Cleansing milks have a similar formulation to creams but with a much higher proportion of water and a little detergent added. They are not always as efficient as creams for dissolving makeup but they do have some benefits:
- Easier than creams to wipe off the skin,
- Some can be worked up into a lather with water to wash the face,
- Ones with a higher oil content will effectively remove light makeup.
Their detergent action makes them suitable for younger, greasier skin but ladies with a dry or mature skin should only use cleansing milks with a high oil content. It is applied either directly to the skin with clean, damp cotton pads firmly but gently over the face and neck in upward and outward movements or with clean fingers in small, gentle circular movements, working well into the creases of the skin.Tweet
The mineral oil in a cleansing cream dissolves grease and oil based products on the skin. A wax such a beeswax or parrafin wax is often added to give the cream a stiffer texture. The water content cools the skin and makes the cream easier to spread.
Some cleansing creams have a more fluid consistency, which is lighter than a traditional cream but ‘richer’ than a cleansing milk. These are often promoted as ‘make-up removers’ and most of them are suitable for removing both facial and eye makeup.
Cleansing creams are particularly good for removing makeup and for cleansing balanced, dry and mature skin.Tweet