Friday, 10 October 2014

Review: The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!

Peeling papaya wash! For those who have yet to try a peeling wash, it's quite an interesting thing. Quite a few of the cutesy asian brands like Etude House and The Face Shop have these gel/serumy textured face 'washes' that work as a non abrasive exfoliator. It's honestly hard to tell through use if the bits that are produced from these products are your actual dead skin or the product itself but it's still worth trying!

The Face Shop had two types of this peeling wash and I decided to go with this cheaper and also seemingly more effective one! I tested both in the store and this one produces much more peeling!

Continue below for the review!
The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!
The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!

The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!
The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!
Packaging & Product!

Much like most of the lines from The Face Shop this packaging is done up in the way of many of their scrubs/washes where the main ingredient is an image on the packaging! I quite enjoy the fun, straightforward and simple design on the label and the bottle itself is quite basic. It's a hard thick plastic bottle with a pump that comes with a stopper. It's simply is a super basic design but it's light and it works very well!

My only complaint is that the pump doesn't dispense as much as I'd like to use at one time. I use at least 2-4 pumps for a nice solid dollop that I find is enough for my whole face and down my neck. This peeling wash feels like a thick gel and it's milky in color. There's a light scent but it's sort of one of those scentless scents. The moment you start using your fingers to rub this against your skin you will see and feel bits coming together and these are suppose to be dead skin rubbing off.

It's a legitimate thing to question if these bits are actually your dead skin cells or the product designed to  bunch up to seem like it. I've tested this by using the product and then washing my face and then repeating for one or two more times. I figured that there's only so much dead skin that will bunch up and rub off and that if it's the product then it would always bunch it. I was very happy when after a second or something second and a half application there's no more bits peeling up so I think it's legitimate!

The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!
This product is seriously gentle and I'm sure it would be great for all skin types. I think this also would be a great exfoliant for after a day in the sun or if you're sun burnt! I personally use this on bare skin days because this doesn't take make up off properly and you'll still feel the film of foundation on your face after using this.

The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!
The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling wash!
Paid: $15.90 SGD or about $12.50 USD

Recommend: Yes! This is such an affordable and lovely product to use. I might still have a tiny bit of doubt of whether or not the peeling is actual skin but I believe it is after multiple tests one after another. This scentless, gel textured, light product is great for all skin types! It's not for taking off make up or improving bumps from oily skin but it's more of a super gentle peeling wash!

Repurchase: Yes, but not this exact one! I'd like one from Etude House next!

Bottom line: A very effective, gentle and easy to use scrub free exfoliating wash. I think most people will be very fascinated by how it works and feels. It's a super affordable peeling wash to use too!

Have you ever tried a peeling face wash before?
Do you think it actually works?
Let me know!

Feel free to comment!
Thank you!


  1. I think I might need to try this! I've always been curious about peeling gels ever since the Cure gel!

    ♥ M&L twoplicates

  2. Whoaaaa, I've never seen something like that before. I think that the peeling off part would take a bit of getting used to, but it sounds so nice. I love gentle cleansers.

  3. fun gadgety formula, too bad the pump is a bit lame :)

  4. PAPAYA???? I love this fruit, looks like a good product I will check it out ^^

    So cool!!

    恵美より ♥

  5. This seems so cool :)
    I have had peeling face washes before that have not worked at all but this one seems good :)
    I would love to try some Asian cosmetics some day but for that, I need to go to Asia and I can´t afford that right now ;)

  6. Nice find! I have used something like this from Tony Moly and it worked well too for me. I wanna use the Etude House version as well! Oh so many products I want! Lol

  7. Ooh Interesting. I'd love to try out something from the Face Shop again because my first experience with a few of their masks wasn't the greatest. Papaya is known to do wonders for the skin so this looks promising.

    Michelle | A Lovely Allure

  8. Very interested really need to try this.. thanks for the info

    Natural Beauty Tips




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