Over the next few days, I’ll be reviewing a bunch of items from the recent beauty box I received from BNT News. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, I am part of a group of bloggers called the BNT Girls, and we each review a couple of products a month for a Korean news outlet, BNT News. For all things South Korean—be it pop news or beauty trends—check them out.
The first item in the box that I have is the BRTC Bubble Refining Cleanser. I think this is the third BRTC product I’ve tried, thanks to these BNT Girls boxes, and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them so far.
Product Description: 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.”
Here’s an information sheet that I found online:
The symbols at the bottom mean: Remove Oily Residue, Astringing Pore, ?, Sebum Control, and Balance Care. These are the main claims made by BRTC regarding the product. This oarticular line of BRTC contains “Na-COMPLEX.”
“Na-COMPLEX derives an effect from a botanical prescription hypoallergenic to skin through botanical ingredients such as Neem, Sophora Flavescens root and grapefruit which help preventing skin triubles, controlling sebum and sothing acne so as to protect the skin against troubles and quickly recover damaged skin.”
The product is a tinted gel that you apply to your dry face after cleansing. The foam will lather up, regardless of moisture. You only need a small amount. On my hand is too much, which is probably about two pumps.
It works up to a very rich lather, kind of like shaving cream. I really enjoyed this cleanser—it was minty!—and the rinse-off didn’t make my face feel too taut. It made my face feel very clean and fresh. However, I was so sad when I read that it should only be used 1-2 times a week, as a deep cleanser to be used after your regular cleanser. I’m not sure why, but I’m just guessing it’s a similar reason as to why you should only exfoliate around 1-2 times a week, too, even if you love your skin after a scrub. I suspect it’s so you don’t keep stripping off new layers of skin.
I’m so pleased I got to try this product. Fellow BNT Girl, Alene, gave it a good review, too. I found this review as well that likes it but notes some skin irritants in the ingredients. Personally, it worked really well.
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* This item was provided for review. All opinions are my own.