Nivea is a brand famous for their bodycare products since they have a lot of great deodorants, lotions and body wash. Little did I knew that they also have facial washes, and when I saw it I immediately felt that I needed to try it! This Pearl White Super Mousse Facial Cleanser seems to have a great mousse cleanser concept.
The minimal ingredient list is one of the factors that made me buy this (minimal ingredients usually mean less possible irritants for the skin, which is something that people with an acne prone skin or sensitive skin might like), even though I wish they’d just exclude parfum. This cleanser also contains citric acid, an AHA exfoliant that is listed among the top ingredients – so you might want to monitor whether the products in your routine following the cleanser contain acid or any other chemical exfoliants.
Hydrogenated Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-10 , Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum
This type of packaging is really convenient if you want to bring a cleanser for your travels since it spares you the worries of leaking (usually for liquid ones) or having to decant product into a smaller sized container. The packaging is light and requires less maintenance.
This type of packaging is also hygienic since it really has less risk of being contaminated. However to be frank I am not really a fan of the aerosol type pump due to concern for the environment but I was intrigued by the mousse texture so that is why I got it. As you know for every pump/spray types of packaging, the pump or the nozzle (for sprays products) would either make or break a product; your whole experience of using the product depends on it! And I am so glad that this product has a pump that works really well. It dispenses foam smoothly without me having to press it forcefully or anything.
Texture & Smell
It smells nice but I couldn’t pinpoint what it exactly is. Pardon my weak nose! The texture is heavenly, moussey & you don’t have to lather it up at all!
(Right after being pumped)
Like a whipped cream
It comes out as a foam, staying true to its foaming description on the bottle. It’s white and foamy, feels creamy and you can straightaway rub it on to wash your face.
The direction says to APPLY TO DAMP SKIN. GENTLY MASSAGE INTO A LATHER AVOIDING THE DIRECT EYE CONTACT. RINSE THOROUGHLY. FOLLOWED BY SKINCARE ROUTINE.
It is so moussey, that’s the first thing that struck me. It doesn’t sting but I didn’t apply the 60-second cleansing method with this one because it is surprisingly not as hydrating as I expected it to be. I expected it to feel richly moisturising but it is just alright. So yeah I just massaging it on the skin for 30 to 45 seconds.
It leaves my skin feeling cleansed but not deeply cleansed like the other cleansers with AHA. Luckily the soft texture makes my cleansing experience a pleasant one. After cleansing, it doesn’t make my skin feel tight or dry. After one month of usage, it didn’t cause any irritation and I prefer to use this mid-day on days I don’t have makeup on in the morning because this one feels too gentle for that purpose but not gentle enough to be used as a morning cleanser.
I also observed the temporary brightening effect commonly found with cleansers containing brightening agents. I think with continuous use, together with a brightening serum/ ampule/ essence, you can achieve a brighter complexion. I like this cleanser for the brightening effect and the fact that it doesn’t strip off moisture but I don’t think I would repurchase this as there are more cleansers out there that, for me, perform better than this one?
My rate: 3.5/5