[REVIEW] SIORIS Day By Day Cleansing Gel (Before and After)
Price (use this link): 22.90$ (If you use my code: DEWILDE you can get up to 5% off on any YesStyle purchase at checkout)
Texture: Mildly thick, nonsticky gel.
What you get: 150 ml
Ingredients: Citrus Natsudaidai Peel Extract (54%), Decyl Glucoside (Surfactant/Cleansing + Emulsion Stabilising), Houttuynia Cordata Extract (5%), Glycerin, Water, Lauryl Glucoside (Surfactant/Cleansing), Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate (Emulsifying + Surfactant + Skin conditioning) , Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Controlling + Emulsifying + Surfactant/Cleansing + Emulsion Stabilising), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Controlling), Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract(2%), Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, ♦️Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Butylene Glycol (Moisturizer/Humectant + Solvent + Viscosity Controlling), Propanediol (Solvent + Moisturizer/Humectant), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent + Moisturizer/Humectant), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (Surfactant/Cleansing + Emulsifying), Citric Acid (Buffering), Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate (Cleansing Agent + Emollient + Emulsifier), Maltodextrin (Absorbent/Mattifier + Emulsion Stabilising), Tocopherol
Citrus Natsudaidai Peel Extract (54%): 🔴[Not enough research] Potentially Antioxidative + One study administered it orally in mice and found it to work effectively for the treatment of chronic allergic dermatitis, although we can’t translate this into the topically applied peel extract having the same properties, it’s a promising discovery + Most skincare ingredient websites list it as a Humectant (A type of moisturizer that draws in moisture from the air and keeps it locked in your skin)
Houttuynia Cordata Extract (6%): Antibiotic + Anti-inflammatory + Anti-oxidative + has commonly been used in Eastern Asian countries such as Japan as a topical treatment against puss-containing skin diseases including furuncle due to its high antimicrobial activity.
Glycerine: Widely used as a quality Hydrator (occurs naturally in the skin and its chemical structure attracts water). You can find this ingredient in most good skin-replenishing products.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract: Emollient
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil: 🔴[Not enough research] The majority of its constituents are fatty acids, which would suggest emollient properties. The bran extract has these properties (but it doesn’t mean that the oil has them too): Antioxidant + Vitamin E and fatty acids anti aging(vitamin E plus vitamin B and squalane) Antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene enzymes like CoQ10 provide active component
Tocopherol: Vitamin E (Most abundant antioxidant found in human skin, works as a photoprotective agent + Anti-inflammatory ). Popular culture suggests that it also helps in wound healing but this is not adequately backed up by research.
Gardenia florida fruit extract: 🔴[Not enough research] Potentially antioxidative + Typically used as a fragrance in cosmetics (might be sensitizing)
Houttuynia Cordata extract helps clean away waste and improves sebum [Soothing + Sebum Management]: Houttuynia Cordata isn't a typical cleansing agent, in the sense that it does not adhere to the standard definition of one. But it is cleansing because it has antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, which is always helpful, especially if you have acne. Acne can be triggered by various factors but is, in essence, a pore-clogging issue. As I've mentioned in the past: "sebum or bacteria accumulate in the pores, clog them, and as your skin grows and dead cells get pushed to the surface, they accumulate in the clogged pore area, leading to inflammation, puss, and comedones." Having an antimicrobial/antibiotic product is particularly suitable for acneic skin, but also for any skin types since the point of cleansing is also to get rid of any harmful bacteria. As for this extract 'regulating the production of sebum', sebum overproduction is usually managed through stress levels, dietary changes and is controlled by hydrating the skin and restoring the skin barrier if it is compromised. Houttuynia Cordata itself isn't hydrating and doesn't have these properties. But it is anti-inflammatory, and the cleanser itself is milder than the vast majority of those available on the market, so it is a good option for sebum-issues.
The salicylic acid in the salix nigra bark extract gently exfoliates [Waste removal + Exfoliation Management]: Salix Nigra Bark extract is present at a 2% concentration of the total product. This ingredient has been proven to work against acne effectively and has shown potential in anti-aging as well. So yes. Although Salicylic Acid is probably more effective when it comes to ‘waste removal’ (they probably mean the removal of acne) and has some more potent exfoliating properties, Salix Nigra bark has been shown to contain precursors of this molecule and has its array of proven efficacy. As for my personal experience, I had two pimples while using this cleanser, and their sizes got significantly reduced thanks to it, so it does work this way, as a mild chemical exfoliator. However, I think there are better acne-targeted cleansers than this one out there. Check out this blog post for more information:  Anti-Acne products that actually work + A Skincare routine.
Plant-derived surfactants so even people with sensitive skin can use the product without worrying about irritation. Non-ionic surfactants (decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside) mildly cleanse and maintain moisture in the skin after cleansing: The main point of this claim is to say that the Sioris Day By Day Cleansing Gel is mild and gentle thanks to its plant-derived surfactants. All of the surfactants present in this formulation are mostly plant-derived and mild, and cleansing your skin won’t result in a dry, overly stripping tight sensation, which is the case with many cleansers. Instead, you’d be left with normal skin, not particularly quenched for thirst nor particularly hydrated or moisturized, just normal skin (unless your skin is very dry or extremely sensitive). So this claim is valid, but let me add this for the sake of common knowledge: just because an ingredient is plant-derived or has a name that you can pronounce doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Essential oils are natural, fruit, or plant-derived, but a good portion of them contain volatile fragrant compounds sensitizing and irritating to the skin. So don’t get fooled by this kind of marketing or advertising (although in this case, it’s true lol).
Ph of 5.52 (4.5 to 6.5) due to different seasonal production times. A slightly acidic cleansing gel that maintains the balance between oil and moisture, keeping the skin moist, so it does not pull tightly after cleansing: Here’s what I always start by saying when any pH claims are involved:
Here’s an excerpt from ‘‘ALL ABOUT CLEANSING & HOW TO CHOOSE A GENTLE CLEANSER’’ by Michelle from Lab Muffin blog: ‘‘Skin is acidic, meaning it has a low pH (around 5). This is important because a lot of the biochemical reactions that occur in the Skin only work within a narrow pH range. Surfactant-containing cleansers are particularly good at changing skin pH for long amounts of time, meaning that if your cleanser has a particularly high pH, then it’s going to hinder your Skin from repairing itself. High pH also makes Skin swell and reduces its flexibility.’’ So, the bottom line is, pH is important. That being said, most tap water pH lies around the 6.5 or 9.5 margin depending on where you live, so even if you apply a pH appropriate cleanser to your face, you might end up washing it off with non-appropriate pH water. I guess for products to truly take all of this into consideration, they should formulate a product whose pH, when mixed with water, would be around 5.
The point is, I don’t care about pH. If you do, picking something with a pH that doesn’t vary based on seasons production would probably be a safer bet, like the COSRX Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser’s at 5.5 instead. As for the Sioris one, I wouldn’t go as far as to say it keeps moisture in the skin; a bit of moisture is definitely lost, but nothing crazy or uncomfortable.
As you can see from the picture, any oil-containing or waterproof makeup product didn’t go away. However, the normal foundation and powdery makeup was fully removed. If you’re someone that wears makeup, you’ll need to use the double cleansing method. And if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, definitely go with something like the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution.
Soooo would I recommend the Sioris Day By Day Cleansing Gel? Yes. The first version of this product contained an array of essential oils, which they got rid of when they got customer complaints since these types of ingredients can create skin sensitization in the long run. I love a skincare brand that listens and considers these kinds of things since skincare is here to make your skin better, not worse - and unfortunately, brands usually prioritize trends and marketable properties (such as good smell) over good practical skincare. There’s one ingredient that is the main fragrant component, the Gardenia Florida fruit extract. It’s not well researched, so no one knows if it is sensitizing or not. Either way, fruit extracts are less sensitizing than essential oil extracts. This is a very good cleanser, with its main constituent being a humectant - no water like most cleansers. And with some good potent ingredients that mildly target acne.
I would recommend it to anyone with normal to combination skin. Otherwise, if your skin is sensitive, this could also probably work out for you, but if it’s extremely sensitive, it’s best to try something else instead, like the Pyunkang Yul Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam. If your skin is oily, you’ll probably enjoy a more potent cleanser like the Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam. Still, strong cleaners such as this one are best used along with milder ones such as the sioris one, on an alternative basis. If you have acne-prone skin, this is also a good choice, but there are better ones specifically targets towards acne, as I mentioned above.
I don’t think this cleanser is the best thing invented out there. It’s just has a lovely formula, with no colorants, essential oils, or irritating cleansing agent - something that should be normal and widely available on the market but isn’t, unfortunately.
All skin-friendly ingredients except for potentially one (Gardenia extract).
Mild anti-acne properties.
Main constituents is a potentially antioxidative ingredient (usually it’s water).
Smells nice without artificial fragrance or essential oils!
Will get rid of dirt and a good portion of makeup
Non-foaming/bubbly, if that’s what you usually prefer.
Won’t get rid of any oil-containing/waterproof makeup.
🍋Score: 4/5 ——— A good cleanser, taking a lot of customer concerns into consideration, offering more than just an everyday cleanse, with interesting ingredients and formulation.