What The Body Shop has to say about the Cucumber Cleansing Milk on their website:
"Best if you want to: Wash away excess oil, makeup and impurities with a refreshing cleansing milk that gently cleanses without drying to leave skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed."
It is suited for all skin types and is a part of The Body Shop "Original" range of products that they brought back a few months ago. I bought this on May 8th(?) during the $5 gift box promotion where you buy a box for $5 and everything you can fit in the box is 50% off. The original price is $8.99 but with the promotion it was $4.50.
The instructions say, "Massage over the face and neck, using fingertips. Wipe away using a tissue or rinse off with clean water."
I personally do not tissue it off because I find it a waste of tissue especially if I do it daily. I'm trying to reduce my carbon foot print, aren't you? Anyway it smells like the Vaseline Aloe Fresh Hydrating Body Lotion and personally, I'm not fond of the scent. The texture of the Cucumber Cleansing Milk is like a milky lotion (light) that is gentle & two nickel sized dollops of this is enough for the whole face. I use it on a dry face. I've tried using the toner to moisten my face for the cleansing milk but it made my face skin & burn ... yikes. Try it on a dry face or regular water.. don't be silly like me!
Anyhow, it works well for removing tinted moisturizer, primer, powder foundation, any light make-up but not heavy duty liquid or cream foundation. It definitely doesn't get rid of waterproof mascara either and it kind of stings the eye so I use a separate eye make-up remover for that. I have to follow up with another cleanser because like I said, I use this only to remove make-up only. It's kind of like a cleansing oil I guess but I've never used a cleansing oil before so I can't do a real comparison. This doesn't dry out my skin either and even after my second cleanse, my skin is fine. The only reason why I use this to remove my make-up is because it contains no detergents that dry out my skin and it works for the days I wear little to no make-up. For $4.50, I'd recommend it but for $8.99, I'd go with something heavy duty.
Next we have The Body Shop Cucumber Freshening Water which is more or less a toner. Or water with a cucumber scent.. It doesn't do much but reassure me that all my make-up is off and my face is clean. It's quite refreshing especially if you leave the bottle in the fridge but I'm not fond of the scent. It smells exactly like the cleansing milk, blegh! Overall, for $4.99 I can't ask for more. I could just use cold water instead though... I wouldn't recommend this unless you want a refreshing facial mist/spray for the summer because that's what I'm using it for.
Bottom line: It doesn't set mineral make up, work as a pre-make up spray or keep make-up fresh. It's just refreshing, alright?
The Body Shop Cucumber Cleansing Milk
INGREDIENTS:Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Cetyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Triethanolamine (pH Adjuster), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Lanolin (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Juice (Natural Additive), Fragrance (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Green 5 (Colour), Yellow 5 (Colour).
The Body Shop Cucumber Freshening Water
INGREDIENTS:Water (Solvent/Diluent), Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Natural Additive), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Sodium PCA (Humectant), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Juice (Natural Additive), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Glycerin (Humectant), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract (Natural Additive), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Methylparaben (Preservative), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative).
P.S. I bought this myself and I'm not being paid for this review. Neither am I affiliated with the company.