As part of my #amabiealist package, sent over by the wonderful people over at @amabiebeauty and @makeupinasia, I received this @purlisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk to test and review! This is a gentle cleanser that is free of soap and sulfates. It claims to be ideal for all different skin types. Before we get to the review, I’d like to take a moment to share some information about the Purlisse brand if you’re at all curious. The CEO, Jennifer Yen, worked in Hollywood (you might recognize her as a Power Ranger!) where a combination of the makeup and lights damaged her skin, inspiring her to create a beauty regimen that is “simple, safe, and most importantly effective.” Her approach to skincare is inspired by wisdom shared by her grandmother, an Asian woman, combined with French “skin technology.” (All quotes come directly from the @purlisse site.) I love the idea of combining Eastern and Western approaches to skincare (they don’t have to be mutually exclusive, folks!) so I applaud Purlisse for fusing them together! Anyway, on with the review.
The Cleanser: As the name implies, this is an opaque milky-colored liquid that resembles almost an emulsion more than it does the other cleansers I’ve used in the past. It’s not sticky or gooey, and it smoothes over the skin extremely easily. This forms a light film which I would massage in for around 20-30 seconds before rinsing. It’s rinses off just as easily as it applies. Unlike the cleansers I’m used to, this doesn’t really bubble or foam. However, it does leave my face feeling distinctly refreshed -- not stripped or dry, just nice and clean. I never found it to be irritating, even to more sensitive areas like the eyes. To my nose it has a soapy (ironic, since this doesn’t have soap!) and floral fragrance. As far as being a 4-in1 product goes, I will say that I frequently used this as both my first and second cleanser. It had no problem removing sunscreen, heavy moisturizers, and light makeup. I’m not sure what other two steps it could replace, however. I don’t think this cleanser would be as effective against heavier makeup, particularly around the eyes.
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