I have been noticing a lot of hype in the amino acid (AA) recently and without realizing few cleanser that I bought contains amino acid. A friend of mine asked, what is AA for. To be honest aside from helping us to retain moisture I know nothing else about AA. So I did some research and here is what I have found.
It is shown scientifically that AA peptides will encourage the production of collagen and elastin. This also helps in exfoliating the cells. The fact that AA is non drying and non irritating, it is a good choice to have them in our skincare routine.
I came across this Sweet Tea Time Mini Set months back, since I have no bad experience with MBD, I know I have to get it. I love trial set. You get to try different kinds of products without spending so much money.
To be honest here, I haven't even use my Chocolate and Macaroon mask. The packaging is just so cute!!! However, I have tried their Strawberry Yogurt Amino Acid Cleanser and Vanilla Souffle Face Scrub. Gonna review the latter at a much later date.
I have finished the mini (30ml) Strawberry Yogurt Amino Acid Cleanser that came with the Sweet Tea Time Set and decided to purchase the full size product. Full size product can be purchased in Guardian for RM39.90.
As you can see this cleanser comes in a pink tub!! As per usual with cute label as well!
At first, I couldn't tell that I would love this cleanser. Mainly because of the scent. On my first sniff this cleanser seems to smell "fat" to me. As day goes by, I finally notice the light strawberry scent and I am hooked! Of course this may not be the best scented cleanser in the market, but hey.. I am loving it!
I do agree that the tub packaging is not hygienic but don't worry, MBD's people are thoughtful enough! Inside, they include a spatula for you to scoop out the product. I still hope in the future they will repackage this in a squeeze tube.
The texture of this cleanser is quite thick and creamy. The cleanser itself look so delicious! Don't you think so? Particularly after you get used to the smell. Aaaahhh~~~~ It's heavenly!
This creamy cleanser contains scrub beads in it. The scrub beads aren't exactly micro, so if your skin have some reaction towards scrubs you may want to avoid this. Do bear in mind, even though the scrub beads aren't micro, the cleanser only contains a minimum number of them.
This cleanser lather up and produce a good amount of foams. I love foamy cleanser and I do not need much to do so.
So far, I do not get any adverse effect from using this. It doesn't dry out or irritates my skin. The cleanser itself doesn't actually promise anything aside from washing away impurities and exfoliating. I guess it does its job well then. hahaha.
Summary of the product:
- Lightly scented with strawberry yogurt scent.
- Affordable. RM39.90 in Guardian.
- Foams up well.
- Cleansing and exfoliating at the same time.
- Cleanse well but other than washing away impurities I do not notice any obvious benefits.
- Non-drying, non-irritating, not super moisturizing either.
Overall a good basic cleanser everyone should have! If I happen not to stumble on anything better, which is hard to say in months to come. I will definitely repurchase this! Eh.. I did. This is my second tub :P
Girls!!! Are you dressing up for Halloween????