Is it just me, or low pH moisturizing cleansers are really all the rage right now? But I’m not complaining, because I actually love such cleansers! I’ve been on a hunt for the best cleanser and I’m glad I’ve found several that I really enjoyed using. And one of them is this new iUNIK Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam, which I received from the brand five weeks ago. I’ve been using this in rotation with my other gentle cleansers and now I’m more than halfway through it!
💚Contains 69% centella asiatica extract water instead of purified water as its top ingredient. Centella asiatica is a great ingredient for soothing the skin and improving the skin barrier, so it’s one of the best ingredients for acne-prone skin.
💚Is low pH (acidic) and contains moisturizing botanical ingredients, so it is very gentle on the skin’s natural barrier and is non-stripping.
💚Contains Tea Tree Leaf Water (9th on the ingredient list), which is also good for acne-prone skin.
💚Has a refresing, herbal scent that I really love! And this scent comes from natural ingredients, not artificial fragrance.
💚Comes in a big bottle (150 mL) and is easy to dispense.
💔Runs out quickly. I need two pumps to cleanse my face and feel its moisturizing action. Otherwise, it doesn’t feel as effective or as moisturizing.
It’s worth noting that this is only good as a second cleanser and a morning cleanser. It does not claim to be an effective cleanser for makeup or sunscreen.
As you’ve seen in my list of pros, there is so much to love about this product. If you’re one who likes few yet effective ingredients in her skincare, you’re going to like this cleanser. However, in my case, I don’t mind a longer ingredient list, as long as the effects are worth it. I cannot help but compare this iUnik Cleansing Foam with my Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser because they have very similar textures (and even their scents are a bit similar; they’re both herbal and refreshing). It’s just that I’ve been used to my Klairs cleanser, which has more ingredients, but is still gentle yet super moisturizing. So every time I use my iUnik cleanser, I feel like it could have been more moisturizing. It’s like it had been weighed and measured yet it was found lacking. Haha!😂
This is the reason why it took me a while to write a review about this. Because it’s really good, and yet I didn’t find myself falling in love with it, like there was something missing. I gave it more time and used it more often, but still, there was just no spark. Haha! But I know if I hadn’t discovered the Klairs cleanser yet before using this iUnik cleanser, I would have probably loved it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My next review will be on the other iUnik product I’ve tried, and that one I’m really loving, so far. It’s their Centella Calming Gel Cream! Do watch out for my review on that soon!
Good news is iUnik products are now available on BeautyMNL! If you’re interested in the iUNIK Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam, you can check it out there, where it retails for P989 (US$18).