Hi everyone, I've got another review today!
After a rather disappointing experience with the Rosette Hello Kitty Cleansing Wash, I've since switched to a new cleanser from Etude House.
This is the Peach Tea Cleansing Foam, from Etude's deliriously cute-looking Happy Teatime range. I bought it off Cosmetic Love, and I've been using it as my night cleanser for about 3 weeks now.
The description says that it "supplies abundant foam and refreshing tea scent to cleanse and nourish complexion."
There are 5 varieties in this range
- aloe tea
- lemon tea
- green tea
- peach tea
- milk tea
It was a difficult choice, faced with 5 very adorable looking cleansers, but I finally went with Peach Tea simply because I really like the Lipton's Peach Tea drink ^_^
Anyway, apparently each type has a specific function. The peach tea type claims to have a brightening effect. Actually, the second time I used this, I did think my skin looked unusually bright and nice! And then I read the description on the back of the tube and saw this in the description - "contains peach tea extract for brightening"
And then I was like 'Wow! It really does work!"
But after that I didn't really notice any specific change to my skin any more. It was probably just due to the effects of using a new product on my skin, rather than the tea extract.
The scent is most noticeable as you lather it up, but it's mostly gone after you wash it off so no need to worry about clashing scents with other face products.
Another pro - one of the reasons that I didn't hesitate to buy and try this cleanser was the price. It retails on Cosmetic Love for a very reasonable $7.59, and also similar prices on eBay that I could see. I think most cleansers from Western brands tend to sell more from $10 upwards so I think this is quite good value, and would be easy to throw out if it didn't work satisfactorily. It's massive too - with 150 ml (5.07 fl.oz.) worth of product. It looks a bit small in my photos so here's another one to show the size.
|Does it look bigger now? :)|
Seriously, this will take me months to use up! And a little goes a long way as it does lather up quite nicely. I do like foamy cleansers and this one certainly performs well in that regard. It feels almost deceptively lightweight and gentle on the skin, but is quite effective in removing make up like bb cream.
However I was a bit surprised to find that this cleanser does give that 'squeaky clean' feeling after rinsing off, that I don't particularly like. Luckily this 'too clean' feeling can be quickly dealt with by putting on moisturiser, so that's not even a big con~
But sadly, I don't think I'd recommend this to people with dry skin types. It's not a harsh product, but it probably wouldn't suit those with dry skin since the lather is quite effective in stripping oils from the face, and that squeaky clean feeling may be uncomfortable on already dry skin. Those within normal to oily skin types might like this.
- great value in terms of price (super affordable), and size
- lathers and foams up easily
- effective in removal of dirt, oil and most make-up
- amazing scent
- cute packaging
- may leave skin with a 'squeaky clean' sensation that some people don't like (but I should stress that it's temporary - and moisturiser will take care of it)
- might possibly be too drying for those prone to dry skin
- may be hard pressed to choose which tea type you'd like to try- they all look cute!
And that's the end of my review - thanks for reading!