I really love cleansing foams. I double cleanse at the end of the day (using an oil based cleanser first, followed by a water based foam cleanser) and the second step is one I always look forward to. I had a back stock of my Murad Pomegranate Foaming Cleanser, but as I was running out, I wanted to find a Korean alternative that was, preferably, more inexpensive.
I stumbled across the Missha Strawberry Latte Cleansing Foam and, at only about 5 bucks, figured why not?
Missha claims that this foaming cleanser will “help vitalize tired, dull skin” as well as brighten and moisturize. On the positive: it actually contains milk (but doesn’t need to be refrigerated) and strawberry extracts. On the negative: stearic, lauric, and myristic acid are all flags for potential acne triggers.
The product dispenses as a pretty, pearlescent pink cream. After adding water and rubbing on your hands, it foams up rather nicely. I tried using this as a solo cleanser in the morning and that was a huge no-no for me as I felt it dried up my skin and left it feeling uncomfortable, even after trying to salvage with moisturizer afterwards. I have been using this each night as my second step cleanser, which does much better.
The scent is reminds me of delicious, creamy strawberry milkshakes. It really smells good enough to eat. (Don’t!)
After using this for about a week, I felt that I had more breakouts on my face. I stopped using it, thinking the lauric acid was a trigger for me (as I couldn’t find anything I have used that had any significant amounts of lauric acid). After a few weeks of using my regular cleanser, I tried the Missha Latte cleanser again with no issues. My only thought it that I just caught it at a bad time the first go round.
I don’t really feel like it brightens, nourishes, or moisturizes, unfortunately. It’s a decent second step cleanser for the price (cheap as hell), but I’m not sure I would purchase again. I’ll use up what I have and will move on to a different foamy friend.
I give the Missha Strawberry Latte Cleansing Foam 2.5 pomegranates. It was just “meh” and, while I’m thankful it wasn’t actually causing breakouts, I probably wouldn’t repurchase.
You can get your own Missha Strawberry Latte Cleansing Foam on Missha’s US website here.
What’s your favorite foaming cleanser?
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