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The History of Whoo or simply Whoo (后,meaning empress), is top niche cosmetics brand by LG Korea. Although Sulwhasoo is being the “No.1” in Korea but Whoo has gained her big pie among Korea cosmetics market too. I have this 40ml deluxe sample size as part of my gift set purchase, it retails for KRW38000/160ml in Korea. I think this is a good size for traveling, so I mostly reserved it for trip and stick with my gentle Japanese cleansers for daily care.

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I thought this is going to be another high-end soap-based cleanser similar to Kose Sekkisei Supreme and Shiseido White Lucent, which normally foam up every well and could be drying for easily dehydrated skin. Apparently, they are alike. In reality, they are not quite alike.

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Here is what I found them alike. First, they all are brightening/whitening cleanser. Secondly, they all have strong floral scent. Third, they all give refreshing, squeaky skin after wash which sometimes could be drying to non-oily skin. Last, they all have rich and creamy texture. As shown in above picture, the content of this Whoo cleansing foam quickly melted by my body heat, therefore I could only take picture of the melted form – more cream alike.

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From the sense of texture I supposed it should be lathering generously, however it didn’t lather much as you’ve seen in the above picture. Since I don’t have its English ingredient list so I won’t be able to know what surfactant used in its formula but my experience with various cleansers just told me that it can actually foam up very well, hence I performed a test and it proved itself that can really foam up very well! It just needs a tool to assist the foaming.

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Taking a small amount on a foaming ball, then adding a little bit of water and squeezing the ball……

Rich, dense, resilience!

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That may be a good idea having a foaming ball/net/sponge in the bathroom but normally I lack of this 1-minute diligence, in fact I’m actually fine without the rich foam. With or without rich foam, this brightening cleansing foam felt creamy on skin.

Between Whoo Seol, Kose Sekkisei Supreme and Shiseido White Lucent cleansers, I have mentioned they are not quite alike. I found Whoo Seol’s cleanser seemed to have milder cleansing power. After checking back my simple cleansing test of Kose’s and Shiseido’s, notably Whoo’s Seol Brightening Cleansing Foam didn’t cleanse the same lipstick as well as Kose’s and Shiseido’s did.

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**@**  Cleansing Power Indicator  **@**

Click the picture to enlarge

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As a whole, I would say this is pleasant to use because I like foaming cleanser and its texture. Among the three cleansers I commented in this post, I might be choosing this Whoo cleanser over the other two because of its milder cleansing power, despite I liked the scent of Shiseido White Lucent most. Nevertheless I’m also picky and wouldn’t consider purchasing without knowing its full ingredient list, after all I really think all I need for normal cleansing is a mild (and foaming) cleanser and I do see the difference in long run – less sensitive skin.

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