Gokujyun Foaming Wash

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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
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Dry Skin
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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
(Solvent, Humectant)
Butylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Masking, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Controlling, Viscositydecreasing Agent)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
Comedogenic Rating (1)
Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
(Skin Conditioning, Surfactant, Emulsifying)
Fungal Acne
Fungal Acne Trigger
TEA-Cocoyl Alaninate
(Surfactant, Hair Conditioning, Cleansing)

Latest User Reviews

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Simple, no-frills cleanser
Skin Type: normal Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Large Pores, Dehydrated Skin

I've been using this for several years now and it's my HG foaming cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling clean, but never dry or stripped.

Compared to the other two foaming cleansers I own/use:
COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser: the COSRX isn't drying exactly, but it does feel like a stronger cleanser. I like the COSRX if I've been outside or working out, but for day to day cleansing, I prefer the Hada Labo. Plus, the HL has no discernible scent to me, but the COSRX smells like tea tree oil.
Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick: as far as how my skin feels after cleansing, it's comparable. The experience of using it is totally different. It's also a much more luxurious and decadent experience. The MRCS has real rose petals in it and definitely smells like it. If you're sensitive to scents, again, I'd recommend the Hada Labo.

My skintype: fairly balanced but prone to dehydration due to tretinoin use

Made my skin felt very tight, also looks flaky and red after cleansing, maybe caused CCs to appear
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I was excited to try out this cleanser due to the fantastic reviews most bloggers gave regarding its gentleness and being pH balanced, as I'm used to use a higher pH cleanser (pH 8).
However, my skin felt very tight and dry even after just cleansing with it once. It was reddish around the cheeks area and I can see flakes especially around nose and cheeks. I was afraid the tightness caused by it will exarcebate wrinkles and enlarged pores. I'm not 100% sure but I think it is also giving a bunch of closed comedones around my cheek area as it emerged a few days after using. I found that trying out this product is rather traumatic for me as I'm still reeling in from the after effects even after weeks have gone by. The tight feeling has now subsided but the closed comedones still remain.
I decided to abandon it after just 3 times of using. I'm now using it as a body wash instead.
It was very disappointing because this cleanser is very popular and recommended by a lot of people. But the experience with this product had reminded me of "Your Mileage May Vary" when it comes to skincare. What is popular may not always be suited for your skin.

A really nice cleanser for dry or sensitive skin
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone

My thoughts on Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam
I did a first impression on this product and my thoughts actually hasn’t changed. I like it, but I don’t like it so much I would repurchase it. The cleanser comes in a great packaging, a bottle with a pump that creates the foam as you pump it out of the container. This means that you need the tiniest amount to create a great lather and the pump does this for you. That means the product will last you a really long time. It also comes as a refill which is even cheaper. The prize is really great for this type of product and since it will last you a really long time.

The foam is really gentle on your skin and it does the job it is supposed to do. That is clean your face. I can’t really tell what makes me not love this product, cause some part of me thinks I actually should. But I have tried other cleansers that I like more. But it still is a really nice cleanser.

The scent is not very pleasant, but not unpleasant either. It smells almost like chemicals, but not in a very bad way. More a product that isn’t supposed to be fragranced but still has a smell to it. Arghhh hard to explain what I mean, I guess you just have to stick your nose in a bottle and smell, and it will all become clear.

The pH of this cleanser is really great, around 5,5. So if you have sensitive skin this might be the perfect cleanser for you.