Incase you are looking for an affordable and completely natural makeup remover cream, read the post below for more info.
I am not a makeup lover and I use mostly kajal everyday and lipcolors at times. But most of the good ones in the market are water proof/smudge proof, and need a lot of rubbing while oil cleansing, to remove it completely. Also most of the time, the oil seeps into my eyes and causes irritation. It gets much difficult when I travel, because oils are not travel friendly and also I would need to carry tissues or wet wipes to wipe it all off.
I was looking for something that is non-oily and completely natural that would cleanse away the kajal easily.
Many of you would be using mostly micellar waters or cleansing oils to remove makeup. Also there is this trend of cleansing balms, that breaks down makeup and emulsifies with water while washing it off. But these products are too costly and definitely not completely natural.
Here is a homemade product from an upcoming Indian brand called Moolit Beauty by Utkarshini Khanna, that doubles up as a cleanser and a makeup remover, while being non-comodogenic.
I have been following Utkarshini’s Insta for quite some time. She makes 100x washed ghee for skin and hair care and also makes Youtube videos on skincare. Her brand Moolit Beauty is newly conceived and she makes fresh and limited batches of skincare products.
I did not really feel like trying out this cleanser initially, mainly because I was looking for a solid cleanser than a creamy one. But then I discussed this with her and she told me that, to make dense cleansers butters like shea and cocoa have to be added, which can clog the pores. So I decided to give this a try.
As soon as I placed the order, I saw a review from someone which said this smells like Amrutanjan and I again I got skeptical. I am not a fan of strong fragrances whether natural or not. So read on to find out if I liked this product.
Here are the details of the product :
Price : 500 Rs including shipping. Price and qty are not mentioned in the tub
Packing: Comes in a sturdy amber jar with labels explaining ingredients and instructions, in detail.
Actives : Seabuckthorn juice,oil and berries, plant glycerin and tocopherol (vit e).
Inactives: There is a whole list of inactives which are all either ecocert certified/plant based/food grade.
Texture : It’s a slurry of cream, oil and solid bits of sea buckthorn berries.
Fragrance : Unique smell that is not a sweet/floral/fruity. Maybe similar to Ayurvedic product smell. I wouldn’t say it is very strong.
A little about the major ingredient sea buckthorn:
It is a bushy shrub with orange berries. The berries and oil taken from them is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It is known to be great for the skin.
My review : I will make it short and simple.
- Needs only tiny amount of product to cleanse entire face and neck.
- Non sticky, non oily and completely light on skin.
- Removes any kind of makeup with little effort .
- Completely cleanses the skin with no oily residue.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- The oils had seeped out a bit on transit. So this might not be travel friendly. I would transfer a little to a smaller airtight container for travelling.
- Doesn’t foam and doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oils.
Now here is a small experiment to see if this product can actually remove stubborn makeup.
In case the makeup is stubborn, you can double cleanse to remove it completely. A little goes a long way, so use appropriately.
I also read some reviews that said this brightens up the skin, but it didn’t for me (I don’t expect a cleanser to do that ). Maybe this is because it cleanses thoroughly and gives that refreshed look.
Eventhough there are tiny pieces of the Seabuckthorn berries in the cleanser, I don’t prefer rubbing it on skin for exfoliation because what is left is very solid particles (maybe seeds) and rubbing it on skin is not a pleasant experience.
Anyway I like this product and I hope you liked this post. Do comment below incase you have any queries.
Update: The second batch of the cleanser I got is runnier than the reviewed version and also it irritates my eyes. The brand confirmed that the ingredients have not changed and it could be the glycerin used in it that is causing the problem. The main purpose of this cleanser for me was to remove the kajal easily. But looks like I can’t use it in my eye area anymore. Waiting for a better version of the product.