Heard the rumors about how Korean Skincare can save your skin but not sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck because I’m about to introduce to you 5 popular Korean Facial Cleansers that could finally be the answer to your acne-related problems!

These products are holy grails for so many people because they’re effective and they’re gentle on the skin! Just because you want products to help you with your acne problems doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your face by applying harsh chemicals to it. Because trust me, it will only hurt your skin in the long run.

Before you pick out which product is best for you, here are a few tips:

  1. Your face’s natural ph is 4.5-5.5. So, if you have dry and sensitive skin who opts for a mild, gentle cleanse, it is recommended that your cleanser should not be more than a ph of 7
  2. A good cleanser should also be free of these 4 ingredients in which I will refer to as the ‘4 Faults’. The 4 Faults are: Parabens, Sulfates, Alcohol,  and Silicone. I will be referring to these later on when I list the pros and cons of each products.

Okay! Now that’s settled let’s move on to our list.

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1) Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

We’ll start off with the most popular cleanser out there. No doubt most articles talking about top Korean skincare product isn’t complete without the mention of this baby. Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is the holy grail for the majority of K-beauty enthusiasts. It’s the brand’s most famous product. It’s packed with good ingredients that help soothe acne and it’s also gentle enough that it doesn’t strip you off of your skin’s natural ph. This is currently my Facial Wash and so far, I am loving it!

Pros Cons
Ph level:  5.30~6.30 None
Gentle
Non- drying
Free of the 4 Faults
Good for all skin types
Cruelty-free
No Fragrance

Where to get: Go Bloom & Glow, Style Korean, Althea Korea , YesStyle

*Please note that Go Bloom & Glow only ships within the Philppines

2) Cosrx  Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

Another one from the Cosrx brand is the Salicylic Acid Daily Genlte Cleanser. Like its sister above, this cleanser is also known to be gentle while still targeting skin problems like acne thanks to the Salicylic Acid. I’ve tried using this  before and based on the texture and smell I thought it was going to be drying to my skin, but to my surprise, it wasn’t! Just as they said, this product truly is non-drying.

ProsCons
Has Salicylic Acid as the main
active ingredient
Has a hig ph level of 9.00~9.50
GentleHas Fragrance
Non- drying
Free of the 4 Faults
Good for oily, combination, acne-prone skin.
Cruelty-free

Where to get: Go Bloom & Glow, Althea Korea, YesStyle

3) Krave Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser

This cleanser has been making waves since its release. Why? Well, besides the fact that the brand’s founder is popular YouTube beauty guru Liah Yoo (whom I talk more about here), it’s also because this face wash is packed with benefits like matcha which is filled with antioxidants, Vitamin B5 and Sodium PCA which makes your skin hydrated.

ProsCons
Ph level:  5.0~6.0Pricey
Gentle
Hydrating
Non-drying
Has a lot of beneficial ingredients
Good for all skin types
Cruelty-free
Free of the 4 Faults
No Fragrance

Where to get: Go Bloom & Glow, Krave Beauty

4) Neogen Green Tea Cleanser

Ah, another Green Tea based cleanser. Seriously, green tea is so beneficial for the skin no wonder it’s found in a lot of beauty products. This cleanser by Neogen though is one of the popular ones because it’s a water-based facial foam is powered by fermented green tea extracts.

ProsCons
Has fermented Green TeaHas a high level of ph of 8
GentlePricey
Non- dryingHas Fragrance
Good for oily, combination, acne-prone skin.
Cruelty-free
Free of the 4 Faults

Where to get: Go Bloom & Glow, Style Korean, Althea Korea , YesStyle

5) Dear Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser

This product seems to have a beneficial ingredient for every skin type. For dry skin, it has amino acids instead of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. For sensitive skin, it has hyaluronic acid and aloe leaf extract that nourish and calm skin. For acne-prone skin, it has tea tree leaf oil that fights breakouts for a clearer skin. This is definitely a win for all skin types.

ProsCons
Ph level:  5.6 ~7.6Pricey
Gentle
Non- drying
Has a lot of beneficial ingredients
Good for all skin types
Cruelty-free
Free of the 4 Faults
No Fragrance

Where to get: Go Bloom & Glow, Althea Korea, YesStyle

Have you tried any of these facial cleansers? Which one is your favorite?