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A good drugstore facial cleanser that REMOVES makeup?

Started 1336138990.303 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1336449985.647 by Pianomama

Any ideas? I'm using something now that got good ratings on makeupalley, but it doesn't remove my makeup well at all, especially my mascara. Any ideas? Thanks!

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MotleyCrue­4EVA1336139127.1133096 PostsRegistered 7/17/2009South of Baltimore

Neutrogena One Step cleanser; takes it all off, including eye makeup.

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just bee1336139512.38714453 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico

I just ordered a 16-ounce cleanser from Paula's Choice this morning -- it's supposed to remove makeup very well. (She's marked the cleansers way down and there's free shipping -- today only.)

Actually, I've been using Johnson's Head-to-Toe baby wash on my face and that's worked well, too. Just picked up the Paula's product because I really like that company's way of doing business. Great customer service.

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CA annie1336140200.3373769 PostsRegistered 1/25/2007Sunny CA

Paula's Choice cleansers are on sale today with free shipping. That would be like getting a drugstore cleanser in terms of price. If you get a chance, check them out and read the reviews to see what you think.

{#emotions_dlg.blushing}nnie

sungrl11336140692.0631028 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Johnson's Head-To-Toe Baby Wash

just bee1336140697.26714453 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 5/4/2012 CA annie said:

Paula's Choice cleansers are on sale today with free shipping. That would be like getting a drugstore cleanser in terms of price. If you get a chance, check them out and read the reviews to see what you think.

{#emotions_dlg.blushing}nnie

I compared the one I ordered this morning to CeraVe and there's really no difference in price. Another great deal from Paula.

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just bee1336140928.64714453 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 5/4/2012 sungrl1 said:

Johnson's Head-To-Toe Baby Wash

I ordered a Paula's Choice cleanser today because I like to keep a more moisturizing cleanser on hand when it gets really dry around here (it's the high desert and humidity is in single digits), but the baby wash has been my primary cleanser since giving up purity made simple.

I've had very good luck with the Johnson's product and you can pick up two giant bottles for ten bucks at the warehouse stores. Takes off the makeup, cheap and effective. Wink

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kabella1336141344.7833951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

I'm thinking Paula's choice. Been using Philosophy's Purity which is great for taking off makeup & last forever for 20.00 but my skin is starting to dry more using it. so I am open to suggestions. I do use Neutrogena wet wipes (unscented) works great for eye makeup & foundation & doesn't dry me out.

Grangie1336141649.343631 PostsRegistered 10/20/2006
I use Ponds cold cream to remove eye makeup and it works great and is very moisturizing! Dating myself here but I am 50 and have used it for years as well as my mom since like the 50's or 60's! You can buy it anywhere!

just bee1336141844.81314453 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 5/4/2012 kabella said:

I'm thinking Paula's choice. Been using Philosophy's Purity which is great for taking off makeup & last forever for 20.00 but my skin is starting to dry more using it. so I am open to suggestions. I do use Neutrogena wet wipes (unscented) works great for eye makeup & foundation & doesn't dry me out.

I was loyal to purity for years but finally had to give it up when I realized my face was looking like a day-old glazed doughnut. Dried me out so badly. And since I've switched to another cleanser I don't suffer with cracked, bleeding lips anymore. (Never a good look.)

I didn't need the PC cleanser but it was marked down and shipping was free -- and I would have paid the same (more with local tax) for CeraVe. Baby wash has been great -- it's gentle and takes off makeup, but I always like to keep a second cleanser on hand in case I start getting dry (our lovely, but brutal, winters in the high desert and our spring winds).

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sue981336141863.73678 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007
On 5/4/2012 just bee said:
On 5/4/2012 sungrl1 said:

Johnson's Head-To-Toe Baby Wash

I ordered a Paula's Choice cleanser today because I like to keep a more moisturizing cleanser on hand when it gets really dry around here (it's the high desert and humidity is in single digits), but the baby wash has been my primary cleanser since giving up purity made simple.

I've had very good luck with the Johnson's product and you can pick up two giant bottles for ten bucks at the warehouse stores. Takes off the makeup, cheap and effective. Wink

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I've never heard of using baby wash as a facial cleanser, but it sounds very interesting. I wonder if the store brand (Walmart, etc.) would be just as effective. Also, I assume the baby wash would not be good at deep cleaning the pores?

Any thoughts on the store brand baby wash?

just bee1336142313.48714453 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 5/4/2012 sue98 said:
On 5/4/2012 just bee said:
On 5/4/2012 sungrl1 said:

Johnson's Head-To-Toe Baby Wash

I ordered a Paula's Choice cleanser today because I like to keep a more moisturizing cleanser on hand when it gets really dry around here (it's the high desert and humidity is in single digits), but the baby wash has been my primary cleanser since giving up purity made simple.

I've had very good luck with the Johnson's product and you can pick up two giant bottles for ten bucks at the warehouse stores. Takes off the makeup, cheap and effective. Wink

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I've never heard of using baby wash as a facial cleanser, but it sounds very interesting. I wonder if the store brand (Walmart, etc.) would be just as effective. Also, I assume the baby wash would not be good at deep cleaning the pores?

Any thoughts on the store brand baby wash?

I started using store brands when I first switched to baby wash. I picked up a 15-ounce bottle for two bucks at the grocery store and liked it very much. The ingredients are, for the most part, identical, but the fragrances vary. Some of the store brands might be a little more "watery," too.

Target has a good price on their brand, but I've never tried it. But I can get Johnson's baby wash in giant pump bottles -- two for just under ten dollars -- at Sam's Club (Costco may sell it, too -- I forget).

And I can wash my bangs along with my face and not worry about damaging my hair.

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Argyll1336143238.3971271 PostsRegistered 7/31/2011

CeraVe Foaming Face Wash is excellent and mild,takes off eye makeup without lash loss or tears. Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion is also wonderful and gentle;you can even use it without water,just towel it off. (My favorite "tip" is microfiber towels;they are inexpensive,gentle and work beautifully. "Green" too,as they are washable and last forever.)

kabella1336143498.7073951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

Going to give Johnson's baby wash a go! Thankyou for the review, just bee~

just bee1336143733.89314453 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 5/4/2012 kabella said:

Going to give Johnson's baby wash a go! Thankyou for the review, just bee~

Hope it works for you! You might want to start with a smaller bottle -- and if you don't like it you can use it to wash your hands (takes makeup off mine and is pretty gentle).

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kabella1336145509.663951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012
On 5/4/2012 just bee said:
On 5/4/2012 kabella said:

Going to give Johnson's baby wash a go! Thankyou for the review, just bee~

Hope it works for you! You might want to start with a smaller bottle -- and if you don't like it you can use it to wash your hands (takes makeup off mine and is pretty gentle).

Small got it...I'll let you know when I purchase & try it out. Thanks again~

just bee1336148066.9314453 PostsRegistered 1/3/2010Albuquerque, New Mexico
On 5/4/2012 kabella said:
On 5/4/2012 just bee said:
On 5/4/2012 kabella said:

Going to give Johnson's baby wash a go! Thankyou for the review, just bee~

Hope it works for you! You might want to start with a smaller bottle -- and if you don't like it you can use it to wash your hands (takes makeup off mine and is pretty gentle).

Small got it...I'll let you know when I purchase & try it out. Thanks again~

My fingers and toes are crossed! {#emotions_dlg.w00t}

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tototwo1336151961.8972635 PostsRegistered 2/8/2008Great Plains

Interesting about the baby wash -- can't imagine that it would remove makeup, so I'm waiting for more reviews.

For me, nothin' but Neutrogena Cleanser and Makeup Remover (blue pump bottle) and Pond's Cold Cream. I alternate.

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Poppet11336152409.7172420 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009

Olay's Foaming Cleanser. This stuff is awesome! Takes off even waterproof mascara without a fight.

sue981336225710.7573678 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Thanks, everone! I'm going shopping today.

NeetaLyn1336267289.62700 PostsRegistered 7/27/2008Maryland
On 5/4/2012 MotleyCrue4EVA said:

Neutrogena One Step cleanser; takes it all off, including eye makeup.


Totally agree - closest dupe I've found in consistency and performance to Purity. Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash is also really great and very similar to this with the proper PH - its a great product.

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FUTURE1336267664.49711880 PostsRegistered 5/18/2008
Lumene gentle touch oil cleanser. You can purchase at CVS, and they often have BOGO. No residue like many oil cleansers, and very gentle, plus it removes my very waterproof eye MU with no problem. Won't be without it!! :) HTH!

mdmc1336268427.7571654 PostsRegistered 10/27/2007West Coast
On 5/4/2012 Grangie said: I use Ponds cold cream to remove eye makeup and it works great and is very moisturizing! Dating myself here but I am 50 and have used it for years as well as my mom since like the 50's or 60's! You can buy it anywhere!

Yep used it for many years.

moosesgal1336268954.787377 PostsRegistered 4/9/2005Southwest Virginia

Neutrogena Foaming Face Cleanser in the blue bottle. Inexpensive and removes eye makeup! I love this stuff!

ROMARY1336269093.717449 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

Albolene Unscented/Fragrance Free. Great for removing eye makeup, too.

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sunnyskies11336271805.883336 PostsRegistered 4/8/2006
Johnson & Johnson makes a really nice facial cleanser (for adults). It's called Purpose. I really like it. It's dermatologist tested and said to be as gentle on skin as water. I think it cleans really well. I personally always follow up with an alcohol free toner, no matter what face wash I use. That always seems to get the last traces of any makeup that may be left. I would recommend trying this one. It's a winner in my book!

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