Review: Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Cleanser

An antioxidant cleanser that doesn’t mess up your skin barrier, lifting everything your skin doesn’t want while leaving what it needs—healthy pH, hydration, antioxidants and no irritation. Matcha and hemp seeds are here to boost the skin’s intake of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Your skin and this cleanser might be a matcha made in heaven!

Krave Beauty

I was really excited to try Krave Beauty’s Matcha Hemp Cleanser; so many skincare you tubers I follow genuinely advocate this product (its creator, Liah Yoo being an incredible skincare guru herself), and it avoids so many terrible ingredients that other cleansers often fall victim to. The product has no scent, and is a somewhat sticky green gel. It applies to wet skin with a subtle grip, coming to a gentle lather after a few caresses. Non-irritating and hydrating, the cleanser has been part of my routine for about two months now and with it, my skin always looks bright and plump after washing!

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Water, Glycerin, Coco-Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-10, Ethoxydiglycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Chloride, Butoxydiglycol, Diglycerin, Glycereth-26, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Diethoxydiglycol, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Decyl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Butylene Glycol, Octanediol, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA

Significant Pros

  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water (calming)
  • Glycerin (hydrating)
  • Coco-Betaine (non stripping cleaning agent)
  • Decyl Glucoside (non stripping cleaning agent)
  • Panthenol (hydrating humectant)
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (moisturizing for those who are not prone to fungal acne)
  • Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil (moisturizing for those who are not prone to fungal acne)

Significant Cons

  • Citric Acid (skin irritant for sensitive skin)
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Fungal Acne Trigger)
  • Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil (Fungal Acne Trigger)
  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Fungal Acne Trigger)

The Takeaway

I really enjoy using Krave Beauty’s Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser: applying it is easy, the price point ($16) is reasonable, and it hasn’t caused me any breakouts. Though some of the ingredients may trigger fungal acne, because it’s a cleanser and will be washed off, I’m much more lenient with the cons and would still recommend this product. Even so, I may keep hunting for another cleanser that doesn’t depend on fungal acne triggering oils for its benefits. I would encourage other users to learn about what irritates their skin before diving into this product.

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