Biotique Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face & Eye Makeup Cleanser Review
Makeup removers and cleansers have always been an integral part of my skincare routine. I have always been fascinated with cleanse off oil but as there aren’t many cleanse of oils in the Indian market and the Mac one was too expensive, so I looked on for alternative cleansing oils. I got this product a couple of months back during my online shopping trips. I was glad that I found the Biotique Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face & Eye Makeup Cleanser which I thought would be great way to get rid of makeup plus moisturise my dry skin too.
Price: Rs 145 for 120 ml
Shelf Life: 3 years
Package Description: The Biotique Bio Almond Oil Cleanser comes in a plastic round bottle with a small hole on the top which makes sure that the right amount of oil comes out. The bottle has a green screw cap on top which according to me is not very user friendly as you need to need to rotate the cap quite a few times than any other regular screw cap bottles just to make sure it’s securely fit and sealed. With your oily hands this sometimes can be difficult and if you are careless to leave the screw cap loose, you should expect the product to leak out.
Product Details: Biotique Bio Almond Oil Cleanser is my first Herbal Makeup Remover. Before this I have tried cleansers and makeup removers from most brands like Maybelline, Lakme, Boots, Himalaya, Lotus Herbals and so on but some of them were just facial cleansers and did not work on lip and eye makeup and the other makeup removers did not do a great job in cleansing the skin. So when the Biotique Bio Almond Oil cleanser came in my hands I was excited as I found a product that would work on the entire face plus the natural oil blend would help my dry skin.
When you check the ingredient list you realize that Biotique Bio Almond Oil Cleanser contains more percentage of other oils whereas the almond oil is just 3%. So it’s more of a marketing gimmick trying to sell the product naming it as bio almond oil cleanser. I am still glad that it has various natural oils like sesame, neem and a few more. The Biotique Bio Almond Oil Cleanser has a hair oil like consistency and even smells like one but it’s difficult to describe the smell as it a blend of various oils. the fragrance is mild though.
The instructions tell you to apply the oil on damp cotton or washcloth and wipe, but I find this method a really not that convenient. Also if you use dry cotton pad you can feel the cotton pad tugging onto your face and not getting rid of the makeup completely. Instead I take a bit of oil on my palm and massage it on my face to get rid of the makeup. Similarly rather than using cotton with the cleanser on, it’s better that you take a few drops of oil and rub it over your eyes. This way you will get rid of all your eye makeup including your mascara. For your waterline I would suggest you to clean it with a Q tip. This cleanser consists of all the oils, thus is meant for normal to dry skin types. Though I have a dry skin, I find this oil a bit heavy and greasy on my face so I have to get rid of it with a soap/ face wash. During winters, I just use a cotton pad soaked with toner and clean the oily residue so that way, the oils hydrate my skin and I still get rid of the greasy feeling.
I really got bored of using this product as it is a bit time consuming and it stayed in my drawer for almost more than a year unused and I noticed that the colour of the oil darkened with time, even the consistency thickened slightly but overall the product quality remains the same.
Hits – Biotique Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face & Eye Makeup Cleanser
- Does not sting
- Contains various natural oils
- Removes makeup
- Goes long way
- Does not irritate skin
- Dermatological tested
Misses – Biotique Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face & Eye Makeup Cleanser
- Leaves a thick greasy layer on your face which comes off only with a face wash/soap
- Thick oil like texture
- May not suit oily skin
- Packaging is not very friendly to use
Overall Verdict: Overall the Biotique Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face & Eye Makeup Cleanser is a great and affordable cleanser + makeup remover. Personally I love using it as an eye and lip makeup remover but as the face cleaning process is a bit tiring and time consuming I will look for better alternatives.