Hi lovelies! Hope you are all doing well. Today, I want to talk about a cleanser that I have been loving! My skincare back, my skin type is combination to oily skin. I also have sensitive and acne prone skin (basically everything but dry). Skincare has always been important to me. But after working at Lush, I was able to understand what a proper routine required, and ever since then I have continued to do what I can to learn about my skincare needs. As a blogger, I love trying new products, even with my sensitive skin, so I’m always trying to find the next best thing to make my skin happy. A few years ago, I tried out the Soy cleanser from Fresh, and it paired really well with my skin. This year, I’m trying even harder to be more cautious about brands that test on animals, so unfortunately, I knew I couldn’t maintain the relationship I had with the Fresh Soy cleanser. I was on the hunt for something on a parallel level. I came across the Krave brand through Instagram and thought I would give it a try, especially after hearing Liah Yoo rave about it. If you haven’t heard of her already, she is not only the creator, but she also has a very insightful channel about Korean skincare. Yes, Krave is a Korean skincare brand (and Koreans know their stuff about skincare), but wait, it gets better….THEY ARE VEGAN AND THEY DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS!!!!!! I know, it’s a good day. There was literally nothing stopping me from trying out this product. Not you’re probably wondering if I’m gassing this up to be a failed, sad, and bad story, nope, my skin actually loves this stuff. And as you continue to read this, I just want to apologize in advance because I will sound like a broken record because I say that I love it a lot…..because I love it a lot.
To skip more fluff (aka my detailed thoughts), the breakdown will be at the bottom for ya! 🙂 Anyway, I use this as my second cleanse, after removing my make up. I use about a penny size amount and that’s enough for my entire face. What I first notice is the smell. Yes it has one, and no there isn’t additional fragrance added to mask or change it. In Liah’s video, she mentions that they wanted to make it as minimal as possible, so they ditched fragrance, and I’m all for that. The smell sort of resembles seaweed, unless that’s just me lol, but it’s nothing offensive. It’s very light, you may find that you don’t even notice it at all. The second thing I noticed is that the cleanser also doesn’t sud much, which again, doesn’t bother me. One of the things I learned from Lush is that you really don’t need the bubbles, that’s just more unnecessary ingredients. It’ll still be effective without that. The texture feels great on the skin. It is jelly-like, gentle to the touch, and feels soothing on the skin. It doesn’t feel tight like other cleansers, I think that has to do with how it is designed to not harm your skins barrier. My skin always feels soft and refreshed after using it. Also, there is no residual feeling either! It just feels like MY skin. And I haven’t felt that way with any other cleanser, I don’t even think the FRESH Soy Cleanser made me feel that way. Like I said, my skin just LOVES this stuff 👏👏👏. Krave believes in effective cleansing, without stripping the skin. And from my experience, it truly shows. #Pressreset with Krave’s Matcha and Hemp Hydrating cleanser and be rejoiced!
KRAVE: Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser – 4.05 fl oz. $16 (for all skin types!)
Is this cruelty-free? YES!!!
Is this eco-friendly? Not sure.
Is this natural? Yes.
Claims: According to their website, this cleanser is an antioxidant rich cleanser that doesn’t mess with your skin barrier. Lifts things your skin doesn’t need and leaves what it does. It has a healthy pH, is hydrating, antioxidant rich, and not irritating to the skin.
Directions: Use morning and/or night on wet skin, gently massage on face and neck. Rinse with cold or lukewarm water (stay away from hot water because it can be harmful and damaging for the skin).
Effectiveness: 5/5!!!!!!! Gosh, I love this stuff. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. I’m putting my trust in the Skincare Gods when I say that my skin has been feeling G R E A T. I’ve made a lot of adjustments to my skincare this year, but I really think that I owe a lot of it to Liah Yoo and Krave. ♡ My redness has reduced, and if I do get a blemish, it’s pretty small and not painful as it used to be either. It’s amazing!
Packaging: Very minimal and I love it! Mint is my favorite color so I really like the pop of color. It’s good quality too, doesn’t leak water or product. Made very well.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Y E S ! This cleanser is for A L L skin types. I’d recommend it to anyone of any age. Love it.
Disclaimer: I was not contacted to do this review and purchased this cleanser with my own money. I just love it so much I wanted to share it with you! 🙂 Thank you for reading my review!