It’s important to cleanse our skin twice a day, but there are still times when we slip up and neglect our cleansing routine. Well, what happens next can be a total nightmare. You may see a dramatic rise in breakouts, more oil production, or drier, duller skin as time goes on.

When you toss pollution into the mix, you could end up with a recipe for disaster. Cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, and the haze all contain free radicals, which can increase skin sensitivity, dullness, and cause premature signs of ageing, such as pigmentation and wrinkles. To make matters worse, not all cleansers are able to rid your skin of these pollution particles.

This is why the SENKA Perfect Whip is a product we keep in our arsenal at all times. To find out just how effective the cleanser is, Daily Vanity invited 20 readers to try the product for five days and give us their honest opinions about it. Spoiler alert: the average verdict for the cleanser was a 4.3-star rating out of 5!

Before we dive into the reviews, let’s learn a little more about the SENKA Perfect Whip.

About SENKA Perfect Whip

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SENKA Perfect Whip has been the number one facial cleanser in Japan for 12 consecutive years now, and for a good reason.

A pea-sized amount of this product is all you need to whip up a dense, cushiony foam in your palms. Its fluffy foam is packed with microscopic bubbles that remove invisible dirt, fine dust and particles (PM2.5), and dead skin cells to give you “Massara Suppin” skin, which translates to clear, bright, and beautiful bare skin.

The formula also contains naturally derived white silk cocoon essence that protects and smooths your skin, and is further boosted with double hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture even after you cleanse. To top it all off, the cleanser uses SENKA’s unique Aqua-in-Pool formulation to strengthen your skin’s barrier, shielding it from daily environmental damage.

With continued use, you’ll notice clearer, healthier, more radiant skin that’s able to withstand the effects of pollution much better.

If you’ve been a long-time fan of the SENKA Perfect Whip, you may have spotted a little difference in the packaging too. The tube now sports a white silhouette of the cleanser’s foam on the front – an adorable touch to its design.

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Left to right: Perfect Whip Collagen-in, Perfect Whip Acne Care, Perfect Whip White Clay, Perfect Whip Fresh, Perfect Whip White

Besides the original SENKA Perfect Whip Cleanser, SENKA also has five other variants that cater to different skin concerns and types. These variants include the Perfect Whip Collagen-in, which contains Collagen and Beauty Serum to increase skin elasticity and protect the skin against signs of ageing, and the Perfect Whip Acne Care that’s enriched with salicylic acid to unclog pores.

There’s also the Perfect Whip White Clay to gently purify the skin and Perfect Whip Fresh, which uses Uji Green Tea to remove excess sebum from the skin. Not to mention, there’s the Perfect Whip White that uses Fuji Sakura Essence to brighten the skin.

SENKA Perfect Whip retails from S$7.90 at Watsons, Guardian, Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, FairPrice, Giant, Sheng Siong, Cold Storage, Unity, Metro, Watashi+ on Shopee, Qoo10, Redmart, and Lazada.

Related read: Why anti-pollution skincare should be a priority in your routine even if you can’t “see” pollutants

SENKA Perfect Whip review: 20 readers give their honest opinions

SENKA Perfect Whip
4.3

Summary

Most of our reviewers agreed that the SENKA Perfect Whip was able to cleanse their skin thoroughly without stripping it of moisture. All of them were impressed by how a pea-sized amount of the cleanser was able to produce such a dense and fluffy foam that deeply cleansed their skin.

They enjoyed the pleasant, floral scent of the cleanser. For most, the cleanser left their skin feeling comfortable and balanced throughout the day. Some also noticed brighter, more radiant skin in just five days. In fact, one of our reviewers noticed that her pigmentation had lightened too.

Those with sensitive skin also saw softer and smoother skin in five days, and did not experience any irritation from the cleanser. Two reviewers introduced the SENKA Perfect Whip to their husbands, who also enjoyed using the cleanser.

Nicolette, 21

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Textured skin, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads

The packaging of the SENKA Perfect Whip made the product feel more expensive compared to other products that I have tried before. The scent of the cleanser was pleasant, and it was able to foam well.

After trying it out for the first time, my skin felt very clean and it did not cause any breakouts. Five days later, it still leaves my skin feeling refreshed after cleansing, and my face doesn’t feel greasy throughout the day. It was able to clean my skin effectively and it didn’t leave any residue on my skin.

My overall experience with the SENKA Perfect Whip was a pleasant one. The product helped to prevent breakouts and left my skin feeling fresh and clean. It smells great as well, and its texture was non-greasy and was easy to lather, which I enjoyed!

Isabel, 24

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Textured skin, visible/enlarged pores

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The SENKA Perfect Whip cleanser feels velvety and creamy, and it lathers up well. It removes oil and dirt effectively, but it doesn’t dry out my skin. It didn’t leave any residue on my skin after cleansing too.

After five days, my complexion felt smoother and more refined. My skin felt balanced, non-greasy, and moisturised throughout the day too. Overall, it has worked very well for my skin type.

Yuqi, 24

Skin type: Normal, combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, visible/enlarged pores, acne

When I used the SENKA Perfect Whip for the first time, my skin felt very clean. The dense foam was able to cleanse my skin thoroughly. After using it for five days, my skin felt balanced but not greasy.

This cleanser has worked very well for my skin type. The best thing about it is that a tiny amount goes a long way, so it’s definitely value for money. I was initially surprised at the gel-like texture when I squeezed it out of the tube for the first time. I soon realised that I did not need to dispense a huge amount as the cleanser is actually pretty dense.

Amanda, 27

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads

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I don’t like cleansers that leave a residue on my skin or leave my face feeling tight after use. The SENKA Perfect Whip was able to foam up and spread easily over my face, and it kept my skin cleansed but hydrated.

I liked the simple packaging and affordable price – I would definitely use this as my regular cleanser! My skin felt smoother and more hydrated after five days. Overall, this is an effective and affordable product.

Yun Ru, 29

Skin type: Normal, dry
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads

The SENKA Perfect Whip cleanser is creamy and lightweight, and it left my skin feeling fresh and clean, but not dry. Even after using it for five days, it has never once left my skin feeling dehydrated – just clean and balanced.

My skin feels softer and more supple, and my pores look more refined after using it. My face doesn’t feel dry or greasy throughout the day. I only need a little amount to cleanse my skin. It’s a nice product and I would purchase it again.

Yu Han, 31

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin, dehydration, blackheads

Some cleansers I’ve tried were too drying for my skin and some had fragrances that were too overpowering. However, after using the SENKA Perfect Whip, my skin felt clean and the formula isn’t as drying as I thought it would be.

After five days, my skin looked brighter and clearer. However, my skin felt a little tight after cleansing, so I had to reach for a moisturiser right after every wash. Throughout the day, my skin felt balanced and neither too dry nor greasy.

Overall, it was a great experience. The SENKA Perfect Whip cleansed my skin thoroughly and did not strip my skin of its moisture. My husband was using this product as well and he liked it. He loved how clean his skin felt after each wash.

Hazel, 39

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin, dehydration, clogged pores, blackheads

The SENKA Perfect Whip creates a creamy and lightweight foam that leaves my skin hydrated and clean each time I use it. Since it didn’t dry out my skin, it helped my makeup go on easier as well.

After five days, my face looked more radiant and it helped to even out my skin tone. The pigmentation on my skin seemed less obvious too. I also saw a reduction in clogged pores. Plus, I received compliments on my skin from family and friends.

This cleanser really kept pimples, pigmentation, and dryness at bay. My skin is moisturised, refreshed, and balanced.

Michelle, 23

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, clogged pores, acne

When I used the SENKA Perfect Whip for the first time, it left my skin feeling clean but a little dry. After five days, my skin was much cleaner and I experienced less acne. I love the scent and texture of the cleanser, and would recommend it to my friends and family!

Liyin, 24

Skin type: Oily, combination-oily
Skin concerns: Clogged pores, acne, blackheads

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I liked the texture of the SENKA Perfect Whip, as well as its packaging and affordable price. During the five-day trial, the cleanser left my skin feeling clean but never dry. It doesn’t leave any residue on my skin too. My skin felt refreshed after cleansing and was hydrated throughout the day. After five days, my skin felt softer and more supple.

Pherenice, 27

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, clogged pores, blackheads

I love how the SENKA Perfect Whip smells! The cleanser left my skin feeling clean, hydrated, and fresh. I definitely wanted to continue using the product after I used it for the first time.

My skin felt smoother, softer, and more supple after five days. My skin texture was more refined too. I was most impressed by the cleanser’s scent when I first used it, and the results I saw were great too.

Eileen, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads

The SENKA Perfect Whip leaves my skin clean but moisturised. My skin didn’t feel dry at all, so I wanted to continue using the product after I used it for the first time.

It was able to clean my skin effectively without leaving any residue on my skin. The cleanser worked very well for my skin type and my skin didn’t feel dry throughout the day too. It’s an awesome product and I will continue to use it to see even better results!

Karyen, 32

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, visible/enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads

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The SENKA Perfect Whip has very practical packaging and a nice velvety texture. There’s no obvious smell too. My skin felt very clean and refreshed after using it for the first time. However, it did leave my skin a little dry and tight.

After five days, it seemed to have cleared a few clogged pores and reduced a bit of redness too. My skin felt softer and more supple. It’s definitely better than most cleansers I’ve tried.

I enjoy using the SENKA Perfect Whip in the morning as a way to start my skincare ritual. I find that it cleanses really well. I will continue using this beyond the trial period.

Fiona, 34

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Visible/enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads

When I used the SENKA Perfect Whip for the first time, it cleaned my skin effectively, but left it feeling a little dry. Since the Perfect Whip has a denser foam, it cleanses better compared to other cleansers I’ve tried. In fact, a small amount is sufficient.

I liked how it’s fuss-free and has a nice scent. I would definitely recommend this cleanser to people with oily skin.

Shavon, 26

Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, acne, blackheads

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The SENKA Perfect Whip has a smooth texture that’s silky, velvety, and creamy. It cleansed my face well, and my skin didn’t feel dry afterwards. In fact, it gave my skin a slight glow as well.

After five days, my skin looked clearer and my pores looked smaller too. My skin texture is smoother and more refined after using the cleanser. It has definitely worked better for me than other cleansers that I have used previously. My skin doesn’t feel dry during the day and doesn’t get greasy throughout the day too.

I would recommend it to all my friends and family members who are looking for a cleanser that’s great for all skin types!

Adalyn, 27

Skin type: Dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads

SENKA Perfect Whip has a faint floral scent that is not too overpowering, which makes me feel like I’m enjoying a facial treatment at a spa. It foams up really well after a while and is gentle on the skin. After using it for the first time, my skin felt smooth, plump, and hydrated. Even after a long day in a cold office, my skin didn’t feel dry or flaky.

After five days, my skin felt smoother and more hydrated. My skin texture felt more refined too, and my skin was balanced but not greasy.

This is probably one of the most affordable cleansers I have used. It suits all skin types, and my partner is using it too. I would definitely add it to my cart again. I would totally recommend SENKA Perfect Whip to my family and friends. Not only is it an award-winning cleanser, it is also dermatologically tested.

Ching Wee, 29

Skin type: Dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, acne

I love how the SENKA Perfect Whip foams up like a marshmallow. It lathers up into a fluffy foam and leaves my skin feeling thoroughly cleansed. Since it has a denser foam, it cleanses better compared to other cleansers.

My skin felt refreshed after cleansing, and it didn’t feel stripped or tight. My face felt softer, smoother, and more supple too. Plus, my skin didn’t feel dry throughout the day. A small amount goes a long way – I only needed a pea-sized amount to create a creamy lather, so one tube could probably last for months!

Isabel, 29

Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, scars

When I first tried the SENKA Perfect Whip, I noticed that it has a milk-like scent. Straight from the tube, the texture appeared very thick, so I was afraid it wouldn’t wash off well. However, I was surprised to see that it washed off as soon as it touched water.

My skin felt very moist and fresh, and it appeared brighter each time I washed my face with the cleanser. I didn’t need to put in much effort to wash it off, so it didn’t leave my skin dry or strip my skin of moisture.

After five days, my skin looked much brighter. Plus, I didn’t experience any breakouts or sensitivity, which is great. This is an awesome, fuss-free product that I can bring along for a staycation. It leaves my skin clean and beautiful.

Shireen, 36

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores

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I love the foam that the SENKA Perfect Whip produces – it gave my skin a thorough cleanse. From the first use, I could see a visible radiance.

After using for five days, my face felt more hydrated and moisturised. It also looked brighter and more radiant. On top of that, it keeps my skin hydrated for a longer period of time, compared to other cleansers I’ve used. Overall, I had a great experience with the SENKA Perfect Whip. I’m impressed by the results and will continue to use it daily.

Lydia, 39

Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, textured skin, dehydration, clogged pores, blackheads

Other cleansers I’ve tried tend to strip my skin of moisture, but I didn’t experience that with the SENKA Perfect Whip. A small amount of cleanser produces a cushiony dense foam that leaves my skin hydrated even after cleansing.

After five days, my skin feels softer and more supple. My skin’s barrier feels stronger too. I can safely say that this product has worked better for me than other cleansers I used previously. Plus, my skin doesn’t feel dry throughout the day.

Eileen, 44

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads

The cleansers I’ve used in the past leave my skin feeling tight occasionally, but not the SENKA Perfect Whip. I was very impressed that a pea-sized amount could create so much foam, and it rinsed off perfectly clean without leaving my skin feeling dry or tight.

My skin still felt hydrated even before I started applying my skincare products. After using it for five days, my skin felt smoother and softer. My skin definitely felt balanced but not greasy, so I’d say it has worked very well for my skin type.

It has worked better than all the other cleansers I’ve tried. In fact, I’m already looking to purchase a new tube after my current tube runs out. It’s a great cleanser especially for people with super sensitive skin like me. I recommended it to my hubby and he finds it good as well.

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