Bought this due to rave reviews in the Philippines. It really helped removing make-up! I usually wash my face twice when I have make-up on. But when using this make-up remover, I only had to wash my face once since all make-up has been removed. It even passes the cotton test! I loved it at first. However, I have a bit of a sensitive skin and this product caused mild redness on my left cheek which lasted 2 weeks after stopping usage. Maybe I'll give it a try someday, but for now it's in my drawer of products not to use.
DOES NOT WORK AS A MAKE UP REMOVER:
Hmm. Bought this at Priceline for roughly $10AUD. I was looking for a make up remover to remove all traces of foundation and eye makeup. This product (3 damn pumps of it!) does not remove ALL traces of make up. It leaves traces of VISIBLE streaky foundation on my face.. and melts only some of my eyeshadow. Eyeliner and mascara are still intact though.
DOES NOT WORK AS A BRUSH CLEANSER:
I have been trying to use up this product for 3-4 months. During this period, I have tried using it as a make up brush cleaner and.. it doesn't perform well. My Real Technique brushes are still stained with foundation even after 3-4 pumps of this product with rinses in between pumps! Such a waste of water. I use my 1L of QV face wash to wash my brushes and wash my face daily - WORKS WONDERFULLY. I suffer from.. what should I diagnose it as...? Pathetic skin. My nose and forehead can get oily however my eyes, lips and cheeks are dry. In some areas drier than others with patchy, flaking skin. During my first week of using this product, my dry patches became red and inflamed - eczema! The wash makes the skin feel extremely dry after use and kind of tight. Not clean tight, bad tight!
WORKS AS A FAKE EYELASH CLEANSER!
However.. today I was wearing eyelashes... and for some reason I decided to clean my fake eyelashes with this.
WHAT A MIRACLE.
I like to wear thin, fine, extremely natural looking lashes. As a result, the band and hair is delicate. I have ruined some $20AUD MAC lashes trying to wash them with baby shampoo. The glue gets messy and the hairs alter into an unnatural shape. I end up having to throw lashes out.. after 2-3 uses and URGH, overtime that's too costly.
HOWEVER, Dove clean fake lashes like a dream. The glue loosens and balls up. Once you rinse, VOILA sets of fake lashes looking absolutely new as opened from the packet! When wearing fake eyelashes, I take a pump of this and rub it gently onto my eyes to remove my fake eyelashes. I then put my eyelashes into my palm, take half a pump of cleanser into my other palm. PUT ONE AND TWO TOGETHER. Rubby dub dub gently for about 30 seconds. RINSE AWAY!
I use my fake eyelashes up to 7-10 times now. Hooray.
i give it a 3 as a make-up remover but a 5 as a brush cleanser!
i spotted this in the grocery and i excitedly brought this home to try out. i was a tad disappointed though. it didn't do as it promised. it boasted to "effectively remove even the heaviest of makeup including waterproof mascara, eye makeup and foundation." i followed the easy instructions but really, it couldn't take off the Maybelline falsies mascara i had on and left a bit of foundation. it did clean 80% of my make-up. had to follow up with 3 squares of cotton with Bioderma. what this is good for, i guess, is an initial cleanser. what i tried doing was using this twice to get the deep clean i was looking for. but i only did this a few times because my face ended up too dry and taut (and to think i have oily skin!)
i just recently discovered though that this cleans my makeup brushes beautifully, effectively and with so much ease!!! i had bought a bottle of Monda (professional brush cleaner) against my better judgment (it was expensive!) which i stopped using because it smelled of gas which the fragrance couldn't mask. i then used baby shampoo and dishwashing liquid (online suggestions) and they do clean well. but nothing compares to how easily the Dove foam eats up all the oils in the brushes and how quick rinsing is! my brushes smell sooo good, too! i swear you have to try this to see how easy it is! will repurchase for this purpose.
This is ridiculously good! I found this in my supermarket and it is called Foaming Makeup Remover in Australia. For the price, I expected it to be rubbish, but it is amazing and does exactly what it says. I use 3 pumps and apply with dry hands to dry face. You massage this around face and eyes (I do it for a couple of minutes) making sure to keep your eyes closed whilst you do it. The foam converts to an oil on your skin. Then you simply rinse it off in luke warm water. This stuff removed everything!!!!! Waterproof mascara, colourstay lipstick - the lot!. The best thing is that my skin felt really good afterwards. I purchased this after using a Shu Uemera oil which was a complete waste of money because it didn't remove all of my makeup. I have only ever really used high end cleansers, but this one beats them all!
I am fine with using Dove Beauty Bar to remove my makeup, which is actually a great discovery for me totally by accident, my skin was in a really difficult and confusing state for a while, and out of frustration, I decided to try the only thing my boyfriend uses in shower (who, I might add, for someone who doesn't take any care of his skin, has pretty decent complexion, sometimes it's enough to make me wonder why I spend money on those bottles): Dove Beauty Bar, and I fell in love with it, in more ways than one.
When I use Dove Beauty Bar to remove my makeup, the first step, obviously, is to make it really foam up. I am dreaming about, like, covering my whole face in a cloud of lather and having a fresh clean face emerge from those clouds of white foam. It is an achievable goal with Dove Beauty Bar, but it takes time and patience, so when I saw this in Carrefour, I thought, why not? It's Dove, and I don't need to do the lathering by myself anymore. Plus, I just don't feel like using oil or milk or water or cloth, or whatever else there is to remove my makeup at the moment.
I get all the complaints it's getting from other posters, you need to keep your eyes closed at all times until you wash it off. I usually use quite a lot of it just to be on the safe side, and I lightly wash my face again when I am taking my shower after removing my makeup. Still, I think it's a pretty nice product, it's gentle and effective, it's cheap and really easy to use. I don't dislike the smell either, though I get that odorless products are always better for your skin.
I can really see myself buying it again, I honestly don't see why not.
Edit: There's paraben in this, if it bothers you, stay away from this product.
Dove has been a long trusted brand name for me, and so today I came across it while there was a mini sale and decided to grab it. I'm glad that I did.
I've only used it once but so far I'm really impressed with it. Although it looks like an oil wash, when you pump it the product comes out in foam-form. The instructions say to use 3 pumps but I found that 2 pumps was enough to remove 99% of my make-up (the final 1% was removed by my Clinique make-up remover - which I applied to a cotton pad and then wiped my face). It works considerably better than my Cetaphil cleanser.
Although the pump doesn't have an on/off function, it does come with the attached plastic pump neck(?).
Edit 13/07/12 - I've found my HG MU remover: EVOO!! :)
I'm reviewing the Dove Forming Make Up Remover, which is as shown in the product image, and in my opinion, not at all worthy of its name. I read some decent reviews of it, hence got a friend to buy it for me while in Japan. Big mistake. It doesn't really remove any of my eye makeup, I often have use another eye makeup remover after cleansing my face, which really defeats the purpose of using this product. Not to mention this thing stung my eyes really badly! I had to use three full pumps just for my face alone, which meant I used up this product much quicker than my usual cleansing oil, which is actually a good thing, cuz I was elated to return to using my HG Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil. Lots of hype on this product, but failed to deliver. EPIC FAIL.
I bought this hoping it would be a cheap alternative to the cleansing oils required to remove the tenacious waterproof Japanese sunscreens. Unfortunately, this is just a bad cleanser in general which doesn't do a good job of regular cleansing, let alone removing my waterproof mascara and the waterproof sunscreens. There is always makeup and sunscreen residue left on my face after cleansing. This cleanser may be oil-based, but it isn't an oil in the way other cleansing oils are as it's much more watery. I always see this product heavily discounted, and now I know why.
is this the same thing as dove foaming make up remover?? coz that's the product im reviewing but cant find it...anyways as a promotional thing upon its first launch here in nz, 200 people were chosen to be given a free full size sample to test and review. luckily i was one of those 200 people and when i received it i was so excited and couldnt wait to try it. it claims to remove makeup even waterproof mascara without the need of cotton pads so to me that reads i can remove all of my makeup in one step instead of having to remove my waterproof mascara first with oil-soaked cotton pads and then go in again to remove the rest with a cleanser. i was so wrong! even though i was using the correct amount, this makeup remover did little to remove my waterproof mascara (maybelline falsies, 2 coats) and i had to get me some cotton pads and load up the product to get it off. by the time my mascara is gone (it really took me a good while), my lashes and eye area are left feeling rather dried out and tight. oh and did i mention this thing hurt my eyes so much! n i dont even have sensitive eyes! it really bothers me when things claim to remove waterproof mascara with ease and then dont deliver. seriously my old method is so much easier (olive or coconut oil on cotton pads)
what annoyed me even more is when i wrote a truthful review on the website where they recommended you to post them my review never showed up. i swear i didnt use any foul language, no personal attacks or anything yet all the reviews that are posted are positive ones. if they are doing it on purpose, how deceitful! that reason alone would make me not ever want to purchase this product, let alone the fact that it doesnt do what it claims to (i might as well just buy a clean&clear foaming cleanser if i wanted something that foams itself...)
edit; I did manage to post an in-depth review of this product on my blog http://everydayprincess.org/?p=242 so you can check that out if you want. my opinions are totally honest people.. continued >>
This cleanser feels gentle and light on the skin but yet it still manages to take off alot of makeup which I was pretty impressed with. In the bottle the cleanser looks oily, but it doesn't leave any greasy traces on my skin once I rinse off. My skin felt very refreshed and didn't feel tight. Usually two pumps is enough to remove pretty much everything. Doesn't sting eyes either. In NZ, this product is called the Foaming Makeup Remover, but judging by the pictures and the other reviews, it must be the same product.