Cleansers are one of my “Foundation Five” when it comes to skincare products. They’re super important for making sure that all the make up and grime from the day are cleansed off your face. If you’re acne-prone like myself, adding a cleanser to the routine can be skin life changing.
A. By Bom got in touch with me a few months ago asking if I’d like to try out some of their products. This is a pretty new brand on the K-Beauty scene, though I’ve seen them cropping up on my instagram feed now and then. I also found them stocked in Hong Kong. I’ve tried their sheetmasks in the past and loved them, the leaf patch mask is one of my new favourites for soothing.
This is a review of their Ultra Watery Eoseongcho Cleanser, a balm cleanser designed to purify and soothe.
Ultra Watery Eoseongcho Cleanser Review
With the Eoseongcho extracts, good for purifying the skin, as a main ingredient, the soothing balm-typed cleanser cleanse deeply the tired skin from makeup and keep the skin bright and clean.
Eoseongcho, also called as ‘medicine buckwheat’ with its buckwheat-like leaves, is a chemical-free medicine for
its unique scent blocks insects. The Eoseongcho extracts help to care sebum and pores and balances the tone of
the skin in order to maintain the skin healthy and calm.
You can see these ingredients on CosDNA.
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-8 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Houttuynia Cordata Extract (10,000ppm), Soybean Seed Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract, Hordeium Distichon (Barley) Extact, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jabi Ma-Yuen (Jobs Tears) Seed Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerine, Water, Fragrance
When it comes to cleansers I don’t expect them to do much more than cleanser, and not irritate my skin. But there are some nice key ingredients to look out for in the balm!
Camellia Sinensis Leaf – AKA Green Tea If you’ve read my “Green Tea Spotlight” post you’ll know I love this ingredient. It’s packed full of anti-oxidants, as it has a high concentration of polyphenols. Green tea also helps with the appearance of redness.
Camellia Japonica Seed Oil – This also contains a number of anti-oxidant compounds. It helps with hydrating the skin and keeping it looking young. As a side note I use Camellia Oil in my hair to keep it shiny and sleek.
Centella Asiatica Extract – This is coming up more frequently in products I’m interested in. This is a good anti-inflammatory product and excellent for those with acne like me.
This cleanser comes in a nice sturdy tub, similar to most balm cleansers I’ve tried. It’s a very simplistic design, pure white with a discrete label on the side and front. It does come with a simple spatula, which I use as I don’t like scooping balms with my fingers.
Product and Scent
This is a solid balm which melts at human temperature, could not think of a non-creepy way to phrase that! This stays solid in the tub until you rub it between your hands or massage it on your face. This melts to a thick oily substance which picks up all the make up and grime.
It has a light floral scent to it. You can definitely smell the floral/herby scent on it, I find this pleasant and it doesn’t leave a scent behind on my face.
Directions of Use
This is a first cleanser, see all the steps here “Asian Beauty Advance Routine“, and I only use it at night. I scoop a small amount onto my hands and then lightly massage it on my dry face. I do this for about 15-20 seconds maximum and then wash off with water. I follow it up with a foam cleanser.
I love this balm cleanser, it’s one of my favourite products that I’ve been sent for review. Not only do I like the fact it has a simple aesthetic, but it’s effective. As I said in the intro all I want from my cleansers are for them to be effective and not irritate my skin. This balm cleanser fulfills those simple needs. It’s pleasant to use, I like the scent of it, and the thick oily balm feels good on my skin. Surprisingly it doesn’t leave behind an oily film on the skin and I have used it on it’s own once or twice with no ill effects. It’s also effective at getting most my make-up products off, even the tough ones.
A negative is the long ingredients list. There are many botanical extracts within it, which can be irritating for those with sensitive skin. Though I’ve not had any issues with it myself.
This product doesn’t strip my skin and the balm means I actually find it less messy than some of my other first cleansers. I would recommend this for all skin types and people!