Friday, 20 September 2013

Review: On The Body Pure Moist Whipping Bar Cleanser

Okay, today's review is the first ever proper cleanser I bought with my first ever Koreadepart order! I'm almost running out of it now so I may as well do a review on it and tick the item off on my growing list of reviews I need to do.
Brand: On The Body
Name: Pure Moist Whipping Bar
Price: $2.34
Where to buy: Koreadepart

Taken from Koreadepart's webite, it has 'cherry blossom scent and fluffy bubble'. Avocado oil enhances moisture retention and soothes irritated skin whilst intensively providing a surge of moisture and nutrition for skin. nothing about cleansing then? ^^; I bought this as I wanted a cleanser suitable for dry, perhaps sensitive skin. I wasn't experienced with other types of cleanser, like foam, cream, etc. so I thought I'd best start off with a basic bar cleanser.

So first off you get the product in a box. The design is quite pretty with a white and pink cherry blossom design. The box seems sturdy and hasn't been crushed at all the whole time I've had it.

Stupidly I forgot to take a photo of the actual bar of soap and now it's almost all gone... >_< It looks pretty much like the photo below; only imagine the white On The Body box and 'On The Body' embossed into the soap.
So nothing special but I'm glad it's pink! Yay, pink~
I had heard of different ways of using cleansers and producing lathers - I tried just using my hands to create a lather, using my Etude House Wonder Pore Brush and using a regular body loofah/puff.

Hand only. As you can see, not really great.

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Using Etude House Wonder Pore Brush. A little better, the lather is very thick and dense.

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Loofah/body puff - this is where it really shines! Lots of super soft, pillowy bubbles! It's way more fun to cleanse this way, I smush my face into the bubbles each time, haha. Using a loofah/body puff also helps the cleanser last longer as you only need a couple of rubs, then you continue scrubbing to create lots of bubbles just using your hand on the loofah.

Using the lather created with all three methods yielded the same results but using a loofah/body puff (I'm just gonna call it a loofah from now on, okay?!) is more economical and much more fun! The bubbles really do feel so soft and silky on your face. I use this cleanser in the bath after exfoliating (still not sure on which way to do that) and after I've taken off my make-up with olive oil + baby wipes to get rid of any last traces of make-up and the oily feel. My skin feels really clean after using it, like the foam got into every pore, a little tight too but I put toner, serum and moisturiser on afterwards so that isn't a problem to me.
The scent is nice. It has a cherry blossom scent that isn't too overpowering. The scent is very nostalgic to me now as I think of when I got my first Koreadepart order and took the plunge into skincare so I really like it.
This bar cleanser was a nice introduction for a newbie. The price was super cheap so I didn't feel like I was missing out on much if it didn't work for me. Now I've had a chance to try foam and cream cleansers I must say that bar cleansers are a little time consuming, convenient and a bit messy compared to them but it has good cleansing power, is fine for my dry skin (makes it feel a little tight though) and was definitely cost effective as I've probably had this over a year and still have a few months usage from it. 4 out of 5 stars from me!


  1. I've only tried the egg soaps by Holika Holika and they're really pricey, this looks nice and the price is really good!

    1. Yeah, I've been tempted to try the egg soaps but I'm not sure which type to try! This is pretty good; I think I'd buy foaming cleansers now for the ease of use but it's nice for in the bath and when I don't feel too tired, haha!