I’m fairly lazy when it comes to skin-care, I really don’t want to spend a lot of time using different lotions and potions on my face before I go to bed, and again in the morning. So it’s important that I have one make-up remover, one toner, and one moisturiser that I feel are very good and do the job for me.
I bought the “Cailyn Dissolv’It Make Up Melt Cleansing Balm”, having heard that it was “magical”. I’ve been using it for the last couple of months so I could give it a good work-out on light everyday make-up as well as heavier evening make-up and dark eye make-up.
In a nutshell: IT’S EXCELLENT!
I’m always a bit sceptical of the latest wonder product because I do feel that there can be a hype around products when they are first released, but then when people have been using them a while and compare them to similar products the shine can wear off. I’m glad I bought this and I’ll be keeping in my arsenal for a long time to come.
I found Dissolv’It very simple to use. You only need a small amount of product to do your whole face – about the size of a 1c or 2c coin, depending on how heavy your make-up is. Scoop some out with the spatula that you get inside the lid, rub it between your hands for a second to melt it into a balm, then massage it over your face like you would with a facial scrub. Your make-up just melts away with it and it’s very gentle so even if you you have sensitive eyes it shouldn’t affect them – mine are quite sensitive and I had no irritation at all.
Then you just rinse your face with water and wipe what’s left away gently with a damp facecloth or face mitt. It takes me 2 minutes from start to finish. If you’re wearing particularly stubborn make-up (like a long-wearing liquid liner or lipstick) you may need to repeat again with a tiny amount of the balm, but I found that even if it looked like the make-up wasn’t melting away, once I wiped with the cloth it all disappeared.
To show how good it is, I took some pictures of of me removing some swatches from the back of my hand – lipstick, long-lasting lip crayon, black liquid liner, and eyeliner pencil:
Have you used Cailyn Dissolv’It yet? What do you think of it? I’d love to know, leave a comment!