Product Comparison: Difference between The Face Shop’s Brightening Rice Water Cleansing Foam Migamisu and Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

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.

Price:

  • Both costed me P445.

Packaging:

  • 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.

Application:

  • 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.

After effects:

  • 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.

Ingredients Comparison:

Brightening Rice Water Cleansing Foam Migamisu
 Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam
Water  Water 
Myristic acid  Myristic acid 
Glycerin  Glycerin 
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
Talc Rice
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
C12-13 Pareth-3
Butylene Glycol
Hexylene Glycol 
Disodium EDTA
CI 42090 
CI 19140 
CI 14700 
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Fragrance 
Hexyl Cinnamal 
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.

 

The Verdict:

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!

2 responses

  1. I disagree on your last comment about the ingredients. As far as I know if you look closely you’ll notice the ingredients on the right ( rice water bright cleansing foam) is much more natural and by saying natural I mean less chemicals. It’s not actually about the quantity of the ingredients here. Let me give an example. Talc vs. Rice (rice water) talc is more like a mineral from magnesium where Rice is a natural ingredient derived from plants. If you inspect closely, the ingredients on the right are more natural. One more thing, at Php445.00 we can say that the packaging on the left is well thought of compare to the right. But looking closely (again) They’re putting much thought on the improvement on the ingredient rather than the packaging which of course is useless. 🙂 Overall I really like your intensive review of the product. In the end, I guess it depends on the tolerability and the effect on your skin. 🙂 Just sharing my opinion. 🙂

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    • Hi AriaDae! Thanks for dropping by. For one, I think I clearly stated that I’m not a chemist nor any course in relation to the field. And that I need to validate the ingredients claim further. I also encoded them within my cosdna account, and apparently, the one on the right (the newer one) has more yellow marks within the ingredients. Then again, I am not a chemist, so I wouldn’t know.

      But thanks for sharing your opinion. 🙂 And bottom line, whichever your skin likes would be beneficial for you at the end. 🙂

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