Repeat after me - cleansing is essential for beautiful skin! Chateau Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser will make cleansing feel utterly luxur...

Chateau Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser REVIEW [Korean Skincare]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Unknown 0 Comments

Repeat after me - cleansing is essential for beautiful skin! Chateau Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser will make cleansing feel utterly luxurious.

Apologies for repeating myself - but cleansing is absolutely essential if you want to have as perfect skin as possible.
On my blog you'll find more than one cleanser review - from a beloved SwissPure Clear Cleansing Balm, the slightly controversial SkinFood Black Sugar Cleansing Cream to the perfumed, but still fabulous Missha The Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm - because I truly believe that no matter what skincare I use, if my skin isn't cleansed properly, everything else won't work nearly as well.

Needless to say, there will never be enough cleansers in my bathroom cabinet!
Labiotte, or Chateau Labiotte with their Wine products, has been on my radar ever since the gorgeous Wine Lip Tint in Shiraz Red - when I was picking it up, I looked around the brand and they seemed to have quite a few interesting products. Labiotte itself seems like more of a niche high-street brand, but with their Wine Line they're now much more out in the limelight than before (unleash the power of EXO fangirls and reap benefits!).

The newest addition to their Wine range is the Wine Sherbet Cleanser - texture of a sherbet, that transforms into cleansing oil, and then emulsifies to wash off. Labiotte touts that as an 'innovation', but honestly - all cleansing creams/balms melt into an oil and then emulsify to wash off. Nothing new there, at least at first sight.

The packaging is ridiculously cute - the whole thing is packaged in a container that's made to resemble a wine/brandy glass. It's a giant version of their Wine Lip Balm, and I now have both to play with. It comes in a plastic/aluminium tin, that looks definitely like something a luxury wine bottle could be packaged in.
As far as packaging goes, this gets and A+ from me - cute, quirky, functional and doesn't feel cheap.

When you unscrew the top you will find a plastic 'cap' that holds a spatula, and underneath you'll find the sherbet in a lovely pale pink colour (that looks like red wine stain). There's a light grapey-floral scent, but it's not nearly as overwhelming as Missha White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm was - instead it's just pleasant and quite relaxing while massaging the face off.

The texture of the cleanser is not quite like a cleansing balm, although close to that of the famed Banila Co. Clean It Zero - quite soft and, indeed, sherbet-like. I'd say it's somewhat akin to the texture of room-temperature coconut oil.
It starts melting almost immediately after coming in contact with the warmth of the skin, so I would advise not to keep this in high temperatures (any higher than, let's say, 25, and I'm sure this would turn liquid).

The melted sherbet turns into slightly thicker oil - it's very slippy and glides well, so there's absolutely no tugging involved when massaging into the skin. I like this aspect a lot - it's one of the very minor peeves I have with cleansing balms, in that they're not slippy enough from the get-go, so it takes a couple seconds for them to soften enough not to tug on the skin.

It emulsifies into milky liquid that continues to remove makeup - do not rush this step, no matter what type of cleanser you're using! The milky liquid is supposed to further penetrate your makeup and remove it, it's not just to wash the cleanser off.
Afterwards, it washes off really quickly, and doesn't make my eyes blurry!


In the above photos (blurry, I apologise, my camera apparently threw a fit that I didn't notice until editing them) you see the balm tested with Wine Lip Tint that's very very difficult to remove. You can see all three stages - right after applying, the oil cleanse, after emulsifying, and after washing off.
The cleansing power in this is quite excellent - it removed about 95% of the Wine Lip Tint, which is more than any of my other cleansing balms/creams could!

On regular face makeup it works brilliantly quickly, and I can rely on this to remove 99% of my makeup. It does take about a minute to remove waterproof makeup, especially mascara, so a double-cleanse is also essential when using such makeup - but it should be a vital step in your routine anyways. For those freaking out about the fact that it leaves traces of makeup - so does Clean It Zero, more so actually! This is a better cleanser, on par with my beloved SwissPure Clear Cleansing Balm (and a little preferred on days I want a quick removal, as the former takes a bit to soften)

After cleansing, my skin feels very soft and not dry - I actually walked around without applying anything else after using this cleanser (wonders of being a beauty blogger), and while my skin knew it wasn't well taken-care of, it wasn't feeling tight or angry. Count me impressed with this!

Finally, let's take a look at the ingredients:

Ingredients: Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-10 Isostearate, Polyethylene, C13-15 Alkane, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Melia Azadirachta Branch/Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Wine Extract (1 ppm), Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Trihydroxystearin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Water, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance 

You will immediately notice the controversial Mineral Oil - I mentioned it in my SkinFood Black Sugar Cleansing Cream review, this ingredient is not bad for your skin - it's an emulsifier and humectant, but if your skin gets irritated by it you should skip this. My skin likes Mineral Oil in cleansers, so I have no issues with it.

There are also a couple extracts and oils in the active ingredients - they are meant to moisturise and brighten your skin, and also help with removing the makeup. I really enjoy seeing these extracts and oils high on the list, and it explains why my skin feels quite happy after cleansing, even before I apply any of my skincare!

Also, this wouldn't be Wine Sherbet Cleanser if there wasn't wine extract in it - the ingredient sepivinol that comes from wine is considered beneficial to your skin in fighting signs of aging, smoothing and softening the skin and fighting free radicals. However, this is quite a small amount so don't expect dramatic change - you'd need to use a serum or cream, not a wash-off cleanser, to really reap those benefits, but hey - it's a great addition!

Overall, I love the Chateau Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser - it's lovely texture, great cleansing power and it's actually nice to my skin. It's not the most affordable cleanser out there - it's actually slightly more expensive than the Banila Co. Clean It Zero.
Chateau Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser contains 80ml, and you can get it for between 16-18$ on the internet, whereas Clean It Zero contains 100ml and is around the same price, but you get more product.

I would still repurchase this, instead of the Banila Co. cleanser, as my skin seems to like it way better. I would also suggest this for people with dry skin - you will enjoy the fact that your skin doesn't feel tight and dry after cleansing!

Overall rating - 9/10
Cons - can leave residue of waterproof makeup

Will I repurchase it - Actually considering stocking up on this! So - yeah!

Who will enjoy this - anyone with dry skin, someone who's looking for a great soft cleanser that won't tug on the skin and doesn't leave the skin tight.

Pick it up here:eBay: 16.99$ (free shipping)
BBcosmetic: 17.99$
StyleKorean: 16.48$
Memebox (US, not affiliated): 16$ (currently, on sale)
Amazon: 17.88$

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