Friday, September 21, 2012

[SKINFOOD] Special Cleansing Travel Kit

Sometimes I like to get a Travel Kit or Trial Kit! Not only because it is mostly cheaper than the full size product but also because it conatins more than a simple sample (pouch). This way I can try out a specific product better.
A few weeks ago I found at eBay the [SKINFOOD] Special Cleansing Travel Kit which contains the following:

- Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream
- Egg White Pore Foam
- Glacier Water Multi Gel
- Green Tea Deo Wash -For body-
- Citron Scalp Care Shampoo

I mainly got it coz of the Glacier Water Multi Gel but some of the other things looked interesting, too.
The 5 products came in a small travel/ vanity bag which is partially brown with a zipper on top.
The tubes looking all the same, just the print on the front is different for each product. Each tube contains 20ml and has a twist-off lid.
The descriptions on the back are always in korean only.

Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream:
Description: The mineral-rich Brazilian black sugar in the cleansing cream leaves your skin moist after washing and gently removes the dense make-up.

The make-up removing Deep Cleansing Cream has a creamy consistency, a light brown color and a slight sweet scent. I used it a few times now and it removed my make-up quite well without drying out my skin too much or burning in my eyes.
I used the following (left to right):
Eyeshadow, Eyebrow Concealer, Eyeliner/ Kajal, Mascara, Lipgloss, Lipstick, BB Cream
After massaging the cleansing cream over my skin (above) and after removing the residues with a tissue (below):
You can see that there is still the eyeliner/ kajal visible but it was completely gone after washing it off with warm water afterwards.

Egg White Pore Foam:
Description: A pore-refining cleanser with egg white extract that deep-cleanses pores with white foam.
[Egg white Story] Egg white, enriched with alumin, promotes firmer skin and smaller pores.

This cleansing foam with egg white extract belongs to the same product line as the Egg White Pore Mask I reviewed here.
The consistency is thick & creamy with a soft scent. It slightly tightens my pores and that's what I like about this product. I would get it as a full size but I own too many other facial cleansers already.

Green Tea Deo Wash -For body-:
Description: A cleansing body wash containing green tea extract is specially formulated to fight against unpleasant odors with its rich foam and perfect cleansing properties while refreshing green tea scent keeps your body refreshing.

The Green Tea Deo Wash was a product I wanted to buy before already but it's too expensive for me (US$24 for 400ml). So, I was more than happy to get a smaller size with this Special Cleansing Travel Kit.
The colorless liquid soap has a nice green tea scent...that's almost all I can say. I don't feel anything special about it. It's like every other body wash/ shower gel I used before.

Citron Scalp Care Shampoo:
Description: Citron Scalp Care Shampoo is free of 4 additives (colorings, paraffin, ethanol, benzophenone) and contains Citron extracts marked by its beautiful citrus aroma. The pure fresh lather cleanses your scalp.
[Citron Story] Citron, so popular as to be used for baths for its beauty ingredients, makes your scalp healthy and your hair beautiful.

In this colorless shampoo I was less interested! It has a nice fresh citrus scent and surely cleanses my scalp and hair as well but I still prefer other hair care products.
I need to use a conditioner, though, otherwise my long hair is hard to comb.
This Citron Scalp Care Shampoo might be good for those with dry or normal hair.

Glacier Water Multi Gel (Toning & Soothing):
Description: A glacier water-infused lightweight moisture gel that helps tone and soothe skin. Also can be used as a facial gel, overnight mask and body gel.
[Glacier Water Story] Pure glacier water is naturally alkalescent and enriched with oxygen, potassium, calcium, magnesium and other beneficial minerals.

The main reason why I got this Travel Kit is this Glacier Water Multi Gel (Toning & Soothing). I reviewed the Gel Mask already here and now I can try out the Multi Gel as well.
The clear gel is very moisturizing and refreshing but it starts to tightens my skin after it got absorbed. Therefore, I need to use a moisturizer over it.
Somehow, I find it vey similar to a aloe vera gel. Still a nice product and good for people with oily skin or after sunbathing.

 Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream, Egg White Pore Foam, Glacier Water Multi Gel
Green Tea Deo Wash, Citron Scalp Care Shampoo

Price: around 8,- €/ US$10 
Bought at: eBay (zinopark)       
What I love:   
Perfect for travelling and enough to use for a few times.   

What I don’t like: 
The two products I don't like a lot are the Green Tea Deo Wash and the Citron Scalp Care Shampoo.
Will I buy this again? No! I might consider to get the full size of the Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream, though.


  1. Hi nice review, can you please tell us the size of the pouch (roughly)? Thank you :)

    1. Sure, the pouch has the size 15x12cm (approx). Not very big but enough for those small travel sizes. =)

    2. Thank you for replying! I checked zinopark and they don't say anything about pouch at the description, I wonder if other products like that have pouches but they don't say it lol! I like pouches (@.@)

    3. I didn't know it comes with a pouch, too. But I think that all those travel/ trial kits are inside a box or pouch. ;)

    4. I did order and received the Moistfull White Set by Etude House but it came in a box (^-^) Gonna try more in the future. I'm kinda hooked to buy this Skinfood set after reading your review!

  2. Thanks for the roundup! I like knowing more about skinfood products.

  3. Ohhh. I wouldn't mind trying out this lil kit ;)) Thanks for the great review! :DD

    1. They have more travel/ trial kits btw. Even from ETUDE HOUSE or Holika Holika. ;)

  4. This is cute! Definitely want to try out skinfood sometime :)

    1. Just do it if you have the chance to get some things. =D

  5. look good
    i wanna try out skinfood i hear it's good :D

    1. I heard the same coz SKINFOOD is using natural ingredients. =)

  6. Thanks for these reviews. I didn't know they sold these mini sets. I think I've only seen these BB Creams from Skin79.

    1. You can get some more of those sets from SKINFOOD or even ETUDE HOUSE or Holika Holika. ;)

  7. hi sweetie, i've nominate you here :)

  8. thanks, its very helpful!!! I love skin food!!