Great Value and Good for All Skin Types
I was surprised reading the ingredients in this "clarifying" cleanser that it doesn't contain anything like salycic acid like I normally see in cleansers for acne or trouble skin. So far it's done well to keep my skin clear. I used to use Kracie Naive Cleansing Facial Foam/Sengan Foam but after I finally ran out of that I decided to give this one a shot. It contains more product than the Naive foam (170ml in The Face Shop's foam compared to about 110ml in Naive foam) and at practically half the cost, as an international friend was able to pick this up for me at around $3-4.
The foam itself is very mild and the fragrance is so sheer you don't notice it. It does the job it sets out to do—it cleans skin and leaves it soft and supple, much like the Naive foam does. I've found that I really love Asian brand facial foams since they feel much gentler on the skin than the American brand facial cleansers, which tend to feel harsher on the skin. I'm not sure if it's just the fact that I do have an Asian skin type, or that the chemicals going into American cleansers really are harsh...?
Between the two cleansers Naive Sengan/Cleansing Facial Foam from Japan and The Face Shop Herb Day Clarifying Acerola Cleanser from Korea, they're actually very similar as far as I can tell. The only significant difference at least for those with normal skin types is their price and that the fragrance in Naive foams are much more noticeable than in The Face Shop cleansers. At this point, the fragrance is entirely preference or consideration for skin sensitivity—otherwise, I recommend both, and particularly The Face Shop's if you want to save a few bucks.