A great non-drying or irritating foaming cleanser that's suitable for sensitive skin, read on to find out more! ~
Where to buy:
sasa.com - $13.00 for 160ml
ebay.com - $13.95 for 160ml (Japanese Edition)
If anyone knows any other reputable online stores where one can buy this, please let me know! :)
Description: Gently exfoliates skin to remove impurities, dirt & oil trapped within pores. Light & soft foamy texture polishes away dullness and refine skin’s texture for visibly clear, smooth & radiant skin. Skin pH balanced. Low irritation. Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant. This product should be used with a sunscreen product.
~ Cleanse (as one would hope)
~ Even out skintone
~ be non-drying
Ingredients: I can't find the ingredients anywhere. I might email them to see if I can get them, sorry everyone! :(
Packaging: No complaints. It's just a light blue circle-ish container with a nice pump. It takes about one to one and a half pumps to get enough foam for me to cover my face (one pump is fine, but I prefer extra!). No complaints about the packaging :) The foam comes out as very light and fluffy, quite luxurious really.
Fluffy, light, luxurious foamy foam!
Results: Ok. I'm going to ramble about this product with the expectation that you read my last post, Common skincare mistakes & what to avoid. If you didn't, you should atleast read the paragraphs about pH level because I'll be discussing that now :)
Ahem. The pH level of Hada Labo's AHA+BHA foaming wash is about 5. What this means is that it's great for a face wash, as its at the perfect range for healthy skin pH so it won't damage your acid mantle. What this also means is that it is basically useless as an AHA/BHA product- the bare minimum pH for an AHA product to be effective is 4, and for BHAs it's 3. So if you're looking at this as a way to get chemical exfoliation, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a basic, non-irritating, non-drying, and overall solid foaming cleanser then this is it. :)
Slightly oranger than the yellow.
Conclusion: Final score 4.8/5
- perfect pH level for a cleanser
- no dry/tight feeling
- cleanses well
- leaves skin soft and smooth
- not too expensive
- fragrance & alcohol free
- pH level not low enough for effective exfoliation, contrary to what it claims
- can be hard to find