beauty battlefield

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 April, 2008, 12:00am

This week we test: makeup remover

Never go to bed without removing your makeup or sunscreen completely, or you could end up with clogged pores and spots. Facial cleansers may not be strong enough to remove makeup, so try makeup remover instead.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil (HK$210/200ml)

Quickly removes all traces of makeup - foundation, lipstick and eyeliner all disappear instantly. Unfortunately, it's a bit fiddly - you have to massage it in with your fingertips then rinse before cleansing. A bit too much hassle at the end of the day. 6/10

Fancl Nano Power Mild Cleansing Oil (HK$168/120ml)

Dissolves makeup as it cleanses. Skin is left feeling baby soft. For a squeaky clean feel, you may need to follow it with cleanser. The only downside is its four-month shelf life. Use it while it's fresh. 7/10

Bioscreen Ginkopure Balancing Mousse (HK$85/150ml)

This cleansing foam is super for light makeup. Convenient and non-greasy, it leaves your skin feeling fresh. But it's probably not strong enough to remove heavy, smoky eyes. 8/10

Bioderma Daily Purifying Non-Rinse Cleanser (HK$198/250ml)

Despite its non-rinse formula, this dissolves makeup, dirt and oil without leaving pores clogged. Gentle and refreshing, it's even suitable for combination and oily skin. 9/10

Galenic PUR 2 in 1 Makeup Remover for Face and Eyes (HK$220/200ml)

A surprisingly effective and convenient 2-in-1 makeup remover. The smooth cream takes off every last cosmetic. Although you don't have to to rinse it off, your skin may feel clammy if you don't. 7/10