A hot day spent carelessly frolicking at the beach is one of life’s littlest pleasure. However, the salty water of the ocean and the white sand of the beach tend to stubbornly stick to the skin for hours after you’ve returned to your hotel, dulling your complexion and roughing up your skin’s texture. This is why double cleansing – the cleansing ritual that involves the use of an oil-based remover to dissolve oil-based impurities followed by a water-based cleanser to melt away water-based dirt – is even more crucial during the summer holidays. This extra step will save your skin and ensure your complexion remains clear and bright all throughout your holidays. Below, I’ve listed my favourite K-beauty summer foaming cleansers to take with you on your next summer trip:
SKINFOOD EGG WHITE PORE FOAM
If you’ve been following K-beauty for quite a while, you probably already know that eggs are one of the most popular ingredients in Korean lotions and potions. The white part of the egg, albumen, is particularly beneficial to the skin because it is loaded with amino acids, the building blocks of the skin. Amino acids are involved in several important processes, including wound healing, collagen production and moisturization. On top of it, albumen forms a tightening film on the skin that reduces the appearance of imperfections, including large pores and wrinkles. Albumen is the key ingredients in Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam, one of the most heavy-duty cleansers I’ve tried. I find this cleansers lathers well and removes every last bit of grime from my skin, leaving it squeaky clean and tight. In winter, this heavy cleansing may prove a bit too much for my dry skin, but in summer it is just what I need to thoroughly cleanse it of the sand, salt and sweat that has accumulated on it after a long, carefree day at the beach.
Where to buy: https://sokoglam.com/
BEYOND PHYTOGANIC FACIAL FOAM
K-beauty is renowned the world over for its modern technological advances but what most people do not realise is how deeply rooted in nature these are. From the beginning of time, Korean women have turned to plants and roots Mother Nature has put at their disposal for all their beautifying needs. Beyond Phytoganic Facial Foam continues this tradition: the cleanser is rich in natural extracts, including green tea, chamomile and rosemary extracts. These natural extracts all have one thing in common: they are a natural source of wrinkle-fighting and soothing antioxidants. Not only do they destroy the free radicals that lead to premature aging, they also calm down irritations. Its lightweight clear gel formula lathers beautifully when it comes in contact with water, removing all traces of water-based impurities from my skin. When I rinse it off and pat dry, my skin is clean, softer and soothed.
Where to buy: http://www.yesstyle.com/
INNISFREE BLUEBERRY REBALANCING 5.5 CLEANSER
Did you know that cleansing disrupts the delicate ph of the skin? When this happens, skin becomes dry and more prone to irritations. Korean women are very aware of this, which is why they apply toner within 10 seconds of cleansing their faces to rebalance their skin’s ph and replenish skin with moisture. Another trick is to use a cleanser that’s especially formulated to rebalance ph during cleansing, such as Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing 5.5 Cleanser. This thick creamy cleanser turns into a lightweight runny foam upon contact with water. It quickly removes all traces of dirt and sweat from my face but also moisturizes it, leaving it softer, cleaner and younger-looking. The formula is enriched with blueberries, little balls of antioxidants that destroy free radicals before they can wreak their havoc on collagen and cellular DNA, aging the skin. I can hardly think of a more multitasking cleanser than this!
Where to buy: http://www.yesstyle.com/