Hey guys and happy hump day to you all! I’m going to to review the NEOGEN Milk to Foam Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser. Cleansing is the most important part of your skincare routine, so I love to test out new skin cleansers out there. Neogen is a new brand to me, I’ve seen their products at Olive Young and I hear that it will be going in the Kbeauty lineup at Sephora. They have also won awards as a premium cleansing and exfoliating brand in Korea. Anywho, I thought this would be a good chance to try it out before it goes out of Korean borders.
The packaging is pretty simple and pretty big, it’s 300mL/9.9 fl oz. There is an option to get a pump, but I just got the no pump option. The cleanser is a quite thick and and creamy looking. It has no over powering scent, to me it kind of smells like Sprite haha. It’s probably because of the lime and bergamot oil in the formula. Yeah, surprisingly it doesn’t have a coconut-y smell even though it has coconut oil and fermented (lactobacillus) coconut fruit extract as the main ingredient. This cleanser is an all in one cleanser, it has the cleansing milk, oil, and foam component in one step and is said to leave the skin moisturised and not dry out the skin.
I used about a 3cm diameter amount of product and it might seem a little to spread over dry skin, once you add a little bit of water it more than enough. After spreading it over the entire face I massage it into the larger areas of my face and when it turns to a thick white consistency I add a bit of water and then lather it up a bit more. Once the larger areas are done I carefully massage the foam around my eyes to remove eyeliner, mascara, and eyeshadow. It did get in my eye a little and it stung like crazy, so be careful. I didn’t have to rub really hard, just in circular motions. While I was washing I was a little skeptical that it would remove all of my waterproof eye makeup, but after rinsing it was really clean! There was a very slight trace of mascara under the eyes, but I think if I went over it a couple more times it would have been removed completely. Even around the crevices of my nose was quite clean. I think if I used my brush cleanser with it it would have been amazing! Even with just hand washing it’s pretty great.
After rinsing my skin didn’t feel tight like most foam cleansers. It actually felt really smooth and soft. There wasn’t any kind of irritation or redness afterward either. Unless you have very sensitive skin I think this is a cleanser is great for anyone who wants a no fuss cleansing routine. It’s mild enough in my opinion to use in the morning as well. I’m sure I’ll go through this bottle quite quickly, but I’m all about that twice daily cleansing life. Each bottle costs 43,000KRW (RRP) but on their website now it’s on sale for 30,100KRW with the pump and 27,300KRW without. So guys enjoy this ‘lime in the coconut’ milk cleanser!
Hello Oh My Glossers! Today I wanted to share about this beauty dilemma, whether to wash your face with soap in the morning. Also I wanted to share my curent morning skincare routine. I’ve been getting asked a lot about morning skincare issues lately. Before I get into what my routine is like, let’s tackle this question of sud or sans sud to start off your day.
I’ve read a lot of articles where dermatologists say that it’s okay not to wash your face in the morning with soap. This is because sleep is the time where our skin can replenish and restore balance back to your skin. Also, if you have a solid night time cleansing routine then washing your face again in the morning isn’t necessary and it will strip away some of the good oils that your skin needs. I would suggest instead of using tap water, which can also be drying, use mineral/thermal water mists from Vichy or Avene and then go into your regular morning skincare routine.So that settles the no soap routine, does that mean that washing your face with soap is bad? No, you just have to use the right kind of cleanser. There are a lot of great mild face cleansers on the market, Cetaphil is a very trusted brand to be very mild. I never ever ever use a foam cleanser in the morning because it will strip my face and give me dry patches.
For the longest time I used the Victoria Egg Soap and recently I swapped it with the Verite Good-Morning Mild Cleanser. Verite is a cosmetic brand under the Amore Pacific group. This cleaner is suited for sensitive skin and has a pH balance of 5.5. This number is the magical number when it comes to creating a healthy and comfortable surface for our skin. A little acidic and not too alkaline. It’s also formulated with hayaluronic acid and camomile extract for a moisture boosting and calming result. As well as that, it has konjac granules to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and excess oil. You can’t really feel it like harsh scrubbing beads in some other cleansers. My skin definitely feels silky and soft after using it. Also it doesn’t feel like I washed my face because it doesn’t foam up, it feels like it’s prepping my skin for the next step. If you feel as though washing with water isn’t enough, then try a mild cleanser like this one. The conclusion is that it’s your preference whether or not you want to wash your face with soap, just make sure that it’s a mild cleanser if you do.
Quickly I’ll list and go over my morning skin ritual. So like I mentioned, I wash with the Verite Good-Morning Mild Cleanser. I like to apply it on dry skin first and massage it all over then rinse with luke warm water. Then I use my Hanyul Red Rice Skin Softener to prep my skin. After, I apply my IOPE Bio Eye Cream Youth Complete and shortly after the SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence. I’m actually almost out so I’ll have to invest in a essence soon. If I feel like my skin needs extra moisture I either apply some sweet almond oil or the Hanyul Jacho Oil. Then I wrap it all up in a moisturising cream, I switch around three different creams which are SK-II RNA Power cream (which I’m also running low on), Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream, and the Vichy Idealia Cream. I usually wear makeup and my primers have SPF in it so I don’t really have a regular sunscreen that I use, but I do sometimes use the IOPE UV Shield Sun Protector cream.
Thanks for reading!