Beware of shortcuts: removing make-up from your skin is not cleaning it. The difference ? A make-up remover and a facial cleanser have neither the same ingredients nor the same modes of action. To keep skin clean and radiant, the trick is to use their complementarity wisely.
Cleanser or make-up remover: what is the difference in composition?
Cleansing milk, micellar water, cleansing oil, foaming gel, cleansing lotion… It's all the same, you say? Well no, not really. The main difference between a makeup remover and a cleanser is in their list of ingredients.
- A make-up remover traditionally consists of fatty substances . It can be a mixture of oils, a make-up remover balm or an emulsion (water + oil).
- A cleanser is a water-based product with surfactants . It generally has a more or less pronounced foaming power.
Cleansing or make-up removal: what does it change for your skin?
Revelation in 3… 2… 1… The make-up remover does not cleanse the skin at all ! It merely acts on the surface to dissolve the make-up film that covers the epidermis. In other words, it just bares the skin. It's a bit like taking off your clothes before showering.
The cleanser is a real detergent care . Its surfactants allow it to loosen and emulsify any type of impurity. It therefore eliminates excess sebum, product residues, germs, dust, pollution particles, etc. In short, it cleans the skin itself!
When to use makeup remover or facial cleanser?
Another difference between makeup removal and cleansing: their place in your beauty routine. Use your makeup remover in the evening to remove your makeup. Also apply it at the end of the day if you have worn sunscreen or if you have been walking in an urban environment.
Facial cleansing , on the other hand, takes place at two key times of the day:
- In the morning, as the first step, to prepare your skin to absorb its care.
- In the evening, after make-up removal, to eliminate the last product residues and unclog the pores. This is the principle of sacrosanct double cleansing: remove make-up, then cleanse.
Does a 2-in-1 product to cleanse or remove make-up from your skin exist?
Yes ! At Quinque Skincare, we have designed the Cleansing Jelly for you . This is a hybrid treatment that combines the properties of a make-up remover AND a cleanser. If so, it is possible (and it is so much more practical).
Its gel balm texture effectively removes traces of makeup, while AHAs and salicylic acid help unclog pores. Its secret ingredient? CBD extract , with soothing properties, to end the day on a sweet note.