Daily Cleansing Routine

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Let's back to basics! Cleansing face properly is a very essential thing to do for everyone. Make it as a top priority and your skin will thank you. I myself wash my face two times a day, in the morning and evening.
In the evening, remember to remove your makeup before cleansing. Double cleanse is needed if you wear makeup or sunscreen, because both of makeup and sunscreen are designed to stay on your face. You will need an extra effort to take this away from your face. For me, I'm using these products to cleanse my face:

Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming

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The popular Wonder Pore line.
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"I'm the Wonder Woman for your pores."
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It's not Etude House if it doesn't come in such cute packaging.
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You can use it as a mask too every once or twice a week.

The packaging comes with a metallic can with a plastic cap. The foam scent smells somewhat better than the Wonder Pore Freshner. It has a menthol formula that stings when it gets around my lips area. I have an oily combination skin so I hate the feeling of cleanser that leaves my skin dry afterwards, especially around cheeks. This one does a good job at balancing my skin, leaving my skin moisturized on the outside (because how do I know if it moisturized as well on the inside?). It does control the amount of sebum. Although, not quite in a large amount 'cause I still have to blot my skin while using both the foam and toner.

Price: IDR 165k per 200ml

  • When you are in the shower, wash your face last – after you have rinsed off any shampoo or conditioner.
  • Pat your skin dry with a clean cotton towel. If your skin is dry or sensitive, leave your skin damp.
  • Make sure you have a separate towel just for your face. Especially for those who have issues with acne.
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Now let's test whether it can deep cleanse your pores or not.
I have waterproof mascara, non waterproof mascara, lipstick, liptint, eyeshadow, eyeliner, BB cream on the back of my hand.

The foam texture is really soft, it's the softest foam cleanser I've ever used, compared to The Face Shop Blemish Zero Bubble Foam Cleanser and Tony Moly Dr. Tony AC Control Bubble Foam Cleanser. I guess, it's called whipping foam because it's nothing like bubble foam. If you take a closer look of its foam, it looks exactly like a whip cream atop your frappé :9

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(left) Before: Running water test.
(right) After: Waterproof mascara, non-waterproof mascara and lipstick aren't perfectly removed.

See the result? That's why you totally need to double cleanse your face when wearing makeup!

Let's move on to the double cleansing, shall we? I do this step before washing my face with the Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming. However, this step would only be done when I'm wearing makeup or sunscreen.

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My duo makeup removing tools.

Maybelline Clean Express Eye & Lip Makeup Remover

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Go beyond makeup remover to clean express in a New York minute.

The powerful bi-phase formula instantly breaks down stubborn makeup. It removes waterproof and long-wearing makeup. Dermatologist & allergy tested, and specially formulated to effectively remove stubborn makeup.
Those who love using a waterproof mascara, must also love this product, I've never found such remover that removes my waterproof mascara so easily. It does what it claims. Well, it leaves a very oily residue afterwards, but who cares? I'll wash my face anyways.

Directions: Shake well before use. Soak a cotton pad with the lotion and gently wipe away makeup.

What I like:
  • removes makeup efficiently with little force
  • inexpensive
  • easy to find in any drugstores
What I dislike:
  • leaves a very oily residue
Price: IDR 55k per 70ml

Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser

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Apparently on my packaging, it doesn't state the ingredients, so I had to take my mom's.

In one simple step, this soothing cleanser creates the sensation of water-fresh cleansing — without the water. Moringa Seed extract gently rinses-away impurities and light make-up with a fresh, non-foaming action. The peach's softening and soothing properties leaves your skin smooth, supple and velvety-soft.
Even though, it's formulated for normal or dry skin, it feels fine to my oily combination skin.

Directions: Apply using a cotton pad and gently sweep over the face.

Natural ingredients:
  • Peach Essential Water, rich in glucose and fructose: immediately improves skin softness, suppleness and comfort.
  • Coconut derivative, a gentle non-foaming cleansing agent: dissolves surface grime and light make-up.
  • Moringa Seed extract: neutralises harmful pollution and detoxifies the skin.
  • Isphagul and Provitamin B5: soften and hydrate the skin by rebalancing its protective mantle, the hydrolipidic film.
  • Honey and Glycerine: regulate and maintain skin's moisture level.
What I like:
  • water-based formula
  • peach scent
  • not oily nor drying
What I dislike:
  • only removes light makeup
  • pretty expensive
Price: GBP 10 per 100ml
“A recent survey found that while 93 percent of women think wearing makeup to bed will harm their skin, only 6 in 10 women are actually taking the time to clean their face before turning in every night.”
Are you one of them, my bumblebees?
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40 comments on "Daily Cleansing Routine"
  1. have you ever compared the Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foam with the Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam? Kayaknya sama-sama bagus nih kekuatannya untuk hapus make up. I wonder which one is better

    Anyway, Clarins sama Bioderma enakan mana? Jadi penasarann pengen coba ini semuaa

    1. Hmm, Etude House Baking Powder aku belom coba sih, tapi banyak review bilang beneran bisa bersihin BB cream sampe tuntas dan katanya baking powder kan bagus jg untuk kulit. Kayaknya cocok banget kalo buat traveling bawanya itu aja + makeup remover tissues biar praktis. Huahaha..
      Kmarin pas mampir ke Guardian, BA-nya nawarin Bioderma. Pas aku cobain juga enak sih, bedanya Bioderma fragrance-free gitu, kalo ini kan ada peach scent-nya. Hayo hayo dibeli, ditunggu review-nya :D

  2. Ah, perlu dicoba nih :)


  3. Aaaa mau coba yang wonderporreee.... gue cocok banget tuh sama tonernya wonder pore, tapi 165k sih makanya masih mikir-mikir nih.. hahahaha

    1. Kalo cocok sama tonernya pasti cocok juga sama yg ini deh. Lucu Van foamnya *salahfokus*

  4. wonderporenya bikin pengen walopun ngebersihinnya ga tuntas.. bungkusnya lucu, foamnya juga lucu.. pengen beli gara2 packaging doang #problemawanita

    1. Iya kaaan, ini juga beli karena kemakan packagingnya kok >,<

  5. Thank you for the tip! Etude House is my favourite brand~ *o*

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  6. Etude House selalu lucu packagingnya yaa ^^
    Sejauh ini, bb cream Etude selalu pas buat kulitkuu :D

    thanks for sharing

  7. Wow!! I actually saw this at my Etude house outlet, and was skeptical about it! Now, i am so convinced to buy it, thanks to you!!! <3


  8. THE WONDER PORE FOAM LOOKS SO FLUFFY. I'm sorry I just have a thing with foam cleansers. Gee, I have given up on Etude but whenever I read your post you somehow always managed to convince that it's worth another try.

    1. Hahahaha! I know right... You should give this foam cleanser a try. It's by far my most favorite, dear!

  9. OMG I have always tried to get the Etude House wonder pore foam!!!! I've been using the SOFTYMO one as well as some of the other brands of foaming cleansers but the best I've had is the Lancome foam cleanser! OMG takes away EVERYTHING plus is super rich and foamy! <3

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    1. Thanks dear for the suggestion <3 might want to try it as well ^^

  10. Haaaa,, jd pengen etude nyaaaa...

  11. You right . Ive always clean my face minimum twice one day ♥ thanks for sharing those routine

    keep on contact


  12. Great. Very useful post Mitch. Good routine and thanks fot these tips
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  13. I always clean my face before bed time! gah I hav always wanted to try that wonderpore!


  14. Lovely review dear, you made me want to try the Wonderpore as it looks really effective ;) How about following each other via GFC/Bloglovin'/Instagram/FB page? I would love to :) just let me know on my blog and I'll make sure to follow back asap! Have a nice day babe xx
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  15. The foam seems really nice, it actually removes stuff! :D
    It's sometimes hard to find good makeup removers..just bought this new eyemakeup-remover for sensitive eyes and it hurts my eyes. x)

    ~ Frillycakes ~

  16. I wanted to try that wonderpore. I hope it's available on my local Etude shop :) I haven't tried that Maybeline cleanser yet but my fave makeup remover would be Elizabeth Arden :)


  17. Wow..what an awesome detailed review you have done. Hats off :)
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  18. Thanks for all the detail- it was so helpful!xx

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  19. Oh very good products!
    Thanks for share your skincare routine!


  20. Great products, would love to try the Clarins water cleanser


  21. ternyata bersih juga ya bentuk foam begitu.soalnya dalam pikiran ku cuma foam doank. masa bisa bersih ? mmm patut dicoba kalau gitu

  22. thanks for the review, kayaknya bakal beli yang clarins or maybelline :))

  23. Nice review… aq pgen beli yg foam… jd mkin tertarik bis baca review km


  24. woah that product seems nice! yeah etude house always has a cute packaging :3

  25. etude house always come up with cute packaging~ x'3
    Waaaa~ I'm going to try that maybelline's eye&lip makeup remover soon! thanks for sharing your thoughts about it :D

    cheer, michelle

  26. I definitely wash my face before bed, but I'm just so lazy about double cleansing. Most of the time I just use a cleanser that is supposed to take off makeup too.


  27. So many great products! I definitely need more Etude House in my life. Have a great weekend! xo



  28. so exciting! I really like the idea of the Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser! Is that only for removing make-up though, or can it be for daily cleaning?

    1. It's for daily cleaning, dear. The Clarins one can't remove waterproof makeup thoroughly, so I use it after removing my waterproof makeup with the Maybelline one :)

  29. I wish I saw this post when I was in Thailand. I really love to try Etude product xx

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  30. Hi dear nice blog!
    Btw mau nanya dong aku pake pelembab muka body shop tapi pengen ganti soalnya body shop tuh kadang2 kalau udara panas suka mencair gitu (keluarnya putih bening aja kan harusnya putih susu) jadi harus di kocok gitu trus aku ga suka aja bgitu krna berasa ga gimana gitu hehee. Mnurut kmu pelembab yg bagus apa yah? Trus yg ada spf jga.
    Kmrin aku ke etude ada cc cream itu bedanya sama bb cream apa yah?
    Thanks btw ;)


    1. Hi Valerie! Thanks for visiting my blog :)
      Kalo skin care gitu emang jangan ditaruh di tempat yg panas, dear. Simpen di suhu ruangan aja. Malah ada beberapa krim malam (khususnya yg dari dokter) warna & baunya bisa berubah kalo ga dimasukkin kulkas. Kalo untuk skin care yg dijual bebas asalkan gak kena sinar matahari atau udara panas gpp. Aku lg suka sama pelembab dari Laneige, tapi nggak ada SPFnya. Kalo mau pake SPF, biasanya abis pelembab aku pakai lg BB atau CC cream yg udah ada SPF. Tapi kalo kamu gak suka pake gituan, aku recommend SPF L'occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF40. Kandungan SPFnya cukup tinggi, hasilnya gak bikin berminyak dan kulit jd halus. Nanti akan aku review :)
      BB cream sm CC cream Etude House itu bedanya yg paling mencolok di coverage-nya, CC cream lebih tipis coveragenya, sedangkan BB cream lebih tebal dan kamu bisa pilih shade sesuai kulit kamu. Soalnya CC cream itu emang lebih fokus di perawatan kulit aja, walaupun tetap tergolong makeup bukan skin care.
      Hope it helps! ^^

  31. Iya cuma taroh di kamar aja sih sbenarnya cuma mgkin kalau ac mati jadi rada panas gitu kali yah bahkan mnurut aku baunya ga enak cuma udh lupa jga bau aslinya gimana dan ttep aku pake hehe .-.
    Kalau laniege storenya dimana sama harganya brpaan dear?
    SPF L'ocittane udh termasuk sunblock yah? Kalau untuk daily use aman ga?
    Thanks ini membantu bgt lohh glad to find your blog xDD

    1. Laneige bisa dibeli di Sogo Plaza Senayan. Harganya tergantung kamu mau beli produk yg mana, kisaran harga 300rb keatas. Iya dear, aku pake L'occitane itu setiap mau pergi2 keluar, check product details here: http://usa.loccitane.com/immortelle-brightening-uv-shield-spf40,82,1,29429,263539.htm
      Nanti bakal aku review di post berikutnya yah :) Stay tuned.

  32. Omgg the Etude House Whipping Foam looks like such an awesome product! I always thought foam wouldn't be as good as cleansing oils but by the looks of it, it does a pretty good job at removing the makeup!
    Seems like it would feel really relaxing to use it on the skin ^_^
    I love using the Maybelline cleanser too but i have the same problem as you, it leaves really oily residue on my face and i usually have to double cleanse to get rid of the oiliness >_<
    Thanks for sharing your daily cleansing routine!