SRB ENZYME WASH IS A DUPE FOR TATCHA
We know you all love a good K-Beauty dupe! Here’s another swap you’re going to swoon over.
WHAT IS A DUPE?
Our community of skincare enthusiasts is always asking us for more affordable yet effective skincare, and when it comes to K-Beauty products there are a veritable buffet of dupe options. Today, we’ve got another incredible product swap that will save you a small fortune – meet SRB Enzyme Wash.
DUPE: SRB ENZYME WASH AND TATCHA
Enzyme powder cleansers have been gaining popularity lately, thanks to their low-foaming lather with a touch of customizable grittiness. Unlike ordinary cleansers, which nearly always have water as their first ingredient, because powder washes contain no water, they go much further than their liquid counterparts and are perfect for travel, as they’re less likely to squirt everywhere in your bag.
Because they’re dry, it takes a very long time for these multi-tasking cleansers to go bad, as bacteria and mould have a difficult time growing in them.
The concept of a rice-based cleanser is not new in Korean Beauty, having been inspired by the practice of “rice washing” in Korea. This method was originally used by the women of the palaces who would wait on the King; they used to use rice water to keep their skin looking healthy and fair, as rice water is known to be a natural brightening agent.
SRB Stabilized Rice Bran Enzyme Powder Wash is based off this time-honoured Korean tradition of rice washing for brighter, clearer, cleaner skin. So let’s take a look at it:
SRB’s Rice Bran Enzyme Powder Face Wash is a pH 5.5 balanced cleanser, thanks to its natural amino acid surfactants. It is thankfully free from mineral oil and parabens.
While other powder washes in the market simply use a rice flour based formula, SRB features rice bran extract, which creates a soothing effect on skin. It is also incredibly gentle on skin, helping to soften as well as brighten it.
Rice bran extract also contains the nutrients and enzymes (like GABA, Lycopene, Carotenoids, folic acid, phytic acid, B vitamins, triterpene and sterol ferulates and Coenzyme-Q10) that provide this cleanser with its anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties.
The other key ingredient is papain, an enzyme found in papaya.
The formula is rounded out by collagen, allantoin, and aloe juice, which help to hydrate, soothe and brighten skin.
While SRB (AUD $33.95) runs more expensive than Tosowoong’s Enzyme Powder Wash (AUD $21.95) (which is coincidentally also a dupe for Dermalogica’s Daily Micro Exfoliant!) it is significantly cheaper than Tatcha’s Rice Polish Enzyme Powder (AUD $99).
Let’s a take a look at Tatcha:
While it’s clear that there are some differences between the two products in terms of formulations (and packaging – #letsbehonest Tatcha is hard to beat there), these are similar products.
If you’re interested in stepping into the world of rice based cleansing powders, looking for a dupe for Tatcha or even just a more travel-friendly version of the cleanser you’re currently using, SRB is a solid choice.
SRB’s handy packaging, easy to use and gentle formula plus the $65.05 price saving compared to Tatcha makes it hard to go past.
Let us know which one you would choose in the comments!