In Korea and Japan recently a trend developed to wash your face with carbonated water. I first saw this trend in Korean Beauty Show “Get it Beauty” and when I received the Tansan Kakumei Carbonated Revolution from Beautystar I was very happy to be able to try this trend. By using carbonated water for cleansing your skin will get a massage and be cleaned more thoroughly, taking advantage of all the pearling bubbles in the water. I will tell you right away that I have a little crush on this product ♥
Tansan Kakumei is a Japanese product and it is one of the best selling items. After its release 50 million packages were sold within half a year. This product is part of the Synapse Media Lab. All you need to have is a basin or a bowl with water in order to use the product. The product consists of two bags with two powders, which combined make up your carbonated water. The front of the bags show a face covered in bubbles, persumeably the carbonate bubbles. Since it is a Japanese product, the instruction on the backside of the package are in Japanese. There are pictures explaining the instructions. You’ll find a English translation to the product description on Beautystar.
The bags for the two powders are separately packed and marked with “A” and “B”. The color of the bags is different, on e is a bold pink, the other a light rose pink.
Below you’ll see how to use the two bags of powder to create the carbonated water. First you dissolve powder A into the water. The color of the water remains clear. You won’t see any bubbles at this step. Powder A contains citric acid, malic acid, and glycolic acid. As soon as you add powder B the water will start to sparkle. Powder B contains more ingredients than A, which are:
hydrogencarbonate Na, sodium carbonate Na, sea salt, Sodium lauroyl glutamate Na, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate Mg, Argania spinosa Kernel oil, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract-1・(BG)・(H2O), Hyaluronic acid Na・(H2O), hawthorn berries extract, zizyphus jujube fruit extract, citrus paradise grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) juice, lemon juice, citrus aurantifolia (lime) juice, BG・H2O
First it foams up, then the foam on the water surface dissapears and you are left with bubbling and fizzy carbonated water. Putting your hand or face into this carbonated water makes the bubbles burst and results in a tingling feeling on your skin. The ingredients are what differentiates this carbonated water from normal carbated water from the bottle. It contains plant extracts and hyalorinic acid, which have beneficial properties for the skin. The sparking and bursting of the bubbles will result in a massage of the skin and promote the blood circulation while the ingredients will provide care to your skin.
Now, the funny part when using this: you have to soak your face into this sparkling solution, and while you are doing this you have to keep your eyes and mouth closed. Moreover, I would advise you to hold your nose, because the bubbles will popp into your nose otherwise :D You best use cold water, but if you are not used to use cold water start of with lukewarm water – this reduces the tingling. In any case I would previouly clean the face and remove make up residues. The first time I used, the tingling feeling was so shocking that I had to put out my face quickly and start all over again. Now, after I was prepared for the sensation I could try it again. If you use the whole package, the carbonated water is quite strong and the bubbles will burst heavily on your skin. The tingling effect may be considered as unpleasant first, but after a while you get used to it and occasionally start to enjoy it. Afterwards, my face appeared red, because of all the bursting bubbles on my skin and I really could tell that the blood circulation of my skin was stimulated. My face felt refreshed and clear. The redness dissapeared quickly, too. I also tried using only half of the packaging of powder A and B and you still have a lot of bubbles, but the effect was less intense and my face didn’t become red this time. The reddening of the face is also described on the product description, so it is normal and you don’t have to worry about it as long as it dissapears after some minutes. After a while the powder will sink to the bottom of the bowl or basin, but if you stirr the powder, the water will start to bubble up again.
I never thought that this carbonated water would be so addictive…at first I was annoyed that you have to use a bowl or something similar because it means more work. But after feeling and seeing the effect on the skin it made me kind of addicted, although the bubbles tingle on the skin and feel discomforable first. I really love this and I can recommed you to try this. ♥ You can get this from Beautystar for 3.69 US$ each. If you buy 10, you’ll receive one for free. If you buy 30 you’ll receive 5 for free.
Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.beautystar.me/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.