Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser – Surprising texture | Doctors Review

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The Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser might be called milk, but certainly doesn’t look like one in the bottle. I mean, look at that, what is your first though? Gel – at least that was mine.

 

One pump bottle of the Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser standing in front of a dark background with white flowers
Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser

 

Actually my first thought was “Ew”, as for some reason the bottle had leaked during shipping and had product all over it, but even with that kind of rocky start, I have grown to love this cleanser – let me tell you why.

 

 

 

What the Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser claims

Skintegra Melt Milk is a transparent facial cleansing milk and make-up remover that comes in a unique technological form, resembling a gel.

Unlike a classic cleansing milk that leaves a film and can be pore-clogging, Melt Milk is ideal for sensitive, dehydrated skin prone to clogged pores. After being rinsed off completely, Melt Milk leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin. Since Melt Milk is a hybrid product between a gel and a pre-cleanser, it is versatile and can be used as the first or second step of your cleansing routine – or as a stand-alone cleanser.

Melt Milk is rich in hydrating and soothing ingredients such as hydrolyzed oat protein and probiotic ferments that protect the skin’s barrier function. Also, we have protected the ingredients with a special production process.

 

Facts about the Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser

Prize and size

One pump bottle contains 200 ml and is available for 18,50 € on the website here. The pH is at around 6 and the product is fragrance free.

 

Texture and smell

When it comes out of the bottle, the product certainly looks like a gel, but feels more like a milk to the touch. There is a faint unscented product scent, but only if you sniff very closely.

 

Close up of the Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser on a mirrored surface, looking like a clear gel.
Looks like a gel, wouldn’t you agree?

 

How to use the Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser

The cleanser is supposed to be used on dry skin and then rinsed off with warm water, and against my expectations it didn’t change color or texture once in contact with water. I was expecting it to emulsify to something more milky, but no, same strange texture that feels like a milk while looking like a gel. (More info: How to pick the right cleanser for your skin type)

I used it both in the mornings as well as at night and am happy to report it removed all traces of makeup with ease, even the heavy stage makeup I wore for our dance performance in March, while never irritating my eyes or blurring my vision. (More info: Is Double Cleansing bad for you?)

It certainly wasn’t stripping, but I didn’t perceive it as hydrating in itself either. That might be what the brand is referring to when they talk about the pore clogging film other milk cleansers sometimes leave on the skin, that layer of hydration that stays even after rinsing your skin. Here after cleansing the skin feels clean, but needs a follow up with more products – which should be the norm anyway.

 

Ingredients of the Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser

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Looking at the ingredient list it contains a few humectants like Glycerin, Arginine and Sorbitol, gentle surfactants, soothing ingredients like Allantoin and fermented ingredients and then Hydrolyzed Oat Protein. (More info: The benefits of fermented ingredients in skincare explained and The benefits of colloidal oat meal in skincare explained)

I admit I am surprised how good it is at removing makeup with that lineup, but I am not here to complain.

More info: How to read the ingredient list in your skincare products

 

Does it live up to its claims?

As far as I can tell, yes.

I never found milk cleansers to leave a pore clogging film, so I don’t really get where that comes from, and I can’t comment on the special production process used to protect the ingredients during production, but other than that it removes makeup very well, doesn’t strip the skin and doesn’t irritate skin or eyes.

 

How does it compare to…

 

pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser Review
pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser

 

pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser

I picked the pixi Milky Cleanser for comparison mainly because it is another cleanser called with “milk” in the name that looks nothing like you would expect it to do. In thsi case the pixi version is a firm cream that lathers up to a lovely foam. One of the best foams I have come across (and I am very picky when it comes to foam!). That is the best about the cleanser already though, as I found it to be borderline stripping, irritating on my eyes and only okay at removing makeup, so I would pick the Skintegra version over that one any day.

You can find my full review of the pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser here.

 

One pot of facetheory Vitamin C Cream Cleanser standing in front of a dark background with white flowers
facetheory Vitamin C Cream Cleanser

 

facetheory Vitamin C Cream Cleanser

Again, this one is not a milk cleanser, but a cream cleanser, but a beautiful one. The facethory Vitamin C Cream Cleanser uses a Vitamin C derivative, so should work even for skins that don’t tolerate Ascorbic Acid (More info: The benefits of Vitamin C in your skincare explained) and is suitable for both morning and night. It doesn’t remove heavy makeup as good as the Skintegra one does, but leaves my skin feeling more hydrated after use, so is probably better for those with dehydrated or dry skin. my version has fragrance, but there is also a fragrance-free version available should you prefer that. (More info: Is fragrance in your skincare bad for you?)

You can find my full review of the facetheory Vitamin C Cream Cleanser here.

 

One tube of The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser standing in front of a dark background with white flowers. The tube is sleek and white with black printing
The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser

 

The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser

The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser is the one that resembles the Skintegra version most in terms of looks, but feels entirely different on the skin. It is a gel cleanser that lightly foams up when it comes in contact with water and while I like how it makes my skin feel, it isn’t my first choice for removing makeup. Not that it stings the eye, but it struggles with anything that is more than a light day makeup.

You can find my full review of The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser here.

 

Would I repurchase and which skin types do I recommend the Skintegra Melt Milk Cleanser to?

The Skintegra Melt Milk is a great, gentle cleanser with a unique texture that I would wholeheartedly recommend for people with sensitive skins and sensitive eyes that want a product that won’t strip their skin, but at the same time get rid of even heavier makeup with ease. The texture is weird at first, but stick with it, it is worth it.

 

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