Today, i will be sharing with you the second part of the double cleansing method i mentioned in my first korean skincare post, which involves the use of this Skinfood Aloe Vera foaming cleanser after an oil cleanser (already reviewed in this post).
The reason for this double cleansing method is: (1) Oil and water doesn’t mix, so the oil cleanser cleanses oil-based impurities like makeup, sebum, etc which water-based cleansers won’t be able to effectively cleanse
(2) Foam/Cream cleansers cleanses water-based and other forms of dirt like sweat, etc. These foam cleansers are sulfate-free so they don’t strip the skin of moisture……
I have trouble skin but i didn’t buy a cleanser for trouble skin because i read so many reviews of how they dry up skin, I wanted to start with a cleanser for normal skin type since i wasn’t exactly sure how my combination skin type would react to foam and cream cleansers.
My T-zone can get really oily after just one hour of wearing makeup without a primer while other parts can remain normal or look dry. I got a free sample of Etude House Ac Clinic Acne Foam Cleanser with my order which i used first, the only notable thing it did was reduce the size of a fresh pimple i had, it dried it up within 12 hours but didn’t have any notable effect on the general condition of my face that could make me consider purchasing a full size.
Then I started using the SkinFood Aloe Vera Foaming Cleanser. From the first time i used it, i fell in love with it because i could literally feel and see the “freshness” of my skin, lol 🙂 and i’m glad i did because i got a full size (130ml).
The idea of foam cleansers is to minimize friction from skin-skin contact, therefore it’s advised not to rub it directly on the face but rub between your wet palms first to produce enough lather before massaging the face. Some people use foaming nets instead to achieve this, also available on Amazon and other beauty stores.
It’s believed that using foaming nets reduces the time and amount of product used, produces more rich foamy lather and makes the cleansing process easier and simpler.
There’s also an English instruction on how to use this Skinfood Aloe Vera foaming cleanser on the back of the container, as for the list of ingredients and safety levels in English, check COSDNA.
This product is creamy like a body cream till combined with water.
My SkinFood Aloe Vera Foaming Cleanser Review.
- Cleanses the skin well after initial use of makeup removers and oil cleansers (might need a bit more work if used alone without wiping off makeup first)
- Moisturizes and leaves the skin refreshed (however it would be better to continue with other steps including using a moisturizer because skin might feel a liitle bit tight if used alone). This is a pro for me because my face can get really oily, i don’t know how this would be on other skin types especially dry skin.
- Fragrance contained is mild and soothing.
- Solid creamy texture which prevents product from running giving you control of how much product to use.
- Lathers well with water.
- Costs less than $10 in some stores and less than $15 in others with shipping.
- No effect on fresh pimples, acne scars and problem skin (so it might not be suitable for people suffering from acne and other skin problems or people looking to get rid of old scars)
- Contains BHA and Parabens which can trigger acne in some people.
For me,this is definitely one of those products one can return to when others fail especially for people blessed with nice blemish-free skin for everyday use.
However, i need a cleanser that targets trouble skin specifically because even though my skin loves this product, it doesn’t have much effect on my old acne scars or help/prevent the occasional breakouts from appearing on the usual sites (my cheeks and/or chin), it simply cleanses my skin, moisturizes and leaves the spotless parts of my face refreshed.
I really want to get rid of my acne scars completely and prevent/minimize new breakouts because they always leave dark spots which become a problem to get rid off.
I’ve read some good reviews about the Innisfree jejubija line, so i purchased a few of the products including the Innisfree anti-trouble facial foam which has similar ingredients to this one (i will review it when i start using it).
Where to buy: Amazon || Ebay || W2beauty (you can get $5 off your first order of $30 and above with my sponsor code 055355010 plus samples and 5% off your next order when you review the purchased products following the link in the email received asking you to review the product)
So, has any one used this Skinfood Aloe Vera foaming cleanser before, thoughts? Also, please feel free to recommend other foam cleansers that might help with trouble skin especially ones that are BHA and paraben-free in the comments.
Getting rid of those scars and preventing fresh pimples would definitely save me some money on concealers! 🙂