Finally the foam cleanser that I seemingly hated so much — Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip is coming to an end. It’s time to try its sister, the Shiseido Senka Perfect Double Wash. Shiseido Senka is seriously not even trying with their packaging, the packaging of both of these foaming cleansers are literally the same except for the name of the product, lol. Being the cheapest brand from Shiseido, no wonder if Senka didn’t think too much of their packaging, maybe they have the philosophy of “it’s the actual product that matters” and want to have cost effective product; but even Hada Labo could differentiate their packaging for different line, lol. So, try again, Senka. 😛
My very first impression on Senka Perfect Double Wash is Shiseido Senka’s version of heavy duty makeup cleansers and will share similarities with Etude House BB Deep Cleansing Foam and Laneige Multi Cleanser, a high-pH cleanser that will dry out my skin.
My prediction is not entirely wrong, though, it does come with high pH, slightly higher from the Perfect Whip, at 7.5. Weirdly enough, I didn’t feel that it stripping my skin from using it twice a day for the last three days. Probably because already used to Perfect Whip, because I was way too lazy to replenish my Hada Labo Gokyujun Foaming Facial Wash and I have no other option.
Nevertheless, I still think that despite the high pH, it is a tad bit more gentle than the Etude House and Laneige one, because it doesn’t make my skin feel tight. I slather my skin with tons of hydrating toners afterwards, though, just to be cautious. And I’m trying to use it just for PM, alternating it with much gentler Hada Labo Gokyujun Foaming Facial Wash that I just repurchased, lol.
In terms of cleansing experience and the results, this cleanse share so much similarities with the Perfect Whip, I can’t even judge the difference between them. It feels more of less the same.
The only difference from Perfect Double Wash and Perfect that I notice is the consistency. The Perfect Double Wash seems way more creamier and runnier, while the Perfect Whip is slightly thicker in consistency. However, when both of them foaming up properly, I found that the consistency is pretty much similar.
I expect that this cleanser could remove makeup well, without double cleansing. So, I tested it out with my waterproof eyeliner and lipstick on the back on my hand. Sadly, it didn’t remove my budge-proof Maybelline Matte Liquid Lipstick, though, lol — to be fair it is way too waterproof and drying and I hardly reach for it — but! It didn’t remove my mother’s MAC Pro Longwear Lipstick and my eyeliner pretty well either. So, I still recommend you to have first cleanser before you go with this one.
So, overall, I think this is a pretty decent foaming deep cleanser, it didn’t really stripping out my sensitive skin, but it does cleanse your face (not makeup!) really well, it does come with that squeaky clean feeling. So, if you have dehydrate and sensitive skin, I think it will be better if you don’t go overboard with this cleanser, maybe twice or thrice a week would be enough. I personally think that oily skin would love this cleanser way more than the dry skin gals.
The bottom point is: If you swear by Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip (I know a lot people loves it so much!), there are high chances that you will love this equally.