Blog / November 19, 2017

Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash by Wishtrend

Hello!

I know it’s not my traditional time to post but I have some exciting review for you.

I have proven many times already that I am definitely way too obsessed with skincare and I am in my personal heaven after moving to South Korea.

But what will I be reviewing today?

I have gotten a great opportunity from one of the biggest shops and now also a brand of Korean SKincare to test out their newest product, which is just about to launch.

Let’s get to it!

Green Tea Power

I love love green tea. I admit I drink it almost every day and anything matcha flavored is a must buy for me. (need to fly to Japan asap) Green tea is certainly a health boosting ingredient and we all should consume it more often. But one thing you might not know about green tea is that it’s benefits expand to your skincare as well.

I have tried multiple cosmetic products which contained green tea and most of them worked just right for my sensitive and dry skin. Green tea (in good quality) contains a high amount of antioxidants that greatly benefit our body overall. Recently it started appearing more and more in the world of cosmetics as it is said to help heal blemishes and scars on your skin, leaving you with a brighter and smoother complexion. Another of it’s many benefits is that it helps treat acne and naturally tones your skin. Especially for people with rosacea (me included) it helps to reduce the redness and inflammation.

Sounds amazing right?

Green Tea & Enzyme Wash

I wanted to talk a bit about the power of green tea as what I will be introducing to you today is the new Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash by Wishtrend. It is described as a “pH balancing, gently exfoliating cleansing powder”. It contains many nice ingredients, the star is as mentioned before green tea but also papain enzymes (papaya components) and baking soda.

Here is the full ingredients list:

Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder(2%), Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Sorbitol, Papain, Betaine, Cellulose Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate

Papain and baking soda? Those two ingredients might sound weird but they are what takes care of the gentle exfoliation. I have talked about papain before here.

And how should one use powder wash? I have noticed that more of these washes have started emerging and I have previously already tried one myself. It is essentially a powder you mix in with a bit of water and then rub it agains your skin as a second step in your cleansing routine. This Wishtrend wash is meant for all skin types but as this cleansing method is stronger (the exfoliation) then your regular foam I would not recommend it for daily use if you have dry and/or sensitive skin. I enjoy incorporating it into my routine two to three times a week.

The Pros & Cons

I was for sure very excited to try this product. After I opened it I instantly liked the green (pastel) packaging and the convenient bottle of 70g of powder, the packaging is nice and simple.

After cleaning my face with oil cleanser I put a tiny amount (or tried to) into my palm and added a bit of water. What immediately hit me was the green tea smell. It is in no way unpleasant (I actually enjoyed it a lot) but I know for some people it is a bit of an issue. the powder itself is almost completely white with regular fine particles.

As a cleansing wash it is supposed to foam up a bit, nothing like your foam cleanser but I have to say this did not foam at all while I rubbed it in my hand, only a little bit later when rubbing on my face. Compared to the other enzyme washes it was a bit less foamy and the particles melted down more quickly. However, that was a benefit for my sensitive skin as I did not wish to rub it too much. I would not be afraid of irritation at all with this product.

I washed my face and my skin certainly felt fresher and very clean, but not in an uncomfortable way as with some other physical exfoliators. Completing my regular routine, my face was a bit more thirsty but I could not notice any kind of redness or increased sensitivity. One plus I have to give this wash is that the one red pimple that bothered me for few days was certainly much less prominent the next day. My skin also didn’t show any kind of negative reaction to this wash even after continuous use.

So the verdict?

Pros:

  • gentle
  • no irritation
  • effective cleanse
  • good even for dry skin
  • I love the smell

Cons:

  • doesn’t foam up much
  • too much smell for sensitive people
  • mild exfoliation (can be a plus as well)

As compared to other enzyme washes I have tried I think I like this one the best. Although it is supposed to be especially for oilier skin types I think it benefits great to the people on the drier side. I appreciate the special and natural ingredients and I am in love with the smell. However, if I need a proper wash or exfoliation I would reach for other products and I will keep this one as a great weekly addition to my routine when I just need a gentler product.

Would you try it?

Then go check out this link and you can get your hands on it too!

 

See you later,

 

Love,

 

Sara

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