What is it?
Official Sulwhasoo web site claims:
With a pH of 5.0-6.0, the cleanser has a subtle acidity ideal for preserving the natural pH balance of the skin
The subtle acidity of the foam protects the skin’s naturally acidic pH balance, cleansing the skin gently while protecting its delicate balance and natural glow.
Leaves the natural moisture in the skin intact
In addition to removing excess sebum, the foam also hydrates the skin, leaving it glowing even after cleansing.
Dense and rich foam
The bouncy and creamy formula turns into a finely-grained and dense foam, making for a gentle, enjoyable cleanse.
Incredible luscious foam cleanser with pH of 5.0 – 6.0. Beautiful hanbang, herbal scent that doesn’t offend my sensitive nostrils (and even more sensitive skin). If you are not into herbal/wooden/floral scents, than I am not exactly sure that you would get along with this cleanser. Fresh, clean and luxurious product. It comes in 150 ml / 5.07 fl.oz. white, opal/prismatic plastic tube bottle with the impossible screw cap. This is actually the only con of this product. Try to unscrew this large bottle with the wet hands and then quickly screw it back because the cleanser wants to escape the bottle so fast. Not exactly the most elegant activity, I’d say. Situation very similar to Niod Sanskrit Saponins cleanser if you are familiar with it.
EX stands for the new, improved formula.
How to use it?
According to Sulwhasoo:
Use every morning and evening. Gently massage the foam into your skin and wash off with lukewarm water until clean.
This works great as the second cleanser. Alternatively, just morning cleanser. I never remove my makeup or SPF with the foam cleansers. For that purpose, I tend to use oils or balm cleaners.
It foams crazy good. You can see in the photos the amount of foam that I got with the tiniest possible quantity of this cleanser. And more you work it, there is more and more of it. It would be great for crazy foam parties. Just kidding, of course, but you get the picture.
Water, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Propanediol, Coco-Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Kaolin, Oldenlandia Diffusa Extract, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins, Morus Alba Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Honey, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methoxy Peg- 114/Polyepsilon Caprolactone, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Polyquaternium-7, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
Water Based, hanbang cleanser with licorice and ginseng components very high on the list. Mild surfactants, then floral and herbal extracts. No actual irritants besides added fragrance, but as I already have written, not sensitizing for my skin. And my skin doesn’t like anything.
Yes, I think so. Do the patch test if in doubt. Herbal extracts and added fragrance doesn’t work every time for rosacea skin.
Who is it for?
Every skin type.
Does it work?
Oh, yes! Yes it does. It works like a charm. Leaves my skin clean, fresh, not dried out at all. Doesn’t sting eyes when this crazy foam gets there. And it will, trust me.
Prepares skin for further skincare routine steps nicely.
Again, low pH, nice foam, efficient cleanser. Doesn’t irritate skin and works well with my rosacea.
Cons: that godforsaken screw cap.