The last time I purchased from Innisfree, I took a chance on a couple of products that were new to me and were on a buy-one-get-one-free offer. This foaming cleanser from their Olive product line was one of them, so I ended up with two big 150 ml bottles of a cleanser for just $12. The Olive line is intended to be moisturizing and nourishing, and I’d previously tried and loved Innisfree’s Olive Real Serum as a moisturizer to layer under a cream. Normally I’d steer clear of foaming cleansers because they can be drying, but since I think Innisfree tends to make lovely moisturizing skincare I decided to trust them.
It does, in fact, look and feel like a pretty normal foaming cleanser out of the tube and as I start to mix it with water on my face. I don’t need a strong lather in order to enjoy a cleanser, but for those that do, this one has that. It creates a very smooth and silky foam and works really well for massage, so I try to do a little of that as I wash my face.
I use it after a cleansing oil, so I’m not relying purely on this in order to remove my makeup, but I’ve noticed that it does help clean up any lingering mascara without any trouble. And on that note, I can totally rub this all over my eyes and have no irritation whatsoever. That’s a pretty huge win in my book.
I do find that this seems completely appropriate for my combination skin that easily irritated and dehydrated by lots of cleansers. It doesn’t have harsh sulfates and I think that considering the ingredients, the lather it generates is kind of impressive. It genuinely has a high concentration of hydrating stuff like glycerin, olive oil, and fatty acids in there, and I can feel that it has a richer texture than is typical when I’m massaging it onto my skin and rinsing it off. If you’re oil or film-phobic, then you might find this texture to be a little annoying, but because of my skin concerns I personally don’t mind a bit of a residual hydrating feel left on my skin once I’ve rinsed the cleanser off.
Innisfree is one of my favorite skincare and cosmetics companies, so I wanted to just highlight that this is a lovely cleanser. I like taking advantage of affordable cleanser deals, as they just aren’t the kind of products that require fancy active ingredients and all that. Innisfree offers all kinds of deals month by month on their website, so they’re pretty accessible even for those of us outside of Asia.
Ingredients: Water, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, PEG-32, Butylene Glycol, Olive Oil PEG-8 Ester, Olive Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, The green Tea Extract, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Glycol Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Lauramide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Benzoate
Have you tried Innisfree skincare, or do you have a favorite affordable cleanser that you’d recommend? I’d love to hear!