|REVIEW| AHA Cleansing Research Wash Cleansing Review

AHA wash cleansing review

I bought this AHA Cleansing Research Wash Cleansing when I was looking for an AHA product to exfoliate my skin. Turns out I actually bought a cleansing foam. Even though it is not what I wanted initially, I became obsessed with it especially after learning that AHA cleansers are good for my skin! A good cleansing foam (especially an AHA one!) can keep our skin clean and comfortable while reducing the formation of acne due to accumulated dirt. Most cleansing foams tend to dry out the skin but I'm lucky this one does not. Because this AHA wash cleansing contains fine granules, I prefer rubbing it between my palms first before I apply it on my face. By doing this it not only cleans better but also reduces the friction against my face when I massage it.
I have many broken capillaries and I don't wish for more!

I have mixed feelings when a product comes in a tube. On one side, it is hygienic and I love beauty products that do not involve my finger nails. On the other side, however, is when the product is almost empty, it becomes difficult to squeeze out the remaining product. We all know the pain of getting the last bit of toothpaste out! Depends on how bad the situation is, I would sometimes cut open my tube container to ensure no wastage. Do you do the same? :D

AHA Wash Cleansing Review

AHA Wash Cleansing Review
When squeezed out, it looks condensed and only foams up when I rub it repeatedly between my palms. 

I have this incorporated into my night time routine as my first cleanser. I only use it once a day even though the description recommends twice a day. I'm worried the fine granules may be too much on my sensitive skin but it has never caused any issue ever since I started using it. So it may still be fine even if you want to use it day and night! After all this is the recommended method to use.

The ingredient list behind this AHA Wash Cleansing is in Japanese and I tried my best to decipher it for you here:

Water, Myristic acid, Stearic acid, Potassium hydroxide, BG, Polyethylene, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Palmitic acid, Ethylene glycol distearate, Lauric acid, Lauryliminodiacetate Na, PEG-3 Coconut oil fatty acid MEA Sulphuric acid Na, Olive oil, Orange juice, Candida bombicola / Glucose / Methyl rapeseedate ferment, Kiwi extract, Papain, Polyquaternium-51, Apple juice, Etidronic acid, Stearic acid PEG-75, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic acid sorbitan, Dextrin, Lauramide DEA, Malic acid, Hydroxylation Na, EDTA-4Na, Propyl Paraben, Methl Paraben, Fragrance

I have not tested out the pH but from the smell I detected, it smells slightly acidic with a faint orange plus apple smell. It is definitely a pleasant smell but if you are not into fragranced product you might not like it. The product itself is white in colour and if you rub it between your fingers you will be able to feel the granules I was talking about. These granules help in exfoliating the skin and my face feels smooth and squeaky clean every time after using this.

You can see from the pictures above that my tube is nearing its end of life. It looks squeezed, doesn't it? It comes in 120g and because you only need a tiny amount for your whole face (and even neck), it lasts a long time. Therefore, a little goes a long way. I've been using it for more than 9 months and its malic acid scrub kiwi extract papaya enzyme works wonder in removing stubborn dirt and keeping my troubled skin clear (except a few chin acnes around my M-period).

I bought it from Watsons Sunway in Malaysia at RM37.00 last year. When I was in Japan, I spotted the same thing but it was sold at a similar price which is why I didn't grab a backup tube. I wouldn't say it is cheap but I do think it is affordable if you are looking for a quality foam cleanser that does not dry out your skin!

Now we need to find out how well this AHA Wash Cleansing cleans. It's time for a test! 

Top: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
From left to right: Lilan Vital Semi Permanent Mascara, Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner, Tanya Burr Cosmetics Matte Lip, Ov├ęt Blemish Balm and Shiseido MAQuillAGE Lipsticks
Bottom: Eyeshadow from Sephora Makeup Academy Palette
The white dot on top of the blemish balm is the AHA Cleansing Research Wash Cleansing itself.

AHA Wash Cleansing Review

AHA Wash Cleansing Review

AHA Wash Cleansing Review

I wiped it with a tissue and everything was gone! Although if you look closely, you can still see a tinge of the Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner still left on my hand. Otherwise it cleans up pretty well and my hand does not feel dry afterwards. 

Speaking of this, you must double cleanse even after using this Wash Cleansing. When you go over with a milk cleanser / cleansing water again, you will realise that it leaves some tiny granules behind that simply washing with water is not enough to get rid of. Make sure you double cleanse to pick up these granules or else it might clog your pores!

AHA Wash Cleansing Review
To double check, I went in again with my Bioderma. All clean!

Overall, I think this cleanser works great and is worth the RM37.00 I paid for. 
Would I recommend it? Surely I will! If you are into good smelling cleansing foam that does not dry out your skin, this AHA Wash Cleansing review shall help you make your decision!

So that's it! What do you think about this cleanser by Cleansing Research? Are you or your friends using it too? If you have any questions regarding to this, you can ask them in the comment section below and I'll be more than happy to answer them if I can.

Thank you for reading, see you in the next post!


This is not a sponsored post and it is strictly based on my personal opinion of the product after personally trying it out. Please make sure you consult whoever is selling you the product and ask for samples if you can!

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