The Hongik Skin Oh! Real Oh Bubble The Hayan GT-Cleanser* (or Yeoin Yeo Dduianal Woo—which translates to Whiter Admiration Cleanser—Real Oh Bubble The Hayan GT-Cleanser, as the box says in English) is a luxurious cream that foams into a moisture-rich lather to gently clean, calm, and soften skin, to “reveal skin’s youthful angelic glow.”
This cleanser has three main functions: pore tightening, deep cleansing, and whitening.
The bottle is super cute and clear, showing you just how much product is left. There is a surprising weight to it. The product is dispensed through a pump, as with most foaming products, which is easy to use. I found this bubbly surprise the day after I first used it.
It contains mung bean, soybean, coconut, papaya fruit, and other plant extracts. These make it moisturizing, despite being a foaming cleanser.
Mung bean is used for exfoliation and to help with acne scarring. Topical application of soy bean extract has been tested to improve the “skin’s mottled pigmentation, blotchiness, dullness, fine lines, overall texture, overall skin tone, and overall appearance.” Moss rose is used for skin irritation. Saccharina japonica, a type of seaweed, is believed to give the skin a “silky smoothness.”
It also has a fluorine compound that creates oxygen-laden foam when it comes into contact with skin. The foaming sensation removes dead skin cells, resulting in brighter skin. The creams works itself into a lather once you rub it on your skin, not needing the help of water, like conventional soaps. The main hook of this cleanser seems to be that its surfactants (or the things in your soap that lets water remove the dirt) are natural instead of chemical—hence, the presence of all those natural extracts—making it suitable for use of people with sensitive skin.
Washing this away, I didn’t feel like my face tightened up like it usually would with other cleansers. It felt “squeaky clean,” but not overly dry and tight. I was impressed with how this cleaned some light makeup, too, without the help of a makeup remover or the need for double-cleansing, but for waterproof liners and the like, this won’t cut it. I use it as a morning cleanser (alternating days with honey), and at night before my night skin care routine.
I’m incredibly pleased with this product because I’m extremely lazy when it comes to washing off my makeup at night. I do it about 99% of the time, but I really, really have to dig deep. This is perfect for lazy days, for me!
I have no information regarding Hongik Skin’s animal testing policy.