Holika Holika Green Tea Foaming Cleanser Review

I am always trying new face cleanser as I am yet to find my ideal one. This time I went for K-beauty and tried a Holika Holika product. I want to share the Holika Holika Green Tea Foaming Cleanser Review and my opinion about it with you.


About Holika Holika

Holika Holika is Korean cosmetic retail created in 2010. It has spread through the world quickly and now you can buy their product in most of the countries.

Their product features unique, eye-catching packaging and offers affordable prices on high-quality products. The vision of Holika Holika is to provide fun practical cosmetic products to enhance every woman’s natural beauty.

The word Holika derives from the English suffix “-holic” which means addiction. In Korean, “Holida” means temptation. They wanted their name to mean “addiction for temptation”.

About the product

Foam is an effective tool for cleansing the skin, removes dirt and traces of makeup. It gives the skin smoothness, softness and freshness and does not clog the pores.

The product contains a fermented extract of green tea, which has an anti-inflammatory effect, reduces swelling. Tannins of green tea can increase the stability of the blood capillaries. Contains also proanthocyanidins, acting as an antioxidant. Extract of green tea intensively nourishes and moisturizes the skin, improves the structure of the epidermis and strengthens it. Extract cleans pores, relieves dry skin, stimulates cell activity, reduces fatigue and slows down the ageing process, strengthens the protective function of the skin.

The common soapwort extract contains saponins, flavon glycosides. Has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and cleansing effect, improves the metabolism of the skin, helps to soften dry, prone to acne and irritated skin.

From www.holikaholika.co.uk

How to use it

Foam up a small amount of the product with a small amount of water. Apply appeared foam to the damp skin of the face, massage with circular movements. After, rinse the face with lukewarm water.


Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-8, Polyquaternium-7, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Chloride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, CI 19140, CI 42090, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance


Price and Availability

It is available in two different sizes, 150 and 300 mL. You can buy both on their website www.holikaholika.co.uk for £5.95 and £11.95 respectively. You can also buy the 150 mL product from Beauty Bay for £5.95.

My Holika Holika Green Tea Foaming Cleanser Review

The product comes in a squeezable tube with a flip-top cap. The tube is white with a printed green tea picture and some writings in Korean. It comes with a sticker showing some details of who to contact in case you have a problem with the product.

The cap has a nozzle to deliver the right amount of product. This nozzle controls well the amount delivered. The flip-top cap closes well after use and it is resistant.

The product is a white cream. It smells fresh and has the thick consistency expected for a cream.


The cream is really foamy. I love foam products and a small amount of this cleanser makes an amazing amount of foam.

I always use it in my night routine, as part as the double cleansing, after using the oil-based cleanser. Sometimes I have rests of makeup, mainly in the eye area, after using the oil-based cleanser. This Holika cleanser removes all these rests of makeup and also the dirt off my face.

The foam feels very comfortable on the skin and is easy to remove. I first wipe it off with a reusable cloth and then rinse deeply under the tap with lukewarm water.

I can feel my skin clean but, surprisingly, not dry. I feel this cleanser makes a deep cleanse while it is gentle with my skin.

One important point is that it is soft with my eyes. As I mentioned, frequently I have rests of eyeliner and mascara and I need to apply a cleanser to clean my eyes. This cleanser does not produce any discomfort in my eyes, nor blurry vision or itchiness.


The product lasts really long. I have the 150 mL tube, which I started at the end of January. I use it every single night and it is still not finished (I am writing this post at the end of June and still I have some cream left), which means I am using it for more than 5 months.

In conclusion, I love this cleanser. It is long lasting , as I mentioned, and I am going to repurchase it though some product still there. I don’t want to be without this product.

This product is the first one I tried from Holika and now I cannot wait to try other cleansers –   citrus, the bamboo or the rice water.



  • Good amount of lather
  • Cleans well
  • Soft with skin
  • Lasts a long
  • Affordable
  • Good for dry skin


To mention something, at least in the UK you can only buy it online.

Would I re-purchase it? Do I recommend it?

I definitely will repurchase it and I do recommend it.

If you like foaming cleansers you will love this one. This green tea cleanser is good for dry skin but you can find similar cleansers for other skin types and with different fragrance.


Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at contact@irenebeautyandmore.com


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