Best Korean Cleanser for your skin type.
What are the Best Korean Cleansers for your skin type. And how can these cleansers change your skin.
Ever wonder if your favourite k-pop star was simply just blessed with beautiful, plump, healthy glass skin? You could actually be right and they could simply just have the most amazing genes. But 9 times out of 10 this glass skin is also the result of a detailed and faithful skincare routine; and yep, you guessed it – it all starts with the cleanser. While most of us may not be able to afford regular trips to a professional dermatologist, one thing we can do is take advantage of the extensive range of products readily available to the public. But just how important is our cleansing routine? We previously broke down the 10-step Korean Skincare Routine and now we’re here to help you choose the right cleanser for your skin type.
The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and South Korea is known to many as being the home to some of the largest cosmetic companies in the world. These companies offer a wide range of products to suit many different skin types and concerns and even cater to a wide range of different ages. While some of us would happily spend hundreds of dollars on a great foundation or a premium face cream we may not realise that we could actually be skimping on something just as important – our cleanser. The journey to absolutely glowing skin begins with a great cleanser but how do you know which one is best for you? Let’s check out the products we tried tested and loved and recommend to you.
NEOGEN Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser
An absolute must try for those that have oily skin.
Featuring the star ingredient – fermented Green Tea extract. This cleanser brightens, calms and hydrates the skin.
Gentle foam effectively removes and controls excess sebum production as well as removes sweat and dirt from the skin without stripping skin of its natural oils.
Lightweight and hydrating, this cleanser is the perfect water-based cleanser to use as part of your double cleansing routine as well.
Has a PH level of 8.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Methylglucamine, Lauric Acid, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Dipropylene Glycol, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, C12-14 Pareth-12, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Sibiricum Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Donkey milk, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Malt Extract, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Red Ginseng Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract and many more.
WHAMISA Organic Flowers Cleansing Oil
A calming blend of naturally fermented botanical extracts, brightening licorice extract, and soothing organic aloe water clarifies, cleanses, and hydrates skin.
Whamisa’s new water-free, multi-tasking Cleansing Water gently dissolves makeup and lifts debris while hydrating skin with over 74% organic aloe extract.
Organic, natural rosemary and rosewood oils nourish skin with antioxidants, leaving skin smooth and plump. Dandelion and licorice extracts tone up and brighten to reveal a more radiant complexion.
Free of Parabens, Mineral Oils, Sodium Lauryl & Laureth Sulfates, Synthetic dyes.
Aloe Maculate Leaf Extract, Diglycerin, Glycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Alcohol, Lactobacillus/Chrysanthemum Sinese Flower Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Aloe Maculata Leaf/Molasses Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Beta-Glucan, Mannitol, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil (Certified Organically Grown Natural Preservative/ Bergamot Oil Bergaptene Free)
Missha Near Skin PH Balancing Cleansing Foam
Truly one of the best foaming cleansers for sensitive skin.
It’s formulated with saponin complex and mineral water from the Seorak mountains in Korea to create a subacid base that ensures skin stays at the optimal pH level of 5.
It’s full of gentle amino acids that thoroughly cleanse skin while leaving it moisturized and supple. You will no longer feel any tightness after cleansing!
Gently massage a small amount onto wet skin, lather, and rinse with tepid water. Pat your face dry and continue with your next skin care steps.
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Lauramide Dea, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Tea-cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Peg-160 Sorbitan Triisostearate, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Onsen-sui, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Disodium Edta, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Methyltaurate, Quillaja Saponaria Wood Extract, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Yucca Vera Leaf/Root Extract, Sodium Benzoate
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COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
Cleanse your skin and fight breakouts at the same time with this gentle exfoliating cleanser! Formulated with 0.5% salicylic acid, this cleanser keeps breakouts at bay while removing dead skin cells.
Tea tree oil also helps fight blemishes while willow bark water and saccharomyces ferment hydrate skin, revealing softer and more even skin.
Effective yet gentle, this multi-purpose cleanser will be your new go-to for clear, pillow-soft skin.
This product has a pH level of 8.9.
Water, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycol Distearate, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Salicylic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Melaleuca Alternigolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA
GLOW RECIPE Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser
The Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser is an unexpectedly bouncy makeup eraser + cleanser that deeply hydrates skin, eliminating the need for a hydrating toner.
Blueberry extract delivers antioxidants. Gentle AHA unglues dead skin cells and clarifies. Hydrating suds microfoam, melting makeup and prepping skin to maximize the efficacy of skincare.
Makes skin feel soft, bouncy, and moisturised.
Can be used as a hydrating mask if left on the skin for 10 minutes and then washed off.
Water, Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, Caulerpa Lentillifera (Seaweed) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Physalis Peruviana (Groundcherry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Skullcap) Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract
J ONE Jelly Cleanser
The Jelly Cleanser is a low pH, makeup melting cleansing gel that is infused with Propolis, Royal Jelly and Honey extracts to soothe and brighten the skin while delivering a deep cleanse.
These wonderful bee ingredients are also known for their anti-inflammatories that help calm the skin! The unique gel-to-foam texture of the Jelly Cleanser activates with water and a bit of gentle massage, optimizing the makeup melting action and getting skin truly clean while remaining perfectly balanced.
One of the most popular cleansers on the Korean market.
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-10, Ethoxydiglycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Butoxydiglycol, Diglycerin, Glycereth-26, Diethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butylene
Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foam 7 in 1 cleanser
This foam cleanser deep cleanses pores and its impurities with blue beads that effectively remove accumulated sebum on skin.
Formulated with an oxygen-delivering ‘Carbonated’ ingredient and pore-caring natural ingredients, this 2 in 1 foaming wash and mask effectively treats impurities inside pores and helps prevent future pore related problems.
These are what we believe to be the Best Korean Cleansers for your skin type.
We love these cleansers and highly recommend that you get your hands on them depending on your skin concern. The idea of a cleanser is like a makeup primer and forms the base of the products that are to come next. It’s important to find a cleanser that works best for your skin type and concern in order to achieve the best possible results.
Some of the cleansers have multiple benefits to the skin and are not just limited to the skin types listed above. You need to listen to what your skin is telling you and not focus on what you believe your skin concern is. Seasonal changes can also have an impact on different skin types. Some people may find that during winter their skin can appear quite dry but this is normally due to environmental factors and also the fact that we tend to take hot showers in the winter time.
Find a cleanser that works best for you and let us know what you like most about it. Drop us some comments on what you’d like to read about next.