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Glamglow: YOUTHCLEANSE™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser [Sponsored Review]

I'm sure this brand needs no introduction, it has been raved by heaps of beauty bloggers in Singapore ever since it launched in Singapore. I personally have yet to try out their mud mask but the perks of being a beauty blogger sometimes is that we get to test out new products, and so~ I was gifted this Youthcleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser to test out!



So what is it all about?

It's a daily cleanser that turns from Mud to Foam, combining the power of mud and the performance of foam for an innovative cleansing experience. It comes out from the tube as a mud and turns into a gentle and effective foaming lather when it comes into contact with water, dissolving makeup and impurities while removing dead surface cells. 


How To Use:



-Apply one to two pumps onto fingertips, applying gently over dry face. 
-With remaining product left on hands, lightly add water to hands and vigorously rub together to start the foaming lather.
-Apply lather to face and lightly add more water in circular motions to increase foaming lather.
-Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
-Gently pat dry with towel.
-Use morning and/or night.

Precautions:
-Not to be used as a mask.
-Avoid contact with eyes. If product touches eye, rinse with water.
-For external use only.

VERDICT


Texture: Mud to foamy cleanser, contains round beads that aids in exfoliation



Smell: Slight milky floral scent

Benefits:
Supports natural cellular renewal and revitalizes skin.
Contains exfoliating acid that is gentle enough for daily use to restore natural skin radiance.
Contains potent antioxidants and vitamin C to help support collagen synthesis.
Contains ingredients that protect against free radicals.

Ingredients:

Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Illite, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Diatomaceous Earth (Microalgae), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Phytic Acid, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydrolyzed Linseed Seed, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powder, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Algin, Keratinase, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Maltodextrin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf Oil, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Triethyl Citrate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin.


Cost: S$59 from Escentials (Located at Paragon #03-02/05)


Product Rating: 6.5/10
I'm a fan of clay products because I like to see excess sebum being absorbed by the clay and I tend to find that it really helps to clear my skin after use. So this product was something that I had my eyes on. I use this cleanser in the morning and night, when I wake up and after removing my day's worth of makeup. I find that as a final cleansing routine, this product does really well at removing any leftover makeup. It does leave my skin feeling a little tight after use, but it doesn't have that squeaky clean feeling which I hate.



A quick check on the ingredients shows that it contains "Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate", which isn't as bad as SLS but bad enough and it is pretty high up the list... which explains how this product foams and why my skin feels a little tight after use. I guess this is the reason why this product should also not be left on your skin for too long like a mask. So, to be honest, the whole mud to foam property of this cleanser is a gimmick. And as a rule, I would recommend sticking to products that have a short and simple ingredient list.

Because of how short of a duration you leave this product on your face, I doubt that your skin would actually benefit much from the wholesome antioxidants and vitamins in this product. However, that being said, I can't deny that it works great as a daily exfoliator because it contains gentle beads and phytic acid to scrub away the dead skin cells.

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