Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser Review

Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser, RM33
Happy New Year everyone! And what better way to welcome the new years with new products! Today I'll be sharing with you one of Althea's addition to the family for 2019, namely the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser. HOLD UP! Is it a serum or is it a cleanser?! The exact same questions which ran through my head. So just to clear the air out, its actually a cleanser with a serum-like formula. How does it work? Well, i didn't put effort in doing this write up for nothing, so scroll away!

Has an expiry date
And bottle is well sealed
The Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser is a combination of a cleanser and a serum which would whisk away makeup, dirt, and oil. Made out of mint extracts (the little secret ingredients), it ensures that after removal of makeup, the skin stays cool and hydrated throughout the day all thanks to the dual moisture cell system that envelopes the skin into a serum-like formula. Considering that I have oily skin, oil cleansers don't work too well on me, but after using this to remove my heavy makeup, im impressed! Other than preventing your skin from drying out, it also helps to balance the pH levels of the skin.


Instructions are in Korean
Being it a Korean product, it's pretty obvious that you won't be able to find many English instructions on the bottle, so thank god for the website for having English translations. But since its a serum cleanser, there's not much instruction need on how to use this, but just in case you may get a little confused on the 'how-to's', all you need to do is dampen the skin and apply a small amount onto it. gently massage in circular motions for 5-10 seconds, then rinse.


The product is double sealed.
Texture is is in between like serum with hints of oil
In my earlier images, you may notice that the  Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser comes in a sealed plastic in which you may need to unseal before using. Not to forget that you may also need to remove the inner seal from the bottle tube which i appreciate as it guarantees hygiene of the product. Other than that, it also prevents leakage during shipping too! In terms of texture, its not exactly liquidy, its more of a combination of thicker liquid that has a hint of oil. Not too oily, but definitely moisturising. It may sound weird as im explainig it, but thats what it is. So get it to get a feel of it yourself.

Time to test out how well it removes my daily makeup
I've decided to give it a test on my daily makeup products by swatching all the products that I use on my hand, to find out how well this cleanser removes makeup. As you can see in the image, I've featured my daily makeup items (that some are waterproof and long-lasting) and trust me, ocassionally I have a hard time removing most of its residue by the end of the day. Without the cleanser, I would usually triple cleanse my skin just to ensure no residue of makeup is left.


Both applied in minimal pressure
The Before and After results!
And if you're curious about how well it works, well here are the results! With minimal pressure tested on the first and second wipe, I think it did a pretty good job! From the image, you may notice that it didn't entirely clearout the long-lasting makeup products, but after another wipe, my skin is clean and makeup free! You'd wish that it would only take 1 swipe to remove it all, but let's face it, we would really wipe more than twice to make sure that all the residue is out to correct? Im convinced that it can make my cleansing routine quicker and cleaner.


My thoughts on this?
As a verdict, I would say that it does a pretty good job! I notice that my skin is still supple after removing makeup, and im convince that it hydrates while gently removing the makeup from the skin. All in all, my logic to this is that it does not harm the layers of the skin as you remove the makeup as I believe that some makeup removers can be pretty harmful to the skin. Not too sure how the serum works part of this works, but I believe its to help maintain the pH balance of the skin even when you're removing makeup to provide the skin with full protection. Well, I'll keep it short and say that it's affordable and worth it at RM33 from Althea Korea.

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