Before jumping into the review, I’ll have you guys know that the reason to get this cleanser is mostly because I’m enjoying more hydrating, moisturising, even nourishing skincare products as my normal to oily skin is leaning towards drier side these days so when it comes to cleansing products, I’d prefer cleansing balms and oils rather than micellar waters as first cleansers and as for second cleansers, I’d choose cleansing foams that don’t bubble up so much as those tend to give me dry, taut skin afterwards. Now let’s get into it, shall we?
I’ve noticed that this cleanser is from the brand’s The Therapy Essential Formula hence I’m expecting for it to be a moisturising product targeting those with normal to dry skin. I’d say that The Therapy skincare line itself is aiming those aged 30 and above like myself but if you are with similar skin type then why not give yourself a chance to try the whole line?
Formulated with ultra-nourishing, Oat Seed, Marigold Flower, Bay Leaf, and Olive, blended carefully by hand over a period of 6 weeks, this foaming cleanser creates rich, dense foam that gently removes surface impurities while leaving skin feeling moisturized and comfortable.
Like the rest of the The Therapy skincare products, this cleanser came in that beige box with vintage vibe especially due to the fonts and logo design. Such lovely vintage French style I’d say.
At the side box, there’s the origin story of the The Therapy natural blending method with English and French product description on the other side of the box. It’s important to note that this product is formulated without 7 additives; parabens, tar colorant, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil, talc, paraffin, polyacrylamide.
Also, the cleanser does contains Alcohol Denat which can be irritating to sensitive skin but looking at its position not in top 5 of the ingredient list, I was assured by that and don’t find this irritating my sensitive facial area which is my U-zone; lower cheeks and jawline at all. Still, if you could find some time and get yourself a sample to try then please do so.
At the bottom of the box, there’s indication that the product is to be used within 12 months after opened. Note the distributor sticker; LG Household & Health Care which is the licensed distributor here in Malaysia so no worries! It’s definitely authentic product from South Korea!
The product came in a tube packaging with similar design to the box and has the same product description on it. I love the look and feel of the tube for sure.
There’s simple product name at the back of the tube and the expiry date is embossed at the top of the tube for easy reference. The format is YYYYMMDD (Year-Month-Day).
The cleanser came with a nice cap for easy product dispense and the proper amount of cleanser you should be using for the whole facial area should be in the size of Malaysian 20 cent coin or ~20mm.
I always dispense like a pea-sized of the cleanser which as you can see when it’s flattened out above, it’s roughly in the size of 20 cent coin. I’ve been using this cleanser a lot in my night skincare routine as a second cleanser so after mixing with some lukewarm water, I’d be lathering it up and thoroughly massage it all over my facial area. This doesn’t bubble up so much as it feels rich, smooth and creamy foam along the cleansing routine. This cleanser has the same scent as its other sister product which is nice and not overpowering at all.
After rinsing it off, I usually let my face to air-dry after tapping the excess water for a minute; to absorb as much moisture as I can then followed up with the first treatment product for the day.
Overall, I’d give this product 4.5/5. I really do like it as it does what it claims; rich foam that gives luxurious feeling but seems to work rather gently on my skin without leaving it feeling dry, taut as my skin is indeed feeling moisturised, nice and smooth.
After double cleansing steps, I’d definitely recommend for you guys to add another step before toner and that would be a first treatment product and as shown in the above photo, my choice here would be the cleanser sister product; I’d say it’s the star of The Therapy skincare line, First Serum. This is simply to be used with cotton pads and not only removes any excess from the cleansing step, it moisturises, making my skin feeling smooth and plump.
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