It’s been a while since I found a cleanser interesting enough to have a separate blog post on! Usually as long as it gets stuff off my face, and is low pH I’m pretty satisfied. However the Radiance Cleansing Pack from Make P:rem is different to your ordinary second cleanser!
A while ago Jenna from Buttermilkskincare, and I got talking after the winter 2018 AB London meet up and she asked if there were any new products that I wanted to try out. Now that is always a dangerous question, as there’s a list as long as my arm of Asian Beauty that I’d love to have. The Make P:rem Radiance Cleansing Pack jumped out at me though, because it seemed to be different to the other products out there. It was not just a second cleanser, but also a clay mask. Now as an acne prone, oily skinned human anything with the word clay in it is instantly attractive. So 4 months ago Jenna kindly shipped me the cleanser with no strings attached, and having now got through the entire bottle I’ve decided I do want to review it. So onto the details.
Make P:rem get’s it’s name from the phrase “Making a Pragmatic Remedy, or Make P:rem”, and their brand thesis is to have a pragmatic approach to skincare by doing away with unnecessary steps. They are a Korean brand, which I’ve seen gaining prominence over the last two years. I’ve previously reviewed another of their masks, the Make P:rem in Shower Face Pack.
Make P:Rem Radiance Cleansing Pack
Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Clycinate Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Decyl Glucoside, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostata Leaf Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Algin, Chondrus Crispus (Garrageenan), Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Dimethicone, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alcohol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polygylceryl-10 Stearate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Fructooligosaccharides, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Beta-Glucan, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Sodium Dilauramidglutamide Lysine, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Inulin Lauryl Carbarmate Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide NP, Lysolecithin, Phytosterols, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Leoconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Retinyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Hesperidin, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate
Well now that’s a long long list of ingredients, thank goodness for CosDNA and you can check out their ratings of the ingredients here: CosDNA. Now some highlights for me in this long list are the Kaolin (which is the clay element), the centella asiatica (good for blemishes), and the number of plant and fruit extracts which are soothing and anti-inflammatory. There is also apple and citric acids which are slightly exfoliating. Altogether an interesting mix of ingredients which is what you’d expect from a hybrid product.
There is also alcohol, though I’ve not had an issue with it being too drying.
This is packaged up in the light baby pink that I now associate with Make P:rem masks, and in a nice solid plastic bottle. This is a squeeze bottle type, which gives you control of how much you want to use and keep your hands pretty clean. I also like that it’s designed to be entrance down, so that I can get the very last bit of product out of the bottle.
Product & Scent
Product has a slight clay scent to it, though nothing overpowering or very distinct. It comes out quite easily of the bottle as a soft clay product, which spreads easily across my face. It dries down slightly, but not to a hard texture. When you wash it off it slightly foams, but is thicker than a normal foam cleanser so requires more effort to get off.
Directions of Use
I like to use this as my morning cleanser before I shower. I put it on 10 minutes before I get in the shower, and potter about doing other things such as deciding my outfit for the day or brushing my teeth. In the shower I foam it under the water and wash it off my face. I like to use it in the shower because as it’s a claymask/cleanser hybrid it can be harder to wash off than normal cleansers. So I find myself splashing a bit if I wash it off over the sink. They do recommend putting it on for 3-5 minutes, but I find that it works better at cleaning your pores and getting rid of gunk after 10 minutes.
This cleanser suits my morning routine really well, and had a good effect on my skin. I use it around 3 times a week, and it’s almost through the bottle which I think is good value for money. I have found that my skin is less prone to oiliness on the days that I use it, which is super important when you don’t have the chance to top up make up often! I also like how it fits into my busy morning routine and offers that clay but also cleanser step. I haven’t noticed a big reduction in the size of my pores, and it’s difficult to pinpoint if it’s helping with brightness. I have acids and serums in my routine which do a better job of that than this cleanser. My skin does feel cleaner though after using this, and softer to the touch. It’s one that I’ve already added to my repurchase list, which is rare given how much I have in my stash. I would recommend this to those who have oily or combination skin, as oiliness was what this cleanser helped me most with. It’s definitely an interesting new product that I’ve yet to see other brands do, though do let me know in the comments if you’ve seen another product like this!
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