Review: St Ives Makeup Remover and Facial Cleanser

Hi Guys,

How’s your Sunday going? Hope everyone is managing to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Today I’m reviewing a skin care product I bought recently. I have a standard routine that I follow but sometimes I like to branch out and try new things so I bought the St Ives Makeup Remover and Facial Cleanser.

I have a number of St Ives skincare products that are brilliant so I was excited to try this out but in one word it was awful! I was really surprised because St Ives is a trusted brand that has been around for years and years but I’m afraid they missed it with this one.

Their claim: “This cleanser effortlessly removes even the heaviest makeup while cleansing the skin“.  I think this couldn’t be any further from the truth.

The first thing I noticed when I put the product on my face was the smell. It has a really strong, chemical like fragrance which I found strange as it contains chamomile. I would have thought chamomile would give off a nice, natural scent.

I followed the instructions and wet my face then applied the cleanser to my full face of makeup. The formula was greasy and did not sink into my skin at all. It just felt like the product had formed a layer that was sitting over my makeup. It was also really difficult to wash off and it left my face feeling dirty. So much for facial cleanser right? Just to prove my suspicions, I cleaned my face with a facial wipe and the amount of makeup that was on it shocked me!

I am totally disappointed in this product, it was a waste of money. It’s just sitting in my bathroom cabinet now staring at me cheekily, lol.

Have you guys tried this cleanser out? What was your experience?

Peace and Love,



  1. ibiayo (@odudubelubelu)
    September 16, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Lmao @ 'sittin in my bathroom cabinet starin cheekily at me'. I'm glad u did this review, been sort of eyeing this. Do u still stick to the products in ur skincare regime post? If not, what cleanser would u recommend.

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:30 pm

      Lol..please skip this one..for my skincare routine, i'm using mostly the same stuff, i've only recently changed my moisturiser which I'll be blogging about soon..xx

  2. Monique
    September 21, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    HmMmmm, I agree with u st ives skin products r good cos I ve used some of their products. Now ur post leaves me thinking ,r u sure u got d original?

    • September 21, 2012 / 3:46 pm

      Maybe I did, but i searched for reviews online after I used it and many people hate it

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