La Mer Cleansing Foam
Price: HKD599 (Groupon) | HKD900 (RRP)
Continuing with my previous Groupon find, the La Mer Cleansing Foam was another La Mer product that I managed to get my little hands on at 33% off <3
Seeing as I quite liked the gel cleanser despite the rather strong but inoffensive scent, I had very high hopes for this foaming one, and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Housed in a plastic squeeze tube, this cleanser is comparatively more travel-friendly than its Gel counterpart, but for those of you who prefer to travel light, decanting into a smaller squeeze tube is always a good option 🙂 As I’d mentioned in my previous posts, I’m a double-cleansing fan and thus, I prefer and have used this Cleansing Foam as step 2 of my double-cleansing in the evening.
In terms of texture, this cleanser lathers up really well and it leaves my combination-dry skin refreshed and squeaky clean without feeling tight or dehydrated. At the time of writing, the weather in Hong Kong is humid though so to be fair, this might be a little drying if and when I use it during fall/winter or in a relatively drier climate (i.e. Vancouver and Las Vegas). In fact, I would say that this cleanser is more suited for combination-oily or oily skin types as it does get rid of extra oil; having said that, those with normal skin could probably get away with using this or really, any of their other cleansers 🙂
All in all, I feel that I would relegate this cleanser for the warmer seasons and climates to help me balance out the extra oil that my skin produces; as an all-season kind of cleanser though, I would prefer the gel cleanser 🙂 I would really only consider purchasing this cleanser through Groupon as the regular retail price is quite steep; having said that though, the product speaks for itself in terms of its effectiveness and quality <3