This was a deluxe sample size of Etude House’s Moistful Collagen Cleansing Foam, and for the life of me, I cannot recall whether it was a GWP (Gift With Purchase) or whether one of my friends gave it to me at one point or the other.
What It is
It is a thick, pearly white, opaque cleansing foam in a squeeze tube.
How does it apply?
Once you squeeze it out and add water to it – either directly on your face or, as I prefer it, in the palms of your hand – this lathers up tremendously. I would use this as a second cleanser, after make-up removal but before any toners.
It removes make-up really well and skin feels squeaky clean after this. For some reason, though your skin feels clean, there is still a bit of a waxy film though (at least there was on my skin), much like an apple at a supermarket will have a clean, though waxy, film prior to rinsing it with water.
How does it smell?
It smells soapy and clean, not unpleasant. The scent does not linger much at all.
How did I like it?
I really did not like the way it felt on my skin, so I checked cosDNA for acne triggers, and boom, so many of them. I also checked a few blogs and the pH is off the charts – 9-11 from what I have seen so far.
Most importantly, however, I hated the way it made my skin feel. It feels waxy but dehydrated – the worst of both worlds if you ask me.
In my personal opinion, it exacerbates moisture loss by stripping your skin but also seals your pores with that waxy substance. I did not like that feeling at all.
I would try this again if it was reformulated to be less drying and pH-neutral.