You’ve heard of cleansing balms but have you heard about cleansing sherbet? I’m thankful for the advancement of the beauty world that we now have a variety of new cleansers available tailored to our needs and preferences. We’;re no longer limited to micellar water, cleansing oil, and cleansing balm as our first cleansers in the double cleansing method but now, we have cleansing sherbet!
It is just like your usual cleansing balms (a solidified cleansing oil) but with a sherbet texture instead of a balm texture. Before we look at the texture let us see the ingredients first.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, Pentylene Glycol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Rubus Ellipticus Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 17200
This is free from alcohol so for those of you whose skins cannot really tolerate alcohol or if alcohol makes your skin dry, then I think you would love this alcohol-free first cleanser.
As the name suggests, the key ingredients of this product are the 11 types of berry extracts with antioxidant properties which are:
- Acai berry
- Goji Berry
- White Mulberry
- Golden Himalayan Raspberry
These are not only antioxidants, but also contains other skin care properties:
- Great astringents: cranberry fruit extract & goji berry extract
- Soothing properties: blueberry extract & raspberry extract
- Anti-inflammatory properties: raspberry extract
Other notable ingredients include Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride which is a popular non-greasy moisturising ingredient that makes skin smooth, vitamin E, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, mineral oil, panthelene glycol, and sunflower seed oil.
TEXTURE & PROCESS
It’s definitely softer than the texture of cleansing balms (I have tried samples of Heimish and Emma Hardie ones) and feels like… yeah you guessed it, a sherbet! Lol
It melts on the skin like lotion and turns into a melty mess when the make up is dissolved.
It emulsifies upon contact with water and as you rinse it off, the sherbet washes off cleanly.
Distinct femininely sweet scent. I expected it to smell like strawberry/blueberry/mixed berries jam but it doesn’t, but it smells fruity sweet. May be overwhelming to some but to me it’s just fine.
EXPERIENCE AND PERFORMANCE
- I experienced no irritation for as long as I have used it (5 months), it doesn’t make my skin itchy or bumpy, and skin feels so clean. I have a combination skin and the 11 berries seem to go well with my skin.
- This contains natural astringents which are cranberry extracts and goji berry extract which would be good for oily areas of my face.
- This Makeup Cleansing Sherbet comes in two sizes: 15g (RM19 on Hermo) and 80g (RM71.90 on Hermo) so the mini one is great for patch testing to see if this goes well with your skin. It is also great for travelling.
- It takes off makeup nicely, even the stubborn ones as you can see in the videos. Matte lip inks are removed properly, falsies glue is taken off nicely and every last trace of waterproof eyeliner is removed in a breeze.
- It leaves skin feeling so smooth and not stripped of moisture – in fact it feels moisturising.
- It emulsifies really well and that’s my favourite part. I can see myself buying this and stocking it up on the future!
- However like most cleansing oils, this can make your eyes blurry if you’re not careful and it gets in the eyes especially when taking off eyeliner. Well what I do is I grab a tissue and wipe it out of my eyes before it gets into it.
My rate: 5/5 (Already repurchased)