here, very pricey for a makeup remover. Would the load of skin care ingredients benefit the skin in one-minute cleansing process? I do not have exact answer, may be they are just for soothing purpose. For me, besides the necessary cleansing ingredients and basic soothing ingredients, any extra look-good ingredients that cost extra is not worthy. But, having said that, this cleansing cream is using finer grade of cleansing agent, hence gentle to skin. All in all, I think this is luxury approach to those who have dry skin and having good patience for makeup removal.
Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polysorbate 65, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Alcohol, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Aminobutyric Acid, Disodium Ascorbyl Sulfate, Methylserine, Protease Dextran, Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice, Dioscorea Composita Root Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben.
« Cleansing Test »
Shimmering lipstick and waterproof mascara
Massage the cream on makeup for 10 seconds, all makeup were easily dissolved.
Wiped off with tissue, some glitter-particles leftover, second cleansing is necessary.