Yadah Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser review

Author: Jenny Wu
Jenny Wu

Melissa

Monday 20th of February 2017

I've read on a blog that foam cleansers should always be avoided as it dries out your skin. The blog I read this from also recommends the double cleansing method starting with an oil based cleanser and states that this is the method that Koreans and japaneses people do. By looking at your blog and multiple popular blogs who do the double cleansing method, everyone seems to have some type of foam cleanser. I'm kind of confused now. So do foam cleansers not dry you out?

Jenny

Monday 20th of February 2017

Hi Melissa! I just read the post you're referring to and noticed that it was dated 2011. Back then there was a lot less awareness of how the pH level of cleansers impacted our skin, so I would agree with her statement at the time that most "foaming" cleanser used harsh surfactants like SLS and were probably high pH.

However, in recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of low-pH foaming cleansers that use gentle surfactants which won't strip your skin dry. Of course, foaming cleansers by nature will always be more drying than non-foaming cleansers, so it really comes down to your skin type and which formula feels better for you. I have combination skin so I personally don't mind foaming cleansers, as long as they're low pH and don't contain SLS.

Melissa

Monday 20th of February 2017

She states "to get foam you need to use a surfactant – and a surfactant turns your skin alkaline. Alkaline skin is like a petri dish for bacteria. The irony being that so many cleansers pushed on to acne/combination skins are foaming."

Shireen L. Platt

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

My skin has been very dry no thanks to the bloody winter this year so I avoid anything that foams but this might work in the Summer time. Completely out of topic, I am curious of your thoughts on Boscia and Cosrx? I am planning to explore both brands this year and wonder what you think about them.

Jenny

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

I actually haven't tried Boscia yet but I've tried CosRX and really like some of their products (snail essence, AHA, and BHA). CosRX reminds me a bit of The Ordinary in that they use simple but effective ingredients and no fillers. They even both have that minimal design! I wasn't super thrilled with CosRX's sleeping masks though, but people seem to like them a lot.