Unexpectedly Good Budget Cleanser

Hello! Christmas is over. Hope you had a great time with your family, relatives and friends.

Today I am going to share about this afforable cleanser that I did not expected it to be actually good? Before I begin writing more, just a short backstory on how this afforable cleanser came about. You may choose to skip the backstory and jump straight to it.

My all time favourite cleanser is the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. It’s a gel type cleanser that retails for 63 SGD for 150ml. I would say it’s on a costly price point. Not everyone is willing to spend this much on a cleanser, but so far I am not able to find one that can beat this. I had placed an order for a new cleanser but it needed some time for the parcel to arrive. Due to my bad prediction, my cleanser had ran out before the package arrival.

I panicked and asked myself “what should I do now?” “Should I make a trip down to the nearest sephora to purchase the Fresh cleanser instead”? Fortunately, my boyfriend suggested me to give his cleanser a try instead. Initially I was skeptical to use his cleanser but I told myself to always try out new things to see if it’s work or not. He gave me a new bottle of his cleanser to use it for the first time and it caught me by surprised.

This cleanser is called SoonJung pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser from Etude house, a korea cosmestics brand. I am certain that this brand is no stranger to majority. It has been around since I was 15 years old, but if you are not familar with this brand, it’s perfectly fine. 🙂

Photo taken by me

Soon Jung Collection by Etude House which I think was released about 2-3 year ago. (p.s I don’t keep up with the Etude house). This collection is mainly for sensitive skin type.

According to their webpage, this cleanser claim to be 98% natural ingredients, free of 10-toxic ingredients and it is formulate to be of a mildly acidic of pH level 6.5.

FYI: Do not be afraid if you find cleanser stating to be mildly acidic, it’s not as bad that what you imagine. The average pH level of our skin is around 4.7 to 5.75. Our skin is weakly acidic due to the presence of a barrier on the surface and uppermost layers of the skin are known as acid mantle.

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Credit: Healthline

What is an acid mantle? It plays an important role to keep our skin moisture and protect our skin’s surface from allergens and toxins. Skin acidic pH contain acidic microbiome that act as a protection against harmful bacteria, fungi and virus that can penetrate to our skin. Thus, it is best to get a pH-balanced cleanser that fall within a pH level of 4.0 to 7.0. Read more: website, website

I have used this cleanser for 1 week and what I liked about this cleanser is:

1. It is a foam type cleanser.

The cleanser is very convenient to use. By pressing 2 pump from the bottle, you can straight away cleanse your face. Don’t even have to bother lather the cleanser to create the foam/bubbles.

Photo used for illustrative purpose only. Photo taken by me.

2. It does cleanse the face well without over drying.

You know how some budget cleanser cleanse my face too clean that strips the f*** out of my skin and leaving my face feeling very dry. But this, I must say it did not, I felt that it retained a subtle moisture on my face after cleansing which got me surprised.

4. It is cheap/afforable costing less than $20.

My boyfriend got this cleanser for 17.90 SGD at the store. It may be even cheaper to get it online or directly from South Korea. The reason why my boyfriend uses this cleanser because his skin is very sensitive and he is also an university undergraduate student so he would not want to splurge on his skincare.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I personally find this product beneficial to my skin but it may or may not works for everyone. Kindly understand that every individual has different skin type and texture. Even if you have the similar skin type as me, it may or may not work for you. I recommend that you do some research before purchasing the product or patch test on your skin before usage.

Okay! I have come to the end of my post. If you are interested in getting the product, feel free to search it up online. Hope you have a great day ahead and wishing you a Happy New Year!

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash