You know how every once in a while you come across a brand, read its philosophy and think, “This is something I could really jive with”? I’ve found one of mine.
Proudly waving the banner of ‘skincare with integrity’, Enavose is a Swiss premium beauty brand that’s committed to providing all-natural, eco-friendly products that are gentle, effective, pleasant to use and good for your skin.
All their products are free of parabens, SLES, mineral oils or allergenic fragrances – and they don’t test on animals 🙂 They also preserve the freshness of their products with naturally-derived essences such as wasabi and ginger instead of using commercially-produced chemicals.
Enavose was launched in Singapore last year and has already got a bit of buzz going for it, having been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Style magazine and CozyCot for its products. Naturally, I was thrilled to have the chance to give this brand a whirl, starting with the FloraComfort Micellar Cleansing Water. Check out my sneak preview post here before you continue reading 🙂
Enavose tells me that this no-rinse cleanser is gentle, non-abrasive and doesn’t strip skin of natural oils or moisture. They have also told me that this formula is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin and rosacea. The product is oil-free, hydrating, contains antioxidants to help fight premature ageing, and contains no alcohol.
Lots more – and some practical information – after the jump 🙂
Here’s the ingredient breakdown for those of you who’re detail-oriented:
Cornflower flower water, Swiss glacial water, organic edelweiss extract, sodium hyaluronate, organic licorice extract, natural preservative blend of wasabi, ginger, garlic and radish.
The Enavose folks encourage the One-Minute Express Cleanse: sweeping a cotton pad soaked with the micellar water over the face, lips and eyes without rubbing, and to repeat until the pad is clean.
It has been two weeks of using this cleanser with the One-Minute Express Cleanse method on a daily basis, so let’s get down to business with the review then 🙂
Scent: Lightly floral and powdery. If you’re a regular reader, you will know that I don’t like scented products in general, but this one I hardly mind at all. The scent isn’t cloying and is in fact quite soothing – and do bear in mind that this assessment bodes well, coming from a scent cynic.
Packaging: Stellar. This cleansing water comes in a solid, sturdy white plastic bottle with an ingenious pump dispenser as depicted below. Whoever decided that a pump dispenser for cleansing water was a good idea deserves much credit 🙂
Segue: Ahem, please excuse the stack of unfolded clothes on my bed.
And no worries, it’s not a standalone pump, it’s capped! For reference, I need about four to five pumps to completely soak one cotton pad.
Performance: This cleanser removes everything from foundation to mascara to blush to lipstick oh so perfectly… with the singular exception of the super-resistant, tough-as-nails Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Eyeliner. No mind though, I like using a separate remover for gritty eye makeup anyway. What’s important for me is how well this removes base makeup – and in this regard, I am thoroughly pleased. Want proof? Here you go: evidence of the carnage and the effectiveness of this cleansing water. All I needed was three pads for the entire face.
My face always feels clean and hydrated after use, and I feel completely at ease just tumbling haphazardly into bed after a night out once I’ve removed my makeup with this cleanser. No dryness, no tightness, no redness, no adverse reactions (Hurray! Sensitive skinned girls, take note!) – just comfortable skin. Glorious. However, because my skin is so sensitive and often moody, I only do this when I am absolutely exhausted and would still advocate regular double cleansing before bedtime 🙂
Given the cleansing water isn’t a concentrated formula, you do tend to use a little more than, say, an oil-based makeup remover – hence my only minor gripe. 120ml isn’t very much cleansing water to put in a bottle 😦 I’ve exhausted about a quarter of the solution already, only two weeks into use! However, all-natural products tend to be bottled in smaller quantities because they’re naturally preserved, and such products tend to be most effective when fresh. In my mind, I can deal with a smaller bottle if it contains a product that is good for my skin, which this cleansing water definitely is.
Pour conclure, I would strongly recommend Enavose’s FloraComfort Micellar Cleansing Water if you’re after a gentle product to effectively remove base makeup on a daily basis (and to remove all makeup in a rapid and hassle-free manner after the occasional long, crazy night out). This product is versatile, so simple to use, and works really well (go easy on the heavy eyeliner though!). There is plenty to appreciate 🙂
A 120ml bottle retails at the promotional price of SGD 29.00 (normal price SGD 45.00) and is available at the Enavose Concept Store at Suntec City Mall, Tower 3, @02-079/081 (depicted below) and at the Enavose Beauty Counter at Tangs, VivoCity Beauty Hall.
If you’re more an online shopping kind of girl, just head to http://www.enavose.com or the Enavose Facebook e-Store and take your pick there. They also offer free islandwide shipping so do take advantage of that 😉
Also, for a limited time only, if you top up your purchases to a total of SGD 100.00 or more, you will receive a free bottle of Mineral Concentrate Refresh Mist worth SGD 32.00 🙂
Finally, the Enavose folks are running a Facebook contest called the My FloraComfort Cleansing Buddy Contest. All you have to do to participate is outlined in three easy steps:
- Share with the Enavose team on Facebook when you would most love to use their FloraComfort Micellar Cleansing Water.
- The three entries with the most number of ‘likes’ wins.
- Winners receive an Enavose hamper worth SGD 145.00, containing the Glo Enzyme Powder Wash, Alpine Edelweiss Dew and Nutritive Hydrator.
Disclaimer: This product was provided to us for review. belle demoiselle operates on a total honesty policy, and only our truest opinions and experiences are reflected in our writing 🙂