During the course of 2018, I tried out 4 different Korean face cleansers:
- Whamisa Organic Flowers Foam Cleansing Cream
- COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser
- Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser
- Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea
In this post I’ll be sharing a quick mini review of each of these products.
My Skin Type/ Concerns
Combination: Congested T-Zone, Dry-Normal Cheeks, Acne-prone, Sensitive, Dehydrated
| Whamisa Organic Flowers Foam Cleansing Cream |
This cleanser feels really soft and luxurious on the skin, and it smells amazing. It cleanses really well and my face doesn’t feel too dry straight after using this which is great. I’m sometimes sensitive to fragrances so I did worry that I might breakout with this but so far I’ve been fine, I guess I might not be as sensitive to certain natural essential oils (rosewood & bergamot) than others. I would definitely recommend people to patch test a sample first. This product is a bit on the pricey side so I haven’t purchased the full side yet, and I use my little sample sparingly.
| COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser |
I heard a lot of good things about this cleanser and love that it is love pH and contains tea tree, so I had to try it. I typically use foam cleansers but this gel cleanser wasn’t bad for a bit of a change, and it does lather up well to a slight foam. This cleanses really well and didn’t break me out at all which is great, in fact it probably did help with existing breakouts due to the Betaine Salicylate and Tea Tree content. My only problem with this cleanser is that it leaves my skin feeling pretty dry and tight, so I have to quickly follow up with a hydrating toner, essence and cream to fix this. The tea tree scent might bother some people but I’m okay with it as it makes my mind feel like I’m getting extra benefits.
| Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser |
This cleanser also contains tea tree, but the scent of it isn’t as strong as the COSRX one. I love that this is a foam cleanser with a foaming pump, so what I couldn’t get out of COSRX, I have here in the Klairs cleanser. I love that this contains additional beneficial ingredients such as licorice root extract, centella asiatica extract and vitamin E to name a few, and also has a few similar ingredients to the Whamisa cleanser such as rice extract, olive fruit oil and shea butter. This cleanser feels really soft and fluffy on my skin and has a nice smooth slip to it. It cleanses really well, hasn’t caused any breakouts so far, has a subtle tea tree scent, and best of all it doesn’t make my skin feel dry after using it.
| Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea |
First of all, 10 points to Neogen for their packaging of this products! It actually has real green tea leaves under a plastic mesh at the bottom of the bottle which infuses into the cleanser giving additional benefits. I also love that this has a foam pump. It feels soft and fluffy on the skin and cleanses really well. The ingredients list is pretty long compared to the other cleansers, but it does seem to work similarly anyway. This cleanser hasn’t caused any breakouts, and isn’t as drying as the COSRX one, but does feel a tad dryer than the Klairs and Whamisa cleansers. I also like how this cleanser doesn’t really have much of a scent to it.
Out of the 4 cleansers, it’s hard to choose which is better. I think they are all good in their own way. I would say that if your skin is on the oilier side, then go for the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser or the Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea, whereas if your skin is dry or dehydrated then I recommend going for either the Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser or the Whamisa Organic Flowers Foam Cleansing Cream.
The ingredients list of the Klairs cleanser is most appealing to me out of all of these.
Aesthetics-wise I’d say the Neogen and Whamisa cleansers look great in the bathroom – but looks alone is really not the best reason to buy any product – good thing these actually contain beneficial ingredients too!
I’ve been switching between these cleansers for a while now and still have quite a lot left, so from now on, I’m going to use them up one by one to see how each of them work on my skin with consistent use, and then write a more detailed review, followed by a more thorough comparison, so stay tuned for that in the future.
If you’ve tried any of these cleansers, I’d love to know what you thought of them? were they any good for you skin? Also if you have any other cleansers you love using, please share in the comments as I love testing out new products and I’m always on the hunt for things that are great for my skin.
– Saima –