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I purchased a 10ml sized bottle of Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Milk from Amazon for £3.00. Amazon also have a 145ml sized version for sale at the higher price of £20.65. I decided to get the smaller sized version as I didn't see the point of buying the expensive larger sized version until I was sure it was would work or whether it would be worth the money, therefore the 10ml seemed more sensible.
It is also available to buy from John Lewis but they are only currently selling the 145 ml bottle for £24.00.
http://www.drhauschka.co.uk have a range of sizes available including the 10 ml trial version for £3.00, the 30ml bottle for £9.95 and the 145ml at £24.00.
Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycerin, Fermented Grain Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bentonite, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Citronellol*.
The website claims that the cleanings milk can be used on all types of skin (dry, oily, sensitive, mature and normal), I myself have sensitive skin, and find that it can often get dry or oily depending on the conditions. For example if I have the heater on in my room then my skin will get quite dry and scaly, and other times I can wake up with oily skin. The cleanser is basically a gentle cleanser and a make up remover, and was something I was eager to test after hearing quite a few good reviews for this product.
The cleanser comes enclosed in small 10 ml bottle tube that looks attractive due to its metal silver lid and white body. The liquid itself has a nice consistency, it is like a slightly thicker milky liquid but not too runny that it drips through your fingers. It has the right consistency to enable to be easily dispensed onto a cotton cleanings pad. It had a nice gentle fruity scent which was a pleasant surprise. I found that even small amounts would actually go a long way; I was able to pour a little onto a cotton pad and rub gently over my skin to remove makeup and dirt and covered a lot of area.
The cleansing milk felt nice and cool against by skin and did make my skin feel a little refreshed while using it. It managed to remove the make up from my skin really well, as well as remove some dirt. Straight after using it you have to give your face a thorough rinse with warm water. After washing my face I however found I needed to add some facial cream as I could feel my skin drying a little, although I think this is more due to habit, as my skin is just used to its astral cream dosage!
After a daily routine of using this for a week, I did find a slight improvement in my skin. It felt slightly more refreshed and also had a slight healthy appearance, and less red blotches or spots. However to be honest, I didn't find it made a huge difference, not enough to warrant a re-purchase of the £10-25 plus Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Milk products. I find that the cheaper cleansing lotions I use on a daily bases might not have the exact same positive effects as the Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Milk, but it still manages to cleanse my skin well.
I would definitely recommend trying the 10ml version first before trying out the larger bottles, as everyone is different and skins may react in different more positive ways. My friends love using this and find it is worth the price tag, however although I do find it works well, I just don't find it worth paying the extra money for this while my pockets are tight! Overall I rate this a 4/5 losing a rating for the price.
Please feel free to visit http://www.drhauschka.co.uk/products/face-care/cleansing-milk for more information.
WHAT IS IT?
A cleansing milk by Dr Hauschka, designed to be suitable for all skin types.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
There are two methods, neither of which are any better than the other so it just depends on your personal favourite way to use this type of product. Dr Hauschka recommend wetting your face then massaging the milk into your skin, but you can also apply the milk directly to dry skin on a cotton wool ball. It doesn't need rinsing from your skin and leaves no residue, sometimes my skin can feel a tiny bit sticky after using it on cotton wool but then all I need to do is splash with cold water to remove this feeling.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I like it. It works as both a general cleanser and a make up remover so is a versatile product, I use the cotton wool method as I wear at least some make up each day and I've discovered it cuts through foundation and even removes some eye make up. The consistency is thicker than I'd expect from a milk, it remains more liquid than cream but is rich with a velvet feel. It isn't moisturising but doesn't dry the skin either, the rose perfume is fresh and feminine but doesn't linger on my skin.
My skin feels clean after use, it doesn't feel very much different and the milk definitely doesn't provide a deep clean like other cleansers. It's very luxurious to use and one of the better quality cleansing milks.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I bought a trial size of this cleanser for £3.10 from the Dr. Hauschka website. Although it says on the website that is is for all skin types, upon delivery of the cleanser I realised after reading the instructional leaflet that came with it that it is more for normal to dry skin types, which was a bit misleading.
Having oily/combination skin, I will still use anything in the hope that it will help my skin get clearer, so I went ahead and tried the product anyway. It again came in a little metal tube that you pierce to open. The cleanser is very creamy in consistency, i'm not sure about the scent really, it is very rich but has a slight fruity twist which i'm assuming is down to the apricot kernel oil. I needed about 2cm of this to cover my whole face, so it doesn't last as long as the other cleanser, 'Cleansing Cream'. It is exceptionally smooth and glides well when pressed into the skin.
I washed this off with warm water as directed by the website, but I feel as if it should have been taken off with a cloth as I could definitely feel the moisturisers left on the surface of my skin (i'm assuming from the jojoba and almond oils). I didn't mind this feeling, but I can definitely see how others wouldn't feel 'clean' enough after using this product. It did leave my skin feeling nice and smooth.
After using this for a few weeks, I began developing a few noticeable spots which I could only put down to from using this. I think the oils would have been very blocking on the pores and really would have benefited from being wiped off. I can now see why this would be more of a cleanser to normal/dry skin rather than combination skin like myself.
I won't be purchasing this cleanser again, but would definitely recommend it to other people looking for something to hydrate and soften their own skin. I later found out that this was more of a cleanser just to remove make up, so is not suitable to use in the morning time.
This is the most beautiful cleansing milk. It very very gentle, with a beautiful slightly peppery rose fragrance. Its organic,not tested on animals and I think I read somewhere that they harvest the plant ingredients according to the phases of the moon (wow!) As it's so gentle, you can take your eye make-up off with it, which I always think is a good test of a gentle cleanser. The instructions tell you to use it with water, but I sometimes just take it off with cotton wool. There are skin toners in this range, but they are nowhere nearly as nice as this cleanser, So I always use my Liz Earle toner with it. Dr Hauschka does make tiny little tester sizes, which some of the health shops that sell the range often have, for about £3.00. Dr H. also has a very good website where you can buy the products, and if you click on the "more information" button for each product there, they give you advice on how to use it, and they also list all the ingredients. I wish other skincare companies listed the ingredients on-line like this! What more can I say? Miles better than anything else, the best cleansing milk ever!