First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser ($26) is a product I recently purchased because I wanted a gentle cleanser that wouldn’t leave my skin tighter or drier than it already is. I typically love using cleansing oil but even that seems to cause my skin to flake up lately so First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser felt like a good pick considering that the brand focuses on drier, sensitive skin (I’m dry just not sensitive).
First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser is called a complete facial cleanser that removes makeup as it conditioners. It sounds intriguing as the name “milk oil” seems like it would somehow emulsify during the cleansing process? I dunno, that’s what I took from it anyway.
Apparently this contains coconut seed, avocado, and other hydrating oils so skin is left feeling hydrated after a cleanse. Apparently it it protects and boosts the skin’s moisture levels according to the brand.
As you know I’m quite a fond fan of Asian beauty and skincare. Many Asian brands have cleansing milks but I don’t really like any of them so I guess that should have been a signal to me not to purchase this one.
I hated this.
The formula is a light fluid cream and the instructions say to massage it on dry skin and rinse with water after if you want. If I want? I don’t get it. Isn’t the point of the product to remove makeup? If I don’t remove it after with a tissue or wipe it off or rinse it off somehow wouldn’t my makeup still be ok!? Why would they think it would be a good idea to offer an option to rinse it off…? That’s just dumb.
Anyway…. I removed my eye makeup first which is what I normally do and proceeded to take about four pumps of this and massage it into my face. I didn’t notice a fragrance those those curious but I have a little cold so keep that in mind. It feels ok if not a little thing as I massage on. After I rinsed. And I felt absolutely not clean. I decided to put things to the test and after rinsing I dried my face and did a pass on my face with a cotton pad soaked in Bioderma Cleansing Water. And this proved why I didn’t feel clean as the cotton pad came away with makeup on it plus add to the fact that I had smears of mascara around my cheeks after rinsing as well. Typically I use a bi-phase eye makeup remover to get my eye makeup off but sometimes it doesn’t get ALL my waterproof mascara so I depend on my cleansing oil to remove that last little bit of mascara but sadly, it was still around after using the cleansing milk so yeah, mega fail all around! As far as moisture I wouldn’t say this provided any moisture and my skin still felt a little tight after cleansing.
All in all First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser was a sad fail for me. I’d avoid it unless you wear very minimal makeup!
Do share your experience with the formula!