Thursday, January 30, 2014

BRTC Bubble Refining Cleanser Review

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.

packaging 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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  1. Great review. Never heard of this brand before.

  2. I've never used this product, but what does the instruction say about the bubbling thing? I have a Missha oxygen bubble cleanser/mask and while the sample worked exactly the way the instructions said it would, it was really hard to get the full size to "work" until after a couple uses, and it has to sit on your face to start bubbling. It's really weird--I think maybe after a few pumps a little air could've been introduced into the system and maybe that's why it works now for me, but when it was new it didn't bubble up at all, no idea why.

    1. I'm not sure about the bubble either. According to the other BNT Girls' review, it's supposed to foam up even without water and when it does, you have to wait for around 2-3 minutes and the bubbles in the foam will start popping and then you have to wash it off.

      Here's the links for the other girls and hope you can find the answer in their reviews Kim, Alene, Carina, Rini and Mariana

  3. Great review! I'm actually looking for a new cleanser right now so maybe I'll try this out!

    1. I hope you get to try this one but this is more of a deep cleanser and a second stage cleanser.

  4. Never heard of this, but I'll try it out once I finish using my current skinfood serum. I feel like it kinda works like this. *A*
    That's weird that it didn't foam; it looks rather capable of becoming fluffy. *A*
    Thank you for the review! <3


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