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Cleansing products for oily skin

Still searching for my favourite cleansing oil/balm but I think I have found my favourite foam cleanser-Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam  Update:20/02/17 I still love the Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam, but I also enjoy The History of Whoo  Gongjinhyang foam cleanser.
A cleansing oil that I love right now is Sulwhasoo Gently cleansing oil EX. Expect reviews of those two products in the future.

Products reviewed in this blog post:
Banila Co Clean it Zero cleansing balm
Shiseido Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam
Cosrx Salicylic Acid Exfoliating foaming cleanser

Other products mentioned:
Heimish Natural aroma all clean cleansing balm
Sulwhasoo cleansing oil
Manyo factory Deep pore cleansing soda foam
The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang cleansing foam
Innisfree green tea balancing cleansing oil
Manyo Factory soothing active fresh peel ( in the photo below, but I haven't tried it yet) Update: 20/02/17 I did try it and I can't say that I am amazed by it. But it's scent was lovely.

I've used the Banila Co Clean it zero cleansing balm for the past 5 months and I  enjoy it. The texture of this balm in delicate pink is as soft as slightly melted coconut butter. There is just a hint of flowery scent. Spreading it onto my face feels very pleasant. I could massage my face with it for hours. When I rinse it off it turns milky. Once I've rinsed it off my face, I always feel that it is not necessary to follow with a foam cleanser. That is because it makes my skin feel clean and refined but not tight. Nevertheless, I always follow with a foam cleanser.

There are tons of reviews on this cleansing balm and some pretty knowledgeable people go into detail about the ingredients. I will include links below. Apparently this cleansing balm contains mineral oil. I didn't know about that because I haven't looked at the ingredients. I made my purchase after watching several Best Korean Skincare products videos where it was included.  But apparently mineral oil is not considered a skin loving ingredient. I found an interesting blog post that you might like to read.  Review of Banila Co cleansing balm and about mineral oil

Although I enjoy using this cleansing balm and I think that it removes my make up really well, I'd like to try other cleansing oils because Banila Co clean it zero does sting my eyes. Not a lot, but enough for me to want to try other similar cleansing products. The interesting thing is that most people report that they don't have a problem using it on their eyes, but I do. A couple of weeks ago, I watched a video where a Youtuber had the same experience with it as me and she has now switched to Heimish Natural aroma all clean cleansing balm. I haven't tried it yet but I'd like to. I found it on eBay and it wasn't cheap. So Heimish will have to wait not only because it is expensive, but also because my next cleansing oil to try is going to be Sulwhasoo Cleansing oil.  Update: 20/02/17 I've been using the Sulwhasoo Cleansing oil for about a week or so and absolutely love it.  Stay tuned for a review on that product sometime in the future.

Now about Cosrx Salicylic acid exfoliating foaming cleanser. I don't enjoy using it at all. It is such a shame really, because salicylic acid is a great ingredient, but the product just doesn't smell nice at all. Even though cleansing takes just a few seconds, I really dislike the medicinal scent of the product. I use it on my body instead and can't wait to finish it off. But a little goes a long way as with most Korean foam cleansers. But you shouldn't be put off by my review of this product, if you really want to give it a try - go ahead. There are tons of people that really enjoy this product.

Now about a few products that I've tried once or twice and I'd like to mention. I received some Innisfree green tea balancing cleansing oil samples and enjoyed them. Lovely scent and it did the job of cleansing well. But oil does run down my hands, so I would prefer a balm. Update: 20/02/17 The Sulwhasoo cleansing oil is amazing, but if it was in a balm form, I think that would have been even more amazing.  I have also tried Manyo factory Deep pore cleansing soda foam. That was one extremely lovely foam. I enjoyed the light scent and the wonderfully clean but not tight feeling afterwards. I thought that I'd like to purchase the full size, but then I tried The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang cleansing foam and that was just pure pleasure. I was smitten. So soft and calming on my skin. It is not easy to explain how perfectly comforted my skin felt after cleansing. It kind of felt as if not just cleansing was done, but toning and moisturizing. My skin felt cleansed, refreshed, toned, nourished and moisturized all at the same time. I had several samples of this product and cherished using them. Update:20/02/17 I have purchased the product so please await a review on it.

And now, I have left the best for last- Shiseido Pureness Deep cleansing foam. I have used it for many months and still have lots of product left. I love trying different products, but I think this foam may well become a staple in my skin care. It is that amazing. Everything about it is great. From the scent and lovely application to how my skin feels after I use it-I love it all. From the Pureness line I enjoyed the toner and the foam cleanser the most. I would repurchase the toner, but before that I wanted to try this super interesting toner with Centella Asiatica. The claims are that it is as potent as an ampoule. I am so excited and can't wait to receive it. Update: 20/02/17 I have been using the Centella Asiatica toner now for about a month. It applies like water, it has no scent and I can't really tell if it has done anything good for my skin. My skin is much better in general in terms of acne scars and discoloration, but I use tons of good products...Chances are I will be trying other Centella Asiatica products in the future.


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