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MAXCLINIC Red Propolis Nutrition Oil Foam Review

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Jolse.

I’ve been living and breathing kbeauty for several years, and it takes more and more to get my attention. MAXCLINIC Red Propolis Nutrition Oil Foam, available on Jolse, piqued my interest. This is a one step cleanser that promises to wash away impurities without drying out the skin. The formula is packed with natural ingredients such as oatmeal, palm, coconut, and babassu, plus the premium R.E.D power complex featuring red brazilian propolis.

MAXCLINIC Red Propolis Nutrition Oil Foam

As a side note, I am not sure why my packaging looks different from the pictures on the site. I’m guessing the product had a packaging change, but I’m not sure if mine is the new or the old version. The name is identical and it came from Jolse, so it’s definitely authentic.

How to use

  • Apply 3-4 pumps to dry skin, massage gently

  • Add water and massage more - the cleanser will foam

  • Rinse and continue with the rest of your routine

MAXCLINIC Red Propolis Nutrition Oil Foam

MAXCLINIC Red Propolis Nutrition Oil Foam looks like an oil when dispensed, but doesn’t spread as easily / doesn’t melt over the skin when massaged. It gets progressively more soap-like, even before water is added. This isn’t suitable for a thorough cleansing massage, because the formula starts to stick to the skin until water is added. A soft foam forms when water is introduced, and the whole thing rinses cleanly. It does take me more time and effort to rinse this off than it does with regular foaming cleansers.

The oil foam is very perfumed with a strong fragrance. The scent doesn’t linger, but it’s definitely noticeable during use.

My impressions

I want to like this, I really do, but it’s not for me. I love the beautiful packaging, the pump dispenser, and the idea of a simple 2-in-1 cleanser that still has two distinct presentations (oil and foam). But… There are a lot of buts. First of all, the scent is strong and not to my liking. It reminds me of perfume favored by some older individuals. It’s not a bad fragrance, but not at all my style. Second, 3-4 pumps is a lot of product, and the bottle will definitely run out much faster than any of my other cleansers. It does take that many pumps, if not more, to spread the Maxclinic propolis oil to foam over the face, because of its somewhat sticky texture.

MAXCLINIC Red Propolis Nutrition Oil Foam

But the main reason why I will not get this again is the feeling on the skin when trying to spread the oil foam over my dry face. It's so sticky! Any oil cleanser or cleansing balm melt on the skin and become easier and easier to massage and move around. Maxclinic gets harder! It’s very much like trying to spread shower gel over dry skin - not a fun experience.

As far as removing makeup and not causing dryness - this product does a fine job. Again, I dislike how it feels on my eyes, so I struggle using it for makeup removal. If I have to get another item to remove my eyeshadow, then the entire benefit of having an “all in one” formula is lost.

I wish I could take the packaging and overall appearance of the Red Propolis Nutrition Oil Foam but fill it with a totally different (and better) formula.

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