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Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers

May 29, 2023

Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers

Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers


When it comes to K-Beauty face washes, the vast majority are foam cleansers. Foam cleansers are mild and luxurious washes that foam when combined with water. Containing everything from volcanic clay to baking powder, sugar and egg whites, no matter what skin issue you have, there is a Korean foam cleanser that will sort it out.

Foam cleansers are ideal for deep cleansing however they aren’t always great at removing makeup. This is where cleansing oils and cleansing balmscome in! 

But what are the best Korean Beauty foaming cleansers?

Let's take a look at the top 5 as ranked by sales. 

Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers 

Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers - 1 Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser

Dreaming of smoother, more even-toned and radiant skin? A soft cleanse that won't sensitize or irritate skin? 

Subi has just the dream-boat for you. 

Lightweight, ultra-versatile and perfect for everyday use, Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser is a shapeshifter that does the work of several products in one. It cleanses, can even exfoliate and is perfect to leave the house and travel with.

  1. Easier to travel with than liquid based cleansers (no mess and no cabin luggage restrictions) 
  2. Does the work of two products in one
  3. Lasts far longer than typical liquid cleansers
  4. Guarantees a brighter complexion, softer skin and a smoother texture 

Want a soft, gentle, every-day cleanse?  Simply add more water and turn the powder into a fluffy cloud.  

Wanting a gentle exfoliation? Go light on the water and leave it grittier.  


Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers 


Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers- 2 Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

A favourite from his K-Beauty brand Innisfree is the Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam.

The product gets its name froth Jeju volcanic clusters in the formula.

We love it because it works to absorb oil, which makes it a natural fit for those with oily, combination and acne prone skin. In addition, it helps to mattify skin. Because it draws out impurities it is great for those with clogged pores. 



Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers- 3 APLB Sensitive Micro Cleansing Foam 

A beloved product of those who love gel style foam cleansers is APLB. The soft, dense micro bubbles in Sensitive Micro Cleansing Foam help to gently remove residues for a soothing yet thorough cleanse.

Jam-packed full of some of K-Beauty hottest trending ingredients derived from Centella Asiatica, this foam cleanser boosts skin's barrier, assists to improve acne and soothes skin.

This giant foam cleanser offers great bang for buck with a 200ml pump bottle that's hygienic and easy to use. The formula offers a thorough cleanse that doesn't pull or tug at skin and is ideal for balancing oil and moisture levels in oily, combination and acne prone skin.

If you're suffering from redness, dull skin or dry flakes, there's something in the formula especially for you as well. We love the combination of hard-hitting ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree leaf extract with well known skincare essentials like centella asiatica.


Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers 

Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers- 4 COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Cheap and cheerful for teen skin is the aim of the game for COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. 

This COSRX Cleanser is one of STYLE STORY's all-time best-selling products. Firstly, it is ideal for people with over-active oil glands and acne prone skin. Secondly, it helps to balance oil and water levels in the skin. This can also assist to prevent breakouts. 


Top 5 Korean Foam Cleansers- 5 Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash

A cult favourite for many years, Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash has been described by famed K-Beauty blogger Jude Chao (Fifty Shades of Snail) as "pretty much the most perfect cleanser I’ve ever found for my face."

Dissolve the granules in your hand to form a soft foam, which you can apply to your face to gently cleanse without irritation.

With an ideal pH of 5.5, it cleans skin thoroughly, leaving no residue behind. Tosowoong Enzyme Wash doesn't strip skin of oil, dry it out or compromise its protective barrier.

Our community of K-Beauty lovers has also confirmed that this product is a great swap for Dermalogica's Daily Micro Exfoliant if you are after less exfoliation in your daily routine. 


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