Whamisa Organic Flowers Foaming Gel Review
I’m not too much of an all-natural, organic beauty product user since past experience with them has not been great. Enter Whamisa. I always heard about Whamisa, but I never tried the brand so I didn’t know too much about them. (They’re all about using fermented, organic ingredients and many of their products are vegan or vegetarian friendly.) When I was shopping at Creemare in Gangnam they gifted me Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Foaming Gel as part of their promotion. So, today I’m going to review this cleanser and see how it measures up to my HG Su:m 37 Rose Stick Cleanser.
What It Is
The Organic Flowers Foaming Gel is a sulfate free facial cleanser made with naturally fermented organic flowers. This is a waterless cleanser that instead uses organic aloe extract to smooth and hydrate the skin while cleansing. It has a pH of 6.5, which isn’t too bad since our skin likes to be at 5.5. This product is 70% organic and you get 4.6 oz. of product. Amazon is currently selling it for $23.
*Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, *Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, *Lactobacillus/Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Maculata Aloe Leaf/Molasses Ferment Filtrate, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Auratium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon (Lemon Grass) Oil, **Fragrance (p-Methoxybenzaldehyde, Hexyl Acetate, Vanillin, Phenylacetic Acid, Gamma Undecalactone)
*Certified Organically Grown **Natural Origin ***Natural Preservative
You’re probably wondering what I’m wondering- if this product is sulfate-free, how does it foam up? Coco Glucoside! It’s an all-natural surfactant that is produced by mixing glucose and coconut oil together. This is one of the most gentle and mild cleansing agents that are safe for sensitive skin.
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract provides anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and astringent benefits. Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract (Peony root) helps to brighten skin while Dandelion tones and firms. Lactobacillus makes up the fermented part of this cleanser, which helps with acne, sensitivity, and dryness. You know how they say skin needs some healthy bacteria…
Overall, the ingredients here are pretty impressive and completely safe! The only downfall is the added fragrance. Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Bergamot, and Cymbopogon (lemon grass) naturally have fragrance, which is fine, but they still added additional fragrance.
I just mentioned my issue with the fragrance and I’ll call it out again. It was the first thing I noticed about this cleanser. It sort of reminds me of men’s cologne, but I think what I’m smelling is the bergamot and lemon grass. With my first use I was afraid I’d have an allergic reaction because the fragrance was so strong, but it turned out to be ok!
This cleanser does not remove waterproof or heavy makeup so be sure to double cleanse. Not counting the fragrance, it’s quite an enjoyable cleanser. It foams up nicely and a little goes a long way so this bottle lasts quite a while. It’s been 2 solid months and I’ve only used 1/5 of it. My combo skin feels a little dry after using this so I don’t recommend it for dry skin. This cleanser would be better suited for warmer weather or those with normal to oily skin.
I like the organic, fermented, concepts of Whamisa, but it could be better with less or no added fragrance. This cleanser did what it was supposed to do, but since I’m more sensitive I still prefer my Su:m 37 stick cleanser.
★★★½ Out of 5
Pros: Non-irritating, good for normal to oily skin, does the job
Cons: Strong fragrance, not suitable for dry skin