As my bottle of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil runs low, I've been thinking about which makeup remover to use next. Since the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face Cleansing and Make-up Removing Gel* ($19CDN, 200ml) landed on my door a few weeks ago, it seemed like as good an option as anything else. DHC is a hard act to follow. As one of my favorite cleansing oils, DHC always rinses clean and I never worry about residual makeup or breakouts.
The Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face Cleansing and Make-up Removing Gel promises to remove make-up and impurities with its honey texture. The soap-free gel is supposed to having a melting texture and is applied onto damp skin.
At first glance, I thought the Gel was a cleansing oil (I had missed the 'gel' in the title). When I think of makeup removers, I tend to think of oils and the thick consistency inside the bottle seemed quite oil-like. It pumps out thickly, but as promised it melts onto your skin , but but it has a really strong scent of heavy honey.
Overall, this works well as a cleanser. Barely half a pump will get you far since it lathers up so much. It does remove most of my makeup but the eye area needed a little more work so I wouldn't rely on this solely. The texture is very comfortable. The thickness of the gel followed by the light lather was very plush but the scent was strong enough that I won't be using this much. Thankfully I have another bottle of DHC in my storage.
Have you ever been turned off a product b/c of the scent even though it worked well enough?