Monday, August 27, 2012

REVIEW: The Face Shop's Herb Day Cleansing Cream: 5 Combined Cereal

I would do anything to make my face look 'naturally' smooth. I think that's why I love BB creams.   The invention of BB creams is the greatest gift to the cosmetics world (okay, I am exaggerating already . But one thing I hate about BB creams is that they stick to your face, literally. That's why I am continuously searching for anything that will help me remove BB creams, foundations and pressed powders off my face. 

Here's one of the products that I have tried and will continue to use. 

My sister gave me this: Herb Day Cleansing Cream

I think one of her Korean students gave it to her but she is not a fan of creams. It took me a while before I tried this one. I was quite hesitant because it did not have any instructions what is it or how to even use it. I was kinda lazy to check it out on the internet. 

And when I've tried it, I felt in love with it and here's why: 

- It's a CLEANSING CREAM by The Face Shop.
- What are cleansing creams: Cleansing cream is a skin care product that washes and moisturizes your skin, getting rid of dirt, sweat, makeup and bacteria. It is usually made from a combination of mineral oil, petrolatum, water and waxes.
-The Face Shop has four types of cleansing creams for this line: Fruits Mix, Aloe, Green Tea and 5 Grains Cereal (5 Combined Cereal). All are applicable for any skin type. I will be doing a review on Herb Day Cleansing Cream - 5 Grains Cereal (5 Combined Cereal)

-Product Description: A cleansing cream which contains five grain extracts is perfect for purifying and softening skin, with mild touch feel (from TheFaceShop). 

-Application: Get adequate amount on palms. Massage the face until the make up base gets off. Wipe it out with tissue. Use cleansing foam as the last step (from TheFaceShop).

- It comes in a tub-type container. 
-Size: 150 ml  
-Price: Uh-oh. I don't have any idea since my sister just gave this to me. :( 

- What it looks inside: It's a cream. And it's an oily cream. Well actually I've expected it to be oily since all cleansing creams are made  of mineral oil and wax. Having a super duper oily skin, the idea alone of putting an oily stuff on my face gives me goosebumps. 

(From the look of this picture, you can easily guess whether I love it or not.) 


-I dunno how others use cold creams or cleansing creams but I do it this way. I do not wash my face before I apply this. I get an ample amount of the product and I massage my face with it. Here is what my face look like after I apply the product.

-It's easy to apply on the face (I guess because it's 'oil'). After massaging, your skin will feel slippery and slimy (yup! the words are right). 
- You will notice that there are tiny dirt-like stuff on my face. 

-Here's a picture of my hand after I massaged the product on my face. The left photo was taken without flash. The right photo was taken with flash. You can clearly see the white stuff.    I have this wild guess that those were the BB cream, foundation and pressed powder I've used during the day. ^_^

-I use a tissue to wipe the product off my face. And ta-da! Here's the result: 

-The first picture was taken without flash. 
Look at all the dirt. ;( 

- My face still felt oily after I wiped my face. After wiping my face with tissue, I use a facial wash to finally remove the oil and all the remaining dirt. 

What can I say
-I love it! 
-It doesn't have a strong scent. 
-It doesn't irritate my skin. I haven't had any breakouts with this product. 
-It doesn't dry my skin. After using this, my skin felt clean without the dry feeling. 
-It totally removes all the stuff that should be off my face before I sleep (BB cream, foundation, pressed powder and dirt).

Will I buy this:
-I am almost through with my first tub. I don't have any idea about the price of this item here in the Philippines. I still have to ask my favorite online shop, Han Ryu if she has this item. Well I hope she does ^_^ 


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  3. Did you buy the foam cleanser from the face shop to go with it, if not is ok to use any cleanser as the last step?

    1. Hi! thanks for reading :)
      I did not buy the foam cleanser that goes along with this product. In my opinion, there's no need to use a cleanser after using this product because my face was already squeaky clean from make-up and bb creams. :)

  4. Have you tried using toner instead of facial wash after the application?

  5. Hi! Thank you for sharing this really useful information! I was wondering, do you apply this on a dry face?

    1. Hi! Thanks for reading :)
      I just applied this using my fingers. I used a spatula to get the product from the tub and used my fingers to massage it on my face :)