Note that as of October 2021, this product has had a packaging and formula upgrade. STYLE STORY is only stocking the upgraded version.
Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash has been described by famed K-Beauty blog 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, so that our faces look and feel perfectly fresh and clean. Tosowoong Enzyme Wash doesn't strip skin of oil, dry it out or otherwise compromise its protective barrier.
If you are after a luxurious powder cleanser that is ultra gentle and suitable for damaged, weak, acne-prone or sensitive skin, try Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser.
Eliminates waste in pores
A little product goes a long way
Perfectly balanced pH 5.5 cleanser
Leaves skin fresh and comfortable
Perfect for sensitive, hypoallergenic skin
Cleans skin thoroughly with no residue left behind
Doesn't strip the skin of natural oils, nor dry it out
Comes in dry form, which makes it perfect for travelling
Perfect to use as Step 2 in the Korean 2-Step Cleansing Method
Contains star beauty ingredients Vitamin E and papaya enzyme, which softens skin
Tosowoong Cleanser contains:
Papain - a mild enzyme exfoliant derived from papayas - helps soften your skin to make it silky smooth.
Vitamin E - an antioxidant and skin-conditioning active.
Licorice extracts - help balance uneven skin tone.
If a face wash is not pH balanced (i.e. is too alkaline), it weakens the structure of your skin's acid mantle. With your acid mantle weakened, skin is prone to attack.
Ceramides, lipids and happy fatty acids can all be damaged and bacteria allowed to breed. This is bad news for those of us with acne-prone skin and roseacea, as these conditions can be exacerbated by using an unbalanced cleansing foam.
Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash protects your skin as you wash your face.
1 Shake a small amount of Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash cleanser into the palm of your hand or onto a damp cleansing tool.
2 Add water and lather.
3 Gently massage over your face, then rinse thoroughly.
Launched in 2004, Tosowoong is a Korean beauty label that emphasises proven, KFDA-certified “functional” ingredients in simple formulations. It offers a broad selection of products, from skincare items to makeup, as well as cleansing tools and accessories. The brand is extremely popular in Korea and with many western beauty bloggers.
made in korea
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Lauroyl Aspartate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Titanium Dioxide, Alcohol Denat., Maltodextrin, Papain, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance
Great cleanser, the granule texture means I can choose if I want an exfoliating scrub of a gentle soapy cleanse. Also doesn’t dry out or irritate my sensitive skin - love it!
The product is great as a second cleanser. It foams easily, rinses well and leaves the skin soft with no film. A little goes a long way which is fortunate because if you're anything like me you'll end up with a broken lid and half the product in your vanity and the other half on the bathroom floor. The lid is very thin and super flimsy, and once it's broken there's no easy way to store the product. Will not purchase again purely based off the lid design.
Hi Kira, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on Tosoowong's Enzyme Powder Wash. It's the first time we've ever heard of someone having an issue with the lid breaking but we're very sorry to hear this was the case for you! STYLE STORY
I thought this product would be a good exfoliant, but it just has large grainy bits that seem to disintegrate immediately upon contact with water. Then it lathers like it's got a ton of detergent in it. I hoped it might be a bit like Dermalogica's powder exfoliant - it's not.
Hi there! Thanks for your review. This product is not supposed to be an exfoliant - it's a daily cleanser, which is why the powder granules dissolve when you apply water to them.
I really like this product. The little crystals massage and exfoliate while cleansing. A little goes a long way! My only small issue is with my extremely sensitive skin, it seems to irritate it a bit...I am a bit red for a few days after so this may be a weekly only wash.
Hi Candece - So glad you're enjoying Tosowoong's Enzyme Powder Wash! For an even gentler cleanse, try exfoliating all the powders on your hands first and then apply the foam to your face. We've found this the best option for sensitive skin as it's even less abrasive - STYLE STORY
I fell in love with this power wash from the first cleanse - massaging the grains into foam on my skin really felt like it was working its magic. My skin feels soft and supple for the first time in a while; I'll definitely be coming back to buy this wash again.
So glad you're loving Tosowoong's Enzyme Wash! It's one of our favourite Korean cleansers for soft skin - STYLE STORY