Awake Mineral Hot Cleanse is a makeup remover. This is one of the items which have good reputation among Japanese consumer.
Review by Cherry in 2015
I (Cherry) got a sample of this product, and let me share with you my personal review.
I believe removing your makeup is one of the important steps for keeping smooth look. This is the reason why I often show you my review of makeup removers.
This Mineral hot Cleanse is a gel type, and this is so interesting effect: warm your skin and open your pores to remove your dirt. This is the reason why Japanese reviewers are thinking this remover is great.
OK, let me share with you my experience with this product.
They are my daily makeup.
- Foundation Primer: RMK Creamy Polished N
- Foundation: Chicca Sold
- Eyeshadow: SUQQU Designing Color #Ayanadeshiko
- Eyeliner: ADDICTION Eyeliner Pencil (discontinued)
- Letters: Coffret D’or Super Sharp WP
Let me show you the gel, whole of the package.
It is really, really sticky.
After my first touch, this remover did not remove anything, but after few touches, it could remove the powder makeups.
Because this gel is really sticky, and the cotton was “destroyed”.
The final is just after my giving up…
Yes, it was not good at removing my makeup. I used whole of a package, and to be honest, usually I use almost the half of package to write this “personal review of makeup removers” series.
I could not feel it is warming so much. It felt as of it is getting warmer, but actually it is not so much.
I used other package on my face. My face is sensitive than my arms. I had learned this is not good at removing my waterproof eye makeups, I used the day I just used sunscreen, foundation and powders. I also did not feel my face is warming. I just felt sting in my eye water lines and lips. Maybe its herbal effect does not good for my sensitive skin.
This is one of the reason why I do not recommend to use gel/ liquid makeup removers 🙁
If you use waterproof makeup like me, I guess this is not for you.
It has a good reputation among Japanese reviewers, but for me, it is the worst makeup removers I had ever used, in person.
Wanna try? I can not stop you, of course.
Review by Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts of Philippines does not have so much sensitive skin, and I gave her a sample.
See how she felt.
I received a sample of the Awake Mineral Hot Cleanse, which is a cleanser / makeup remover in one. It claims to have minerals that produce a warming effect on skin, which improves blood circulation, as if you’re massaging your face. It also has moisturizing ingredients in a gel base, making the skin soft.
The first time I tried a “warming ” cleanser, I was surprised by its texture and unusual feel because I wasn’t really used to it. But I feel that this can relax the skin and it would be good to use in cool weather.
Awake has a watery/gel-y texture which is a bit runny (or perhaps it’s summer here so the product sort of melted a bit). It has a herbal scent that feels soothing when applied, and the warming sensation also intensifies the scent.
I was only wearing bb cream and sunscreen, and this cleanser removed the makeup I have. There’s a moisturizing, slippery feel to it, but it rinses quite well, and my face did not feel dry and tight after washing.
This is a good makeup remover and the herbal scent compliments the “warmth” of the product which makes it soothing to apply. I would be eager to try this again on colder months. I still prefer cleansing oil though for removing heavy makeup, but for a spa-like facial wash, this would be a good product to try.
Note by Cherry
Thank you Hazelnuts!
This is the very what I wanted to know!
You know, for me this is the worst, but for her this is a good product.
My skin is super sensitive, and earned sting by this remover. If you are a person who are not so much sensitive like me — most of the person, and this can be a good solution.
I wanna say again, there are no perfect cosmetics for any of the person.