Hi hi, this will be a picture heavy entry featuring some Fancl cleansing products. I have been using the Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil for at least 5 years. It has served me well, removing my makeup gently and thoroughly. I have earlier raved about it last year, in this entry HERE.
It is a product which I highly recommend whenever people ask me what I use to remove my makeup. I have dabbled with remover wipes, my NARS cleansing lotion but the FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil is like an old friend whom I can always depend on to do a good job. In fact, both my sisters and my girlfriends all use this to remove their makeup too.
Besides the cleansing oil, I will also be showing how the Facial Washing Powder will be used to wash your face after makeup removal. Let's start with the Mild Cleansing Oil.
Fancl releases LE editions of these products seasonally, usually in collaboration with artists to decorate the usual packaging with artistic designs. They cost the same as the regular packaging ones. I normally purchase two bottles of the cleansing oil at one go, because you save some moolah if you purchase two bottles. And if you are a FANCL club member like I am, you can offset a few dollars off the total cost of each purchase too.
This time round, the bottles are adorned with colorful illustrations of Japanese fashion illustrator, Licaco. The illustrations on the washing powder bottle show a "Samba Dance" while the cleansing oil bottles show a graceful ballet dancer. Here are the products up close:
The facial washing powder LIGHT is the same as the normal one, just that it provides a more refreshing after feel.
The regular packaging looks like this:
Most Fancl products come with a sticker, which you can use to mark the opening date of the product. As their products are preservative free, they have a shorter shelf life. These cleansing oils have a life span of 4 months after you open it. So as an example, this is the sticker --- but I usually am able to finish the product in less than 4 months, especially when my sisters also use the same bottle.
How do you use a cleansing oil? I first started using cleansing oils with the Shu Uemura ones, but soon found those too rich for my daily makeup removal. Basically you start with a dry face, and rub the cleansing oil onto your face. Then after 'dissolving' the makeup, you use some water to emulsify the oil, this breaks down the makeup and dirt on your face. You can see these steps in action in the following pictures:
The mild cleansing oil contains "Meadow Foam Oil which aids the removal of keratin plugs over time for a clearer, smoother complexion." It is suitable for all skin types. Click HERE for more information!
After removing your makeup, now it is time to wash your face -- and here, I am showing how you can use the washing puff together with the washing powder. This is a very interesting way to use the washing powder. On my lazy days, I have used the washing powder and lather it with my hands and just wash my face with my hands.. I found the puff/ foam method a little of a hassle. I would like to try using this washing powder with my Clarisonic soon! When you purchase the washing powder at Fancl stores, the BA will show you how to use the powder properly, so I am just showing you the rough steps:
for more information on the cleansing puff, click HERE.
for more information on the washing powder, click HERE.
Overall, I highly recommend these products for a gentle and effective way to remove your makeup and washing your face. While they are not exactly drugstore prices, I would say the price you pay for these FANCL products are worthy for the results you get. And if you have sensitive skin, you most definitely want to look into these products.
Prices as follow:
Facial Washing Powder
|S$26.00||50g x 1 bottle|
|S$48.50||50g x 2 bottles|
|S$15.00||25g x 1 bottle|
Washing Facial Puff S$10
Mild Cleansing Oil
|S$33.00||120ml x 1 bottle|
|S$62.00||120ml x 2 bottles|
|S$19.00||60ml x 1 bottle|
That's all, and hope this has been helpful!
Thanks for reading.
p/s FANCL products were given to me for consideration. All opinions here are my own honest ones.