If you’re into serious skincare, you might have heard of the brand, Krave Beauty and its creator Liah Yoo. I knew she was up to something good when I read the claims of her cleanser online. Add to that the ingredients included which are a pretty interesting combination, mainly matcha and hemp. So I immediately jumped into the bandwagon and started using it last month.
An antioxidant cleanser that doesn’t mess up your skin barrier, lifting everything your skin doesn’t want while leaving what it needs—healthy pH, hydration, antioxidants and no irritation. Matcha and hemp seeds are here to boost the skin’s intake of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Your skin and this cleanser might be a matcha made in heaven!
The Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser comes in a white and green squeeze tube containing ml of product. It has this earthy/ herbal scent to it that I find very soothing. I’m not sure if that’s how it really smells like but to me, that’s what it reminds me of. It comes out of the tube as a brownish-green, jelly like substance.
I didn’t think it would lather as much as it would because honestly, I’ve come to expect acidic formulations not to or if they will, just minimally. I love the texture of its lather against my face as I’m massaging it and when I rinse it off, my skin feels soft and silky smooth without an ounce of tightness or squeaky feeling. And of course, my skin definitely feels clean and hydrated. Honestly, I’ve never fully appreciated a low-pH cleanser until this fell into my hands.
Its star ingredients are matcha with a whopping 40% content, hemp oil, mil surfactants like coco-betaine, coco-glucoside, decyl glucoside, and vitamin B5. Full list of ingredients are as follows:
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Water, Glycerin, Coco-Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-10, Ethoxydiglycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Chloride, Butoxydiglycol, Diglycerin, Glycereth-26, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Diethoxydiglycol, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Decyl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Butylene Glycol, Octanediol, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA
Two cleansers come to mind when I think of how silky this is on the skin. One is the Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash and the other is the Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser. They’re not by any means as good as this one from Krave Beauty but they are lightly hydrating (at least to me) and they both lack that squeaky, tight feeling after rinsing. Another thing going for them too is they’re more accessible here in the Philippines.
Anyway, moving back to the main product, the Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser definitely lives up to the hype it generates. My skin loves it and at the moment I can’t think of anything better. I will give it a TWO THUMBS UP and I will continue to repurchase this as long as it’s in production because I think it’s the best cleanser I have used by far. However, I am still open to trying out other low-pH cleansers out in the market so I can compare them with this.
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