Joëlle Ciocco Sensitive Cleansing Milk Review
Natalie Portman uses this product apparently, but, celebrity beauty habits aside, so do a host of beauty editors. Joëlle Ciocco’s facials is one of the most expensive in Paris. Even editors find her too pricey. Now since getting a regular facial with Joelle seems impractical, we have to turn to the next best thing - the Sensitive Cleansing Milk or Lait Onctueux Capital in French.
Is it the best though? It is said that this is a good makeup remover. Was it?
I had a hard time looking for reviews for this product, although I’ve read a lot about this and that editor using this cleansing milk. Naturally, I had to try it.
I ordered it from www.colette.fr for EUR 49.33 + EUR 19.00 shipping = EUR 68.33.
Now on to my thoughts!
It smells really good. It reminds me of a light rosy smell. And it clings to my skin even after I’ve washed. I love how luxurious and smooth my skin feels as I wash off the cleanser and after I’ve toweled my face. My skin feels soft and moisturized even though I’ve just washed it. It definitely doesn’t dry my skin. It leaves it with a nice level of moisture, which I like. It is a luxurious cleansing milk!
As for the makeup remover aspect, it does ok. I have to wash my face a second time with it to completely remove any traces of makeup. Eyeliners don’t get removed that well, though.
The one thing that scared me about the product is that it has mineral oil, which causes breakouts in a lot of people. But I was not to be deterred. I used it twice every night - the first wash was to remove the makeup, and the second wash was to thoroughly cleanse my face.
I got breakouts after the second night. I get the occasional one or two pimple on certain times of the month, so this kind of scared me.
But I didn’t let it deter me.
My skin was just adjusting to it, I consoled myself.
After week one - skin still adjusting, I’m afraid. I had more breakouts everyday.
After week two, I had to draw the line. I was pushing myself too much. The breakouts did not subside and now I’m still trying to get rid of some slight scars. I shouldn’t have pushed it, I know. But I really did want to give the Joëlle Ciocco Sensitive Cleansing Milk a good shot, I wanted it to work for my skin.
I stopped using after two weeks. But a few weeks ago, I decided to give it yet another shot. Maybe my skin regimen the first time I used it was causing the breakouts and that it wasn’t entirely Joëlle Ciocco’s fault.
I’ve got another skin regimen now and have decided to replace Cetaphil with the cleansing milk.
It works better on my skin now. I first use a makeup remover followed by the cleansing milk. I think the sensitive cleansing milk just makes a more thorough removal of my makeup. But instead of washing my face a second time with it, I use another cleanser to complete the whole process. I am afraid to just use the sensitive cleansing milk on its own without pairing it with another cleanser, I guess because I’m wary about the mineral oil.
The good thing is I haven’t had breakouts anymore.
Conclusion: Yes, it is luxurious and moisturizing. Feels good on the skin. Smells fabulous, too. As a makeup remover, there are cheaper alternatives that can do the same thing. But in terms of improving my skin in any sort of way, I don’t think it has done anything incredible. Apart from being moisturizing, I don’t know if it has any other super powers, such as preventing breakouts (which I don’t think it does). Would I purchase it again? If I can’t find a better alternative, I will, simply because it feels moisturizing after the wash.