Before I get into my review, let me tell you a bit more about my skin & skincare journey. My skin is a combination of oily & specific areas of my skin are sensitive. I have been using the same cleanser from Hadalabo for years now. Usually, when I find something that works for me, I just keep going back for it. I rarely try new products unless I have done a lot of research on it. So, to say this is rare for me, is an understatement.
When I heard that Acwell has traditional Korean medicinal ingredients in their products, I knew I had to try it.
But in a true Claudia fashion, I had to do a little research first and this is what I found out about Acwell:
- It was developed specifically for sensitive skin which makes it good for harsh inflammation, itchiness & troubled skin area.
- It’s free of paraben, artificial dye & mineral oil.
- It’s a ‘hanbang’ brand which essentially means that they fuse traditional Korean medicinal ingredients with modern formula technologies.
My first impression of the cleanser is that it smells good, in a natural way. It doesn’t smell like chemicals which is always a plus point. I don’t know why I was so surprised because the ingredients are so good for your skin. When I read the ingredients list, I knew that my skin would be thanking me.
This is my first time using a bubble-free cleanser as well as using an Acwell product. The consistency of this product is similar to slime but a little bit more diluted. That’s really the best I can describe it. LOL.
After washing, the first thing I noticed was that my skin doesn’t feel tight. With this, my skin still feels hydrated. Most importantly, my skin feels clean and ready for the next step in my skincare routine.
That is a plus point in my book as I find that most of the cleanser for oily skin that I used before stripe too much oil off my face and made my skin feel tight and dry. Which have a countereffect as it made my skin over-produce oil to compensate for the loss of moisture the next morning.
And that was I noticed first the next morning too, I was visibly less oily. Sometimes, in the morning, when I swipe my forehead with my fingers, I can see and feel the oil. It was not a pleasant feeling.
Since this was created with sensitive skin in mind, I am more conscious of how specific areas of my skin reacted to the cleanser. FYI, I have sensitive skin around the area of my nose and on my cheeks. Normally, whenever I introduced a new product into my skincare routine, those are the areas that will act up first and I get itchy and blotchy on those areas.
But with this cleanser, I felt that it calmed my sensitive skin. Not only that, it also looks visibly less red. Because it has Witch Hazel Extract in it, it will help with pigmentation of pimple scars. And true to the powers of Witch Hazel Extract, I can see my pimple scars getting less pigmented and disappearing.
After just one day of using it, I can immediately tell a difference with the decrease in how much oil my face is producing. On usual days, I have to blot once using tissues to get rid of excess oil. But after using Acwell cleanser, I feel that I can get away with not blotting at all the entire day.
Another thing that I really like about this cleanser is that it has a pH value of 5.5. It sounds really science-y, I know. Skin pH value is a conversation for a whole other blogpost but for now, this is all you need to know about pH levels and your skin: the ideal pH value for our skin is 5.5. So, what this cleanser with 5.5 pH value means is that it will help to restore balance on your skin.
All in all, this is a 10/10 for me. As a person who grew up with oily skin and tried a lot, a lot of products, this is really good. It helped to reduced oil production without making my skin too dry. As an added bonus, it also helped to calm my sensitive skin down. What more could a girl ask for? Honestly.
That’s all for today! Comment down below what your skin type is and what are your holy grail cleansers?
Can’t wait to hear from you guys, till next time!