The Body Shop Moisture White collection is a brightening skincare series that is new for Spring 2014. I’m reviewing the Shiso Make-up Cleansing Oil and Shiso Foaming Facial Wash today. The collection also includes the Shiso Brightening Serum, Shiso Moisture Cream, and the Shiso BB Cream (with serum).
The collection is touted to be based off a Japanese formula that includes shiso, which is part of the mint family.
This is one of my favourite products in the collection (the other being the BB Cream). I’m finding that western brand cleansing oils are actually performing so much better compared to many of their Asian counterparts, even though cleansing oils were first introduced in Asia.
The Shiso Make-up Cleansing Oil is an oil-based cleanser with medium thickness (similar to Bobbi Brown’s cleansing oil). It has a light scent that I’m actually quite fond of, and it spreads and smooths around the skin really easily. I take my time at night to massage this in my skin to remove all trace of makeup, and it’s really quick effective; it removes all of my makeup, my mascara, and leave my skin feeling clean but not stripped or tight. The best part is that it doesn’t leave any feeling of leftover oil on the skin either, emulsifying quickly and completely, and washing off. I always double cleanse anyways, but if you’re feeling lazy, you don’t need to double cleanse with this one.
The Shiso Make-up Cleansing Oil is priced at $16 for 125mL and can be purchased at the Body Shop.
Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate (Surfactant – Emulsifying Agent)
The Shiso Foaming Facial Wash is a good foaming cleanser that comes with a self-foaming dispenser. The dispenser creates medium thickness foam that stays fluffy throughout the wash (the worst thing about a foaming cleanser is that it flattens out upon contact with water or the face, but it does not happen to the Shiso Foaming Facial Wash).
It cleanses moderately well; I wouldn’t say it’s a deep clean but for every day it is perfect. It leaves my skin feeling suuuuuper smooth and silky. The first night I used this cleanser, I used way too much of it (3-4 pumps instead of the usual 1-2 pumps), and my skin felt tight afterward, so let this be a lesson to everyone – you just need 1-2 pumps in order to wash your whole face and neck.
The Shiso Foaming Facial Wash is priced at $15 for 150mL and can be purchased at the Body Shop.
Ingredients: Water (Solvent/Diluent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Antioxidant), PVP (Hair Fixative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (Conditioning Agent, Humectant).