Lafine Vegetable Foam Cleanser
I recently was selected to be part of the BNT News review team, and this was one of the products they sent me to try out in September! I’ve not heard of this brand before, so I was excited and a little nervous to try out one of their products. A quick google revealed that Lafine is from Lamy Cosmetics, a Korean Cosmetic company.
This vegetable foam cleanser contains 5 vegetable extracts, Cucumber Tomato, Parsley, Water Parsley and Carrot. Although I personally think Parsley is more a herb than a vegetable, but that’s being picky.
I’ve tried olive oil, green tea oil and rose cleansers, but never to my recollection a vegetable based one, so was quite interested to try this out.
Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Sorbitol, Lauric Acid, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cocamide DEA, PEG-150 Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Catalpa Ovata Bark/Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract, Oenanthe Javanica Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Carum Petroselinum Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Zea Mays Starch, Iron Oxides, Hydroxypropul Methylcellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chromium Oxide Greens, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 19140, CI 42090
Simple packaging with the 5 “vegetables” displayed. I think this is quite clean and would suit most bathroom designs without being quirky.
It’s not difficult to squeeze out the product. Basically it’s a basic familiar tube.
Product & Scent
Pretty much looks like a normal foam cleanser when I squeeze it out, but it contains little specks of red and green! These dissolved into my skin when I rubbed, so I don’t think they’re of the microbead variety which can damage the environment.
This doesn’t foam as well as some of my other foam cleansers, like the Shiseido Perfect Whip, but reminds me of the SU:M37 Miracle Rose Stick Cleanser in terms of foaming.It has a faint vegetable smell to it. Think organic vegetables from the garden, or pressing your face against some leaves. This doesn’t linger once you wash the foam off.
Directions of Use
Squeeze a pea size portion out of the tube. Foam with water and gently massage onto the face. Rinse off and continue with your routine. You can use a foaming tool to help whip this up, such as a bath puff or towel.
Now the very first thing I do with any new foam cleanser is check out the pH. Sadly this foam cleanser hits a little above my usual happy upper limit at 7.5. Having had a bad experience with a low pH cleanser in the past I was a little reluctant to put this on my face. But I do know some people can deal with high pH cleansers, so for them I tried it.
This did feel a little drying on my face, it gave me the squeaky clean feeling that lets me know my cleanser is too stripping for me. Someone with hardier or oiler skin may be able to handle this, but I wouldn’t recommend it. However I have now been using it in the shower and it has helped with my bacne! That’s an unexpected positive side effect that I’m very happy with. I can’t say why exactly it’s helped, might be because it’s more effective than my usual soap, but I’m going to continue using it with my towel puff (that’s what they’re called right). Another alternative use for high pH foam cleansers is as shaving foam, like how I use the Shiseido Perfect Whip (review here), or as a brush cleanser.
Altogether I don’t know if I’d go out of my way to purchase this product. For unknown and probably illogical reasons my back skin isn’t a priority in life for me so I wouldn’t seek, pay the higher price and wait the shipping time for this foam cleanser. If you are looking to try a new foam cleanser, which is slightly different to the norm, this is one I’d nominate. The pH is on the slightly high side, but not stratospherically so, and the vegetable aspect of it is something I’ve not seen in another cleanser before.
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