PRODUCT: Rice Brightening Facial Cleansing Tissue
COMPANY: SKINFOOD (U.S. branches available!)
COST: ~7,000 WON ($7)
DESCRIPTION: I've been trying these as a quick way to wipe off the day's grim and sunscreen until a pre-bed face wash a few hours later. From the label: "A cleansing tissue containing nutritious rice bran water from the pristine Cheorwon region that easily and quickly removes makeup residue while making dull skin bright and refreshed. Story of rice bran water: Rice bran is the thin shell that is produced when milling brown rice to white rice and contains rich proteins, vitamins and minerals. Unlike rice extracts, rice bran water contains the same rice bran ingredients that not only brighten but make skin radiant." Well!
-SMELL: Strange and hard to place. Is that the smell of rice bran?
-VERDICT: VERY cleansing, though leaves my skin a little red, tingling/tight and sticky. After a few tries, I've decided to stick with a gentler cleanser like Banila Clean It Zero. However, for someone who wears foundation or a lot of make-up, this wipe could be a good way to go.
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