I was introduced to the concept of “double-moisturising” by the people at Kanebo. what it entails is 2 levels of moisturising i.e. through the clear conditioner and then regular moisturiser.
After cleansing, your skin needs moisture to be reintroduced back into the skin and this is where the Clear Conditioner comes in. It might be more easily identified as a toner, but where a toner traditionally cleans off excess dirt and closes pores, the Clear Conditioner is designed to add in moisture to the skin.
The texture is a clear liquid, like water with a yellowish tint. You are recommended to saturate a cotton pad and then lightly pat it (not wipe it) all over your face. This patting motion “pushes” the clear conditioner into your skin and contributes to the hydrating of the skin. Wiping doesn’t have the same effect.
I have been trying this technique for a while and I find that to an extent, my skin does feel more moisturised after using this Clear Conditioner. Some days, I feel like I can just cleanse and use this conditioner and I’m done because my skin already feels sufficiently hydrated. That’s something I’ve never really experienced with any other traditional toners. I don’t follow instructions to saturate a cotton pad because I find it a bit of a waste. What I do is saturate part of the cotton pad, which I find is more than sufficient to cover the whole face.
This Blanchir Clear Conditioner can also be used as a mask. If you buy one of the paper masks from a beauty shop like Sasa, you can soak it in the Clear Conditioner and use the conditioner as a mask. Your skin feels very nice and hydrated after that.
It says “Whitening” but I have not experienced any whitening. My skin however, has been brightened by using this line.
The whole bottle retails for about RM145 for 200ml, if I recall correctly. It too can last about 3 months with regular day and night use.
Pros: Hydrating, brightening, can be used as a mask
Edit: I found a link with the ingredients of this Clear Conditioner
whitening clear Conditioner
Ascorbyl Glucoside?, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate?, Water, Alcohol, POE Glucoside, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Potassium hydroxide, Butylene glycol, Trisodium EDTA, Sambucus nigra flower extract, EDTA, Ethylparaben, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Job’s Tears(Coix Lachryma-Jobi)Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Citric acid, Pyracantha fortuneana extract, Methyl Serine, 3-Levo-Menthoxypropane-1,2-diol, Dimethoxy DI-P-Cresol, Licorise(Glycrrhiza Glabra)Extract
? active ingredients