4 Effective Cleansing Products To Get Seriously Radiant Skin - By Felicia Yeo
Lately, many of us have been favouring skin brightening formulas as they combat uneven skin tone, dullness and dark spots while brightening up your face and make your skin looks radiant and glowy. Brightening your skin starts with cleansing, so here are some cleansing products that aims to give your skin a bright glow! All products are used along with FOREO LUNA™ 2 for the best cleansing experience.
Allies of Skin Fresh Slate™ Vitamin C & Enzymes Brightening Cleanser + Masque
Allies of Skin Fresh Slate™ Vitamin C & Enzymes Brightening Cleanser + Masque is a creamy textured cleanser and mask. The dermatologist-tested cleanser comes with a light refreshing citrus scent which is perfect for a morning cleanse as it helps to invigorate my senses and start my day right. Unlike traditional foam cleansers that leave skin feeling tight and dry, this cleanser is formulated with multiple skin hydrators like organic Argan and Safflower Oil that leaves my skin moisturised, soft and clean without feeling stripped. Thanks to it's hydrating properties, the cleanser can be used on a daily basis. One thing that I love about this product is that it doubles a mask which is perfect for traveling. The cleanser-mask hybrid is really easy to use. All I have to do is to cleanse my face then leave the product on for around 10 minutes for a brighter skin. The cleanser contains Vitamin C to brighten and even skin tone and indeed, with continuous use, I feel that the pigmentations on my skin is lightened.
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars | Retailing at $59 (70ml)
GLAMGLOW Supercleanse™ Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
This GLAMGLOW Supercleanse™ Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser gives you the best of both worlds - it removes makeup effectively and cleanses your face at the same time. Free from harmful ingredients such as paraben, phthalate, SLS, silicone and petrolatum, this cleanser helps to detox and purify my skin, I’ve seen improvements in the appearance of my pores and skin texture. While most charcoal or clay based skincare products dry the skin out, this one doesn’t! However the cleanser doesn’t brighten my skin, I had not seen any significant difference in my skin tone. Another downside of this cleanser is the acquired scent which smells like liquorice and lastly, this cleanser can get a little messy in the bathroom as it requires a fair amount of rinsing to remove all.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $44 (150g)
FRESH Peony Brightening Foam Face Cleanser
Using FRESH products always make me feel like I’m indulging my self in a spa session. Comes with a pleasant floral fragrance, FRESH Peony Brightening Foam Face Cleanser is a gentle and non-irritating cleanser. It cleansed well, left my face feeling soft but not stripped like a lot of foam cleansers in the market. So I don’t feel any tightness or dryness after using this product. Instead, I thought that my skin is more supple and hydrated. Also, this cleanser refreshes my skin and gives slight glow after consistent usage. The only odd thing about this product is that despite being labelled as a foam cleanser, I was surprised that the cleanser wasn’t foamy at all! The consistency is more towards creamy and soapy. So if you prefer foamy cleansers, this one is not for you.
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars | Retailing at $64 (125ml)
FOREO LUNA™ 2
Lately, there has been a lot of hype on FOREO LUNA™ 2, a facial cleansing brush and anti-aging device that claims to remove up to 99.5% of dirt and oil and makeup residue which allows better penetration of subsequent skincare products. Unlike other cleansing devices available in the market which require users to replace the brush heads every few months, FOREO cleansing devices are made of ultra-hygienic silicone that do not require any replacement. The brush is nonporous to resist bacteria buildup, 35X more hygienic than standard nylon cleansing brushes. This alone, deserves a brownie point - economical and fuss-free! The LUNA™ 2 comes in 4 brush designs for more personalized cleansing: “Sensitive”, “Normal”, “Combination” and “Oily”. And I gotten mine for combination skin which features thicker bristles at the top to target oily T-zones and thinner ones at the bottom for dry areas. This gives a deeper and comprehensive cleansing experience. Upon switching on the device, the brush vibrates and it work with my cleanser to create a luxurious lather. There are 12 adjustable pulsation intensities for customised cleansing, and I’m able to adjust the intensity of the vibration to my preference. Even when I used it at the highest intensity, the device is still gentle and non-abrasive on the skin. As what everyone is raving on, the cleanser works incredibly well! After the first use, I noticed an improvement in my skin - visibly smoother and softer skin. My skin has never felt cleaner, it felt less congested after continued uses. The whiteheads on my chin area are pretty much gone and the pores on my cheeks are minimised. The LUNA™ 2 obviously does a better cleansing job than my hands. Now, I look forward to cleansing my skin daily cause I love the relaxing sensation and how my skin feels after. Also, FOREO’s LUNA™ 2 comes with an anti-aging mode at the back of the device to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I do not have any fine lines or wrinkles, so I can't speak to the effectiveness of the anti-aging claims. Despite the hefty price tag, the LUNA™ 2 is definitely a worthwhile investment. Cost-effective (need not replace brush head), fuss-free, easy to bring along for travel and delivers beautiful results.
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars | Retailing at $319