Review: La Roche Posay Makeup Remover Milk

Can be purchased: On The La Roche Posay Website: HERE

Price: £12

Volume: 200ml

What is it?: Makeup removing Milk Cleanser

What does it do: Gently Cleanses Dry Skin AND sensitive skin. Also removes makeup

Suitable for: Dry to Very Dry and Sensitive Skin

NOTE: I would say if your skin is dehydrated then this perhaps would strip a bit too much oil from your skin. However if you are dry and sensitive – this would suit you better.

Apply to face with a cotton wool pad. Removes waterproof make-up. No rinsing.

How I use it: I apply this to dry skin and then wash off. The no-rinsing part must mean this is fine to just wipe off with a cloth. However I always wash this off (I don’t like the idea of leaving it on my face). I usually use this post-workout to wash off the oil and dirt from my face. If i’m wearing makeup, that is when I would use an additional cleanser like the IOPE Enzyme powder wash after.

The creamy milk picked the concealer, glitter liner and bronzer I placed on my hand. Initially I thought that the black eyeliner would not be lifted. It’s very creamy this texture
Removed all the makeup, even the black eyeliner (just used a tissue to wipe off the cream). If you would like to see a video swatch – please check out my instagram! @myskincareregime

Texture: Creamy Texture – it feels like a cream on the skin i.e. like a cleansing cream.


Video Live Swatch of the Cleanser!

Effectiveness at removing makeup: Judging from the pictures – I applied waterproof eyeliner, glitter liner, concealer and bronzer to my hand. The product instantly started removing the concealer first and then the other products (sort of emulsified and became coloured). I used a tissue to rub off the milk and as you can, it removed everything – even the eyeliner.

I would say however, for Kohl / liner and waterproof mascara on your eyes – I do think this product would have a harder time removing, hence why I double cleanse with this kind of makeup.

NOTE: If you would like to see video swatches – please visit my instagram! @myskincareregime

Fragrance?: Yes. Really don’t like this fact.

Packaging: Big plastic bottle with a pump. Can also be twisted to lock and unlock

Full Ingredients: Aqua / Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isohexadecane, Paraffinum Liquidum / Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Ceteareth-25, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Poloxamer 184, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Myrtrimonium Bromide, Parfum / Fragrance

*If you would like an ingredients breakdown, Skincarisma has published one

NOTE: Because of the fragrance – one must be wary if their skin is sensitive to fragrance.

What I like:

  • Very, very gentle
  • Does not harshly remove oils (removes a bit but not a drastic amount leaving me tight – so therefore I would say very dehydrated skins may not like this).
  • Does remove makeup
  • Great for Dry and sensitive (as long as you’re not sensitive to fragrance) skins
  • Can be used in Double-cleanse
  • Does not leave me with a tight feeling
  • A large volume (lasts a while)

What I don’t like:

  • Really don’t like the fragrance
  • Requires 2 cleanses to fully remove eye makeup (I find the DHC cleansing oil is more effective)
  • For those with oily skin – it may not feel ‘cleansing’ enough
  • Removes a bit of the moisture from my skin (but not enough to make my skin feel tight)

Overall Score and Conclusion: 3.8/5 I’m not too happy about the fragrance in this product and the little bit of oil stripping it does give me – my DHC cleansing oil and IOPE cleansing powder does not do this for me. I like the texture of this cream-like product however.

Would I repurchase?: The fragrance bugs me – so no. I do have the other la roche posay cleansing milk that is NOT for makeup removal so I think that is unscented – and this is the one I will be trying next. I already have a feeling that I will prefer it to this as I don’t really wear makeup. I still think the DHC cleansing oil is more effective than this at makeup removal.


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