Review: Hanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing Foam

My brother always says that women are like crows (or magpies, or some form of a bird), drawn to shiny things. For me, I think he just calls me a goblin or troll, like the big green one from Harry Potter or Shrek. Can you sense the sibling lurve here? Hah. Anyways, I do not deny that fact – in fact, I’m living proof that the statement is true. I like all sorts of things that are blinged up and pretty, and although I’m banned from owning one due to the hassle in doing my laundry, I would still lovingly (and somewhat creepily) caress a fully-sequinned gown in Topshop.

The same goes for beauty products – anything sparkly and in a pretty packaging will be more attractive than a plain one, which is why I almost overlooked this cleanser. If not for the fact that I’m on a Hanyul binge-buying process, I would never have given this a second look.

Hanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing FoamHanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing Foam – KRW18,000


Hanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing Foam (1)

Hanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing Foam (2)

Hanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing Foam (3)So much foam generated from a >1cm pearl of cleanser


Hanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing Foam (4)


I say…

After finishing Belif’s The True Brightening Cleansing Foam, I opened my cupboard of goodies and zeroed in on this.

  • This is total value for money – it’s one fat-arsed tube of cleanser for just KRW18,000. It’s 180ml, and definitely a larger size than some other cleansers in the market.
  • It comes in a softer-than-usual squeezy upside-down tube.
  • The cleansing foam is really creamy and feels rich.
  • Just a 1cm pearl of cleansing foam is enough for the entire face – I kid you not. The recommended usage is a 2cm pearl, but that’ll be a bit too much. Alternatively, you can use a 2cm pearl for cleansing with the Clarisonic/cleansing device.
  • The lather is rich and foamy and gives a good cleansing experience – the foam didn’t drip or run all over my face and was thick enough for a cleansing massage.
  • There are no miniscule little beads in this cleanser.
  • It also smells extremely herbal-grass-like. I have done a little research on Artemisia, and found that it’s not a specific plant. Instead, it’s a species of plants with strong aromas (so I guess this explains the scent). It’s nothing offputting, but just thought I’d give you the heads-up.
  • After cleansing, I find that my skin is well-cleansed and feels moisturised without being over-stripped. There’s no tight-taut feeling, and my skin also feels smoother.
  • So far, I haven’t noticed any increment in blackheads/whiteheads, and I’ve also not had any breakouts.

I’m really liking this cleanser so far, and I wish I’d bought another tube of it for standby. Ah well, this is another reason for me to go to Koreaaaaaa.






10 thoughts on “Review: Hanyul Pure Artemisia Cleansing Foam

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  5. Hi ~
    I want to ask you something. My Korean friend sent me this product and also Hanyul skin essential emulsion,optimizing serum and Skin softner. But I don’t know what should I use them for.
    When should I use them? Morning or night? before doing my makeup or just skin care?
    Thank you for review ^^

    • hello! I’m not sure what you mean by before your makeup… cos I always apply skincare before my makeup every morning anyway 🙂 And I also apply skincare at night before I sleep.

      But if it helps, you should use it in the following order:

      1) cleanse
      2) optimizing serum
      3) skin softner
      4) emulsion.
      5a) sunblock + primer + makeup (day)
      5b) serum + cream moisturiser / sleeping pack (night)

      Hope it helps~^^

  6. I got this cleanser from a friend. The smell was a little strong so I almost tossed it to the donate bin. Thought I’d see what others thought, and your review changed my mind 🙂 I’ll give it a goooo! Check out my fashion/beauty site (I’m based in Seoul^^)

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