If there’s one thing South Korea knows how to do well, it’s skincare.
Korean exports from the cosmetics industry rose from USD 800 million in 2011 to USD 3.9 billion in 2016(impag). Cute, cheap and unlike western brands, actually produces results that you can see, Korean beauty and skincare is leading the globe to looking better.
Did I mention that it’s so cute and very cheap??? Oh, I did.
Prestigious and well respected K-Beauty website, Soko Glam has awarded this cleansing balm as the ‘best of K-Beauty award winner’ and it has raved about reviews everywhere, so naturally I HAD to buy it when I came to Seoul.
There are variations of this balm depending on your skin type and even a special ‘Nightmare before Christmas’ packaging but the original is the most popular.
The box is pink with a shiny, iridescent finish. The standard size, 100 ml is a very fair amount of product and it comes with a spatula to cleanse with ease.
It has no fragrance and feels very gentle on my skin. I use it after removing my makeup as a final cleanse but it can also be used to remove heavy makeup. It’s so gentle that it can even be used by kids but I don’t recommend that necessarily.
It contains C-rich acerola extract, natural ester oil, E acetate vitamin. It feels slightly greasy on my face but when washed off it leaves my skin soft and feeling nourished.
This was an absolute steal at 18,000 Korean won and it looks so pretty on my makeup shelf. You can buy it online here.