While I generally like many of Lancome's products, I'm pretty indifferent and ambivalent about this product. As a make-up remover, it's perfectly functional, although the fragrance makes me kinda nutty. Which has me wondering what Lancome is trying to prove with such a heavy, floral scent. I made the mistake of purchasing a large bottle, only to realize afterwards, that I don't actually wear a lot of make-up at all anymore. Maybe that will change. It did make my skin tingle a little, so I think I'll use it alternately with another cleanser. It's better than your average cold cream cleanser, but nothing close to HG status for me.
I can't remember when I first bought this product but I've gone through quite a few bottles since. I used it and it alone for years, as I was so impressed with how baby-soft it left the skin. It never irritates, never breaks you out, and you don't really need moisteriser afterwards. It also lasts for ages as it has a good pump, and two pumps will do. I massage it in and remove with cotton wool. It melts away all makeup, even eye make up, though I don't think you're supposed to do eye makeup as if you accidentally get it in your eyes as it stings a wee bit! Not so much that I stop doing it though! In recent years I've become even lazier and have started using Eau de Bienfait where you even skip the "massaging it in" phase. Yeah, by switching products I've managed to cut my cleansing down from 60 seconds to 20 - boy, am I lazy... But I still have the Galatee Comfort and I use when my skin is tender as I know it'll soothe it. This is a fantastic product which Lancome has really got right - I'd recommend it to anyone, especially people with dry or sensitive skins.
I absolutely love this cleanser. My skin is horribly acne prone and I've been having a lottt of trouble with it for the past 6 months. I've been trying everything and nothing has seemed to work until now.
This cleanser seems to have really calmed everything down. I don't feel any new pimples coming out or ones brimming just underneath the surface. It keeps my face calm and more importantly moisturized.
It may be a little expensive but hey as long as it works I'll continue to buy it instead of dropping a ton of cash on other crap that doesn't work.
I **love** La Thérapie Lait Démaquillant Peaux Normales - Gentle cleansing milk for normal skin, I got it while I was having a facial on the cruise. I still have Lancome Galatee Confort at home, and recently, my husband surprised me by giving me Clarisonic for face. I read the reviews and called the Clarisonic and they told me to use soapless facial cleanser while using it. Yesterday, I used it for the first time with Lancome's Galatee Confort and it was very ADDICTING. I use two minutes instead of one minute and my face was sooo smooth as a baby's bottom - and this morning I used it for one minute and my makeup was flawless. I expect that I will go through "purging" stage within two weeks before my face will get used to it.
I have normal/combination skin, I use Galatee Confort when I feel a little "tight" and at nighttime before I go to bed. In the morning, I use La Thérapie Lait Démaquillant Peaux Normales.
Lancome's Galatee Confort isn't overwhelming, when I use it, it leaves a nice moisturizing film on my face and it gives me a glowing look. I don't have any problems with it - no breakout, just one or two pimples once in a while.
***UPDATE*** 12/9/07 - I still use Galatee Confort with Clarisonic, and I switched the brush from sensitive to normal and use it for 2 minutes. Still no purging at all - and my face is so much SMOOTHER. No new pimples, no blackheads, no whiteheads - I use Renergie oil-free after using Clarisonic, I use concealer around my nose, under my eyes, and around my lips and then light coat of Studio Fix or Bare Escentuals with my favorite Sonia K. powder brush, then I'm out of the door. My face is brighter, glowing, and radiant and I don't need to hide my face with heavy coat of foundation. When I'm OUT of Galatee Confort, I'll buy another one in heartbeat!
Aqua, Paraffinum liquidum/mineral oil, Isopropyl myristate, Propylene glycol, Zea mays/ corn germ oil, Lecithin, Cyclodextrin, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Hydroxycitronellal, Wheat germ clycerides, Faex/yeast extract, Ethylparaben, Triethanolamine, Mel/honey, Polysorbate 20, Limonene, Mannitol, Linalool, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Chondrus crispus (carrageenan), Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Carbomer, Geraniol, Disodium cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium succinate, Methylparaben, Citronellol, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Butylparaben, Coumarin, Prunus dulcis/sweet almond protein, Hexamidine disethionate, Hexyl cinnamal, Glycerin, Parfum
Well its another milky cleanser at a ridiculous price. I love the smell though and it is gentle but it leaves a greasy film on my face. Does anyone know if Lancome tests on animals? I just dicovered that dove, Neutrogena, Elizabeth arden, Covergirl, Clean and Clear and Clearasil do and I want to check from now on. A good cleanser but you could always buy Cetaphil or Garnier Soft for a fraction of the price.
EDIT: Also contains mineral oil, which explains the greasy film. I can't get my head around how such high end brands can use such cheap ingredients in their products.
I really like this product. My skin gets really soft. Sometimes I also use this for my body after shaving, because my body gets dry. Just add it to a little douchegel and your body is very soft.
I like this product. It works well for my dry skin, and I even feel moisturized after using it. It's not irritating at all, but it might be too oily for other skin type. It takes me 3-4 pumps each time. I apply it to dry skin, rub my face, then use tissue to wipe them off. I don't expect it to take off my mascara, so I usually use Bi-facil first. I will use other facial cleanser after this to take out the residual. I like the scent, though some people might this it is too heavy. A bottle lasts pretty long, I think it worth the price.
I'm absolutely blown away by this.
I got a sample size of Galatee Confort in a gift set a few years ago. Back then I still used eye makeup remover and tried this as a cleanser after removing my eye makeup. I did like how it's gentle on the skin but also cleansed better than most cleansing milk/creams. However, I've always been a foaming cleanser person so didn't end up using the it.
I guess to most of us, Galatee Confort is known as a cleanser, and I only recently knew from some forum that it's actually a makeup remover. I then checked the Lancome website, it's under the cleanser category and is indeed referred to as a "makeup remover", but so are all the other Lancome cleansers which we definitely see and use as cleansers, such as the Gel Clarte, Mousse Clarte, etc. In my mind, cleansers are cleansers, makeup removers are makeup removers and are not used as cleansers. So the Lancome terminology kinda confused me at first but I guess it's just how people define a cleanser or a makeup remover -- if it cleanses away makeup, sure, call it a makeup remover.
For years I've used cleansing oil on the whole face as a makeup remover, for foundation, mascara, liner, eye shadow, everything. Works like a charm, it dissolves makeup better and I don't need to use a separate eye makeup remover. And I use my regular cleanser after rinsing the oil off. But I've been hearing more and more about how cleansing oils could be responsible of enlarged pores and more whiteheads, so I decided to quit using it for a while and see if my skin would improve in any way.
Now this is a hard one. A makeup removing lotion/cream is usually too gentle on waterproof mascara, and if I use a specific eye makeup remover, I'd need something else for the face, just too many steps. It seemed to me that nothing else would work like my beloved cleansing oil, which takes everything off in one simple step, untill I tried the Galatee Confort again after all these years.
It was just amazing. Took off all traces of makeup, and I do mean "all traces", even my waterproof mascara! I wouldn't say it removes waterproof mascara as fast and easily as a good eye makeup remover, but even cleansing oil would take me a while to rub off the waterproof mascara, and Galatee Confort didn't take any longer than that. And it removes all makeup in one step. I then follow with my regular cleanser and my skin is left clean and soft.
So, for any of you who are using a cleansing oil to remove makeup and wanna switch to something else, Galatee Confort is the one. continued >>
I just got my for bottle of Galatee. Tried it last night and love it! It does a great job of removing my makeup (I use teint idole). And just so you know, it is NOT designed to remove eyemakeup. I use bi-facil for that and it works wonders. I have oily skin and need to remove my makeup "before" I cleanse. Otherwise I will get breakouts. So I followed with my pure focus cleanser and I love the combo. I can't wait to get to the bottom of the bottle to see if I still feel the same.