From Naruko’s Raw Job’s Tears line, Supercritical CO2 Brightening Make-up Removing Cleansing Mousse ($19 for 5.25 fl. oz.) is a self-foaming makeup remover. The lather is fluffy like the Hada Labo face wash I reviewed before. But this is no ordinary face wash; you apply this foam to dry skin.
Directions: Apply 3 pumps to dry skin, massage, then rinse off. (One pump is shown above.)
The ingredients boast plenty of plant extracts (including job’s tears), tranexamic acid (one of the brightening ingredients), and snow fungus.
When I’m massaging it over my skin, I can feel little clumps even though the mousse is a light foam. It supposedly contains “micron massage balls,” but I shouldn’t be able to feel anything micron-sized, so I’m not sure what’s behind the clumps. Update: I tried it again recently and the foam was smooth. It must have been my skin then ::look of horror:: even though I didn’t feel bumps when applying other skincare.
Although it removes most face makeup, I still need to use a separate remover for waterproof eye makeup, which makes me suspect that it might not be removing my waterproof sunscreen completely. It claims to be a 2-in-1 makeup remover+face cleanser, but I always follow up with a foaming cleanser because I don’t feel like my face is totally clean with this. While it doesn’t leave any residue behind, it also isn’t softening like the Hada Labo cleanser and my face looks dull instead of refreshed.
So I’ll use it up but won’t repurchase.
Pros: Self-foaming. Removes most makeup without feeling oily.
Cons: Can’t remove waterproof makeup. Still need a second cleanse. Odd musty smell.
I bought this from Naruko’s U.S. website. Customer service was very helpful when I received the wrong item by mistake. I hope the website adds more English product descriptions and ingredient lists.