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JOWAE – The Impurity Line With Lotus and Lumiphenols
I have a lot of themes I want to write about, but one thing should be first, namely: the second part of my review for Jowae. Actually, I became a big fan of this French-Korean brand. The products are of good quality, work and pleasant to use. Don’t get it why they didn’t turn to a hype?
In this post I’m going to introduce the line for impurities. If you’ve already read my previous post, you know that Jowae has several lines for nearly every skin type or purpose. All of them have the main ingredient: lumiphenols and each of them has another main ingredient which distinguish it from other lines. In the case of impurity line it is the lotus.
Lumiphenols are derived from Sempervivum Tenctorum (Common Houseleek). Jowae developed and patented for its products own formulas with lumiphenols. According to the brand they are rich in antioxidants, polyphenoles, proanthocyanidin, tannines and flavonoids which help to restore skin’s own balance and increase its protection against pollution, UV, fatigue, stress etc.
Lotus is rich in antioxidants and has a relieving effect this is because it was traditionally used for soothing ans calming.
The line contains at the moment only two products: a gel cleanser and a mattifying fluid and is made for combination to oily skin. And last but not least, don’t forget that Jowae cosmetics are very mild and suitable even for sensitive skin.
JOWAE Purifying Cleansing Gel
For combination to oily skin, even sensitive (of course sensitive 🙂 )
The gel comes in a big tube in Jowae design. Amount: 200 ml.
The gel itself, (I wouldn’t call it a gel, because it is very watery and runny.
For me it’s like thick liquid, nothing else.) is transparent and a bit yellowly (greeny?) in colour. Very gentle texture! It is scented and I love how it smells, like summer flowers mixed with exotic fruits. Actually, I like all Jowae “frangraces” till yet.
WATER.SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE.GLYCERIN.PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE.CITRIC ACID.DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE FRAGRANCE.COCO-GLUCOSIDE.GLYCERYL OLEATE. CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE.SODIUM CHLORIDE .HYDROXYACETOPHENONE.CHLORPHENESIN.SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE.SODIUM CITRATE.SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM EXTRACT.NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT.TOCOPHEROL.HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE.
What should it do: cleanse, purify and remove sebum excesses. Soap-free. 89% of the ingredients from natural sources.
First of all, I like its texture for it is spectacularly mild and so gently. Noticed no negative reactions. Spreads easily, but doesn’t make much foam. Actually for foam lovers like me a no-go, but it is OK. Those of you who need much foam for cleansing, take in mind, if you want to get it.
As to its cleansing qualities I’m not so sure it’s well suitable for impure skin. Occasionally – yes, but not as daily cleanser. Cleanses good enough to remove the sebum. After cleansing the skin feels refreshed, clean, soft, alive. Nevertheless., impure skin is mostly oily with big pores which has to be cleaned every day thoroughly to remove all the dirt, sebum, makeup and all the other rubbish. In my honest opinion, this cleanser is to mild for this. Yes, it cleans and cares, but not deep in the pores. Double cleansing is here more than necessary, if you wear much makeup.
And yes, i’m in love with its aroma.
Recommendation: For oily/impure skin – as occasionally cleanser to give the skin a rest from all the agressive acidic cleansers impure skin usually needs. For dry/normal/sensitive skin – yes, even without impurities.
JOWAE Balancing Mattifying Fluid
For combination to oily skin, even sensitive, yes 🙂
Little tube of 40 ml amount. In usual Jowae design too.
The fluid is of white colour, medium creamy in texture.
Scented with similar scent like the gel.
BTW, some critic for Jowae’s tubes as they are very hard and it’s difficult to get the stuff when the tube finishes. And as to the cleansing gel’s tube, I disliked a lot when by opening the cap, much of the gel runs out.
WATER. BUTYLENE GLYCOL.COCO-CAPRYLATE.COCO CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. GLYCERIN. HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL.NIACINAMIDE.SILICA.C20-22 ALCOHOLS.C20-22 ALKYL PHOSPHATE.SUCROSE POLYSTEARATE.DECYL OLEATE.LAUROYL LYSINE.GLYCERYL STEARATE.FRAGRANCE.POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6.SODIUM POTASSIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE.CHLORPHENESIN.CARBOMER.CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE.SODIUM HYDROXIDE.HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE.LACTIC ACID.SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL.ENANTIA CHLORANTHA BARK EXTRACT.O-CYMEN-5-OL.XANTHAN GUM.CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE.ZINC PCA.PENTYLENE GLYCOL.PEUMUS BOLDUS LEAF EXTRACT.SODIUM HYALURONATE.PROPANEDIOL.SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM EXTRACT.SODIUM CHLORIDE.NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT.GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE.GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE.PHOSPHOLIPIDS.TOCOPHEROL.OLEANOLIC ACID.HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE.
What should it do: mattify, moisturize, purify, restore skin’s own balance for velvety, even and radiant skin.
Let’s look at the active ingredients.
Lumiphenols are rich in antioxidants, proanthocyanidin for fighting free radicals, polyphenols kills bacteria, tannins have antimicrobial and flavonoids anti-inflammatory effect. Lotus has a soothing effect.
To fight breakouts and brighten the fluid contains niacinamide and zinc PCA (The Ordinary greets) and antioxidants like tocopherol. Lactic acid for gently peeling the outlayer skin cells. Hyaluronic acid help to keep the skin hydrated.
Does it work?
Moisture: The fluids I used before were not specially pleasant and not at all hydrating. They dried the skin out and caused more redness. When I first bought this fluid I expected the same, but was nicely surprised with the opposite. Yes, it does moisturise the skin very well. Though not as well as hydrating creams, but my skin stays moisturised from morning till evening.
Texture. I am in fond with the soft and mild texture of this fluid. Applies and spreads easily, absorbs relatively quick. Pleasant to wear. No irritation noticed.
Mattifying: Yes, it is mattifying, but… I have combination skin and it’s well known that sebum production reduces with the time as you get older. I don’t know how it will work for young oily skin, but according to my experience it doesn’t mattify to 100%. Though I don’t apply hundred thousand layers of cosmetics, but my skincare contains only 3-4 products and I prefer to use light textured serums, essences and toners. It is always a very slightly glow on the T-zone. The good news, this fluid regulates sebum production very well and the glow stays slighly the whole day. that means, I don’t look like oily pancake at the end of the day.
Purifying: Forget breakouts, forget redness, occasionally pimples, this fluid makes the skin clear again. No joke. I’m really impressed how good it works against blemishes. Apply for night care, wake up next morning with purer skin. No other description needed. Simply try and see.
Care: It is not only moisturizing, but also nourishing very well. Improves skin’s complexion by daily use, makes the skin more even and looking healthier. Works well with most skincare I have. (Caution: contains niacinamide, this is because I don’t use it with vitamin c, retinol, and acids together). Behaves good under makeup, but I wouldn’t recoomend to apply a primer over. The fluid is thick enough to work as primer on its own. And yes, I love its scent too.
Recommendation: for all who have to fight blemishes, I think it is well suitable even for dry skin, so mild it is.