7 K-Beauty Cleansers That Are Thorough And Gentle On The Skin

Tough on makeup and kind on skin

By E! Asia Staff 16 Jul, 2019 2:05 AMTags

The daily ritual of makeup removal is the key to clean and healthy skin. Yet, many people with highly sensitive skin can find it a chore, or even a pain — quite literally.

This is because some makeup removers are formulated with ingredients that can strip skin of moisture from the surface, causing further stress to an already troubled skin condition.

If this scenario sounds familiar, here are our top picks for K-beauty cleansers that at highly effective and gentle.

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Medicube Red Calamine Cleansing Water, $36

Featuring micellar technology which attracts impurities while respecting skin's barrier function, this cleansing water removes all traces of makeup, excess sebum, dirt and grime without irritating the skin. Plus, it is also formulated with calamine powder that provides skin with instant relief.

Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Oil, $28

If you're going to have to cleanse your skin at the end of every night, why not enjoy every bit of it? This silky cleansing oil melts away all traces of makeup and impurities, before emulsifying into a rich creamy foam that lifts away excess sebum and other residues. Plus, antioxidant-rich rose oil also forms a protective cocoon over skin.  

su:m37 Skin saver Essential Clear Cleansing Oil, $67

For a sensorial cleansing experience, look no further than this luxurious cleansing oil. Effective against stubborn makeup, excess sebum, dirt and impurities, it is also enriched with green tea oil and millet oil for added skin-conditioning benefits to leave skin smooth and supple. 

Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil, $48

With a natural virgin coconut oil base, it efficiently dissolves stubborn, long-lasting makeup within seconds. In addition, it contains mugwort extract which has a pore-purifying property, to eliminate comedones like blackheads and whiteheads. Best part, it is also ophthalmologically tested to be safe for use to remove even waterproof makeup.

The History of WHOO Jinyulyang Essential Cleansing Oil, $62

To maintain skin's natural moisture-sebum levels, this exquisite cleansing oil is made with natural medicinal herbal oils to thoroughly remove impurities, makeup traces and dead skin cells while dousing skin in a moisture bath. Expect skin to be soft, supple but never uncomfortable or tight.

Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water, $45

Dermatologically tested, this cleansing water has a mild formula which effectively removes makeup and dirt. It is also slightly acidic to complement the skin's pH levels, which is key in preventing further irritation to sensitised skin.

CNP Laboratory Cleansing Perfecta, $34

Free of mineral oils, this cleanser is gentle on the skin and is even proven to be hypoallergenic, making it ideal for those with fragile or delicate skin types. Plus, its silicon-based formula forms a slippery layer over skin to cushion the skin and protect it against friction from the rubbing motion that comes with massaging a cleanser onto the skin.