Wipe the day clean with these best K-beauty water-based cleansers

Korean beauty products are all the rage and their water-based cleansers are some of the best! These cleansers do a fantastic job of removing dirt and grime from the face while maintaining the pH balance of the skin. They come in such a wide range of formulations that you’re bound to find something that works well for your skin and doesn’t have any unwanted side effects. Here are our top picks for K-Beauty water-based cleansers.

#SqueakyClean: Top 8 Korean Water-Based Beauty Cleansers

What makes Korean water-based cleaners different from others on the market? Cleansers from K-beauty brands are effective and the majority of them are made with natural ingredients. Water-based K-beauty cleansers are the second step in the double cleansing regimen, which is popular among Korean celebrities and K-pop stars.

Check out our top picks for getting the skin of your dreams.

This is a daily cleansing foam with Jeju Volcanic Cluster capsule that draws out impurities in pores and absorbs excess oil to keep pores clean. A rich, fine lather similar to whipped cream helps deep cleanse and leaves skin feeling fresh after cleansing.

When you have sensitive skin, you can’t risk using the wrong products or something that’s too harsh for it. Klairs Rich Wet Foaming Cleanser contains amino acids, which makes it exceptionally soft and keeps your skin hydrated after each wash. The formulation contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides and olive oil, which hydrate your skin without causing irritation.

This gentle and brightening cleansing foam enriched with rice extracts gives your skin a clear and unified complexion. Enriched with a natural solution of rice water with lightening properties, it cleanses the skin thanks to its creamy texture.

A rich source of copper peptides, snail secretion filtrate – a key ingredient in Mizon Snail Cushion Cleansing Foam – is recognized for its ability to accelerate healing and optimize cell repair and renewal processes, so that the skin appears smooth, firm and luminous. The deep cleansing formula forms a slightly “sticky” lather that clings to impurities and helps purify pores and reduce the visibility of blackheads. Hydrating and softening is the perfect first step in Mizon’s “snail repair” ritual and the perfect way to clarify all skin tones without leaving skin feeling tight, dry or uncomfortable.

Infused with nourishing botanical extracts, this cleansing foam transforms into foam to cleanse while leaving skin hydrated, soft and balanced. The plush formula transforms into a rich lather to cleanse skin deeply and comfortably. Ideal for normal, combination and oily skin, it washes out to leave a semi-dewy finish and a feeling of freshness and hydration.

Wipe the day with COSRX Good Morning Low pH Cleansing Gel. Soft and lightweight, the cleanser glides over your skin, effortlessly removing all traces of makeup, SPF or dirt. The cleanser works to meet the natural pH level of 5-6 your skin needs, allowing the botanical ingredients to effectively cleanse without leaving your base devoid of natural essential oils.

Korean water-based cleanser has a unique cream-to-mousse formula that, when applied, penetrates pores and removes acne, blackheads and dead skin cells, leaving skin perfectly hydrated. Charcoal is present in Mediheal Intensive Pore Cleansing. Lather lifts dirt and oil from pores, while zinc soothes skin. The antioxidant qualities of cleansing mushrooms act as a protective barrier for the skin.

Made with 70% tea tree leaf water, this cleansing water goes beyond simply removing makeup and stubborn impurities, and infuses skin with tree leaf extract oil acne-fighting tea in addition to tea tree water. With just 10 ingredients and fragrance-free, this is one cleansing water that does double duty, effectively removing dirt and grime from pores while treating them with antibacterial ingredients to prevent oil build-up and pimples.

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