After I had a major allergic reaction due to food poisoning, I was struggling with dry and flaky facial areas for about a year. Within that period of time, I’ve tried several types of exfoliators in the efforts of getting rid the dead skin cells off the surface of my skin without irritating the redness-prone area which involved trying different facial scrubs, chemical exfoliants like Alpha Hydroxy Acids, peeling products, toner pads, wash-off masks and so many other types of product.
Now that my skin has almost gone back to its normal condition; slightly oily T-zone with normal U-zone, I have started to build up the intensities of my exfoliators by sticking with 5% of AHA in my exfoliating toner for maximum 2 times a week and using gentle physical exfoliator like this Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash from By Wishtrend in between in order to keep my skin feeling soft and smooth.
High points of this cleanser!
Basically this is a pH-balancing, gently exfoliating cleansing powder formulated with green tea, papain enzymes and baking soda.
- Baking soda – works as gentle scrub agent to help improve skin texture preventing blackheads formation. Also great for deep cleansing therefore ideal for acne-prone skin.
- Green Tea Powder – Powerful antioxidants; rich in Vitamin A, C and E.
- Papain – removes old keratin, skin waste, also to improve skin texture.
- Amino acid surfactants – weakly acidic surfactant derived from coconut; great skin-affinity and excellent moisture retention. Also, low-irritants with moisturising effect without creating much foam.
This cleanser is supposedly for all skin types; even for sensitive skin.
How to use: Take suitable amount onto your palm and mix with water and rub to create foam. Gently rub in a circular motion then wash off thoroughly with warm water.
The cleanser comes in 70g size so I estimated that this actually lasts for about 4 to 6 months, used once a week.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Sorbitol, Papain, Betaine, Cellulose Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate.
The facial cleanser comes in a box with sufficient English product description printed on the sides of the box for your reference with the Distributor sticker at the bottom of the box.
The cleanser comes in an opaque light green bottle with a simple cap from where you can pour out the powder from. Make sure to secure the cap tightly after every use to avoid the powder being dried out as it contains Hyaluronic Acid that might drawn out by moisture outside if not.
There is instruction on how to use the cleanser printed at the side of the bottle both in English and Korean for your convenience.
The expiry date is printed at the bottom of the bottle in EXP YYYY.MM.DD (year-month-day) format.
The cleansing powder is in that light green colour and pretty much looks similar even when mixed with some water.
For measurement, there’s no right way to take this powder cleanser and what I did was taking the product little by little until I felt the amount is sufficient enough for single use.
Basically, you can simply lather up the powder by adding some water with it and get decent amount of foam within seconds but I would prefer to use less water at first just enough for the powder to give sort of grainy texture on skin (as shown above) to really just work on my congested nose area or basically just the whole lower half of my facial area that’s usually covered by face mask for a good few minutes. Then I’ll add bit more water to my hands to gently massage the rest of my facial area before rinsing everything off.
If you were to use the cleanser in regular way, the foam is lightweight and it feels so soft and fluffy on skin! It is easy to rinse off in a sense that it is not too soapy therefore requires less time and water.
It has a mild green tea latte scent to it so it doesn’t bother me much but I think it’s still tolerable plus it comes from the green tea leaf powder and not fragrance.
I usually use this powder cleanser in my evening skincare routine as second cleanser in between chemical exfoliant nights as a quick deep cleanser and after using this for over couple of months, I find that this mask soap doesn’t make my dehydrated skin even drier even I were to take my time after rinsing off the lather and dried my face with towel.
I also didn’t see any signs of irritation along my overly sensitised upper cheeks area which is such a relief as I really like having this in my skincare routine.
Overall, I give this product 4.5/5. It works well even during my sensitive skin days. My normal skin with oily T-zone feels comfortable and as you see in the above photo, I do have a backup for it. Half minus point would be due to the fact that the product comes in merely 70g which filled up like only a quarter of the bottle so that’s not really environmental friendly.
While I tried other powder cleansers, I’ve learned that I can also mix this cleanser with mild cleansers like a milky cleanser to add its exfoliating benefit for a deeper cleansing experience.
I have to point out here that you should never use this product and other exfoliators in the same routine as I have mentioned above, I always use this exfoliating cleanser in between my other exfoliating products and this is important as to avoid irritations.
Looking at the ingredients, there isn’t any that actually triggered my sensitised skin but with the Baking Soda being the first in the ingredients list, I strongly suggest for you to do patch test to see your skin tolerance towards the cleanser so yes, YMMV.
SHOP THE PRODUCT
With wearing face mask part of the new norm, I’m holding myself from wearing base makeup like liquid foundation even cushion foundation as I’m focusing
The notion of adding charcoal into skincare products I believe is to clear impurities out of the skin as charcoal has the ability to sort