Monday, 6 February 2017

FANCL Facial Washing Powder | Review | peachsbeauty


I'm back!

I won't bore you with the details about why I haven't blogged in uh... over a year? Something about getting hitched, knocked up and giving birth to a boy. Ya know, the usual spiel :p. Anyhoo, I can't wait to tell you about all the products I've tried during my hiatus and first off, we have FANCL's Facial Washing Powder. Here's the details:

PRODUCT | FANCL Facial Washing Powder
COST | I can't remember how much I picked up this set for but the powder itself is US$30.90 for 50g/1.76 oz [buy here - affiliate]
ABOUT FANCL | Their main sell is that they do 'preservative-free skincare'. Their lids are 'touch-free' to prevent bacteria and their products are packaged with a 30-day supply to keep their freshness during use. Interesting.

They say:
"Amino Acid to remove dirt and sebum without removing precious moisture from your skin."
"Suitable for all skin types, it is also selectively eliminates factors which lead to skin problems such as old protein which causes dullness and ageing skin."

I say:
The FANCL Facial Washing Powder is the first product of its type that I've tried and it's probably the only powder cleanser that I've ever heard of (that's an actual cleanser and not a facial scrub like Dermalogica Microfoliant or Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains). I think it's also the first and only FANCL product that I've tried and didn't know much about the brand other than that it's good for sensitive skin as it's supposed to not have a lot of chemicals. I've learnt more since then (see above) and I'm definitely keen to try more FANCL products.

The particular set I picked up came with the foaming tool however I read on the website that you can create the same soft foams by making a well with your palm and 'whisking' with your fingers in a circular motion. (See instructions below).

The first time I used the product I was rubbing the foaming sponge back and forth and nothing was happening.. duh, because I was using it totally wrong. To be fair, the packaging was completely in Japanese so I couldn't read the instructions but when I finally looked up how to actually use the product I was amazed at how soft and how much foam was created. It was like soft foam for days!

The foam on the skin feels soft but dense at the same time. It feels like you're washing your face with puffs of clouds - extremely gentle but actually very effective. If you continue massaging the foam into your skin you cold be standing there for days but when you stop, the foam does start to disintegrate slowly. By the time I washed and wiped my hands to take the photo I had lost some of the foam so you can imagine how much I had to begin with. I'll insert an instagram photo that's a better representation of the foam (follow me @peachsbeauty!). I don't know the science behind it but I could feel the gunk coming out of my pores and when you rinse away the foam you're just left with smooth, really clean skin without the tight feeling. If I'm having a particular gunky day I'll go in with a scrub afterwards (I'm loving Aesop's Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste right now!) for super soft and smooth feeling skin afterwards. You can also definitely use this with the Clarisonic for a more deeper clean. I use the cashmere brush head so it's still gentle but more effective. I have personally never tried to remove makeup with this as I like to double cleanse by going in with a cleansing oil before hand.

Repurchase? YES!


I really enjoy using this product and would recommend this for anyone who's in the market to try something different. I believe it's great for all skin types as it leaves your skin its normal state without drying or leaving any residue. It may take a little longer washing your face if you're having too much fun playing with the foam but otherwise it's not any more of a hassle than a traditional facial cleanser.

Have you tried the Fancl Facial Washing Powder or another similar product?! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

P.S. Hello to anyone coming from Fabulous and Fun Life's Monday Makeup Madness 91 Link Up! Thanks for visiting and hope you'll stay a while (:

xox peachsbeauty
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