Review: fresh Soy Face Cleanser

It has been a while since I last did a skincare product review as I had been blogging more on food recently. I hadn’t been buying new skincare products hence the lack of skincare updates. I am more of a stickler nowadays to the ones that do good to my skin. I stick to my basic essentials but alternating in between when it comes to makeup removers and facial cleansers.

My impression of fresh was limited in the beginning. Honestly speaking, I thought fresh is a Korean made skincare product but it was only later when I found that it’s an American made product. fresh has minimalist design and packaging. Despite so, they ain’t any cheaper than the regular Japanese or Korean skincare products which I had been using.

fresh Soy Face Cleanser

I bought this from the duty free shop at Singapore Changi Airport on my way back to Brunei back in July. I don’t use this as my regular cleanser due to it’s quantity. I find the size convenient for traveling. Hence I had been bringing this with me whenever I go Miri for an overnight stay or my vacation to Singapore.

I started using this on my Miri overnight trip back in September. Mom was telling me that she had forgotten to pack her facial cleanser in her overnight bag. I unsealed the packaging and handed her this to use. And guess what was Mom’s first impression of the said product after using it? She didn’t like the product as much as I do. She doesn’t like that the cleanser doesn’t lather into foams and it left her face feeling “oily” after rinsing.

True enough, the cleanser doesn’t lather like other facial cleansers do and that’s because the product came without sulfate. The texture is more towards the gel side instead of paste like texture. Fragrant wise, it is cucumber scented which smells refreshing for me.

I like that the cleanser is not harsh on my skin. When I had my first makeover back in September, I used this facial cleanser to remove all makeup after Laneige Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil. I am extremely pleased with the outcome after having removed all makeup. The facial cleanser managed to clean the last trace of makeup and dirt off my face very well, leaving a clean, clear, soft and supple skin after wash.

So, here’s what I think of fresh Soy Face Cleanser in a nutshell:

1. Mild and gentle cleanser without stripping the skin’s moisture.
2. Refreshing cucumber scent.
3. Leaves a clean, clear, soft and supple skin after wash.
4. Removes traces of makeup and dirt off very well.

1. Expensive.
2. Not available locally.

Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Price: S$21 (50ml)

Repurchase: Yes!


Skincare Buys #11

If you had been following my blog regularly enough, you would knew that I had recently returned from my holiday vacation in Singapore. Singapore is one of the countries which I would always stock up on skincare products as they are relatively cheaper and extensive choices as compared to Brunei. However, it is always cheaper to purchase from Malaysia due to the inflation of Ringgit Malaysia (RM).

Without further ado, let me show you what I had purchased from Singapore!

Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water | S$19.90

This is one of the latest introductions of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. It is more expensive than the regular Micellar Cleansing Water. The highlight of this product is that the micellar cleansing water is oil-infused with floral fragrance. It is retailed at S$19.90 at Guardian, Singapore but an additional 20% discount will be given if you purchase two or more of the same item in a single receipt.

Bioderma Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel | S$33.90

I found this product at Watsons first and bought it as I am quite a fan of Bioderma facial cleansers. After payment, I went over to Guardian located nearby to purchase Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water but only to find that they are selling this product even cheaper at 20% off. So, I returned to Watsons and requested for a refund and the Cashier asked me the reason for returning the said product. I answered in all honesty and said it was cheaper at Guardian. LOL!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | B$6.10

I purchased this in Brunei prior to flying Singapore as I thought I would need a travel size makeup remover and this comes in just the perfect size. However, I ended up not bringing this with me to Singapore and brought Shiseido SENKA Perfect Gel instead. I like that it is handy in size but definitely not to be carried inside cabin luggage as it is exceeds the minimum 100ml policy.

fresh Soy Face Cleanser | S$21

innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water | S$15.30

This was originally S$15.30 as stated above but The SHILLA was doing a promotion whereby you will get additional discount for purchasing two or more Korean skincare products. If my memory serves me well, I think it was 10% off for any two Korean skincare products and 15% for any three and above Korean skincare products.

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream | S$44.70

Laneige Foam Cleanser Moisture_EX | S$23.10

I wanted to get Laneige White Dew Milky Cleanser but they were out of it. So, I got this instead. It was a value buy as I got additional 15% discount for purchasing more than two pieces of Korean skincare products.

Shu Uemura Brow:Sword | S$53

Shu Uemura Hard Formula | S$25.60

Before flying to Singapore, I asked Andrea what is her current favorite brand for eyebrow pencil that she would recommend. She recommended me Shu Uemura as it is longer lasting as compared to some of the other brands which she had used. As a matter of fact, she recommended me Hard Formula as it does not break easily. I am a fan of Lancôme Le Crayon Sourcils but the lead breaks easily when dropped. I dropped it once and the whole thing was damaged.

So, this summed up my skincare loots from Singapore. I am still considering if I should get myself another Lancôme Le Crayon Sourcils from Miri tomorrow. Despite that it broke easily when dropped, I liked the easy application as compared to Shu Uemura. The wonder of Shu Uemura Brow:Sword and Hard Formula is that color looked extremely soft and natural after application.