Rose to the Occasion – Dr. Dream Rose Mild Natured Powder Cleanser 

Angela gifted me this for the last Roxbox because apparently the pH level is too high (I dunno, shrug, I’m not that scientific about my cleansers.) Apparently that pH level was a thorn in her side, har har har.


Does it really put the petal to the metal when it comes to cleansing? Below is a picture I took of the back of the box, which I hoped would have some indication of ingredients, but of course it didn’t. Again, A tries to kill me by giving me potential allergens.

I searched on COSDNA and found the following ingredients:

  • Zea mays starch – basically corn starch being used as a filler and an exfoliator
  • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate – acts as a cleanser by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away
  • Niacinamide – a form of Vitamin B3 to help increase sheen in skin
  • Rosa Hybrid Callus Culture Extract – rose extract, I guess it’s appropriate as it’s a “Rose” cleanser but roses probably do nothing for your skin except gives it a nice smell
  • Papain – a protein-digesting enzyme obtained from unripe papaya fruit. I guess it’s an exfoliating enzyme here. (random scientific fact: unripe papaya can cause miscarriage if you eat it in early pregnancy)
  • Bromelain – another enzyme but this one is found in pineapples
  • Allantoin – white odorless powder which is used in cosmetics as a skin protectant
  • Trehalose – Google tells me it’s a “a sugar of the disaccharide class produced by some fungi, yeasts, and similar organisms.” This is the most interesting ingredient to me because wikipedia says it “may have use for treatments of Huntington’s disease, Parkinson disease or tauopathies“. Like WHOA
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate – used to reduce skin flaking and dryness
  • Fragrance – self explanatory. Probably of the rose variety of course

I like this powder cleanser a LOT.  It strips away my makeup very cleanly, even without the oil cleanser step first. I’ve used it every night for 3 weeks and have noticed that I have developed less zits. This is despite that I’ve been using copious amounts of sunblock for sailing which clog your pores big time.

Also, this powder cleanser is SUPER convenient for travelling because it doesn’t have to comply with that pesky USA 3-oz liquid carryon rule. Just…leave it in its original container and don’t get it on your nose in public. Heh heh heh.

Pros: portable, smells lovely, strips away makeup very well, lots of product in the container

Cons: it came in Angela’s Peach and Lily Seoulcialite Box 2.0 and I have no idea where to buy it. October 2015 Update: Angela here.  Peach & Lily just started offering this cleanser here for $52!  Almost makes me want to ask for this back, ha!

6 Replies to “Rose to the Occasion – Dr. Dream Rose Mild Natured Powder Cleanser ”

  1. Have you ever done any ph testing on this O.o? I’m not one to rally can either but I keep hearing something about it being between 5-8.5 pH which is a huge gap XD. Anyway did you find this stripping at all? And was there any grittyness once mixed with water? These are the things I find important at $52 :’D hahahaha!!!!!

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