The Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash has been in and out of my routine ever since I first tried it shortly after graduating from college (around 11 years ago). Priced perfectly for someone who has just joined the workforce, it became a no-brainer for me to pick it up.
However, because I am lucky to be able to try many beauty products as part of my job, my first tried-and-true skincare pick was put to the side. We’re rekindling our relationship now. Will it last? Read more of this review to find out.
I’m not really too concerned about a product’s packaging, except if it’s not functional. So the Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash’s no non-sense and almost clinical packaging is not something I have strong feelings about. It’s straightforward, much like what you would want in a cleanser’s effects.
Texture, color, scent
I don’t get put off by colors in skincare products, in general. So the yellow-orange hue this liquid face wash has doesn’t bother me. When you rub it on the skin, it forms into a lather that’s also quite light. Washing it off is pretty easy, too.
Although I must admit that it’s a big deviation from my previous cleansers of choice, which were quite drying. (I liked the squeaky clean feel, but not anymore.)
When it comes to fragrance, this definitely registers one for me although they say it’s fragrance-free. It has a smell that’s a mixture of clean and floral fresh.
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Claims and results (+ something on pH)
A big part of the reason why I jumped back on the Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash boat is its pH level. In case you’re not familiar or not invested in the whole pH in your cleanser discussion, here’s a simple explanation (from someone who’s also just learning about it).
The pH level of your cleansers matters. Making sure that it has a pH level that matches the skin’s balanced level of 5.5 is ideal (anything between 4 to 6, if you don’t want to be too specific). Using one that’s above that ideal range disturbs your skin barrier, and to put it simply, makes you more prone to getting pimples and overall just more trouble for your skin.
I learned from here that this facial wash has low pH. At P140~ for 100ml and a promise to keep my skin balanced, clear, smooth and supple, it was hard to pass up on it.
So, to answer the question I posed earlier. Will this rekindling thing last? I haven’t used it enough to say if it’s worth hailing as a game-changer. However, in the month or so I’ve been using it at night with my Foreo Luna Mini 2, I’ve noticed that my skin’s not as dry as it usually is.
As I’m typing this, I have zits on my jawline. But it’s also that time of the month for me, so that could be the reason. Overall, I’m quite positive about how this has worked for me, and I do plan on repurchasing… maybe after I try a different low pH cleanser. Do you have a favorite? Let me know below! Have you tried the Celeteque Facial Wash?