Nars Purifying Foam Cleanser Review

April 19, 2013

I love the NARS Purifying Foam Cleanser! I started using this one since summer, and it worked brilliantly for my normal to dry skin. What surprised me the most is that my skin is still loving it in this cold weather which is a good indication that it is an all year rounder for even dry and sensitive skin. So I think I need to write up a more detailed review to share my love.


As the name suggests, it’s a foaming cleanser that helps to clean and purify the skin. The cleanser contains micro beads that feel very gentle on the skin. A tiny dab of it forms a lot of bubble so I have barely used a dent after several months! And this gigantic tube will last me a long time I think. It is part of the Nars’ latest brightening skincare range so it contains “light reflecting technology” which helps to brighten up your complexion. I would say it is a good product to be incorporated into your skincare routine if your main concern is pigmentation or dullness but I won’t solely rely on this product for brightening purposes.

When it comes to foaming cleansers, my preference has always been with Japanese brands as that is what they are known for. The Japanese cleansers pioneer in terms of producing ultra-dense and creamy foam (that has a marshmallow-like texture) and has excellent cleansing power . The downside is that they tend to over clean my dry skin so I always feel my skin a little taut after washing with most brands. Compared to that, what wins me over with Nars is that it does a good cleaning job and makes your skin feel refreshed without stripping any natural oil off. My skin feels clean, balanced and soft (not dry and tight) after washing, It completely removes any makeup residue and makes the skin appear ‘very clean’, and for morning use I like how refreshing it feels and how it instantly wakes my skin up.

Bottom Line: A very good foaming cleanser for any skin type (even sensitive). Highly recommend! I love it so much so I have bought almost the entire range (typical me!), and so far I am very impressed with the luminous mask and the moisturizing gel-cream which are worth checking out. The cleanser can be purchased here.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

jeslynj April 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Sounds like a good product I could use. I love how your reviews are very thorough 🙂


Dovey April 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hi Reika,

I’ve been really curious about NARS’ skincare line, so it was great to see your thoughts here. The foaming cleanser does sound like something I’d like 🙂


ANu April 19, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I really like the sheseido foaming cleansers. thank you for the review.


Ell April 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

Thanks for the review 🙂
Would you be able to list the ingredients?
I can’t find any good source online :<

Thanks again!


Reika April 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Sorry Ell I threw away the box a long time ago, so I don’t have the ingredients list with me…


Jenni @lifeandlensofbeauty April 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

sounds like a great cleanser! I love foamy ones but most do make the skin feel stripped afterwards.


Renee April 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

Off topic but I love your nail colour! What shade is that? 🙂


Reika April 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Chanel Frenzy! I love this color!


Irene April 24, 2013 at 2:48 am

Hi the link you posted to buy the cleanser they don’t do international shipping I think. Can you please tell me where you get yours from? Myer or dj? I’m in Melbourne. Thanks heaps. I really would like to try this out.


Reika April 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Hi Irene you can get Nars at Mecca and they have shops all over the Australia. Here is the link


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