BRTC ADVANCED PURIFICATION PROGRAM Bubble Refining Cleanser produces rich and fine bubbles that run into pores to clear impurities and dead skin cells. Pores are therefore unclogged. What’s more, it helps controls sebum secretion, detoxifies and purifies skin. Skin’s capacity for moisture and nutrients is therefore optimized, revealing translucent white and flawless.
To read more about the product , look at the information in the photo below :
The cleanser comes in a medium sized 60ml bottle. The packaging gives a rather serious image of the product, with the use of pure white color with the use of blue colored text which is BRTC’s trademark color.
I was rather confused as there were two different instructions regarding the product.
First was from Sasa.com
1. After cleansing, apply a proper amount of Bubble Refining Cleanser onto dry face.
2. Abundant oxygen bubbles are formed in a few seconds.
3. After 5 minutes, massage the bubbles with wet fingers in order to remove excess sebum and dead cells.
4. Rinse off with warm water.
5. Use once or twice a week.
And secondly, the instructions on the leaflet :
1. After refining skin texture with toner, pump Bubble Refining Cleanser 2-3 times and place it in a glass bowl at the stage of deep cleansing
2. Apply it with pack brush according to the direction of the skin
3. After forming rich bubbles in 3-5 minutes, massage softly with fingertips and wash off with running water.
I couldn’t understand the official instructions so i opted to use Sasa’s instructions
- Papaya Extract: exfoliates aged cuticles. Papaya contains enzyme papain, which has wonderful exfoliating properties – removing dead skin, and specifically damaged skin. Most enzyme cleansers contain Papaya extracts.
- Lemon Extract: detoxifies and brightens skin.
- Lavender Extract: soothes skin and antiseptic. It helps wound healing.
- Spinach Extract: nourishes skin.
- Na-Complex: unclogs pores and prevention the appearance of black heads.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – pale blue liquid (which explains the faint blue color of the cleanser) that has many uses including bleaching agent, disinfectant and antiseptic. There is a great deal of current research showing that hydrogen peroxide is problematic as a topical disinfectant because it can greatly reduce the production of healthy new skin cells. In Chemistry, we know that H202 (its chemistry name) is a strong oxidizing agent, meaning that it generates free-radical damage which impairs the skin healing process.
You have a few foaming agents here :
- Cocamidopropyl betaine – synthetic surfactant (Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension of a liquid, allowing easier spreading, and lowering of the interfacial tension between two liquids) derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine that does not irritate skin or mucuous membrane. It also has antiseptic properties. However some studies indicate it is an allergen (cause allergic reactions) and has even won Allergan Of The Year in 2004.
- Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoamphopropionate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate and Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate clean the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that these substances can be rinsed away. They also increase foaming capacity or stabilize foams
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate – I have discussed it here at the Elisha Coy review : click here
- Cocamide DEA – is a viscous liquid and is used as a foaming agent in bath products like shampoos and hand soaps, and in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent.
Also another interesting ingredient
- Benzophenone – is used to prevent ultraviolet light from damaging scents and colors in products such as perfumes and soaps. This allows the manufacturer to package the product in clear glass or plastic. Without it, opaque or dark packaging would be used.
Looks like this cleanser is packed with humongous amount of ingredients that are irritating to the skin, so those of you with sensitive skin, please report back here if you have incurred any reactions!
This product is actually used only in the second step of cleansing. You will have to clean your skin with your cleanser first, dry it, then double cleanse with this product.
It is the first time we’ve used a self-foaming cleanser. No water is added but foams are created automatically with time ( no surprise here considering the amount of foaming agents here used! ) mmmm It is rather unique and the bubbles do give a little massage on the face as you can feel it moving around your face. I like the ticklish feeling it does, as if giving a little micro massage to the face. After a few minutes, the foam becomes more evident and puffy !
And the foam lather is more apparent on my face :
Other than the number of irritants in the ingredients, i am pleased with this cleanser. It double cleanses the face and after cleansing, it doesn’t give that tight uncomfortable feeling. However, this product is not a cleanser, you will need to clean your face before cleansing with this product.
Apparently, when the soft bubbles massages pores, impurities from pores are removed and it smoothes congested circulation which helps brighten dull skin tone.
Before cleansing, the skin analyser showed :
What a huge improvement!
I’m still quite puzzled why the dramatic change in Oiliness when this is suppose to be a cleanser! Lol !
I love the feeling of the bubbles on my face, and the foam forming without the need of water. Plus the feeling of the ‘massage’ the bubbles give is a plus! Sasa .com is having a buy 1 free 1 deal, so this is totally worth it if you want to give it a try. If you’re sensitive to those ingredients mentioned above, stay away from this cleanser!
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