Huangjisoo : An Introduction

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Cleansing is a key initial step in any skincare routine and one that is important in maintaining skin health. Cleansing removes impurities and excess oil from the skin and when done properly helps to prep it to improve the efficacy of the other skincare products you use afterwards. Choosing a cleanser based on your skin type as well as your skin goals will go a long way to help to improve the health and radiance of your skin. As a general rule, you want to use a cleanser that is strong enough to cleanse debris and impurities yet gentle enough so that it won't strip the skin and/or disrupt it's moisture barrier.

I recently commenced a collaboration with Sophie's Choice Beauty Box and through this I received an introductory huangjisoo gift box which included huangjisoo's cleansing oil and two of the brand's foaming cleansers.

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huangjisoo is a Korean beauty brand that combines innovative technology with proven organic,  natural, botanica ingredients. Dr. Jisoo Huang was inspired by her own mother's struggle with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis to create a skincare line that could be used by everyone including those with skin conditions. Every formulation has been fastidiously developed by Dr. Huang and undergoes rigorous clinical testing before being released. The product line consists of a range of cleansers and sheet mask which address different skin concerns. All the products are hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free and EWG certified. The huangjisoo brand has been growing in 20 countries worldwide.

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huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil

$32 ( 6.1 fl oz / 180 mL) currently on sale for 20%

Made with eight premium organic oils in a water-free formulation, huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil was created to provide a breakthrough cleansing experience. The ingredients work to penetrate deep into skin barrier to deeply cleanse, moisturize and nourish skin without any oily residues.

Key ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Green Tea Seed Oil, Bitter Orange Leaf Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Calendula Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Olive Oil

Full Ingredients: Prunus Armeniaca kernel oil, Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, Olea Europaea (olive oil), Sorbeth-30 tetralate, Camellia Sinensis seed oil, Macadamia Ternifolia seed oil, polyglyceryl- 10 Caprylate / Tocopherol, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Calendula Officinalis Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter orange) Leaf / Twig Oil

Yellow in color with a clear appearance, huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil has a lightweight, viscous texture and a faint citrus scent. It  is an effective as a first cleanser in a double cleansing process since it emulsifies well to removes makeup my skin feeling clean. It does a good job on my eyeliner and lip stain. I can't speak to how it works on mascara since I'm not currently using any.

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huangjisoo Pure Daily Foaming Cleanser : Brightening

$25 ( 6.3 fl oz / 180 mL) currently on sale for 20%

This Brightening Foam Cleanser contains a double illuminating system that cleanses and brightens the complexion and restores luster to dull skin.

Key Ingredients: Arbutin, a natural brightening that reduces the the production of melanin which causes pigmentation. Vitamin C rich Broccoli and Acerola extracts brighten skin tone. Green Tea Extract has anti-inflammatory properties that improve overall skin condition while preventing premature aging.

Full Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Trehalose, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Malt Extract, Glycerin, Panax Ginseng Leaf/Stem Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Baikal Skullcap) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Leaf Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Genistein, 1,2-Hexanediol, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Squalane, Beta-Glucan, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Origanum Majorana Leaf Oil, Viola Odorata Oil, Orchid Oil

This is a micro cloud type cleanser that dispenses as a fluffy cloud of foam. It has a faint green tea scent. The foam is almost mousse-like in texture and works into the skin just as well with my fingers as with my Clarisonic. It is very gentle and manages to cleanse leaving my skin feeling soft and moisturized. I can't really speak to the brightening benefits since I haven't been using it for long enough.

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huangjisoo Pure Daily Foaming Cleanser : Anti-Pollution

$25 ( 6.3 fl oz / 180 mL) currently on sale for 20% off

This Anti-Pollution Foam Cleanser works to remove makeup, clean and purify skin while minimizing the effects of pollution by forming a protective barrier against dust and dirt.

Key Ingredients: Majorana Leaf Oil with antibacterial and antioxidant properties work to clean, treat and protect skin from harmful particles in the air.  Cactus Fruit, Lavender and Broccoli work to form a moisture barrier to protect skin from external stimuli. Medicinal berries help skin to detox and restore vitality and radiance.

Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Water, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Extract, Trehalose, Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea (Green Purslane) Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Baikal Skullcap) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero Ginseng) Root Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera, Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair Tree) Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Arginine, Propanediol, Adenosine, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Viola Odorata Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Origanum Majorana Leaf Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil

Like the brightening cleanser, this anti-pollution cleanser is also a micro cloud type cleanser. It has a slight herbal medicine scent that I oddly like. The soft fluffy foam is pleasant to use and my skin feels soothed and cleansed without any tightness. I can't speak to the anti-pollution benefits but pollution is an ongoing concern of mine so I'm happy to use skincare that addresses that.

I haven't been using them long enough to see any of the long term benefits but I do like how these cleansers are cleanly formulated and how they work gently as they claim. huangjsioo products can be purchased direct from huangjisoo and from Amazon. You can learn more about the brand and their line of products on their website. The brand is currently having a 20% off sale to celebrate the new year.

What do you look for in a cleanser? Any favorites?

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Carolyna's world said...

wow - they look so so nice- this packaging is so cute- I never heard about this brand but I have to check them xx

Jackie Harrison said...

The cleansing oil sounds interesting this brand I never heard before I will like to see how well it work in long terms of use.

Emmylou said...

The line sounds good, Rowena! I love anything with jojoba oil so that cleansing oil is right up my alley:) Thanks for the heads up about these awesome new brands as always, chingu!

Ivana Split said...

These products seem great. Hunangjisoo sounds like a great brand!I particularly like the sound of that cleansing oil. I've been using a cleansing oil from Avon and so far I like it. I think there is a great potential to facial oils. My face gets dry in the winter so when it comes to cleaning products I'd rather try something moisturizing and oils can have wonderful benefits for our skin.

Mica said...

What a lovely gift! They sound like nice products too! I've never tried a cleansing oil before!

Happy New Year! Hope that the first week of 2019 is off to a great start for you and you are having a nice weekend :)

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Dressed With Soul said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences! I never heard from that brand but read already often that beauty brands from Korea are unbeatable. How wonderful I can even order them on Amazon.
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Midnight Cowgirl said...

These sound nice! I usually use Burt's Bees :)

Cielo said...

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Jenny said...

I've been testing out their cleansers lately and their cleansing oil is quickly becoming one of my favorites, I love the scent and how well it cleans the skin while still being gentle! A big no no for me is any cleanser that's too stripping, I feel like I need to work extra hard in my routine to replenish the lost hydration!

Jenny // Geeky Posh

Doctor Anne said...

I want a thorough yet gentle cleanser to not upset my acne proe Skin any further. All three of them sound nice for that, but I would probably pick the oil for a first try.

Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

ALLIE NYC said...

These cleansers sound promising, I know it can be difficult to fully know how a product works until you have used it a while. I would be interested in the oil cleanser as I find foams can be drying. I am using an oil/gel that foams up from Lancome and I like it quite a bit and repurchased.

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