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Review: The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Foam Cleanser+ UPDATE




To be nourishing is not what I've ever expected from a cleanser. But The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Foam Cleanser is exactly that.

Here is what else I love about this cleanser:


  • It smells divine. I was given samples of products from this range ( it is the Gongjinhyang range in golden yellow) and I loved using them very much not only because of how they felt on my skin, but also because of their scent. Then I bought samples of this cleanser and was so impressed that eventually I decided to purchase the full size product. I just can't seem to get enough of the gorgeous scent. It smells of Ginseng and herbs that have warm, deep, comforting aroma.

  • It is highly concentrated. Similarly to other Korean foam cleansers, this one is highly concentrated, which means that a little goes a long way.

  • It contains natural herbal ingredients but I am not sure what they are exactly. Because on different websites I've seen different lists of ingredients....It supposedly contains Angelica root, red bean, Sapindus, soap flower, Iris, and the super moisturizing Oeumseojian. In any case, I don't know anything about the individual ingredients, but I like to think that the formula is very special. After all,  this foam cleanser is based on the face wash formula of an ancient Chinese princess. If you are familiar with brand story of The History of Whoo, you already know that all their products are based on ancient royal beauty recipes.

  • It removes make up thoroughly yet its fine lather feels super silky on the skin. I use this cleanser primarily as a makeup remover. My second cleanse is with either Tea tree oil wash or Salicylic acid wash.

  • Leaves the skin very supple not tight at all. I have always used cleansers formulated for oily skin. And they always made my skin feel somewhat tight after use. This is the only cleanser that I have ever used that leaves my skin comfortable, nourished and supple. But I read a review in which it was mentioned that using this cleanser left the reviewer with a slightly tight skin. Her skin must have been quite dry to begin with. My super oily skin has never experienced anything as moisturizing as this cleanser :-)
I am quite interested in the other cleansers from The History of Whoo, so stay tuned for more reviews.

Next I will write about Sulwhasoo's cleansing oil. Now that was such a unique product. Very spa like...I really enjoyed using it. This is another product which I would love to repurchase.

UPDATE: 31/08/17, over the past two months I've used a very drying product for the Sebaceous Hyperplasia that I have on my skin. This resulted in dehydrated, tight, and irritated skin. But each and every time, this lovely cleanser delivered comfort to my skin. I thought that you would like to know that I continue to love this cleanser and find it especially helpful when my skin is irritated and dehydrated. 

Till next time, Milu

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