DRY CLEANSING FOR CLOGGED PORES

What is it? 
It’s nothing new, actually. I mean, it’s not an innovative method. But I found it joyful to do daily and gets me excited to wash my face. Anything that will gets me excited during this pandemic are very much welcome, thank you.
Just like the name said, it is supposedly to be done when our skin is dry. Basically, it’s cleansing with face wash while our skin is completely dry. Meaning, you don’t need to wet your face with water before applying, but still need to rinse afterwards. 

Why dry cleansing?
It supposedly is the best way to deep cleanse our skin. Imagine all the good ingredients in the face wash are able to work straight on skin. I believe this method is great for pores (so if you have clogged pores problem, read on). 

What products do I use? 
From my own experiences, not every face wash can do this dry cleansing. IMHO, the best face wash that’s perfect for dry cleansing is a cleansing foam. Well, it’s already foamed, so just apply and massage them directly onto your skin. Also, I do recommend a great pH balanced foaming cleanser. Usually what won’t work for dry cleansing is a cleanser with a gel format. Liquid face wash can still do it, but I personally recommend cleansing foam to make our life easier. 

PATYKA DETOX CLEANSING FOAM 
It’s sulfate-free and soap-free. This glides so luxuriously, no kidding!

SEBAMED CLEAR FACE ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANSING FOAM
After dry cleansing, I usually leave this on like a mask for 5 minutes. 

Does it work? 
If it doesn’t work, I wouldn’t bother to write this post. Since I’ve started doing this method, I rarely got tiny bumps aka clogged pores. And I notice less dirt and impurities while using toner afterward. 


Tips:

  • Please consult with your dermatologist first before doing this dry cleansing, especially if you have reactive acnes or any skin problems like eczema and such. 
  • For more deep cleansing, try dry cleansing with face cleansing brush (either manual or machine like Foreo or Clarisonic). But don’t do it every day as it may aggravate your skin. 
  • Do dry cleansing for at least one minute, to properly clean the whole face. 
  • Please continue with the next step of skincare routine such as toner and moisturiser. Don’t just wash and go. 
  • Listen to your own skin. Do you need to dry cleanse twice a day, or just once. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

REVIEW: PATYKA PARIS

Thanks to Patyka Indonesia for having me last week at the launch of their new range: CLEAN, HYDRA & PURE.

PATYKA PARIS PURE RANGE
PATYKA PARIS HYDRA RANGE

At the launch, I surely learned a lot about this skincare certified organic brand from Paris.

  • The first product from this brand is HUILE ABSOLUE, which created way back in 1922. The formulas haven’t changed since.
  • Currently, it took them 3 to 5 years to develop one product.
  • All of their products have ECOCERT Certification since 2002, and became the first cosmetics brand in the world to be awarded Ecocert organic certification.
  • Most of their products are vegan (because some of them still use bees wax) and they do not test on animals.
  • Only botanical actives not grown in France are sought somewhere in the world, but all of their products are fully manufactured in France, including their unique box packaging.
  • Last but not least, these new range will be more affordable and dedicated for more wider age group from 20 years up.

And of course, we came home with their PR Kit. Mostly contains PURE range, which I chose because of my oily skin problem. So, let’s begin the review, shall we?

PATYKA PARIS DETOX CLEANSING FOAM

It’s one of their CLEAN range, which actually consists of 3 items: cleansing oil, cleansing foam, and toner. Basically, it’s a basic cleansing routine range.

CLAIM: eliminate impurities and particles of pollution accumulated during the day. Deeply cleanses for a radiant and smooth skin.

THE ‘WOW’ INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera (for its’ moisturizing purpose) and Moringa (highly detoxifying).

PROS: Yesssss!!!! It’s safe for Fungal Acne and it’s soap-free.

CONS: Still contains fragrance

THOUGHTS: I love this, seriously. It caught my attention at the launch event, because unlike any other facial foam that I’ve tried, this glides so luxurious and beautifully on skin. It’s still foamy even though it’s soap free, but the cloudy foam didn’t pull on that disappearing act on your skin (if you know what I mean). Yes that cloud of foam feels so wonderful on my skin. Highly recommended, guys!

PATYKA PARIS ANTI-BLEMISH TONER

One of their PURE range, dedicated for combination to oily skin.

CLAIM: Remove all impurities and excess sebum. Rebalance and smooth the skin. Imperfections are reduced and pores are tightened.

THE ‘WOW’ INGREDIENTS: Organic Mint Floral Water (it’s a natural astringent), Prebiotics from natural sugar, and (they had me at this) Botanical Salicylic Acid. So, they use vegetable salicylic acid, extracted from Wintergreen.

PROS: Another Fungal Acne safe product (yeay!)

CONS: Alcohol and Fragrance

THOUGHTS: Even though it’s fragranced, I found the scent really pleasing. It does smell like mint water, very refreshing to sort of waking up my skin in the morning.

PATYKA PARIS MATTE PERFECTING FLUID

Also from their PURE range. It is a moisturizer, by the way.

CLAIM: Regulates the production of sebum throughout the day and mattifies the skin without drying it.

THE ‘WOW’ INGREDIENTS: Burdock Root Organic (sebum regulating), Prebiotics from natural sugars (promote the growth of the microbial flora which protects the skin) & Natural Silica Powder (absorbs excess sebum)

PROS: Well, it is a mattifying moisturizer. What’s not to love?

CONS: Not safe for Fungal Acne because it contains Jojoba Seed Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil. And it has alcohol and fragrance.

THOUGHTS: Textured like light gel and smells wonderful. And unlike most mattifying moisturizer which contain silicone, this one does not have any. They use natural silica powder to absorb excess sebum and shine, and to create that soft but not overpower matte.

PATYKA PARIS DETOX CHARCOAL MASK

Last but not least from the PURE range.

CLAIM: Absorbs excess sebum and cleanses the pores. Unclogs pores without drying the skin.

THE ‘WOW’ INGREDIENTS: Plant-derived Charcoal (sanitize skin and regulates the sebum production), Green Clay (as decongestant), and Zinc (cleanses and purifies).  

PROS: It is a wash-off mask (leave it for 10 minutes) or use it for spot treatment (for night time use only).  

CONS: Not safe for Fungal Acne and has fragrance.

THOUGHTS: First, I use this as spot treatment. It didn’t budge throughout my sleep, until I took them off in the morning. Of course, it didn’t heal acne overnight. But, I found this work well on almost there pimples. So when you found that spots, put this overnight and they wouldn’t be aggravated acnes.

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

REVIEW: PATYKA HUILE ABSOLUE

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Thanks C&F Indonesia for sending me this skin booster serum for face, body and hair as PR gift.

First of all, I like the chic and luxurious packaging. Comes in a 50ml glass pump bottle, it is expensive for a serum (current price IDR 980K). But, it was made in France, and well-known as the ultimate French beauty secret, so yes darling, everything come with a price.

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Check out the origami-style box.

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That apothecary feeling comes with 12 (yes, twelve!) essential oils and plant extracts. It claimed to do these 7 remarkable benefits: Glow Enhancer, Anti Oxidant, Protecting, Nourishing, Regenerating, Toning and Stimulating. On face, this will act as a serum to regenerate and soothe the skin. On body, this will also regenerate dry areas. On hair, this will act as a repairing mask on dry and damaged ends before the shampoo. It smells like a combination of musk and rose, quite a strong scent (for sensitive skin, please do patch test first).

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Apologies for not trying this on my face, since my skin react badly to essential oils (after a few trials and errors). But, no worries, I did try this on my body and hair, and here are my thoughts:

I mixed several drops of this with my body lotion. And it gives the effect of that J.Lo’s glow, even though I am not a tan-skinned girl. Check out that glow!

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This also works wonder for dry cuticles (see the difference below). Imagine what it can do for dry skin face. I am positively sure, this oil will work best on dry skin type.

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This serum can also be used for hair, usually I applied several drops on my dry and frizzy end before shampooing. It made my hair feel smoother and easier to comb afterwards.

You can buy this, here

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA