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01 September 2010

Review: The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Emulsion - Green Tea

I can't believe it's already September now, time flies really fast. But I'm excited for this month as last month was uneventful for me :D. 
So, I'll start this month post with a review! I have been using this cleansing emulsion since few months ago and I'm on half way finishing it so I think it's time to do a review about it. 


Descriptions & Ingredients:
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Price: I don't remember how much it was when I bought it but I think it's around US$15

My Thought:
Of course the first thing that drew me to buy this cleanser is the Green Tea. I love green tea so much that everything with these two words will attract me :D. I'm using this as a face makeup remover. I usually press one or two pumps and apply it to the whole face, massage it then wipe it off with cotton pads. I think it cleanses my makeup well (I use separate makeup remover for eye) but after I wipe it off with cotton pads, I still need to cleanse my face with a facial cleanser cause it leaves a slightly greasy film on my skin. So it might be a little inconvenient as we have to double cleanse. The packaging is definitely a plus, I love everything that comes with a pump cause it's more hygienic and we can control the amount of the product that we want. 
In the past, I've never paid attention to the ingredient list of the product that I bought. But recently since I've finally understood about the importance of ingredients, I looked at the ingredient list of this cleansing emulsion and I was surprised that it has mineral oil as the second ingredient. I probably wouldn't buy it if I saw that in the first place. Although it doesn't break me out but mineral oil is a very comedogenic ingredient.
Just like the rest of The Face Shop products that I've tried, it has really nice scent, and this one, of course, has green tea scent :D. As for the texture, it has tiny green bits in it and they dissolve right after you massage them like shown in pic below.


Pros:
- Removes makeup well
- Nice scent
- Hygienic packaging
- No breakout

Cons:
- Needs double cleanse
- Contains mineral oil


Rating: 2.5/5
Repurchase: No, although it has more pros than the cons but the words mineral oil definitely a no for me.


Disclaimer: The product was purchased by me. I am not affiliated with the company I mentioned above. This is my honest opinion, product that works on me doesn't mean it works on you and vice versa.

24 comments:

audrey said...

i'm good too thanks :)
i'm really happy that you still like them^^
have a great day Dina :)

Blair said...

I love products with green tea too, high five Dina!

I try to stay away from mineral oil as well.. one of the cleansing oils that I used contain this ingredient and that CO didn't quite agree with my skin =[

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

Thanks for the review :) I love green tea scent too!!! remember there was this perfume from Elizabeth Arden called Green Tea, I use to just sniff it all day long hehe :)

Nic Nic said...

its too bad it contains mineral oil! glad it doesnt break you out tho :)

Marie said...

Thanks for the review.. and yes, the power of good marketing! Whenever I see Green Tea on a packaging, I get interested!:D

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adin_22 (陳亞任) said...

I love green tea too....they said it's good for breakouts...but boo to mineral oil.....thanks for the review

Lulu said...

great review :) i used to use cleansing oil religiously to remove my makeup but then i broke out really badly all of a sudden after i switched to a new brand, so i thought it might have been the mineral oil in there :( which sucks cuz i love cleansing oil so much!

RicAdeMus said...

I'm a fan of green tea too, but mostly in ice cream. =)

London's-beauty said...

sorry it didn't work. I love green tea too! They're suppose to be great for the skin :)

Anastacia said...

Thank you for the review a lot!
I saw this in my local TFS store but now i think i need something else

Karen said...

aw thanks for the review Dina! I just recently heard about mineral oil and how it clogs pores as well.. I can't believe it's September already though :\ I feel like I have been unproductive as well so I'm gonna try my best to get things done this month. May I ask what's in store for you this month? :)

Dizzy said...

I can’t believe its September either; it feels like time is going way to fast.
This sounds like a pretty good product, but dislike products that give you that greasy residue afterwards.

hanidee said...

Thanks for the review Dina. I'm like you too, I rush to anything that has the words green tea on it, haha. Sucks that it contains mineral oil though.

Lulu said...

oo thanks for letting me know, muji cleansing oil does sound really good, i just read some awesome reviews about it. where can i find one?

Pop Champagne said...

that's nice, yeah when cleaners have green tea in it it draws me to them too!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Aw, sorry to hear it's not a repurchase. I would've bought it due to the green tea too.

Kasia_B said...

Even though you rated it 2.5, I would still buy it to try, if I saw it somewhere. And it's all because I'm drooling when I hear or see GREEN TEA! lol

<3
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Blovet Beauty said...

oohh.. i would have wanted to try it too! green tea scented products smell so good, it's hard to pass up. too bad it's a no repurchase item :(

~Lisa said...

Thanks for the review! I guess I'll pass this too!

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..R May A.. said...

Great review!
I'm a sucker for products with green tea too :)

*~kAy~* said...

I love green tea!
aww too bad you don't like the mineral oil in it...

Old Cow said...

WHY DO THINGS CONTAIN THIS BLASTED MINERAL OIL! grrrrrrrr

Ahleessa said...

Thanks for the review! I know this is a weird question but why is mineral oil a no for you? Is mineral oil bad?... hehe~

LinX said...

It is petroleum based which is known carcinogenic.