Cleansers -Shiseido - The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam
nailsnotrockets 5/20/2013 5:14:00 AM
I fell in love with "The Skincare" line when trying a sample of the Night Moisture Recharge Enriched, which did a great job on moisturising my normal-combo skin in the winter. As it became warmer, I went out and purchased the normal version of this, and because I am curious, I bought a try-me pack which included the Extra Gentle Cleansing foam. So, let's check the claims of this product. - Extra Gentle? Yes, it was gentle for my combo skin. I did not feel dried out after cleansing my face with this. - Cleansing? It is not enough to remove water-resistant sunscreen, but as a secondary cleanse after oil cleansing, it does well. - Foam? This produces a better foam than anything else I have used. It's really fun! So the claims are all OK, but why does it get only 3 lippies from me? Firstly, the smell. This smells really strong like soap and yasmin. Being used to the perfume-free Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild, it was just overpowering for me. Secondly, after I rinse this away, my skin doesn't feel clean, it feels sticky. And I can't stand sticky right after cleansing my face. The feeling goes away after a couple of minutes, but this kills this product for me. I'm very happy that I didn't buy this full size, and I won't repurchase.
This is the emergency unit in my skincare routine. If I feel my skin going all crazy (usually at that special time of the month) this comes to the rescue! I mostly use it as a mask, applied with an old-fashioned paint-style foundation brush and left on for about ten minutes (On the packaging it is advised to leave it on only three minutes, but that is too little for me). After I take it off, my skin feels smooth and any spots I may have appear smaller and less inflamed. It is utterly important to moisturize directly after use, or else my skin goes the flaky way, which isn't good either. I rarely use it as a scrub/cleanser, so I can't comment on that aspects of the product, but I will repurchase for the mask aspect alone.