Laura Mercier Skincare Essentials Collection, Review
Perfect makeup canvas equals perfect skincare
Laura Mercier (aka the queen of classy makeup) recently surprised us with a launch of 10 brand new skincare products that are here to cleanse, moisturize or prep our beautiful faces for a flawless makeup application. In this post I will be going through 6 products from the Skincare Essentials Collection, that I have been testing for a while now.
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
About the Collection
Skincare Essentials Collection includes 10 new (as well as a couple of revamped) skincare products, each containing Laura's must-have ingredients that she hand-selected (French Spring Water, Rose Water, Starflower Oil to name a few). The vision here was to create soft, gentle formulas to replenish skin and deliver high-performance results. The brand does not test on animals 🐇 but is not vegan 🚫🍃
In the collection you will find:
Balancing Foaming Cleanser (30 USD)
Purifying Micellar Water (30 USD)
Conditioning Cleansing Oil (38 USD)
Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (25 USD)
Refining Cream Polish (32 USD)
Nourishing Rose Oil (65 USD)
Illuminating Eye Cream (58 USD)
Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer (62 USD)
Hydrating Lip Balm (24 USD)
Soothing Eye Makeup Remover
Applying makeup can be so much fun, but cleansing your skin before going to bed is pure magic
Traditionally, most of us start with eyes first. Whether you have been wearing minimal eye makeup or something much heavier - you always have to ensure that there is no product residue left. My number one pet-peeve is when I see myself or someone else still having lash glue or mascara residue left from the night before. Issa a big no-no!
Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (25 USD; Made in USA) - is a bi-phase, "water meets oil" cleanser that claims to gently remove both normal and waterproof eye makeup. This formula is infused with Borago, Rose, Camellia Seed and Cornflower Oils to both refresh and calm the delicate eye area.
To my delight, this product is fragrance-free and despite having so many nourishing oils in it, it won't blur your vision or feel greasy in the slightest. You simply shake the bottle well to activate this bi-phase liquid, pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and gently press it onto your eyelids for less than a minute to dissolve mascara or any other waterproof makeup in the most gentle fashion possible. There will be no need to rub your eyes (another big no-no).
From my experience Soothing Eye Makeup Remover works really well when you let it sit on the skin for a few seconds. If you have been wearing glitter on the eyes, you can sweep this product over your lids and it will do a beautiful job removing it, so that you won't end up with sparkly bits all over the face.
Verdict: although initially I didn't expect much from it, Soothing Eye Makeup Remover turned out to be one of my favorite discoveries in this collection. It is effective, gentle and suitable for people with sensitive eyes. I give it A+ and do recommend it to those of you, who are on a hunt for a basic yet potent eye makeup remover.