I bought their All-In-One-Cleanser when I was searching for a cleanser that would take off all my makeup and BB cream at night. This ended up being more complicated than I expected, because unlike regular makeup, BB cream sinks into your skin to provide you all the skincare perks (like moisturizer, sun protection, oil control, etc) so it's stubborn to get off. I was using my Clarisonic brush every night to remove it, and my skin was getting chapped and irritated.
The ladies at pretty&cute.com recommended this BB cleanser to me as the solution:
The problem? I hesitated to spend $33 for a cleansing product when I could have bought something at the drugstore for less than $10. I started researching online, but other than the sparse reviews on p&c's product page, assorted retailers selling it, and the brief mention in From Head 2 Toe's skincare routine video, details were hard to come by.
I eventually bit the bullet and picked it up, and have been using it for a month and thus it's ready for review!
Full product name: ElishaCoy All-In-One BB Cleanser
Purpose: Foaming cleanser specifically for BB cream removal, also used as a massage gel on dry skin.
Texture: Foam: forms quickly and easily with water, nice and light, denser than soap foam but lighter than Shiseido Perfect Whip. Massage gel: sticky on dry skin, absorbs too quickly.
Scent: Strong, but pleasant. Smells like wild plants and herbs. See full review for ingredients list.
Packaging: Pump bottle, which leaked into the beautiful box it came in.
Availability: prettyandcute.com is where I got mine, assorted places online.
Repurchase: Probably, but there are a lot of things I want to try first. For the price, I am not sure it's worth it.
Back of the box, sorry about the webcam shots- my phone refuses to upload pictures:
This is a double-function product. When mixed with water, it turns into a beautiful foaming cleanser, but when applied to dry skin, it is supposed to act like a massage gel. As a foam, it works wonderfully; as a massage gel, it sucked. Perhaps people who live in tropical climates could get away with it, but it was a disaster for me.
When I applied the gel to my face, my dehydrated skin sucked in the gel almost immediately, which not only made massage impossible, but after I added water to foam it up and clean it off, something weird happened. I noticed my cotton pad was soapy, and with repeated rinsing, rubbing, rinsing, I realized that my pores were acting like a dispenser of the product! The gel had been sucked into my skin and it was hell to get it all out. Since then, I've stuck to using it as a cleanser and switched to OCM for skin massage.
The scent is quite strong, so fragrance-sensitive peeps may want to stay away. It's not an artificial or perfumed smell, it smells like plants. I researched the ingredients list:
-Centella Asiatica extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (draws moisture), Betaine (retains moisture), Rosemary extract (which contributes to the smell), Panthenol (a form of B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Crysthanemum Sibiricum Extract ("korean mum").
If you have ever picked wild daisies, you will recognize the crisp, green scent with secondary florals this product has. It does linger for a least a few hours, because because it's so pleasant, I personally don't mind even though I am sensitive to fragrances.
It's a really nice product, but I am not sure it's worth the $33 price tag. On the other hand, it does last a long time, especially since I alternate this with Shiseido's Perfect Whip in combination with my Clarisonic skin brush. I occasionally use it in the morning as well, mixed with Eminence's Lemon Cleanser to get a Goldilocks cleanser that is neither too strong or too creamy, it ends up being a milk which is gentle enough for my skin but still effective at giving my pores a good clean.
It's never broken me out, which is amazing, because my skin reacts to everything and anything I've ever put on it in the past. For that alone, I would repurchase it if I don't find something I like better. There are just so many options out there, but this gives me a proven product to fall back on.
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All the best,
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