The Bubble Refining Cleanser is part of the Pore Tightening System Line from the Brand BRTC which has botanical ingredients that support sebum control and temporary pore contraction and creates refreshing smooth skin and contracts the appearance of enlarged pores and provides balanced care and elasticity to the skin. The Bubble cleanser is the 2nd step of this system and it is a rich foam with microfine oxygen bubbles that deeply penetrates the skin, removes pore-clogging dead skin cells and impurities as it softens and brightens rough, lifeless skin. The pH-balanced formula leaves skin soft and smooth without over-drying.
BRTCpackaging always looks "clinical" and I like how they have a small product information leaflet inside their product boxes which is also translates in English that makes it so easy to determine what this product claims to do and it's particular ingredients.
Speaking of ingredients, this cleanser has 3 main ingredients:
- Bliue Phyto Complex - proprietary ingredient containing ECOCERT-certified lavender water; it alleviates skin stress, prevents skin dryness and itchiness, and soften rough scaly skin for the health of your skin.
- Pore Tannin Complex - proprietary ingredient with natural tannins extract from 8 different bitter herbs which helps tighten enlarged pores and firm skin for a smooth, supple look.
- Na-Complex - it is derived from botanical ingredients such as Neem, Sophora Flavescens root and grape fruit which helps prevent skin troubles, control sebum and soothe acne
The product itself is, as Carina described it, a "tinted (slightly green) gel formula." It has a slightly "bathroom cleaner" scent to it. Pardon the comparison but that's how it reminds me. I believe it has a bit of a lemon scent but one that I often find in bathroom cleaners.
The product is to be used on dry skin after general face cleansing so that it is clean and free from dirt and makeup. This product is supposed to "bubble" on your face, by bubble, I mean lather really nicely into a foamy consistency. The Oxygen component is to help in that department. While my fellow BNT Girl, Carina, found it lathering up on the back of her hand with only two pumps, and that being too much for her, I, however had the difficulty of making this product foam up really well. I tried using one pump, didn't work, tried two, didn't either... not until the fourth pump it did. I have no idea what I was doing wrong. On my face, I had to use at least 5-6 pumps of the product which is quite a lot if you ask me to get it to lather really well and to cleanse my skin.
Mind you, despite the difficulty I had when trying to determine how much product to use, the result was very good. It left my face smooth, soft and taut. The best thing was it didn't feel drying. I have also tried using this with my Clarisonic Mia and I was glad I did since it gave me even better results. Because of the Mia brush, it exfoliated my skin as well so all the dirt the clogged up my pores was thoroughly removed.
This product is meant as a deep cleanser which is to be used after regular face cleansing and is to be used only once or twice a week.
I actually really enjoy this product but for a 60ml bottle that I found retailing in various online shops (Amazon, RoseRoseShop, etc.) for around $18-$30, that is quite expensive. Well, I guess the quality of the product is worth the price anyway but I just don't like the fact that I have to use quite a lot of the product to give me the result I want from it.
*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.
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