Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Skinfood Milk Mania cream cleanser

Almost one and a half month after I received my Sasa haul I finally took the time to review the Skinfood Milk Mania Cleansing cream. It is about time.

Skinfood is a Korean brand that prides themselves of being 'natural'. Ofcourse, the term 'natural' is not something very valuable in the cosmetic world, as any brand can put that term upon its products. But indeed, the products have a natural vibe, and they smell quite realistic too (realistic in a natural sense, not in the chemical, perfumed sense). Most often, I find their ingredients to be on the more wholesome site: Not that they are on the extreme side of organic, but they are rather ok.

Milk Mania, Milk Mania...it sounds a bit like a mad cow that produced maniacal milk, LOL What is it? It is a creamy cleanser that comes in a very big hard plastic jar. I compared it with the Mac lipstick again, so you can estimate its size. For the calculators among us: it contains 200 grams or 7 fl. oz.

The tag on the jar looks 'wholesome' as well, as it seems to be made of recycled paper.


I love that little cow on the tag...


Underneath the jar you can find a description in both English as Korean. I cannot say much about the Korean description, but the English description mentions Cleopatra's love for milk, the vitamins A & D in milk, and...oh...click on the picture for a better view.


The jar is really full with the creamy cleanser. It is not one of those product that has such a large glass/plastic wand that the jar looks big but the content is actually very small. No, this baby is packed with cleanser.


The scent is a suble, or faint, one. It reminds me of boiled milk. I find this very soothing and not obtruding at all. I can be sensitive to perfumed products, but this scent is really nice.

It applies like a cream: thick. However, it does not absorb like a cream...as...well, it is a cleanser so it should take off the layer of makeup/sebum/etc, that you accumilated earlier, off your face.


A blob of product spreads easily on the skin. You can remove it with a cotton pad or tissue; I would not like to depend on water only, as it stays on the skin.


I prefer to use a toner afterwards, in order to remove the leftovers. I am not sure if that is just me, or absolutely necessary.

I think it is a product suitable for dry skin and slightly sensitive skin that demands a light/waterfree manner of cleansing, and that keeps the moisture locked into the skin.
Do I use it a lot....ehm, not yet. I am rather accustomed to my Kose Softymo cleansing oil right now for removing makeup, as it is so easy to remove your eye makeup with it as well. In the morning I rely on toner only.

However, I am still glad that I bought this product. I can tolerate it on my sensitive skin, it does the cleansing in a soft way, and it seems to be moisturizing as well. Nevertheless, it is not a superfast way to remove your makeup...

I bought this at sasa.com for $ 11. And joy, it is still available!
Sasa is a wonderful shop, however, its stock is not always as consistent: products are often out of stock and you have to wait (forever?) for them to return.
I spotted a Milk Mania Cleansing Emulsion as well that comes in a bottle with pump. It will probably be of a lighter consistency.

8 comments:

Glow Chaser said...

You nominated little ole me?? I am sooooooooooo honoured!!

I have have had to nominate you - because I heart your blog!! I do do do do do!! Birkie rocks!!

Eliza said...

I've always wanted to try this cleanser! I wanted to get one because of the cream part of it and the milk thing does seem quite appealing! I think I'll go ahead and try it! Thanks for the review!

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

i have been really curious abt this
cos the whole idea of milk seems so cool
i might try this

fuzkittie said...

This looks GREAT, I looove jars for some reason, and this one looks so cute!

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

I love Skin Food! Have been wanting to try this for some time as I was intrigued by the idea of milk and the packaging. Think I may try out the emulsion one of these days :)

aichaku-愛着 said...

this looks good! i think i'll try this when i buy my next makeup cleanser.

Kathi said...

The Skin Food Milk Mania stuff smells really yummy!
Oh btw, I updated the JS Spring post with the blush swatches =D

angie519 said...

Thanks for the review! This reminds me a bit of cold cream.