Best Water Cleanser 2019: Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea


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This year we went through a lot of cleansers. From Tatcha to Cosrx, with Drunk Elephant and even USANA, there were a lot of pollutants and sebum that were washed away. Yet none of them beat both the price point, and the experience of the Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea Cleanser.


On SokoGlam they say,

  • This unique foam cleanser is a must try for oily, combination, or acne-prone skin.
  • The start ingredient in this cleanser is fermented green tea extract, which brightens, calms, and hydrates skin. The gentle foam effectively removes impurities such as sweat and dirt from the skin without stripping your skin’s natural oils.
  • Lightweight and hydrating, this is the perfect water-based cleanser to use in your double-cleansing routine. 
  • The pH of this product is 8.

As someone with acne prone skin, I really appreciate the calming effects of the green tea extracts.


Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract , Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Glycerin, Methylglucamine, Lauric Acid, Sapindus Trifoliatus Fruit Extract, C12-14 Pareth-12, Myristic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Citric Acid, Trehalose, Allantoin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Plankton Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum(Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum(Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum(Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carica Papaya(Papaya) Fruit Water, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Panthenol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Niacinamide, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana(Witch Hazel) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract , Arnica Montana Flower Extract , Artemisia Absinthium Extract , Broussonetia Kazinoki Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Aspergillus/Prunus Mume Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate, Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Sibiricum Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Malva Sylvestris(Mallow) Extract, Malt Extract, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus(Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract, Amber Extract, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Hydrolyzed Coral, Tremella Fuciformis(Mushroom) Extract, Sarcodon Aspratus Extract, Ledebouriella Seseloides Root Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa(Rice) Bran Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Flower Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Uncaria Tomentosa Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum(Banana) Fruit Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Atractyloides Japonica Rhizome Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Cocos Nucifera(Coconut) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Linum Usitatissimum(Linseed) Seed Extract, Agaricus Blazei Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Disodium EDTA, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Fragrance.

Yeah, okay, so it’s a lot. But luckily for you, I have read through every single extract on this ingredient list and let me tell you, it’s incredible. This cleanser truly is a concoction of antioxidants, unique ingredients, and green tea leaf extract. While the ingredient list is long, my analysis is short. This cleanser was thoughtfully formulated to calm skin with an intensely high concentration of green tea extract (Camellia Sinesis Leaf Water or the first ingredient in the ingredients list). There is no BS here.

Price: 5.6oz

SokoGlam: $19 (Currently free shipping on all US orders!)

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Sephora: $19 (Currently free 3-day shipping on orders over $50)

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Amazon: $19 (Free shipping on orders over $25)

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Only one pump


The Run-Down:

If you can’t tell from the title already, I love this cleanser. Although it is not as moisturizing as Drunk Elephant Jelly Cleanser or Tatcha’s Water Cleanser, it is extremely calming and way cheaper. Plus, after I add my toner, the slight dryness is completely gone. Compared to the Cosrx Good Morning Low pH Cleanser, this cleanser is a little more balancing and it’s exactly what my oily/combination skin needs. I personally love a good foam, and the fact that the cleanser makes the foam for you is both more convenient and less irritating to the skin. When I use this in conjunction with my Clarisonic, my skin is smooth and ever so silky afterwards. (I’m sure if you have a Foreo it would give you the same if not better results). Truly, I love waking up to the sensation and the scent of this cleanser, and I love using it as I unwind and go to sleep just as much.

Pros and Cons:


  • Budget friendly
  • Incredible ingredient list
  • Sanitary pump
  • Calming
  • Reduces sebum
  • Low pH


  • Might be a teensy bit drying for dry skin (but should be no problem if you moisturize after)

Who Should Use:

I would wholeheartedly recommend this to everyone who struggles with acne and sebum production. It’s fantastic at taking off all that sebum that’s clogging your pores and giving you acne. For my dry-skinned friends, I still believe this is great at calming the skin, but with the foaming stimulation I would definitely make sure to moisturize after.

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4.5/5 stars

It looks a little bit funky, but that’s because Apple doesn’t have half star emojis 😦

I really do love this cleanser, and at this point I would consider it part of my holy grail. The only thing that holds me back is the ever so slight squeaky feeling I get, but it really is gone when I use my toner so it doesn’t affect my love for this cleanser.

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8 thoughts on “Best Water Cleanser 2019: Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea

      1. Yeah dry skin definitely doesn’t like higher pH cleansers. Thanks for reading this post! If you are looking for a cleanser and can splurge, I would definitely try the tatcha cleanser or for a lower budget, the cerave facial cleanser.

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