It’s taken a while to sink in. But slowly I’m realising that living in Seoul is in no way shape or form helping my product obsession. Rather than shake my head at the money I’m spending on skincare; I am no longer opting to live in denial. Succumbing to my addiction by sharing my thoughts more, on the crap that overloads my bathroom cupboard is the only way forward lol. So while I will still post about my travel experiences and food etc. I wanna focus on the stuff that really makes me tick. Check out my thoughts on the Neogen Cleansing Stick below.
What is it?
“The Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick is a travel-friendly cleanser created by Charlotte Cho that offers a 3-in-1, travel-friendly experience. Formulated with 13 natural oils to breakdown makeup, natural green tea leaves to exfoliate and a low pH to gently cleanse your skin, this cleanser will lead the way to bright, clean skin.”
What’s in it? …
These days, I’m super into knowing what’s in my skincare, as I have realized that just the air alone pisses my face off. I was excited to learn that out of the 22 oils in this cleansing stick, 13 of them are natural. The ingredients in the Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick are:
Glycerin, purified water, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, palmitic acid, stearic acid, lauryl betaine, betaine, camellia sinensis leaf(0.3%), camellia sinensis seed oil(0.1%), camellia japonica seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower)seed oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, oenothera biennis (eveningprimrose) oil, tocopheryl acetate, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, ocimum basillicum (basil) oil, cananga odorata flower oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, origanum heracleoticum floweroil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange)peel oil, fragrance.
The Look & Feel….
The texture was creamy, but lightweight and in fact reminded me of a luxury bar of soap. The stick contained real crushed Green Tea leaves, which made me raise an brow at first. But they held up, and didn’t start coming away from the stick as I used it. I was right when I thought ‘soap bar’ because it lathers the same way as Dove. Although they claim it to be as superior as a double cleanse, I still found myself having to rinse more than once. After a weeks use I went back to double cleansing, using this first and following up with Hada Labo’s Foaming face wash. Prior to the cleansing stick I had been using their Green Tea foam cleanser, which left my face clean, but slightly tight. The stick however, cleansed my skin while still leaving it feeling hydrated. I am assuming that’s down to the low PH level.
Why I hate it? …
For the same reason I loved it. Not only did twisting bottom feed into my laziness, it also meant that when I got right to the end of the stick I was left with a sort of gungy mess. (FYI..we are not trying to feed into my laziness). And the gungy mess felt like a waste of product, unless you are willing to scoop out the dregs with a knife or a cosmetic scoop. …Ain’t nobody got time for that.
In all honesty I was fan. Would I buy it again? Yes…if I needed something for the gym or was travelling and needed to lighten my load. Bonus points to Charlotte Cho and Neogen for making my cleansing routine a lot less awkward. Though, while it cleansed my face well enough, I felt that for really sensitive skin like mine the Green Tea bits were irritating. Since finishing with Neogen, I’ve tried 2 more cult cleansing sticks, the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick from SU:37 and The True Tincture Cleansing Stick from Belif; and I’ll be honest and say Neogen it is my least favourite.
Overall: It’s perfect for travel and quick cleansing. But you would need to follow up with something else, as it doesn’t quite have the same overall effect as a double cleanse. Super grateful, for the quality and simple ingredients.
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