Review: By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash ★★★★.☆
By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash is a gentle physical scrub meant for oily and acne-prone skin to remove excess sebum and impurities without irritation and dryness. I might be living under a rock because this is my first time seeing a powder exfoliator.
sodium bicarbonate/baking soda
It is free from alcohol, artificial coloring, parabens, and perfume. I was a little hesitant to try this due to baking soda being listed as the first ingredient. Higher concentrations of baking soda may cause irritation and dryness, especially on sensitive skin types. However I do notice hyaluronic acid (hydrating) and other amino acids (soothing) being included, so hopefully they are able to counter the effects of baking soda. Green tea is also one of my favorite ingredients for its calming and soothing properties. Not to mention it also tastes delicious! Papaya enzymes are known to provide a gentle exfoliation by “digesting” away the dead skin cells.
I’m very excited to be trying out another Wishtrend product! They rarely disappoint me and I find myself reaching for their products all the time.
The product came in a 70g plastic bottle with a flip cap and a simple hole dispenser. I love that the box and bottle match the color of green tea. The moderately fine green powder looks and smells exactly like matcha green tea! I was so tempted to taste it!
Directions: Apply suitable amount on palm and mix with water. Rub your palms to create foam. Gently rub into the skin in circular motions. Rinse off with arm water.
Unlike Is N Tree’s Pine Needles Enzyme Powder Wash, this does not foam up as easily. Also, there were still grainy bits that refused to dissolve no matter how vigorous I rubbed it. I’m guessing these are the baking soda bits to provide gentle physical exfoliation, which it did. My sensitive skin did not mind it one bit.
To test out the product’s claim of “maintain(ing) proper pH balance of the skin to prevent irritation or dryness after cleansing”, I performed a quick and simple pH test with these strips and it showed a pH level of 8. This is not ideal considering the skin’s natural pH levels of between 5-6.
Due to the above reason and due to the fact that this is more of an exfoliator than a cleanser, I’d use this 2-3 times a week on my sensitive skin. This amount of usage is perfect as my skin felt smooth and baby soft all time without being tight and irritated. I would also avoid using this on days when I’m using By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water to avoid over exfoliating my skin. After 3 week of usage, I notice my skin looking clearer and brighter. The only downside is not knowing how much to use each time!
Overall, I really enjoyed this product. A little goes a long way and I see myself reaching for this more than my usual coarse sugar scrub!