Review | AllYoung X Elle Clean Beauty Foaming Facial Cleanser and Moist Beauty Iris Water-Like Oil

Thursday, 14 March 2019




Last month, I've received another package from AllYoung Malaysia containing two products from Elle™ a brand used by AllYoung under license from Hachette Filipacchi Presse SA, France. I wasn't at all aware that Elle™ actually have a skincare division but being part of probably the largest magazine publishing business focusing on fashion, beauty, health and entertainment that just might be possible. Let me know if you have further information because the related websites are in Chinese so feel free to throw in some legit information.

Now, the first product that I want to get into is the face cleanser.



Elle Clean Beauty Foaming Facial Cleanser


Product Description:

The fine-textured foam contains 30% of Amino Acid ingredient which gently cleanses pores, moisturises and locks hydration within your skin. It will leave you with a radiant, smooth and glowing complexion.

Features:
  • Refreshing Oceanic fragrance
  • Chondrus Crispus Extract; rich in collagen which forms an invisible protective film on skin.
  • Add-in 30% Amino Acid ingredient; helps to remove dirt easily, lock in moisture and slow down the loss of water from the skin. Provides intense skin moisture for long-lasting hydration.

Ingredients list:
Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Propanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PEG-32, PEG-6, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Glycerin, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCL, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Panthenol, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hyaluronate.


How to Use:
Apply sufficient amount of foaming cleanser onto hands with some water and work it till it lathers. Gently massage lather onto skin and leave it on skin for few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. For day and night use.

Capacity: 105g

Packaging:


 


The cleanser came in its own box with a very minimal design; white with simple product descriptions on it. Note that the Period After Opened is only 6 months.


 


There's ingredients list printed on the label at one of the sides and the manufacturing and expiration dates are printed at the bottom of the box.


 

The same goes to the tube that houses the product; white and simple product descriptions on it while at the back of the tube, there's instruction on how to use and expiration date printed on. Basically, you can just throw out or better yet, recycle the box right away because all the information you need is right on the tube.



Unlike most facial cleansers I've encountered so far, this comes with twist cap which is somewhat inconvenient to me as I'm used to regular flip caps.

Application:



 


This product is creamy but once lathered, it is less foamy compared to your regular cleanser and can be easily rinsed off. I usually squeeze out 1cm size of cleanser onto palm (or at the back of your hand like me), lather with water until you get a foamy consistency. Massage gently onto wet face and gently cleanse for 30 seconds. Wash it off with water thoroughly.


Thoughts:




As you probably noticed on my social media; Instagram, I've been using this cleanser regularly; alternating with my other gentle cleansers in the morning and I do love how less bubbly the foam is as it doesn't dry out my skin even after massaging my skin thoroughly. My skin also feeling nice and smooth afterwards.







Elle Moist Beauty Iris Water-Like Oil


Product Description:

A new revolutionary oil and water balanced skin care. Get a fresh bubbly touch for activating of your nature beautiful skin with extra moisture.

Perfectly balances with Argan Oil (ECOCERT and NATRUE certified) and Alaria Esculenta Extract for performing a maximum affection. Yet it provides energies upon skin which will result in a better, healthier, glowing skin from inside out. Also effectively boosts the production of collagen hyperplasia, tighten and smooth wrinkles, finally, to regain the perfect elastic of your natural beautiful skin.


Ingredients list:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol Isostearate, Isododecane, Argan Oil, Squalane, Caprylyl Methicone, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Butylene Glycol, Iris Florentina Root Extract.


How to Use:

  • Daily skincare: after cleanse your face, apply a small amount as a moisturiser and gently massage onto your face neck area till it's well-absorbed into skin. Use with a certain portion of lotion or serum for better hydrated result.
  • With makeup: Mix an ample amount of foundation, apply evenly on face and neck area and gently massage it for fast absorption and long-lasting perfect makeup.
  • Multi-purpose: Apply just a few amount on your lips to avoid cracked lips, apply on hair to protect split ends; massage your entire body with it for a relaxation and refreshing feeling. Minimum product, maximum results.

Capacity: 25ml


Packaging:


 


As you can see, the box is simply designed; I'd take it as the brand intends to focus more on the product itself, them being their ultimate acne solution skincare products. Do note that these products are to be used within 6 months after opening.

There's English product descriptions at the back and side of the boxes which are nice considering the brand is originating from Taiwan.


 


There's English product ingredients list at the back with the Expiration and Manufacturing dates printed at the bottom of the box.


 


The 25ml-worth of product comes in that cute transparent bottle with simple product description on the side of the bottle. 


 

There's also Expiration date printed at the bottom of the bottle too so again, no need to worry about disposing the box. The dropper for the facial oil is actually quite nice as a single pinch of the dropper is sufficient for my whole facial area.


Application:


 


As you can see above, the face oil is quite lightweight and watery and once spread and massaged well into skin, the finish is actually nice as it's not too greasy or anything, more like nicely hydrated!


Thoughts:

I actually quite liking the face cleanser as it's been a long time since I last tried a cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin but looking the ingredient, I'm a bit disappointed as I have never seen preservatives being listed so far high-up in the list; I believe there's only a small amount of preservative needed and whatever listed after that aren't really effective or proven to be effective or going to take a long time to actually affect the skin condition. Guess I'm going to finish the cleanser to really see the result but I highly doubt I'd see any difference.

As for the face oil, it's nice as it's watery and quickly absorbed into skin but again, even though there's one of the highly-regarded flower mentioned right in the name, it's listed right at the end of the ingredients list so the product itself is not really convincing. 

Update: I've tried the face oil by mixing it with a matte foundation and after several tries, I've decided to stick with mixing the face oil with the foundation rather than applying it prior foundation and use hydrating setting spray to finish off.





Thank you so much to allyoung Malaysia and Elle Skincare (Taiwan) for sending these products to me to try. I guess that's all from me. Do let me know your thoughts on these products and  I'll see you guys on my next post, annyeong~




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