Biore Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sponsored Review

I'm sure by now, we all know that your skincare routine greatly determines the condition of your skin. And by that, i mean that you can't expect someone who has already gone through puberty to not do anything to their face and expect that flawless porcelain complexion.

But little do we know that the very basics of all skincare routines - cleansing and toning - actually causes the most stress on our skin!
Pre-mature wrinkles, loss of bounciness in skin are a result of stress caused by cleansing and application of toner & moisturiser.

Q: If so, what are the Japanese secrets to avoid problems like this? (Apart from using the very well known SK-II, that is)

Ans: Japanese ladies always try to reduce the stress at every skin care steps!

Most stressful yet most important out of all skincare steps.
Japanese girls’ habits:
1. Foaming Net to create quality foam to cushion stress
2. Limits actual cleansing to 1min.

Instead of harsh wiping motion with cotton pad, they use patting motion instead.

1. Use the middle and fourth finger (the weakest out of all) to pat moisturiser in.
2. Fingers always move in an outward motion.

Foam is the secret behind effective, gentle cleansing
Japanese ladies puts a lot of effort (2-3x the time of cleansing) to generate consistent smooth fluffy foam (with foaming net) to
1. Clean better with finer bubbles (the more microscopic it is, the better it gets down into our pores to clear the dirt)
2. Cushion the cleansing stress from hand on face

Ideally, the foam should be
2.Dense and don’t drip even when flipped upside down
3.Smooth and bouncy
4.Very small bubbles

So, what are the cleansing concerns of Singaporean Females?
1. Effort to lather foam.
Many of women in Singapore lead a hectic lifestyle. Some of us barely even get enough sleep, let alone spend that extra amount of time to get that perfect foam/lather. Some just can't master the technique with lathering well (water/cleanser proportion), and some cleansers just don't lather well. Which leads to problem 2.

2. Thin lousy foam that cannot cover face well.
Which will lead to stress on the skin!

3. Boring process.
Cleansing has became such a boring routine, some of us just can't wait to get it done and over with. What's so fun about rubbing your palms together to create foam??

4. Dry and tight skin after cleansing

That's where Biore's Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash comes in!

One bottle gives you 150pumps, which will last me 75 uses because I only use 2 pumps at a time.
Divide that by 2 (2 uses a day) and this will last me probably a little over a month.

It comes with a pump that dispenses FOAM.

Yes, fluffy, dense, consistent and ultra fine foam!
We all know how hard it is to get fluffy foam.. and when we eventually get it fluffy and nice, it isn't consistent!
Some examples:
Brand A's

No fluffy fluffy!!
Brand B's

Fluffy, but it's not consistent!

Biore's Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash can effectively counter all 4 concerns faced by Singaporean females! (Plus, it contains collagen!)

First up, I really like that it comes with a "clip" so that the pump cannot be pressed down when it's "clipped". Makes it a good choice for me to bring it travelling or to my boyfriend's place: i know it won't dispense into my bag which will soil my bag and waste the amount of pumps it is good for!

Foam that doesn't drip! Yay for mess-free drip-free cleansing!

The foam has a very fine texture, and is very consistent! Like i mentioned previously, the finer the foam, the better it cleanses because it can go deep into your pores!

Bouncy bouncy!

I have previously tried brand N's foaming cleanser and it gave me lousy foam that wasn't fine, and the bubbles in the foam just popped when i pressed on it. Biore's has a springy texture that bounces back and holds it's shape and density under pressure better as compared to it's competitors'!

And the foam doesn't disappear as you wash your face! I have tried it on my hand, so i will show you the results.
After pumping the foam onto my palm and spreading it around:

After rubbing my palm for 1 minute:

The foam stays!

Time to test it on my face!

The bubbles does get very dense if you massage it too much ._."

I really liked the pump and the cute simplistic packaging of the white and pink bottle. + points for the "clip". Also, the scent wasn't something that bothered me, but i feel can be improved on. Another thing is that i felt the cleanser was really mild, and i will recommend thoroughly removing your makeup before you cleanse with this because this will not remove your makeup completely, since it IS a cleanser. I really love the fact that unlike other cleansers, this one does not give a tight feeling after washing. Sure, it's harder to tell when the soap's completely off, but its nice to know that i'm putting less chemicals onto my face.

Scent: 3/5
The scent wasn't off-putting, but not one of my favourites.

Packaging: 5/5
Really like the cute simplistic packaging. Pink + white is so girly (and so Biore) and i really love the pump and "clip'

Cleansing power: 4/5
I really like it feels soft and springy on the skin and that it's mild on the skin, doesn't dry it out, yet cleanses well enough. Since i usually remove my makeup prior to cleansing, the fact that this won't remove my makeup doesn't bother me at all.

Cost: 5/5
Retails for only $13.90, and comes with refill packs at $10.90, and is available at Watsons and major supermarkets! Save the earth and save $ ^^.

Ease of use: 5/5
I really like the consistency of the foam that is created with the pump, and it saves me alot of trouble and time trying to get the ideal foam. Just press the pump and voila!

Overall: 4.5/5
Really loving this product sooooo much. I had no idea that cleansing will cause so much stress on my skin! Definite repurchase!

Thank you TSS and Biore for sponsoring me with the products and letting me be one of the first few people to be able to try this product.

Say goodbye to stressful cleansing!

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  1. @Himeko
    HI TBTS<3. Me likey too! All thanks to your help with my photoshop!! :D


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