I use the De Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm and I consider it as my HG cleanser: it melts into the skin, it is moisturising for my dry skin and I love the lymphatic massage. However, I tried other products in the De Mamiel line and they were not up to my expectations – especially considering the high price tag. So, instead of purchasing the full bottle of this Pure Calm Cleansing Dew I decided to get a sample and to test it.
PERFORMANCE: the De Mamiel Pure Cleansing Dew is an oily cleanser that transforms into a milk when emulsified with water. It is not too greasy and it is OK to take off some makeup. “Some” because I do not find it effective for eye make up (I take it off with sweet almond oil and an organic cotton pad). It is pleasant, but not spectacular.
It leaves my dry skin comfortable and well moisturised, but it is not as great as the balm from the same line. It is also a very small bottle (100ml) for a high price tag (nearly 70 euros!). The formulation is excellent, but I can find products in other brands that perform as well as this one for a fraction of the price.
If you have sensitive skin you should pay attention: this product contains essential oils and it may lead to a reaction. So I suggest getting a sample before deciding whether to buy the full size bottle.
I think that De Mamiel is a little bit too hyped and overpriced: if this cleanser was priced at 35/40 euros I would probably consider purchasing the full size bottle, but at 70 euros it is not an option for a product that is not unique.
INGREDIENTS: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate***, Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil*, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, Octyldodecanol***, Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, Ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil*, Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil*, Boswellia papyrifera /sacra/serrata (frankincense) resin oil**, Cupressus sempervirens (cypress) leaf oil*, Aqua/water/eau, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Agonis fragrans (fragonia) branch/leaf oil, Eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf oil, Tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) flower oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Dalbergia sissoo (rosewood) wood oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower/ leaf/stem oil, Achillea millefolium (yarrow) flower extract*, Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract*, Arnica montana (arnica) flower extract*, Astragalus membranaceus (astragalus) root extract*, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, Centella asiatica (gotu kola) root extract*, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract*, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, Sambucus nigra (elder) flower extract*, Scutellaria baicalensis (baikal skullcap) extract*, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract*, Urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*, Trifolium pratense (red clover) extract*, Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract*, Cardiospermum halicacabum (balloon vine) flower/leaf/ vine extract*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, Citral ̊, Citronellol ̊, Geraniol ̊, Limonene ̊, Linalool ̊
SCENT: floral, but not annoying. It is aromatherapy at its best. However, if you don’t like scents you will not enjoy this product as it is not scent free.
HOW TO USE IT: you need a couple of pumps for the face and neck. it comes 0ut as an oil and has to be massaged on the face. You add some lukewarm water and it “transforms” into a sort of a milk. Keep on massaging on the face and rinse off (alternatively you can take it off with a muslin cloth).
the product looks like an oil. Once you add some water it “transforms” into a watery milk.
CONTENT AND PACKAGING:
100ml. The cleanser is contained in a dark glass bottle with a pump. The bottle is contained in a very chic hard carton box with a cap and ribbon (very scenographic).
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I purchased the sample with my money. It was NOT sent by PR and I did not receive any money to post this review.
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