YADAH is a brand that prides itself on using gentle yet effective ingredients with the goal to minimise skin’s contact with harmful chemicals. The brand also supposedly only uses organic products that have been ECOCERT certified.
Having sensitive and irritation-prone skin, this sounds like a dream come true to me – even more so when I look at the ingredients to find it to be incredibly minimal and even fungal acne (Malassezia) safe, which I know has been a fairly widespread concern these days. So, considering its gentle formulation, is it also able to gently cleanse the skin?
Water, TEA-Cocoyl Glumate, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract.
NOTE: This product does contain Bergamot Fruit Oil, an essential oil, which might be potentially sensitizing for some. So do be cautious.
Opaque white pump bottle with a transparent cap.
Period After Opening (PAO):
Mild herbal-citrus scent.
How to use:
- Shake the bottle vigorously before use to ensure the product dispenses properly.
- Wet your face with water, then pump out an appropriate amount (1-2 pumps) of cleanser onto your hand.
- Gently spread the foam evenly between your palms and apply directly to wet face, rubbing gently.
- Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Self-foaming mousse-type liquid foam which spreads onto the skin gently and easily. The foam is very airy so it will dissolve quickly once rubbed onto the face. Thus, it’s not necessarily useful for a very deep or long cleanse. It rinses off to a clean, refreshing finish with no drying or tight-feeling, which is always great.
My Skin Type:
Sensitive (prone to redness and irritation), combination-dry, acne-prone and dehydrated.
This is a truly gentle, low pH cleanser that I have no complaints about. With such a minimal ingredients list as well, it definitely met my expectations as a mild cleanser. To be honest, I often find bubble cleansers very gentle – sometimes too gentle – but as the YADAH Anti-Trouble Bubble Cleanser does contain salicylic acid, a BHA exfoliant, I find that it cleanses my skin well enough without me “wanting more”. However, if you do prefer a slightly deeper cleanse, I do recommend using it with a cleansing tool such as a konjac sponge.
All in all, if you’re looking for a cleanser that’s safe for sensitive, acne-prone skin, do give this a try! Besides being great as a second cleanser to remove excess cleansing oil residue, it is also super gentle and convenient due to its self-pumping mechanism that “creates” the foam for immediate cleansing (no need to waste time to lather up the product). Most importantly, it’s very affordable, so if things don’t work out, at least you won’t be too heartbroken!