Once upon a time, my crazy Uncle Karl (Lagerfeld) told Allure that before he bathes in his giant tub, he has his maids pour an entire bottle of Collosol Eau de Lait cleansing milk into crystal bottles, which are then poured into the tub.
First of all…if Karl’s maids are pouring cleansing milk into crystal bottles only to then pour them into the bath, does that imply that they’re probably also doing equally redonk things like pouring Choupette’s water into crystal bottles before filling her water bowl? Second, AN ENTIRE BOTTLE OF THIS STUFF EVERY DAY? Doesn’t that sound a wee bit OTT? Even for KL?
Collosol Eau de Lait ($18, 3.4 fl oz)
This stuff has been around in France for about a billion years, but now it’s easily available here in the U.S. Word on the street is that it’s a favorite among famous French actresses and models for face washing, removing makeup, and as a body cleanser in the bath.
Because of this, I had high hopes!
AQUA (WATER), PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, OLUS (VEGETABLE) OIL, GLYCERIN, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-2,DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ACRYLATES/BEHENETH-25, METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, COLOPHONIUM
Incidentally, it smells exactly like the bottles of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Cologne my relatives in the Philippines would bring me whenever they visited, which I’d dab on my tiny eight-year-old wrists like I knew what I was doing, LOL. It makes you smell like lemons and lilies and lasts all day long.
The scent is *very* strong — as strong as that old-school Baby Cologne — and you could totally get away with using it as a perfume, which is what I do (I just put a little on my wrists), but I can’t recommend it for much else…
Sadly, as a face makeup remover, or even as a general cleanser, it’s barely adequate. It’s for sure not as capable as DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil.
Also — IMPORTANT — got sensitive eyes? Yeah, me too. If this gets anywhere near my eyes or my lash lines, my eyes start to water and sting.
I haven’t tried it in the bath yet… I will. I just have to track down my crystal vase first. 😉