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[Review] Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

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Every night, my cleansing regime consists of 3 steps:

1) Make up remover – now using FANCL Mild cleansing oil

2) Gel wash with clarisonic mia – now using Avene soapless foaming gel (My Holygrail!)

3) Bubble wash – currently using this Innisfree green barley bubble cleanser

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picked this up during my korea trip last year and i was in Innisfree store looking for some stuff to stock up.

Personally, i love Innisfree as they use very natural ingredients and free of parabens etc.

and of cos, my dear YoonA from Girls Generation is their spokesperson

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the reason why i use a foam cleanser on top on my gel cleanser is because with the clarisonic Mia, it cannot reach the nose contours very well and i do not use it over and around my eye area. does anyone do that? the brushes seem too harsh..

so those eye and nose contours are not cleansed properly and i will use another foam cleanser to cleanse those areas properly + my face once more.

Also, i am a very firm believer that foam is essential to cleansing. I feel that foam can pick up the dirt and grease from the pores on a minuscule level. so i feel more secure when i end my regime with a foam cleanser.

this is how the foam looks like:

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and upside down:

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and upon spreading:

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this has a sourish smell like light vinegar i dont know why.

when i wash on my face during breakouts with open acne, it stings slightly upon application.

maybe its the alcohol content 😦

however it feels clean after washing and sometimes when i apply toner i feel a certain sting again. maybe its the toner, i dont know. i never had this issue before so i cant wait to finish this bottle.

i feel its not as gentle as the Biore Marshbmellow whip so i dont think i will get this again.

Here’s my face after washing and drying.

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Happy Saturday all 🙂

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[Review] Nivea Visage Refreshing Cleansing Milk

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Bought this at Watsons last month.

2 bottles for $11.90 if im not wrong. A friend of mine wanted to get it as she used it before saying its not bad so i shared with her to try.

it contains parabens and castor oil =X

i’ve used it for about 2 weeks and i’m not sure if i should use it as a make up remover or cleanser. but i am going to review it for both functions anyway.

AS A MAKE UP REMOVER

as usual i applied more than my usual day make up on the back of my hand.
concealer, eyeliner, mascara etc
it is more like a cream than milk, and fragrance is strong which i dont like it.

after rubbing for 20 seconds i feel like the make up is not coming off, so i added more milk and rub again

After rinsing…

Verdict: does not remove makeup.

AS A CLEANSER

i’ve used this as a cleanser in the mornings,
or after removing make up,
and even as a 2nd cleanser after washing my face once.

If i use this in the morning with some oil on my face, this cleanser cannot get rid of the oil.
i can feel a film of something on my face.
and my skin cant seem to breathe at all.

after drying it is better like nothing is there but just to play safe,
i will wash again with my regular cleanser

However, this effect is less apparent if i washed my face with my regular cleanser, followed by the Nivea Cleansing milk.
i guess my regular cleanser removed the oil on my face already.

so to illustrate what i was saying:
i washed my makeup free left hand with the Nivea cleansing milk
i washed my right hand with the Avene Soapless Foaming Gel (my regular cleanser)

You can see that after rinsing, the water on my left hand will streak together.
but the water on the right hand is evenly distributed

so i think, there is really something left behind after washing with NIVEA.
after cleansing, the next steps are the nourishing part like toner, serums etc which i want them to be evenly absorbed and not blocked by anything.

i am sorry, i cannot recommend this for those with combi – oily skin.

it worked for my friend, whom has dry – normal skin.