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What should I actually be looking for? [facial cleanser/make-up remover]

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I've been asked to buy a gentle facial cleanser and gentle eye makeup remover.

First, I don't even know what these things are called in German, because, you know, they're not things I'd normally buy. Gesichtsreiningungscreme and Abschminkcreme?

Second, can anyone recommend any particular makes? She doesn't want anything fancy, she says, but I don't want anything that will give her acid burns either. Gentle is the key word.

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: What should I actually be looking for? [facial cleanser/make-up remover]

Hi There, it will be written in English on the bottle.

And they are called: Cleanser & Eye makeup remover

I have 2 brands that i love:

Clinique: Cleanser is fine, nothing too special. Eye makeup remover is wonderful. It is super gentle. It seems to have an oily balm in it and its so nice to use.

Clarins: I like the cleanser. I have a gentle exfoliating one & so far so good! I haven’t tried their eye makeup remover yet because I love the one from Clinique.

They are both good brands... not overly priced... I don’t think.

About 20 - 25 euro for a bottle of cleanser and about 20 euro for the makeup remover.
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In German.

I've been asked to buy a gentle facial cleanser and gentle eye makeup remover.

First, I don't even know what these things are called in German, because, you know, they're not things I'd normally buy. Gesichtsreiningungscreme and Abschminkcreme?

Second, can anyone recommend any particular makes? She doesn't want anything fancy, she says, but I don't want anything that will give her acid burns either. Gentle is the key word.

Many thanks in advance.
Did you lock her up in a basement or something?
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Re: What should I actually be looking for? [facial cleanser/make-up remover]

Gee, those are items ladies are usually pretty picky about. Surprising the shopping has been outsourced. Anyway, head on over to Migros and pick up some stuff called pH balance. Not expensive and works great. I have super sensitive skin and it works well. The cleanser I use is a gel. The makeup removers are tissues in a little packet.
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I would also go for the Migros stuff, much cheaper and i have found it great. The name is Iam.
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Clinique: Cleanser is fine, nothing too special. Eye makeup remover is wonderful. It is super gentle. It seems to have an oily balm in it and its so nice to use.

Clarins: I like the cleanser. I have a gentle exfoliating one & so far so good! I haven’t tried their eye makeup remover yet because I love the one from Clinique.
The Clarins exfoliator (the one with nettle extract) is very nice.

For a gentle eye make up remover there's a La Roche Posay one that I quite like - I saw it in pharmacies here, it comes in a tallish bottle and looks like water. Pretty nice.
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Did you lock her up in a basement or something?
She's visiting and wants to just bring cabin luggage.


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Gee, those are items ladies are usually pretty picky about. Surprising the shopping has been outsourced.
She's involved with me. How picky can she be?!
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She's visiting and wants to just bring cabin luggage.
In that case, why not ask her what she currently uses and see if you can find that exact item or something very similar here?
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In German.

I've been asked to buy a gentle facial cleanser and gentle eye makeup remover.

First, I don't even know what these things are called in German, because, you know, they're not things I'd normally buy. Gesichtsreiningungscreme and Abschminkcreme?

Second, can anyone recommend any particular makes? She doesn't want anything fancy, she says, but I don't want anything that will give her acid burns either. Gentle is the key word.

Many thanks in advance.
Does she know Dermalogica products? If she knows the company and likes these products you can easily order it online in Switzerland. Can be good solution for you if you don't like shopping.
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Re: What should I actually be looking for? [facial cleanser/make-up remover]

If she asked you to get it and didn't give you names, she's obviously not fussy. Since she doesn't want to take it with her, and assuming she isn't staying long enough to finish whole bottles, go to co-op or migros and buy her a reasonable -priced brand - eg Nivea
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She's visiting and wants to just bring cabin luggage.



She's involved with me. How picky can she be?!
Maybe she can buy it airside?
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Re: What should I actually be looking for? [facial cleanser/make-up remover]

Lush has some nice stuff, i walked by their store in zurich christmas time and they had samples out side and elves inside their stuff smelt sooo good, also the male range. nice smells cost money though.

pluses
- cruelty free
- all natural
- smell gorgeous
- hand made
- look interesting
- comapany has a conscience and a sense of humour
- can be bought on line
- available in switzerland

minuses
- beautiful smells costs money

swiss lush

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If she asked you to get it and didn't give you names, she's obviously not fussy. Since she doesn't want to take it with her, and assuming she isn't staying long enough to finish whole bottles, go to co-op or migros and buy her a reasonable -priced brand - eg Nivea
oooo id be careful there it could be a test , people generally appreciate being treated better than they treat themselves (especially women), she'll only be thrilled and flattered if you bother.
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Lush has some nice stuff, i walked by their store in zurich christmas time and they had samples out side and elves inside their stuff smelt sooo good, also the male range. nice smells cost money though.

pluses
- cruelty free
- all natural
- smell gorgeous
- hand made
- look interesting
- comapany has a conscience and a sense of humour
- can be bought on line
- available in switzerland

minuses
- beautiful smells costs money

swiss lush

more info

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It depends on how often she visits. The problem with Lush (IMHO) is that their products expire very quickly.

She might take it as a hint
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Re: What should I actually be looking for? [facial cleanser/make-up remover]

Two questions:

"Drugstore brand OK or does it have to be something special?" I agree that if she didn't mention the brand she's probably not bothered - then again it's just possible she forgot to mention / thought you'd know.

"Liquid remover or wipes?" Some people have a decided preference; wipes are convenient but have the reputation of being a little harder on the skin.

Either way, pick up some cotton pads and swabs too. Should be in the same aisle as the Kleenex.

Oh, and the German word for eye makeup remover is Augenmakeupentferner. Cleansing wipes are Reinigungstücher.
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oooo id be careful there it could be a test , people generally appreciate being treated better than they treat themselves (especially women), she'll only be thrilled and flattered if you bother.
Im with CathHarmony on this one.
Niamhie recommended something good (Cliniques, Clarins) and not that expensive...it is a safe bet, I think.
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I use a lot of lush. It doesn't expire as quickly as the containers suggest. However, it is very pricey. I like Nivea as good basic stuff.
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Im with CathHarmony on this one.
Niamhie recommended something good (Cliniques, Clarins) and not that expensive...it is a safe bet, I think.
save himself having to hear in 10 years time (ladies don't forget) , 'you'll never believe what he got me when we were first dating, i knew then this was one i had to train from scratch..'
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I can't stand Lush products, the smell in their shops is so overpowering it makes me want to throw up...

I prefer Body Shop, which has the same requirements about no animal testing and so on.
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