The Face Shop released 2 lines with almost the same name: Brightening Rice Water Migamisu and Rice Water Bright. The former is a line they replaced with the latter. Now, I’ve heard that they’ve just “repacked” the older version into the new one. I doubt about that.
This post is to give you a brief comparison on the 2 lines, using their cleansing foams.
Yes, I actually have both of them. Hahaha!
The Face Shop claims that these products should brighten the skin and hydrate at the same time. Actually, both relatively hold the same claim so no difference there.
- Both costed me P445.
- Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam came in with a box. The tube is yellowish in color, with a sticker on it that contains information about the product. Ingredients are printed on the box. The print on the tube and box gives off this elegant and traditional feel. The tube is big and wide and made out of soft material that is easy to squeeze.
- Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam was just the tube wrapped with plastic. The ingredients are printed on to the tube, similar to its print. The design of the print gives off a classy and modern feel. The tube is tall and sleek. The tube is somewhat hard to squeeze.
- Winner: Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam because its tube material is easier to squeeze and the traditional look is very lovely!
Quantity of Foam in tube:
- Both have 150ml in their tube. The Migamisu just has a bigger tube.
Foam’s Physical Attributes
- Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam: Milky-white color, and very cream like. It has a subtle fragrance which is not that perfume-y.
- Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam: Milky-white color, and very cream like. It has a perfume-y scent on it.
- Winner: Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam due to the smell. The smell is milder than its successor which is favorable to people with sensitive noses. I’m not saying that the successor’s scent is strong, it’s just that it’s relatively too fragrant.
- Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam: Lathers very well, like your typical Korean Cleansing Foams. Lessens whiteheads and blackheads if massaged well on the skin. Leaves this squeaky clean finish, making your skin feel tight. But watch out for your eyes! It stings when it touches your eyes.
- Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam: Lathers very well, like your typical Korean Cleansing Foams. Lessens whiteheads and blackheads if massaged well on the skin. Does not give the squeaky clean finish, but instead gives you this soft and smooth feel. But watch out for your eyes! It stings when it touches your eyes.
- Winner: Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam because of the squeaky clean finish that I love so much! But drier skin types would prefer the Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam due to its moisturizing effects. So overall, this would have to be a tie.
- Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam: Brighten my skin a bit. Didn’t cause me pimples, and actually controlled my pimple outbreak on those days every month. Made my skin soft and smooth but feels sort of dry, good for my oily T-zone.
- Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam: Brighten my skin a bit. Didn’t cause me pimples, but didn’t do much to control my pimple outbreak on those days every month. Made my skin soft, smooth and well moisturized.
- Winner: Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam since it helped alleviate my acne on those days. I have to admit though that my skin on the dry areas felt better when I used the Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam.
|Brightening Rice Water Cleansing Foam Migamisu||
|Myristic acid||Myristic acid|
|Stearic Acid||Potassium Hydroxide|
|Potassium Hydroxide||Stearic Acid|
|Cocamidopropyl Betaine||Glycol Distearate|
|Disodium Lauriminodiacetate||Lauric Acid|
|Glycol Distearate||Disodium cocoamphodiacetate|
|Butylene Glycol||Cocamidopropyl Betaine|
|Cocamide MEA||Cocamide MEA|
|Glyceryl Stearate||Glyceryl Stearate|
|PEG-100 Stearate||PEG-100 Stearate|
|Fragrance||Sodium Lauryl Sulfate|
|PEG-12 Dimethicone||Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract|
|Titanium Dioxide||Rice Bran Oil|
|Oryza sativa||Titanium Dioxide|
|Disodium EDTA||Sodium chloride|
|C12-13 pareth-23||Divinyldimethicone/dimethicone copolymer|
|C12-13 Pareth-3||C12-13 pareth-23|
|Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde|
The 2 cleansers have 17 similar ingredients. They are as follows:
Water, Myristic acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Butylene Glycol, Cocamide MEA, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Oryza sativa, Disodium EDTA, C12-13 pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3
- Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam: Has over 20 ingredients having only 3 of it not found in its successor.
- Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam: Has over 31 ingredients having only 14 of it not found on its predecessor.
- Winner: Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam. I’ve read from somewhere that the more ingredients you have, the more you should be wary on the product. I have to validate this claim further, though.
Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam is definitely better for me than Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam. It did well to my combi skin. The latter might be favorable to dry skin.
Sadly, Brightening Rice Water Migamisu Cleansing Foam is discontinued, so if you happen to see them in stores, get them! And can you get one for me? 😀
One thing’s for sure, the facial foams are different and not technically for all skin types.
For more in-depth review of each product, see below!
Aside from the cleansing foam, I also have Lip and Eye Make-Up Removers from both lines. Hahaha! So watch out for that post. 🙂 Happy Weekend folks!