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BIFESTA Water-Based Cleansing Lotion (4 Variants)

The Age Care variant comes in pink bottle.

Lady Gaga... having trouble removing your makeup? Bifesta lang katapat nyan.

Watch this official 30 second ad for the Bifesta Cleansing Lotion

How does Bifesta Cleansing Lotion work?

How to properly use this Cleansing Lotion

Like: 10/10
Scent: Undetectable (Coconut Milk)
Variants: Moist, Sebum, Bright Up, Age Care

Retail Price: 419.00 Pesos
Availability: Watsons, SM Department Store
Net Content: 300 mL
"When used everyday, one bottle lasts for up to 1.5 months."
Made in Japan

Product/Company Background

Quote from Bifesta (Singapore) FB page:
"Japan's 1st water-based makeup remover brand is now known as BIFESTA (previously known as Cleansing Express). "BI" means 美 or Beauty in Japanese while "FESTA" is an abbreviation of Festival. Together, BIFESTA means Beauty Festival, a celebration of beauty where beautiful skin can be achieved quickly, easily & joyfully with effective, fuss-free makeup removal."

Bifesta is manufactured by Mandom Corp. (for those who are not familiar with Mandom, their flagship brand is Gatsby). It was created in 2006 (according to Bifesta SG) and offers a Non-Rinse series (Cleansing Lotion, Eye Makeup Remover) and a Rinse-Off series (Cleansing Gel, Cleansing Liquid).


My first experience with this product was from a sample pack (Sebum) that I got for attending the BDJ event on September 29. The result was so awesome... I decisively wanted to get a full-sized bottle before I could even use the second sheet!

The BDJ Primp & Prettify Event last September 29 @ Skydome SM North EDSA.
Bifesta had its own stall at the venue.
2 sample packs of the Bifesta Cleansing Lotion are included in the loot bag.

Packaging (10/10)

Each variant has a specific bottle color so you can easily tell which is which: pink (Age Care), green (Sebum), blue (Bright Up) and white (Moist). Bifesta Cleansing Lotion comes with a protective film that envelopes the whole bottle. There is a removable lock at the neck of the pump to keep the product from accidentally pumping out the lotion especially when you're carrying it in your bag. The product does not have a detectable odor but if you sniff a little harder it smells like luscious coconut milk.

This is what the bottle looks like, still unopened.
This is what the bottle looks like after removing the protective film.
A lock is attached to the neck of the pump to keep it secure.

Formula (10/10)

Since this makeup remover is water-based, it feels very refreshing on the skin vs. those oil-based removers. Not only that, it also gives the skin a clean freshly-washed feeling and you will NEVER need to wash your face. Sometimes we're too tired to wash our face at the end of the day and this product will make you feel squeaky clean without any trace of stickiness.

Details of the product are printed on the protective seal.
Image courtesy of Bifesta Philippines.

Bifesta Cleansing Lotion consists of 4 variants with their own special ingredients for different skin needs:
  1. Moist (Soy Extract, recommended for Dry to Normal skin),
  2. Sebum (Green Tea extract, for Combination to Oily skin),
  3. Bright Up (Saxifrage extract, for Combination and Dull skin), and 
  4. Age Care (CoQ10, recommended for Dry to Sensitive skin)

Ingredients may vary depending on the variant you're using. The sample pack I have is the Sebum variant, and it contains Green Tea extract that leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. It doesn't feel drying since it effectively neutralizes my oily skin, and it does make the pores look more refined. The Age Care variant "Contains coenzyme Q10 (moisturizer) that deeply nourishes skin, leaving it soft and moist all day long. It improves skin's appearance by speeding up the shedding of old, dead cells from the skin surface." This variant leaves my skin feeling EXTRA moisturized but never greasy so I can skip the additional step of applying moisturizer.

Ingredients list in order (Age Care):
  1. Water (Solvent)
  2. Glycerin (Solvent, Moisturizer)
  3. PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides (Synthetic Esther, Emollient, Emulsifier)
  4. PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Surfactant)
  5. PEG-400 (Moisturizer)
  6. Phenoxyethanol (Preservative)
  7. Styrene/VP Copolymer (Film former)
  8. PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30 (Emulsifier)
  9. PCA Ethyl Cocoyl Arginate (Surfactant, Anti-Static)
  10. Sodium Citrate (pH Adjuster, Anti-oxidant)
  11. Tocopheryl Acetate / Vitamin E (Moisturizer)
  12. Disodium EDTA (Chelating agent)
  13. Citric Acid (Natural preservative, pH adjuster)
  14. Caprylyl Glycol (Emollient, Humectant)
  15. Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate (Film-forming agent)
  16. Sodium Hyaluronate (Moisturizer)
  17. Ubiquinone (CoQ10)

Why you should have this product:
  • 4 variants for different skin needs
  • This 300 mL bottle is very affordable and sulit
  • Does not have any strong chemical scent
  • It has a little creamy coconut milk scent
  • Effectively removes makeup, even the stubborn waterproof and leg makeup
  • Age Care variant eliminates the extra step of moisturizing
  • Age Care is basically 4-in-1 (Cleansing + Toning + Moisturizing + Age Defense!)
  • Sebum variant effectively neutralizes oil and tightens the pores
  • Did not experience any skin irritation using these products
  • Readily available from Watsons and SM
Watch out:
  • Don't let it get into your eyes
  • It has a little aftertaste
  • Just try to dab the cotton ball instead of pressing it against those areas


Do you love makeup? Then you will definitely love Bifesta Cleansing Lotion! You'll never be disappointed with its cleansing power as well as its moisturizing property (Age Care). I don't have problem removing waterproof makeup as it does not leave any trace... really! After just using the Age Care once, my skin already felt VERY elastic without any greasy feeling. The Sebum variant is just as effective in removing oil from the skin without making it feel dry. Bifesta Cleansing Lotion is not only a super-effective makeup remover, but it also feels deliciously moisturizing on my skin after I take my shower. It's Cleansing, Moisturizing, and I think this would last about 4 months with me. Super sulit if you look at all the merits. =)

Wet n Wild's Megalast Lip Cover in Sugar Plum Fairy is one tough lipstick to remove, as it leaves a stain on the lips afterwards. Bifesta does a great job of COMPLETELY removing any trace of it from my lips with ease.
See the following images.

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Wet n Wild Megalast Lip Cover - Sugar Plum Fairy
Bifesta was able to effectively remove half of my face with ease!
It's super-effective... even the stubborn leg makeup cannot resist its power!

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