#phstriptestchronicle Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

I love a good enzyme peel powder wash. Especially if they feel right and soft on the skin and have a low pH. This one from Amore Pacific is one of my favourites among with Fancl and Sum37 powder wash. I’ll tell you why in a minute.

But first of all I want to explain why I love enzyme peel powder wash. It’s a powder form cleanser that you mix with water to produce a big thick foam. Most powder wash, at least the good ones, able to produce a really good quality thick foam with the help of foaming net or ball. The good thing about this is because it’s a dry product, they quality of product maintain intact for some period of times. You just need to keep it away from humid place and water as to guarantee no accident will happen. The good thing about enzyme is that it helps with surface exfoliation; lifting away all the dead skin cells that already looks flaky and dull. Usually I will make a foam, leave the foam on my face for two minutes or so before rinsing it off. For a more heavy duty surface exfoliation I usually reach for my enzyme peel mask. It works better than a physical scrub in lifting away dead skin cells that are ready to come off.

Is it ok to combine this with acid toner? Yes, as long as you don’t use too much exfoliation product. Rule of thumb is three exfoliating products at one go is safe enough. For me that would be this enzyme peel wash with no flannel involved in cleansing – if you do, that would be your second exfoliator-, acid toner and vitamin C during day time and retinol at night.

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First of all I love this product because it has a low pH. I think it’s somewhere between 5-6. If it’s nearing to 6 I think it’s still safe enough and it doesn’t irritate my skin at all.

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#phstriptestchronicle Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

pH Strip Test Chronicle: Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

Obviously this is just to reconfirm that the pH is indeed 4. The full review is available on the blog. No SLS. Not available in Indonesia. I bought mine from Eri’s lapak at Female Daily Market Plaza for around IDR 345,000 (depending on exchange rate).

pH Strip Test Chronicle: Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

Why Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Move Up in its Position on my Cleanser List.

For the longest time, I have been telling people that there are plenty of cleansers out there that you need to try out first before you reach out for Sunday Riley Ceramic Cleanser. I hate the fact that everything from Sunday Riley is ridiculously overpriced and seems to be marketed to be a breakthrough in the market. Where in fact, I’ve seen similar product before. There’s nothing new. But her PR and Marketing people are so good that it’s everywhere and it’s the brand to have!

Considering that the price of this cleanser is USD 45 (before tax!) is not exactly cheap. Of course, this is also the time where I’ve found out that Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is  as lush as what people said. Fancl Washing Powder is just as mild and great. So what’s the fuss really!

I’ll tell you why I’ve changed my mind and why it’s definitely an ok thing for you to get this cleanser. It’s so worth the splurge!

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Why Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Move Up in its Position on my Cleanser List.

HG Cleanser: Sum37 Miracle Rose cleansing Stick

If you ask me what’s my favourite second cleanser or facial cleanser? One of the answers will include this product which is Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. I’ve openly advertise everywhere that Sum37 is one of the brands that get full endorsement from yours truly. Because each and every product that I’ve tried (with very minor exclusion) had been spot on. This is no exception.

First thing first. The basic questions that makes a cleanser a HG. SLS? pH? After the jump!

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HG Cleanser: Sum37 Miracle Rose cleansing Stick

pH Strip Test Chronicle: The Introduction

I’ve been quite concern lately about the pH of certain products because apparently prying on ingredients alone when choosing a product is not enough. There’s a next step to it which is pH number!

It all started with the cleanser. Apparently using cleanser with pH that is more than 5.5 will destroy your acid mantle – which is in short it will sort of ruin your skin’s barrier system and in the long run will make it more sensitive and in my case everytime I used cleanser with high pH it feels truly drying. I started to notice about the pH of cleanser because of Skin & Tonic’s post about pH and maintaining moisture barrier here. It’s definitely worth the read if you want to up your ante on the skincare routine game and how to pick your skincare carefully.

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pH Strip Test Chronicle: The Introduction

pH Strip Test Chronicle: Clarins White Plus Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser

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What is it? (From Clarin’s website)

Leaves skin clear, luminous, translucent and even-toned

Clarins White Plus Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser contains a pleasant texture and a high performance formula, helping to prevent and reduce pigmentation whilst leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. This foaming cream cocoons the skin in softness, leaving it perfectly clean, fresh, soothed and flawless. It will eliminate all traces of impurites and pollution while respecting the hydrolipidic film.

This cleanser will also progressively unifies and brightens the complexion thanks to alchemilla extract, which restores the skin’s natural, fresh, rosey aspect. Perfect for combination skin and use in hot climates. Also a great way to remove all traces of make-up without damaging the outer layer of the skin.

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pH Strip Test Chronicle: Clarins White Plus Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser

pH Strip Test Chronicle: Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Cleansing Pads

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What is it? (from the website)

Refresh and smooth your skin with our gentle cleansing Dragon’s Blood Fix pads. Each of the 60 pads are enriched with salicylic and hyaluronic acids which deeply cleanse your pores and provide long-lasting hydration to help your skin appear plumper. The witch hazel helps reduce the appearance of imperfections, leaving your complexion looking smoother and refreshed.

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pH Strip Test Chronicle: Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Cleansing Pads