The first product I was sent is one I desperately needed - a new cleanser! I've gotten bored with my usual cleansers, and the term "cleansing milk" really intrigued me. This cleanser is infused with soy milk, whole oat, and white tea, and promises to wash away dirt, impurities, and makeup in one gentle step. It also claims to be suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, since it's sulfate and soap-free. It's chock full of blue lotus extract, which is an antioxidant powerhouse with anti-inflammatory benefits to combat free radical damage, as well as white tea to rejuvenate the skin. Also thrown in to the mix is soy milk extracts rich in amino acids that help maintain skin elasticity, and whole oat, which calms and soothes sensitive skin.
The cleanser comes in a 150ml tube with a plastic cap. It has a milky, emulsion-like consistency that's very creamy. It doesn't foam up like normal cleansers, so it necessary to take extra care to rinse it off properly after use, since it can be a bit difficult to wash away due to the lack of soap/sulfates. I find that I have to rinse two or three times to really get everything off, especially if I use an oil cleanser before hand (which I prefer to do due to sunscreen/makeup use). I really don't find that this cleanser does a great job of removing my makeup on its own, so using an oil cleanser first is imperative.
How it worked for me: As far as performance, I really enjoyed the milky, lather-less weirdness that was this cleanser; I've been trying my darnedest to avoid harsh cleansers lately (due to a recent excursion with a way-too-harsh retinoid serum), and I often opt to just cleanse with micellar water or just plain water in place of a foaming cleanser. I found this cleanser to be quite gentle - it did a good job of cleansing my face and getting rid of daily dirt/grime buildup (including sunscreen), but on makeup days, I definitely needed an oil cleanser to break up the bulk of my foundation/eyeliner/mascara in order to get my face truly clean.
The super-gentle formula worked well with my red, irritated skin, and I didn't experience any breakouts during the past month of using this cleanser. I can say that it definitely cleansed well without leaving my skin feeling overly tight or dry, in fact my skin feels incredibly soothed and soft after use. One issue I do have with this cleanser is that it still does leave my face a bit tight if I don't immediately follow up with an FTE or a toner, but as I stated previously, it isn't overwhelmingly drying. As far as soothing redness and irritation, i would say it does a fair job, but nothing miraculous. Overall, this is a really solid, middle-of-the-road cleanser; it works without any crazy bells and whistles. Unfortunately, I already have a few favorite cleansers that are much cheaper and offer similar benefits, so originally I was going to say that I wouldn't repurchase this one, but I was pretty impressed with the gentle formula and the fact that it's soap and sulfate free, so I might purchase this one again myself. Maybe. Maybe not. I'm on the fence.