The 8 Best Korean Face Washes For All Skin Types


It seems like all Korean stars have been blessed with beautiful, gorgeous skin. While some of that is certainly due to their amazing genes, it’s also due to detailed and faithful skincare. While most of us can’t afford to go to expensive dermatologists however, we can certainly take advantage of the many wonderful products available to the general public.

Like many countries in Asia, South Korea is home to some of the most advanced skincare companies in the world! These great companies offer products for a variety of skin types and ages. While many of us splurge on decent makeup or quality BB creams, one of the areas we often cut corners on is cleansing. If you want gorgeous, glowing skin this summer, one of the first products you need to invest in is a good face wash. How do you know which cleanser is best for your skin though? Let’s check out the products recommended by our editors and writers in “The 8 Best Korean Face Washes for All Skin Types!”

1. Tony Moly Clean Dew Lemon Foam Cleanser (Oily Skin)

This foam cleanser says it’s good for all skin types, but it actually tends to work the very best for oily skin. The lemon extract provides a very thorough, deep cleanse and instantly provides a brighter complexion as well. When washing your face, only a small amount of the product is required each time. Because of that and the affordable price, this is a great cleanser for people on a budget as well. In addition, it’s packed with Vitamin C which promotes healthier skin. (Recommended by small_smiley)



2. Skinfood Wildberry Milk Cleansing Foam (Sensitive Skin)

I am a huge personal believer in Skinfood products. After struggling with skin issues for years, I finally tried several different products from this company and instantly fell in love! In my opinion, this foaming milk cleanser is one of the best face washes available, especially for dry or sensitive skin. It is extra-soothing and gives dry skin the hydration and moisture it needs, while still providing a deep cleanse as well. It can also be used for normal skin.



3. Missha Near Skin Extra Renew Cleansing Foam (Dry Skin)

This product focuses more on hydrating the skin instead of a providing a deep cleanse. The reason why? Ingredients used to achieve a deep cleanse can sometimes be harsh to the skin. If you struggle with really dry skin already, then you need to stay away from ingredients which will only add to your problem. This product provides a light cleanse and deep hydration, making it a great product for people with dry skin. (Recommended by ck525)



4. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam (Normal Skin)

For years now, Asian women have known about the benefits of using rice water as a skincare product. Used to brighten the complexion and prevent wrinkles, rice water is the main ingredient in this product by The Face Shop. Other ingredients also add to the powerful detoxifying properties in the face wash, cleansing the skin gently while leaving it soft and smooth as well. This is a great product for people who already have great skin but need a well-balanced product to maintain their youthful, natural glow.



5. Skinfood Parsley and Mandarin Mild Foam (Acne-Prone Skin)

Many acne issues are caused by bacteria and other impurities that become trapped in the layers of our skin. As a result, we develop redness and inflammation (along with blackheads, bumps, etc). This powerful wash contains several ingredients with natural antioxidants and antibacterial properties that work together to provide a super deep cleanse. Although some people say that the spicy scent of fruits and herbs is too strong, it still remains one of the best face washes for troubled skin by managing to cleanse the skin without over-drying it with harsh chemicals. (Recommended by Soomp)



6. Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foam (Large Pores)

While this product is slightly more expensive than most of the other items on this list, it is definitely worth every penny! This 7-in-1 product promises a lot of results such as deep cleaning your pores, balancing your skin’s PH level, controling sebum, and much more. However, does the product really fulfill all those promises? Most buyers agree that it does! Not only does it provide a thorough cleanse and immediate brightening effect, it also minimizes the appearance of your pores with time.



7. Nature Republic Collagen Dream Vitamin C Capsule Foam Cleanser (Anti-Aging)

Did you know some dermatologists recommend that people start using anti-aging products at around 13 years of age? Before we can even see the first line or wrinkle, the aging process has already begun its work on our skin. That’s why it is so important to establish a faithful skincare regimen. If you need an extra boost to repair damage to your skin, this product is filled with tiny Vitamin C capsules to brighten your skin tone or age spots. It’s also filled with collagen to help maintain the youthful elasticity of your skin.



8. Innisfree Apple Juicy Deep Cleansing Foam (Combination Skin)

Most people with combination skin struggle to find a product that can take care of their acne-prone areas without over-drying the rest of their skin. However, companies like Innisfree have produced some amazing items which will literally leave your skin squeaky-clean! At the same time though, it provides just the right amount of hydration without making the skin oily. The fresh apple scent is really nice as well.


That’s it for our list of “The 8 Best Korean Face Washes For All Skin Types.” Have you used any of the amazing products we mentioned? If so, which one was your favorite? Are there other face washes or cleansers we should recommend as well? If so, let us know in the comment section below!

lee1086 is a Soompi writer who lives for music, playing the piano, Super Junior, and Eunsihae. She is also a fan of 3rd Wave Music, BIGBANG, EXO, and more. When she is not watching the latest K-Drama or obsessing over the perfection of Lee Donghae, she is busy at church or hanging out with her family and friends.