Where to purchase: From Yesstyle LINK
NOTE: I’ve actually put this on my skincare favourites post! HERE
Price: £ 16.12
What is it?: A Foam cleanser which dispenses product as foam – this reduces the chance of skin barrier disruption and pulling moisture from the skin. Supposed to maintain the skin barrier and calm down the skin.
Iunik highlights that this: Contains 69% Centella Asiatica Extract instead of water. Also has Tea Tree Leaf Water, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil and Rice Bran Extracts to help keep the skin moisturised and to soothe the skin (to reduce stripping of the oils of your skin).
”Cleanses the skin without stripping moisture or causing irritation.” – I agree with this statement as I think that this did gently cleanse my skin without pulling moisture / drying out my skin.
Good for: Sensitive, Dry Skin and dehydrated skin – I feel like cleansers that are already foamed are usually more gentler than foaming cleansers. I would also recommend the Hada Labo Foaming Cleanser.
Directions: ”Pump two to three times and lather. Wash face in a circular motion and rinse with lukewarm water, to reduce irritation, do not rub and let the gentle massaging of the bubbles do the work.’
NOTE: Iunik do state that this isn’t a makeup cleanser (so it shows you how gentle this cleanser is)
How I use it: I used this in the AM (back when I used to morning cleanse) – and this was gentle. I would not use this to remove makeup (I would initially use the DHC Cleansing oil as a double cleanse) and would use this after oil cleansing to remove any excess makeup left behind.
Key Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water – calm down the skin, Liquorice root extract – brighten the skin. Glycerin, Butylene Glycol (moisturisation), Tea Tree Leaf Water (acne – technically), Rice Bran extract – skin conditioning.
Full Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Water, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Trehalose, Allantoin, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract
NOTE: Skincharisma have a full product ingredient list breakdown HERE
Texture: It’s a foam. A light foam – easy to massage into the skin. I do find that the Hada Labo HA foam cleanser IS WAY MORE FOAMY/THICKER than this gentle-like bubble foam cleanser.
Fragrance?: Contains Essential Oil ”Ormenis Multicaulis Oil” – also The diluted Tea Tree Leaf water has a remnant smell of tea tree.
Makeup Removal?: I would not use this as a first cleanse, but a second cleanse i.e. cleansing oil first, and then this foam second. It might require a 3rd wash depending how much makeup one is wearing. This won’t remove waterproof mascara, but I wouldn’t put it near my eyes.
How long have I been using this?: I used until completion.
The Effect?: Happily cleansed skin without drying out the skin.
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What I like:
- Didn’t dry out my skin
- Didn’t give me a tight feeling after cleansing
- Product comes out as a foam so I don’t need to waste time lathering it up (time saving)
- No irritation
What I don’t like:
- I got through this quite quickly (i.e. to remove makeup I used this twice). – so it’s not a very strong cleanser, it’s extremely light. so better to remove simple things off the face.
- Can’t use around my eyes
- Foam/bubble cleansers can be quite messy (i.e. gets into the hairline easier etc).
- Don’t like the addition of the Ormenis Multicaulis Oil
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 – I think this is a great cleansing foam. I like pre-foamed cleansers than foaming cleansers as I find that they strip the skin less. I’m fine with using the DHC cleansing oil or another cleansing oil to remove makeup and then use a very gentle cleanser like this as a second cleanse which keeps the skin from being stripped of hydration.
Would I repurchase?: Yes. I think I actually possibly like this more than the Hada Labo Cleansing foam OR just the same (which says a lot). This is gentle, does not dry out the skin and does gently cleanse skin. This isn’t for those who wear heavy makeup and really want a deep clean, but this does clean and respect the skin’s barrier at the same time. It was so nice to not experience that ‘tight’ feeling after using.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.
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