Thursday, October 3, 2013

Review: Lioele Vita Juicy Foam Cleanser

So, I've heard tons about this brand called Lioele while in the States, but when I went to Korea...I couldn't find a single Lioele store. This left me so confused! Are they just an online store? I was told there was a store in Seongnam but never found one. Oh well...
Anyways, after the failed attempt to find a totally bright pink and Cinderella covered store (think Etude but MORE pink), I just bought a cleanser when I returned from Seoul at Pretty&Cute to try the brand out. Cleansers and lipsticks are the best way to go!

Product Info:
Lioele Vita Juicy Foam Cleanser
[Gold Kiwi]

Where to get it:
W2Beauty: 13.24
YesStyle: 15.00 (They only have Cranberry & Blueberry)
LioeleTexas: 18.50
Pretty&Cute: 18.50

With Fruit extracts and it's rich foam, it helps for oil and water skin balance and removing dead skin cells for soft and clear skin. Vitamins and Lioele's patented formula leaves the skin healthy and vitalized.

There's 3 cleansers in this line:
Gold Kiwi: Sensitive Skin
Skin soothing and moisturizing Gold Kiwi Extract leaves the skin moisturized. This cleanser also removes dead skin as well as impurities.
Blueberry: Normal/Dry Skin
Balances the oil and moisture levels in the skin as well as exfoliates.
Cranberry: Oily Skin
Helps to cleanse the skin and remove dead skin cells, especially pores that lead to breakouts.

Cleanses Skin
Soothes and Softens Skin
For Sensitive Skin
Nourishes Skin

Water, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Lauric Acid, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Taurine Cocoyl Methyltaurate, Glycol Distearate, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Lactobacillus, Soybean Ferment Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Impatiens Balsamina Flower Extract, Magonolia Kobus Brench/Flower/Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Lucifera Flower Extract, Rhododendron Mucronulatum Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Camellia Sinenses Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract, Fragrance, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Iron Oxides, Mannitol, Microcrystalline Vellulose, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Chlorpenesin, Methylparaben, Yellow 4, Yellow 5

When I first smelled the cleanser inside the store, it smelled just fine; Not too sweet and definitely not over powering. I'm not sure if it's because I've been using SkinFood's Steam Milk Bubble Mask as a cleanser so I'm not used to a fruity scent or what, but as soon as I lathered it on my face it was an instant slam pack of sweet fruit/cupcake scent. Now, it's not a bad scent at all, it was just not expected. It does last throughout the entire washing of the face and lingers until I use a toner, so if this is too much for you, I might avoid it. It is definitely a potent smell for sure.

I do like the packaging as it's a very sturdy tube with a plastic label so I can stick it in the shower and not worry about it getting ruined like a lot of my SkinFood stuff has :/
It's most definitely not the usual Lioele pink, or "pretty" packaging for sure. Just very plain, simple, and to the point; there is no frills or glitter here. I think this might have been marketed towards men or something! It has a nice cap that doesn't stick when trying to open it (I've had several of those evil caps...), and actually stays shut. The only downside is that the very top of the cap where it dispenses product is slightly more sheer than the rest of the tube so it always looks dirty. Just a personal irritation as I hate when they look dirty or are covered in product. Ew..

The cleanser itself is a shimmery yellow that comes out at nice pace, so I'm never worried about squirting out a ton and wasting it.

The results are fabulous. It does leave my skin tingly clean without feeling squeaky clean (too dry). It does seem to leave my skin a bit whiter and more even in tone so that's definitely a plus that I wasn't expecting. I do understand it mentions that it helps balance oil and water levels for clearer skin, but I wasn't sure of exactly how that would work...
My skin does feel a lot more plump and refreshed as it's getting actual moisture instead of being stripped of it as some cleansers have done in the past. As I use an exfoliation mask twice a week or depending on the weather, I can't really comment on the exfoliation properties and if they work or not. Since it is created for those with sensitive skin, I'm especially happy as I've had some bad experiences with cleansers causing redness, irritation, or just leaving me with angry red blotches all over the face after gently massaging it for just a few moments! No fear of that with this baby. It also does a marvelous job of taking off all my cosmetics regardless of if it's BB cream or waterproof mascara!

-Removes makeup
-Leaves skin feeling moisturized
-Tones skin
-For Sensitive skin
-Not a costly cleanser
-Sturdy waterproof container

-Scent is a little over powering

Rating: 7/10
I really do love this cleanser and how it makes my skin feel afterwards, but the smell is just a bit TOO much at times. When I'm waking up or going to bed, a sweet fruity cupcake is not what I want to be smelling for the first or last few moments of the day. Otherwise it does work really well and has replaced my previous cleanser as it actually removes makeup and doesn't strip my skin of moisture. Now, I really wish I could find a Lieole store when I visit Seoul again so I can repurchase this in the future!

Translation of Bottle
Lioele Gold Kiwi Vita Juicy Foam Cleanser [Gold Kiwi]

Lioele Gold Kiwi Vita Juicy Foam Cleanser [Gold Kiwi]
"A refreshing cleanser for moist skin"
With Fruit extracts and it's rich foam, it helps for oil and water skin balance and removing dead skin cells for soft and clear skin. Vitamins and Lioele's patented formula leaves the skin healthy and vitalized.

Directions: Take an appropriate amount to wet hands, then carefully massage with enough foam and rinse with warm water several times.

Cosmetic Ingredients: Phyto Shooting [Patent No. 10-0898308], Gold Kiwi extract
Size: 150ml

(Excuse the discoloration in nails...this is what happens when you paint them red with no base coat /:)
1. While using, prevent product from entering the eye. 2. Close your eyes, rinse in water, do not open.
3. If products does get into the eyes, do not rub, rinse with water and consult a specialist if irritation occurs.
4. With all cosmetics, if irritation occurs, stop using product completely. If symptoms continue to get worse, contact your dermatologist
1. This includes red spots, swelling, itching, irritation, etc
2. If the above occurs, avoid direct sunlight.
3. Where there is injury such as eczema, do not use.
4. Storage and Handling Precautions:
-Do not store in hot or cold areas and avoid direct sunlight.
-Keep out of the reach of children, please.
-After use, always keep the cap closed.

*If there is an error with this product, contact Consumer Dispute Resolution Criteria noticed by Fair Trade Commission. You may be able to request a return or will be compensated.

Customer Service: 080-990-8080/1577-2512 (Lioele)
*Precautions before use, be aware of how you the product.

Company:(shares) Lioele
Chung-Ang University 2093 5th floor Geumjeong-gu, Busan  (Namsan)
Manufacturer: (Shares) Course Naheul
220 municipal road Junmyeon Industrial complex