Best Products for Korean 10-Step Skincare by BestOfMakeupAlley
" Oil cleanser "The oil works well as the first step in double cleansing (however, I would use a separate eye mu remover) and doesn't dry my skin out.""
" Oil cleanser BEST FOR: drier skins and/or winter. "...there is some kind of 'Moisturizing residue' left after the Moisturizing type.""
" Oil cleanser "This product amazes me. It takes off my makeup - including waterproof mascara - with such ease. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean [but not] stripped of moisture...[it] has helped...calm my sensitive skin." (Not a Korean brand)"
" Oil cleanser "There was no trace of makeup left [on] my face, [including the] eye area without burning or irritation. I used a separate cleanser just to see if there was any residue left over and [there] wasn't...""
" Oil cleanser "It goes from gel-like to milky when you wash it off. For more stubborn make up, you can wipe it off with cotton pads, and then wash it all off...[also] my pores have gotten a lot smaller after using this [nightly]!""
" Foam cleanser "It makes the most fluffy, cushiony, whipped cream-like lather. it removes makeup well, and softens skin with hyaluronic acid and other Korean skincare magic. I have bought it several times over.""
" Foam cleanser "It's everything I want in a cleanser, it cleans, doesn't dry out my skin, has a nice rich lather that doesn't feel too foamy, and it doesn't break me out." NOTE: mung beans purportedly good for acne-prone skin"
" Foam cleanser "It goes on smooth and lathers [nicely], not soapy which is a big reason why I stopped foaming cleansers. [Nice] smell is nice and...no reactions...Rinses clean.""
" Foam cleanser "...it gets rid of all of the dirt. I didn't notice any breakout or allergy with this product when used in summer or winter. The scent is very faint. great value for money.""
" Foam cleanser "A great cleanser with very subtle to no scent at all, and amazing foaming abilities. You honestly only need to wet your hands and get a pea-sized of it to clean your entire face." NOTE: brightens; ymmv"
" 2nd cleanse;  Exfoliation "I use this for treatment...not as a cleanser. [I use it as] an exfoliant, like say, glycolic acid. [After] (1) with oil cleanser, (2) with foam cleanser...I leave it on for 20-30 minutes.""
" Exfoliation "...you do need to apply before moisturiser or clean the spot with a cotton swab saturated in tea tree oil or BHA toner. Really, these are the little leaders of my acne fighting team.""
" Exfoliation "I have VERY sensitive skin...The day after the very first use...the redness...diminished, and the pimples themselves started to fade away..." CAVEAT: $$$ for sm. amt."
" Exfoliation "-Did what it promised, tightened pores and also lessened redness in cheeks -Did not irritate my sensitive skin -Good value for amount of product""
" Exfoliation "I use my fingers are lather the powder so it turns into a creamy liquidy foam-type texture and massage it on my face for about 30 sec and then rinse.""
" Exfoliation "...my skin is not only left feeling smooth, but my pores are diminished considerably." NOTE: one user says "stings the skin and the eyes for the first 1-2 min"; avoid eye area."
" Exfoliation "It really smoothens out and brightens the skin and really refreshens it! It helps with the skin texture and make up slides on just perfectly!" NOTE: packaging can dispense too much product"
" Exfoliation "...you can feel the black heads...seep out of your pores and form little clumps of oil...as you massage the product on to your skin...disgusting but...also very satisfying/gratifying to see all your black head[s] fall out...""
" Exfoliation "This BHA uses a slightly different form of salicylic acid- it uses betaine salicylate, which is a much gentler BHA. I find this clears out my sebaceous filaments and smooths my texture without drying my skin or stinging.""
" Exfoliation "...for everyone trying this for the first time, the initial results will be ah-mazing. The next few times, the results aren't as drastic, but it still feels like I've rubbed off a dead layer of skin." NOTE: #firstreview"