Among the many skincare products I use, I’m least particular about cleansers. Anything more than HK$200 would be a splurge for me. Why in the world would I spend so much on something that will go down the drain finally, not to mention it will only stay on my face for less than one minute? However, after trying Garden of Wisdom Jen’s Green Tea Cleanser, I know a good-performing cleanser doesn’t have to be pricey. In fact, Jen’s Green Tea Cleanser is so affordable, which I think is too good to be true.
Ingredients (Gentle Version)
Jen’s Green Tea Cleanser is a best-seller of GoW. But what I love most about this cleanser, apart from its price and performance, is its short ingredient list. What does it mean? That means goodies like green tea and shea butter are more concentrated.
The one I purchased was the gentle version with a red cap and an orange label. As the ingredient list shows, the gentle version uses more of aloe vera gel than decylpolyglucoside, a surfactant, aka cleansing agent, making it gentler even on sensitive skin. With the original version, the position of these two ingredients are reversed.
Aloe vera and green tea are common skincare ingredients. Aloe vera is an excellent hydrator, cleansing your skin without leaving it dry. Green tea has amazing anti-aging benefits thanks to flavonoids, which are phytochemicals, chemical compound naturally occurring in plants, with anti-oxidative effect. Although I know those goodies will only go as far to dermis, it’s still good to know that I’m using something beneficial to my aging skin.
The cleanser has a very nice herbal scent. With water, the greenish goo (sorry for such an unromantic word) will turn white when you rub it against your skin. It reminds me of shea butter in its ingredient list. Like GoW suggests, you don’t need much of this cleanser for your face. In fact, a dime-sized dot is all I need for my entire face.
Many cleansers I used in the past come in an opaque tube that I never knew when the product would be used up. But not for Jen’s Green Tea Cleanser. It is packaged in a transparent tube so I know when to repurchase. What a considerate thought!
This GoW cleanser is non-foaming, but it turns to creamy after addition of water. As for how well it cleanses my skin, I would describe it as somewhat between sudsy like Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser and non-sudsy like Herbfarmacy Wash-Off Cleansing Mousse. It cleanses my face just right even though it doesn’t give me that squeaky clean feeling. My face is supple, soft, and clean after every wash.
This cleanser is super long-lasting. I purchased it back in late February, and I still have some left in the tube. So speaking from my own experience, this product can last for at least five months. Priced at US$15.35/4 oz, it definitely is a steal! I don’t think I can spend as little as US$3 per month to get any cleanser on the market.
Well, I used to say I loved Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser, but now this GoW Jen’s Green Tea Cleanser has completely taken me over. While price is attractive, I love the fact that it does its job very well with its simple, effective ingredients. I cannot imagine anyone who tried this product and didn’t love it. And yes, I will definitely repurchase this product (that is, if I’m not hooked by another new product. You know my wish list is ever growing!).
Did you use Jen’s Green Tea Cleanser in the past? How do you like it?