Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Skin-Care Regime

It took me some time to figure out which are the first products where I would start reviewing on. Trust me, I have quite a load of stuffs lying here and there, although I can't quite guarantee if I'm still using them :P

Anyway, as the Title suggests, why not start on my skin care regime .
In here, I would highlight the current cleanser and toner that I'm using now.

Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Make-up Remover
to be used together with Avene Thermal Spring Water

Avene Thermal Spring Water:
The magical thermal water that claims to do wonders for your skin and has multiple uses. Its uses and properties can be found at

Avene Micellar Lotion :
A 2 in 1 product, Cleanser +Make-up Remover

This particular product that I'm using is unlike ordinary cleansers: it is a non-rinse formula. it also claims to be highly rich in Avene Thermal Spring Water but does not explicitly states the percentage on it. in terms of its solution, it is pretty much like toners, uncoloured, slightly scented and watery.

To use:
Wet a generous amount of Avene Micellar Lotion
across face and neck using a cotton pad.

While I give credits to this product in soothing my skin (calming the redness), I have to point out on major disadvanatge:
It does not remove EYE make up effectively !
(Note that I'm using a non-water proof mascara which should be easier to clean)

Therefore, I would suggest to anyone who is intending to use this cleanser/makeup to remove their make up with their regular make up remover before using the Micellar Lotion. Then, follow up by rinsing with cold water to remove excess makeup.

Upon application, I did not feel any stingy sensation as it is alcohol free
(however, I'm not too sure if it's good news for oily skin, as alcohol tends to do a better job in controlling oil secretion).
In fact, it felt as though I was applying toner across my face ! It felt as though there was a layer of moisture sealing my skin. my skin does not feel taut nor dry after using this product.

The instruction in behind the bottle says "Complete the cleansing process by spraying a mist of Avene Thermal Spring Water". Therefore, at any chance you are buying this product, I highly suggest you purchase it together with the thermal water. When used together with the thermal water, my skin felt refreshed and there was no sticky-or-whatsoever feeling.

It left my skin feeling clean, without its natural moisture being stripped off.

The cleanser would do well on sensitive skin as its main properties work to soothe senstive skin. It also provided me with the essential cleansing I needed.

It clearly does not play the role of a make-up remover and generally does not produce special effects such as whitening/firming. And also probably more time consuming, because you have to use a seperate make-up remover.

Overall, I would give this product a 4/5 . If it had worked well as a make-up remover, then it's probably a 5:)