Innisfree Apple Seed Deep Cleansing Foam Review:
An apple a day keeps the blemishes away! Did you know that the seeds of apples contain monounsaturated fatty acids which are immensely beneficial for the skin? It can stimulate collagen synthesis so that skin looks youthful, is rich in antioxidants, can rejuvenate the skin and is able to cleanse the skin from the inside to soothe acne!
I was suffering from a sudden bout of acne flareup but did not change my routine because I thought it was PMS. I received a travel sized bottle of the IF Apple Seed Foam and decided to use it during my 8 days in Taiwan and my skin started clearing up after the second night of using it. I was previously using The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser which, in retrospect, I was dumb enough to not have suspected was the culprit behind the redness. Urgh.
After I returned from Taiwan, I decided to purchase a bottle of the cleansing foam. Let’s check out how the product fared!
This product claims to remove makeup residue and embedded impurities while keeping the skin healthy. It is enriched with apple extract (10th ingredient on the list) that has rich vitamins to remove dead skin cells, and contains apple seed oil (9th ingredient on the list) which allows the skin to be resilient after cleansing.
Water, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Peg-32, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Pyrus Malus (Apple ) Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, Peg-90m, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance
Volume: 150 ML
How To Use:
- While this product claims to remove makeup residue, I ensure that I first remove my makeup using an oil-based remover before using the cleanser
- Wet your face, then squeeze out an appropriate amount (approximately 1.5cm in length worked for me) onto your palm
- Proceed to lather on face, massaging in circular motions. Perhaps give yourself a face massage if you have the time!
- Rinse off with lukewarm water
- Dry your face and follow up with usual skincare routine
My Skin Type:
I have oily, acne-prone skin but with a dehydrated base. This means that I get breakouts if my skin is too oily and also if my skin is too dry, yikes. I suspected TBS’s Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser must have gotten too drying for me, leading to overproduction of oil, hence the breakouts.
Innisfree Apple Seed Deep Cleansing Foam Review:
This product comes in a simple tube which looks like it was designed by a child. But hey, it the product works, I’m not complaining. The packaging has a lid for you to squeeze the product out, hence reducing wastage, as you get what you squeeze.
It is also convenient for travelling because I can easily transfer some of the cleanser into a small tube for travelling. This is unlike TBS’s foaming cleanser which comes in a pump bottle (sorry for the constant complaints about TBS. I still love some of their products!). The shelf life of this after the initial opening is 36 months.
The product has a faint apple smell upon application. Granted, it smells nothing like real apples, but it comes close. It made my face washing experience a pleasant one and I usually give myself a face massage by rubbing in circular motions and by rubbing in the upwards direction while giving my face a lather. The texture is creamy, and despite the product being called a foaming cleanser, it did not work up a huge foam.
I did a patch test by applying a long-lasting waterproof gel eyeliner on my hand, as well as a normal lipstick. As you can see, it does what it claims in terms of removing makeup residue, as I rinsed it off afterwards and the eyeliner and lipstick came off.
I forgot to use my makeup remover one day as I was too tired and this cleanser managed to remove even my mascara. It does remove my excess sebum. However, I am slightly neurotic when it comes to skincare and still prefer to use a makeup remover first.
I washed this off with room temperature water. It is easy to rinse off and my face felt squeaky clean afterwards. Nonetheless, my skin did not feel as dry as the Sahara desert and so I would say it does what it claims but at the same time does not dehydrate the skin. The product does what it claims in terms of cleansing and my skin felt clean and soft afterwards.
I did not feel any significant effects in terms of smoothening out flaky dead skin as claimed by IF, but I suppose it did help in keeping my pimples at bay. However, I still experienced breakouts during PMS which makes me want to cry, but it did reduce the number of breakouts I had as compared to previous months.
I have been using this day and night for about 5 weeks now and I really like the product. It does what it claims and I will definitely stick to this cleanser because it does not aggravate my skin condition. I also like that it smells like apples (yum yum!) which made my cleansing experience a fun and pleasant one! I would reckon this is more suitable for people with oily and combination skin.
I would not recommend this for people who are severely acne-prone as there are definitely better products out there targeted at acne. For people with dry skin, perhaps the Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Foam would be more suitable as it cleanses without drying out the skin.
I would definitely repurchase this product because it is affordable and I have seen improvements in my complexion ever since using this product. Of course, TLC such as serums and masking are necessary as well! Although the cleanser has no parabens, if you are looking to buy this product, do remember to do a patch test first!
Where to buy:
Have you tried Innisfree Apple Seed Deep Cleansing Foam?
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