Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Milk Cleanser ($10.99) is a new creamy cleansing milk that’s created using a blend coconut oil, milk, and shea butter. I don’t typically like cleansing milks or cream cleansers but I decided to try this since I had such great success with a lot of the new coconut skincare that Shea Moisture has recently introduced such as the 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Lotion. Plus I have drier skin so, using a cleansing milk would beneficial to my skin not to mention one created with shea butter and coconut.
Here’s my review and thoughts.
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Milk Cleanser comes housed in a 4 oz pump bottle that’s $10.99 at Ulta.com. I thought it was a little bit expensive considering the size but Shea Moisture often goes on sale so, you likely won’t ever have to pay full price.
I think the formula might take a little getting used to as it’s kind of our grandmother’s way of removing makeup. They recommend smoothly it all over your dry face and either removing with a wet washcloth or rinsing off. For me, I think I’d get the most use out of this in a double-cleanse. It might be nice to use after my cleansing oil as I use Japanese Pond’s Cold Cream but I thought this was a bit more moisturizing.
There are other reasons I prefer it as a secondary cleanser as well and that would be the fact it can’t be used on eyes. I did not attempt to go near my eyes with this because I recently tried the Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Milk Mask and it stung and burned. I noticed a very slightly tingle when using the milk cleanser but I removed it considerably faster than the mask so, I didn’t have a chance to see if it would burn or sting as badly as the mask. This alone made me concerned about using it on my eyes plus it also states not to on the bottle. I figure it would best be suited to using after a cleansing oil as I wouldn’t feel as compelled to use it around my eyes if I had already removed my eye makeup using a waterproof eye makeup remover followed by a cleansing oil. This way I got the benefits of the hydrating formula without causing any issues with my eyes. I’ve expressed it before and I’ll say as such again, I don’t love the idea of a cleanser that can’t be used on your eyes but in this case I found a little bit of a work around.
The formula is quite a thicker, creamy texture that applies easily on my face. It feels lovely and it even smells love (subtly of coconut). It removes easily with warm water or you can gently wipe it away with a wet washcloth. I used it as both a double-cleanser and on its own during my testing. It removed all my makeup easily when used alone. My BB Cream, blush, etc….came off easily and it didn’t strip my skin, leave it tight, or leave a film behind. My skin felt very soft and nicely hydrates but not shiny or greasy after using it. It did an equally nice job removing left over cleansing oil when used as a secondary cleanser and added some nice moisture to my skin.
I like Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Milk Cleanser but I wouldn’t say I love it. The fact I can’t use it around my eyes kind of makes it a deal breaker. I find avoiding my eyes during the cleansing process somewhat difficult. But if you can get passed that issue, it’s quite a nice cleanser.
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Milk Cleanser is available now at ulta.com.