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.
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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I’m going to review yet another cleanser. I know *yawn*, another cleanser! But I’m trying to clear out as many of my cleansers review as I can because apparently I have alot to catch up. It seems like I’m missing out alot if I don’t write the review of this renowned Glamglow Thirstycleanse. It was so popular that they seems to be low of stock on one period of time. Or was that the mask? I totally forgot.
Alrighty, let’s begin our review.
What is it? Quoting it straight from Sephora.
THIRSTYCLEANSE™ is a revolutionary daily cleanser that combines the power of mud and the performance of foam for a new daily cleansing experience. It transforms from a luxurious mud into a moisture-rich foaming lather to gently and effectively rinse away makeup, dirt, and impurities while deeply moisturizing your skin. It is formulated with rare Brazilian yellow clay to help to remineralize the skin, pure green coconut water to immediately boost skin for intense hydration, olive milk rich in olive lipids and proteins to replenish skin, and plumeria flower blossom extract rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 to restore the skin barrier function. Indian gooseberry revitalizes and restores natural skin clarity while TEAOXI® olive leaf powder delivers natural linoleic acid to maintain moisture. Designed to create a hydrated, silky, and dewy fresh complexion, it helps maintain results of your current weekly treatments for healthy-looking, beautiful skin.
In my own word … it’s basically a slightly muddier and thicker version of your usual Thirstymud mask with a soft grit from the clay with the same caramel color and scent. This one however cleanses your face and it turns milky easily!
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Cleansers are the easiest to review because you could tell immediately whether you’re going to love or hate that certain cleanser. Plus you could place whether it’s a first or second cleanser from the get go. Take for instance this Frank Body Creamy Face Cleanser (the brand name is a bit misleading, I know!), I immediately knew from the first time I applied this into my face that this is going to be a nice second cleanser or a morning cleanser.
The brand Frank Body is an Australian brand that is famous for its coffee scrub product. They’ve expanded since their initial success with the coffee scrub to facial products: cleanser, scrub and moisturizer. I picked a cleanser to get acquainted with this brand because it’s the easiest.
Frank Body is a brand that centre around the usage of coffee as its main ingredients. Whether it’s natural or not is something that I’m still unsure about but hey they’re not laden with chemical. Not that I shy away from skincare with chemical, but perhaps this could be a deciding factor for someone out there.
The cleanser bottle itself have this catchy line at the back of the bottle “I look dirty so you can look clean”, compared to another muddy looking cleanser that I’ve tried from another brand, such as Glamglow, this is only muddy looking because of the colour. I got this from Benscrub for IDR 379,000, which is pretty reasonable considering it’s 180ml in size. Quite a big bottle! Currently most of my cleansers are in the 100ml size and the price is quite similar. So pricewise, I’m pretty happy.
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I love the rose cleansing stick to bits, but the magic of the Sum 37 cleanser doesn’t stop there. Another cleanser that I love from Sum 37 is their White Award Enzyme Powder Wash. In fact, I love this one even more than I love the rose cleansing stick. But I hardly use this one because it’s quite pricey at 39,000 won for 60 packets at Tester Korea. I only have few of these left hence you hardly see this in my skincare arsenal posting on my Instagram account. I love it that much :p
Now let’s get down to business on why I love this thing.
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