Marshmallow is having a moment in beauty. Whether it’s offerings infused with marshmallow root extract as a healing ingredient, or fluffy-textured skincare inspired by the sugary confection, we can’t get enough. Our latest obsession? Nooni’s Marshmallow Whip Maker.
The K-beauty brand’s innovative tool makes it so that your cleanser is always foamed to perfection. And guys, foam is kind of everything right now.
Here’s how it works: You squeeze a pearl-sized amount of any cleanser onto the punch pad, add water, and pump up and down until it’s whipped to the point that it’ll float in your palm. (It works for powder cleansers, too.) The light, whipped texture comprised of micro bubbles creates a super-soft lather that doesn’t pull on the skin, yet doesn’t miss a trick when it comes to dissolving makeup and impurities.
We do have one qualm, however. It promises to “reduce the pH level” of the cleanser, which left us a little perplexed. When we asked dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, M.D., at Schweiger Dermatology Group, she definitely had some thoughts on the claim.
“It’s nice to whip up your cleanser because it certainly makes it more gentle on the skin,” says Nazarian. “However, it doesn’t do much for pH—all you’re really adding is air, so it feels nicer, but it doesn’t change the inherent pH of the product.”
If balancing your pH is a priority, Nazarian suggests whipping up a naturally gentle cleanser with a lower pH, like Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, which won’t strip natural moisturizers from the skin.
The bottom lines is that the bubblegum-pink tool 1) is useful if you have sensitive skin, as the marshmallow foam lather will be less irritating to your complexion and 2) is fun and will make your skincare routine feel like your favorite kindergarten activity as opposed to a chore. And it’s $6. So really, what’s there to lose?