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REVIEW: Neogen Real Fresh Foam Cleansers

February 05, 2021 Charlotte Cho
Neogen Cranberry real fresh foam cleanser review


Fruit on the bottom: Real fruit fermenting in there for real amino acids and vitamins for your skin!

Nothing gets me more excited than introducing a completely new and innovative Korean beauty product here on THE KLOG! Today is one of those days, because I’m about to introduce you to a newly curated cleanser from Neogen, the brand that has been leading beauty innovations.

The product

Neogen Real Fresh Foam Cleanser in Green Tea, Cereal and Cranberry.

What it is

A foaming water-based cleanser I use after my oil cleanser. But it’s not your typical cleanser...

It’s all in the ingredients

I’ve never seen a water-based cleanser with so much good stuff.

Case-in-point: A lot of beauty products contain water. In fact, it’s typically the main ingredient.

This particular cleanser is unique because the main ingredient is not water. It’s made of extracts from real plants, whole grains or fruit, depending on which one you pick!

Take a look at the rest of the ingredient list. There are actually almost 100 ingredients in each cleanser, most from natural sources. The list looks daunting at first, but look closely and you’ll see ingredients that you can actually pronounce the majority being root, flower and fruit extracts.

Take an even closer look and you’ll see many of the ingredients are fermented plant and fruit extract (i.e. Lactobacillus/Aspergillus/Prunus Mume Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate).

As I’ve said many times, fermented skin care is the future. This natural process makes your ingredients extra potent as they produce extra enzymes and vitamins that are good for skin.

Some of your favorite products and our best sellers include fermented ingredients—Missha First Treatment Essence contains fermented yeast, SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick has fermented rose, and now the Neogen Real Fresh Foam Cleanser.

Neogen green tea foam cleanser review

Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser, my personal fav. Really soothing on my combination skin.

The kicker? The thing that puts this cleanser above the rest?

Look at the base of the cleanser. You can see real green tea leaves, cranberries and whole grains in action as they ferment at the bottom of the cleanser itself. That means your skin is getting the effects of the real fruits/grains and plants—straight from the source!

So what does it mean for your skin?

This means the cleanser has powerful antioxidant effects while cleansing gently. Remember, you’re washing your face twice a day so using a cleanser that is good for your skin is key to keeping it healthy.

Neogen also put this cleanser through 7 different clinical tests to prove just how effective it is at whisking away sebum, moisturizing, reducing dead skin cells, and  improving complexion (including pores) -- all while being free of any irritating ingredients.

I’ve curated 3 types to address 3 different skin concerns:

- Green tea for soothing

- Cereal for brightening

- Cranberry for anti-aging

How to use Neogen foam cleansers

I like to use this after my oil cleansing step. I pump it into my hand about one or two times, then I massage the light airy foam into my damp skin gently for about a minute. Next I rinse off with lukewarm or cold water. (BTW, the foam is made with a natural foaming agent called quillaja saponaria, so it’s very gentle on the skin.)


This cleanser’s pH clocks in at about 7 (the pH of water), which indicates it’s neutral. Your skin is naturally acidic, anywhere between a 4.5-5.5. I typically recommend facial cleansers that have a pH of 5-7.

I know some of you have been patiently waiting for this product to hit Soko Glam since I showcased it at KCON this year. This is the product that got the most oooh’s and ahhh’s,  and for good reason.

Your reviews 

"I've used the green tea foam cleanser as well [as the cranberry] and I love both! Cranberry smells wonderful! But I think green tea foam cleanser cleans better. Most importantly this cleanser didn't irritate my eczema prone skin!" - Baolian T
"I use this [Cereal Real Fresh Foam Cleanser] as step two in my double cleansing routine. It smells pleasant. The foam is luxurious, soft and light. It washes away any leftover makeup and debris. It does not dry out my skin like some other foam cleansers. I have used all three of the NEOGEN Foam Cleansers and I like them all. I would highly recommend this product as well as the Cranberry and Green Tea." - Trisha Z
"When researching this cleanser I thought that it would be suitable for my needs and skin type but after using it just once I was completely amazed at the condition that it left my skin. I have dry skin (very dry during winter) to slightly combination. Firstly the foam is soft but substantial, some foams can disappear to nothing as soon as you touch your face, so even with one pump this actually feels like your using something to wash your face with. I use this for my second cleanse and it leaves my skin feeling thoroughly clean without the tightness. Would totally recommend to try and will be stocking up." - S W

Which one are you looking forward to most? Share in the comments below!

xx charlotte

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