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KLAVUU Pure Pearlsation PH Balancing Quick Cleansing Pad Review
This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Oshen Skin.
I’m a huge fan of double cleansing, starting with an oil or a balm, then following that up with a foaming cleanser every evening. It’s a ritual of sorts, a symbol for another day well lived and a preview of a hopefully peaceful night to come. I do, however, use a separate makeup remover sometimes - usually something liquid that goes on a cotton pad, or a pre-moistened option.
KLAVUU Pure Pearlsation PH Balancing Quick Cleansing Pad is advertised as a gentle makeup remover that is hypoallergenic and quick to use. Side note - “hypoallergenic” is a meaningless word to me, find out why in this video about bogus skincare lingo.
I thought it would work well on days that I wear more makeup than just mascara, for example when I film my youtube videos. The pads are available on Oshen Skin, use my code KBHOBBIT10 for a discount. You can see them in this unboxing video.
How to use:
Gently squeeze out excess solution from a pad
Wipe off makeup with the embossed side, starting with cheeks and forehead and moving onto smaller areas like the eyes
Then use the soft side to tone
Rinse with lukewarm water
The pads contain a blend of beneficial ingredients such as kelp, pearl extract, marine complex, marine collagen, and more - a full list is provided at the end of the review. There’s a noticeable but pleasant citrus-like smell. Spoiler alert - that’s the only thing I liked about this product.
These are definitely not for me. I was so excited to use them, thinking they would be my new eye makeup remover. Nope. A hundred times nope. First of all, they aren’t good at removing makeup at all. The amount of rubbing and tugging required to get my very simple cosmetics off was not worth it. Second, they are quite irritating for my eye area. You can see how red everything got in the picture. I imagine trying to take off eye makeup with nail polish remover would likely feel similar (and probably be more effective). I only lasted through one eye before giving up and just going to my trusted oil cleanser.
If I had no other products to my name, I would find some use for these. They could maybe be a first cleanse for the face, minus the eye area, before a foaming cleanser. Or maybe I could start my morning with them instead of my typical hydrating toner pad. However, since I have enough skincare for a small village, I decided to pass these on to a friend. Every skincare blogger needs a friend who happily takes gently tried products and actually finishes them off. I gave my friend full disclosure about my experience with these pads.
Well, my friend loves them. She’s in her wiser years, close to my mom’s age, with normal skin. She enjoys a nice smelling product and has been using the KLAVUU Pure Pearlsation PH Balancing Quick Pads in the mornings (which is one of the ways I would use them if I didn’t have someone to give them to).
So, there you have it - this is the beauty and drawback of any skincare review - we are all totally different and so are our experiences. In the words of one of my favorite authors, Emily Nagoski, “don’t yuck someone’s yum”. Although, she was definitely not referring to skincare.
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KLAVUU Pure Pearlsation PH Balancing Quick Cleansing Pad ingredients: Purified Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Glycereth-25Pca Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Pearl Extract, Hydro Rise Collagen, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Glycerin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Sugar Kelp Extract, Plankton Extract, Orange Peel Oil, Lavender Extract, Celery Extract, Hyacinth Outpost Extract, Matricaria Flower/Leaf Extract, Borage Extract, Cornflower Flower Extract, Sodium Citrate, Clofenesin