Thursday, February 2, 2017

(REVIEW) Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Cleansing Foam

Hi, I'm trying to upload a few more reviews before I have to sort out all the photos I've taken thus far of the products I'll review in the next weeks coming. Sulwhasoo has been a brand that I've always been interesting since years ago since it really focuses on herbal ingredients but the price is a little steep. The few first products that I've tried from the brand have been the Perfecting and Brightening cushions so I'm excited to delve into the brand's skincare. This product retails for 40,000₩.


(From Packaging): A cleansing foam formulated with traditional Korean herbs 
gently removing excess sebum and skin for bright, transparent complexion. (150ML)


I'm easily captivated by cleansers and although this cleanser is quite expensive I thought I'd tried it out anyways. I've had this cleanser in my skin care stash for a little less than a year and finally opened it 2 months ago. I like that the packaging is simple yet luxurious. The only trouble I had with the packaging is that if I store it downright the next time I used the product a lot of product would come out and leak into the cap. I now store it upright so I longer lose product because of it. The cleanser has a thick creamy texture with a stringy feel to it. I find that it takes a few more seconds to lather up the product since the texture of the cleanser is creamier than other foam cleansers I've tried. I've only only used my hands to lather up the cleanser and it lathers decently. More than other low ph cleansers and the bubbles are denser as well. I might try a foaming net next just to difference, The scent is a very rich and aromatic herbal scent. I was worried the scent would be too strong or bothersome but it's neither. I don't find it overpowering and instead find it pleasant and my favorite thing about the cleanser.  I've used the cleanser in both in my morning routine as well as in my evening/night routine. The cleanser is a low ph and I find that although it has amazing foaming abilities my skin doesn't feel tight or dry. I don't find that it helps my sebum it relatively makes my skin feel and look clean. During my evening routine I find that it cleanses off really well any residue my cleansing oil has left. Occasionally I use this cleanser to remove sunscreen or eyebrow makeup and find it effective enough to removing such products. However, I have not tried removing base nor eye makeup with this cleanser as I prefer an oil cleanser. The cleanser is very gentle and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. So moisturized that I sometimes have to make sure I've gotten off all the cleanser on my face. I have dry skin and find that this cleanser is gentle enough to keep my skin from drying out yet I can still lather it up to create bubbles. I prefer foaming cleansers to gel cleansers and although this cleanser is really good for my dry skin I can't help to want more. I like this cleanser but I don't love it and even though it matches well with my dry skin I still feel like something is missing. My skin has considerably brighten up but I probably would not entirely associate it to this cleanser as I've been using multiple brightening products. However, this cleanser always leave my skin feeling soft and clean but it's not on my skin for long to associate any brightening. But I do find that the long term benefit is that my skin doesn't feel tight or dry after using this cleanser. Will I repurchase? Yes because it is a safe low ph foaming cleanser ideal for my skin type. Plus with 150ml worth of product it's worth the high price.

╍ Notable Ingredients ╍

Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract,
Honey, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Niacinamide, Lactic Acid

╍ Cautionary Ingredients ╍

Butylene Gycol, Fragrance

╍ Full Ingredients ╍ 

Water, Sorbitol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Lauryl Hydroxysultaine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Arginine, Oldenlandia Diffusa Extract, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Polugonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extact, Honey, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Niacinamide, Lactic Acid, Sodium Salicylayte, Butylene Gycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Methoxy PEG-114/Polyepsilon Caprolactone, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide(CI 778911), Polyquaternium-7, PEG-14, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance


Texture of the product is very creamy.
A small glop of cleanser with a few drops of water,
PH6 ! ! !

Overall Pros ▬

Super Gentle, Low acidity (PH6),
Creamy Texture,
Herbal scent is not overpowering.
Leaves skin smooth and hydrated.

Overall Cons ▬

Not exactly a PH5 cleanser.
Scent may not be appeasing to everyone.
Takes time to lather.

► Recommend

The Sulwhaso Snowise EX Cleansing Foam is a low acidity cleanser that lathers up nicely yet still feels gentle on the skin. Leaves the skin soft and not dry. It doesn't make the skin feel tight but leaves the skin hydrated. It doesn't help with sebum but it doesn't make the skin overproduce oil either. This cleanser is a very safe option for not only dry but also for oily, combination, and normal skin types. The price might be a bit steep but one only needs a glop so it will definitely last long.


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