We have compiled a list of some of the best Korean facial cleansers in Singapore from $12 for different skin types - because the Koreans are experts when it comes to skincare.
Check them out below!
For oily skin type
#1 innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
innisfree's famed Volcanic line uses volcanic ash rich in minerals from Jeju that can absorb excessive sebum and dead skin cells due to its porous structure. The Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam ($13) is a refreshing cleanser with particles smaller than pores to wash away excess oil and impurities for a clearer, less shiny complexion. It also deeply cleanses pores with its dense bubbles - great for those with oily skin and clogged pores.
#2 Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash
Powder cleansers have been slowly gaining traction and if you haven't tried one, now's the time to do so! The Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash ($33.30) cleanses the skin effectively with its green tea powder while papain enzyme and baking soda gently melt away blackheads and dead skin cells. It also exfoliates, leaving you with bright and smooth skin in return.
For dry skin type
#3 Keep Cool Ocean Deep Cleansing Foam
A cleanser that makes your skin feel tight after washing will be the bane of your existence if you have dry skin! It's important that you use a cleanser that hydrates the skin, rather than dry it out further. Try the Keep Cool Ocean Deep Cleansing Foam ($16.15) that has a soft, creamy texture to deeply clean pores while its miscella technology removes impurities and makeup without disrupting the skin's natural balance. Your skin will feel smoother, softer and more moisturised after using.
#4 belif Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser
The belif Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser ($39) is suitable for all skin types but will work especially great on dry skin! It's a sulphate-free, jelly-to-foam cleanser with a burst of hydration that will remove makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. It has pore minimising benefits while its hydrating formula regulates sebum production. The antioxidants in the formula also have skin-calming and anti-blemish properties.
For sensitive skin type
#5 PURITO Defence Barrier Ph Cleanser
Products with lower pH means they are closer to the skin's natural pH level so they are less likely to cause irritation, making them great for those with sensitive skin. The PURITO Defence Barrier Ph Cleanser ($16.95) is mild and doesn't contain any of those nasties such as sulphates and artificial fragrance. It has a gel consistency that glides effortlessly onto the skin so there's no need to harshly tug on your already sensitive skin. It also deeply moisturises and calms at the same time.
#6 Sioris Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser
Sioris is a clean and sustainable Korean brand and its products come in beautiful minimalist packaging. Like its name suggests, the Sioris Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser ($24.90) is capable of cleansing the skin without irritating it. This low pH cleanser is made with organic green plum water full of nutrients, macadamia seed oil high in antioxidants, and natural plant-based surfactants to effectively cleanse while adding hydration. All the ingredients are sourced in Korea, with no parabens, artificial fragrance and additives that will irritate the skin. The smooth, creamy texture will make cleansing your skin a luxurious experience like no other!
For acne-prone skin type
#7 COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
COSRX is a well-known Korean brand that is loved by with those with acne-prone skin. The COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser ($12.90) contains salicylic acid, an ingredient that helps to unclog pores to reduce breakouts. It also gently removes impurities and excess sebum while fighting pimples and blemishes, leaving your skin soft and smooth. This is gentle enough for daily usage too!
#8 Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Foam
The Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Foam ($14.99) is formulated with natural ingredients and 100% real green tea to deliver soothing and refreshing benefits to the skin. This hydrating and gentle foam cleanser will not further irritate your acne, but rather, calm them. The green tea is great for removing skin waste and can help to reduce breakouts.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG