We’ll admit that we were a little uncertain though when we saw that beauty mogul Huda Kattan has been turning to a can of men’s shaving foam to remove her makeup.
Whether it’s cleaning our false eyelashes with micellar water, or banishing our blemishes with a dab of TCP, we all love a beauty hack – especially when said hack involves a trusty bathroom shelf staple.
The founder of Huda Beauty took to Instagram to show her followers how to use shaving foam to cleanse her face of foundation, full brows and lilac eye makeup – the works.
In a tutorial captioned “Siri, remove my makeup,” Hattan showcases a full face of makeup, before lathering a pump of L’Oreal Paris’ Men Expert Hydra Sensitive Shaving Foam all over her skin.
The beauty expert then uses a face cloth to wipe off the foam, before showing her followers the excess makeup.
With a newly fresh face, Kattan massages a series of products into her skin, including Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion 2 and Tatcha The Essence Plumping Skin Softener to combat the signs of ageing.
While Kattan might use shaving foam on the regular, dermatologists have warned that the product could in fact cause irritation and sensitivity.
Dr. Dendy Engelman, a New York City cosmetic dermatologist, told Cosmopolitan that using shaving foam as a makeup remover could irritate the delicate skin around the eyes.
“The ingredients in this shaving cream have obviously been tested to be used on facial skin, so they may be safe enough,” she explained. “But I wouldn’t recommend for continued usage especially for eye makeup removal.
“The palmatic acid, triethanolamine, isopentane, glycerl oleate, stearic acid, isobutane, sorbitol, fragrance, glycerl acrylate, and acrylic acid may be too irritating to the eyes or too harsh for the sensitive skin on your eyelid.”
So, while we won’t be using shaving foam on the daily, it’s a handy beauty hack to remember next time we run out of makeup remover.