It’s Friday so you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another skincare review as I normally do. I figured it would be good to bring a more normal schedule back to the blog and try to stick to it. Let’s see how that works out, but for now that is the plan. So we’re back on 4 reviews a week with beauty and skincare reviews and three videos a week. For this week’s skincare review, I am bringing you an affordable product, this time by Catrice. Let’s review the Sensitive Moisturizing Serum Milk.
Skincare review: Catrice Sensitive Moisturizing Serum Milk
Now I tried this product a few months ago, but only get around to reviewing it now. And I am surprised, suprised that this wasn’t already discontinued. Because Catrice is a brand that discontinues product, left right and center and this for some reason is still around. That is a great though, because that means you can still buy this but with Catrice you just never know how long they’ll keep it around. At just €5.99, this is affordable as far as any skincare product goes, no matter how long it strays around.
What does this product have to offer?
This isn’t the first Catrice skincare product I have reviewed. And many of them come in similar packaging. So this has a dropper style packaging which makes it easy to use. One this I like about this one in particular is that it has a lot of buzz words that usually pique my interest. This is supposed to be great for sensitive skin, be moisturizing, and it is perfume free. The product is fully vegan and should help rebalance your skin barrier. What I mainly love about Catrice skincare is how affordable it is and how much variety there is in the line. There truly is something for everyone.
What is using the product like?
As the name would suggest this is indeed a milk. It has a rich, creamy texture that feels very smooth once applied. It doesn’t have a noticeable scent, but even though this says it is fragrance free, I feel there is something there. Possibly just from the ingredients coming together, but I do feel it is a scented product if that makes sense. However, I do feel this felt lovely going on. It never set off my sensitive skin and caused any redness or irritation and I felt it made my skin feel hydrated and soft.
What are the ingredients like?
So what are the ingredients like?
INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), OCTYLDODECANOL, PROPANEDIOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC/SUCCINIC TRIGLYCERIDE, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, GLYCERIN, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL, CITRULLUS LANATUS (WATERMELON) SEED OIL, LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT, TOCOPHEROL, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, XANTHAN GUM, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, LECITHIN, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, SORBIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE.
The ingredients of this product aren’t something I am familiar with. At least not most of it and I am no expert of course, so that doesn’t help. There are a few things here that sound like good ingredients, but most of those are not in the top part of the list. So I am not sure how much of the claims on the bottle are actually true. The product seems to be mainly water, and glycerin. Those aren’t bad ingredients per se, but that does explain why the product can be so affordable.
My final thoughts
While I quite enjoyed the Catrice Sensitive Moisturizing Serum Milk, I don’t think I will be repurcahsing it. It was a nice product, but not great enough for me to use it more regularly. I used it up, liked it enough but I was also ready to move on to something else. For my dry skin, this wasn’t rich enough to really help it in the long run. I need something a bit more potent. However, if you have a normal to oily skin type, you might like this.
Would I recommend the Catrice Sensitive Moisturizing Serum Milk?
Yes I would but I don’t think it is great for very dry skin. As this is a product aimed at sensitive skin, I don’t think it will do enough if your skin needs a bit of extra help. In my experience products for sensitive skin can be a little underwhelming if you really need a boost. However, if your skin doesn’t have too many demands, and you want a simple skincare product that will moisturize your skin without setting it off, this may be great for you.