Neogen Code9 Real Fresh Green Tea Foam

Love green tea? Then sit down, grab a cup and let’s talk about the benefits of slathering it all over your face. Enter the Neogen Code 9 Real Fresh Green Tea Foam which I got from South-Korea. I actually meant to pick up the Neogen Dermalogy Real Fresh Foam Green Tea, which is a fan favourite, but accidentally picked up this one instead. Since they’re made by the same company and have very similar packaging, you might understand the confusion. Anyway..


The Neogen Code 9 Real Fresh Green Tea Foam comes in a liquid formula that transform into foam with the help of a built-in pump. This unique foaming cleanser immediately drew my attention because of it’s 2 compartments. The bottom compartment actually contains real fermented green tea leaves. Hello anti-oxidants! Green tea works miracles to battle inflammation, so those with acne-prone skin should definitely check into this.

As it turns out, that only the beginning. The entire side of the packaging is covered in ingredients which shows the formula  jam-packed with natural extracts. These help gently remove impurities, brighten and hydrate the skin. Skin-calming ingredients such as aloe also help to reduce irritation and redness for a calm complexion, which makes this cleanser suitable for even sensitive skin types.


Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Water, 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, Trehalose, Citric Acid, Allantoin Acetyl Glucosamine, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed 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, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana(Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Agaricus Bisporus (Mushroom) Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Lactobacyllus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract,  Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Runus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Malva Sylvestris(Mallow) Extract, Malt Extract, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus(Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Ucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Coral, Remella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Ledebouriella Divaricata 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 Kobus Bark 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 Chinensis Rhizome Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Ctinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Garicus Blaze Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Afica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol,  Disodium EDTA, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Fragrance

OMFG longest ingredients list of my life! But so good!


Use alone, or for best results, use as the second step of your double cleansing, following an oil cleanser. Make your face wet with some water, pump one to two pumps and gently massage foam onto damp face. Rinse off with lukewarm water (and try to not get this into your eyes ‘cuz that hurts). Follow with the remaining steps of your skin care routine.

I love how easy it lathers up, so there’s no need to rub and irritate your skin. Stripping the skin is quite common with foam cleansers, but this one I don’t have any problems with. Afterwards my skin feels smooth and clean. If you’re into foam cleansers, I would recommend giving this a go, even though it might be difficult to find. You might have better luck finding the Neogen Dermalogy one, which is now also sold at Sephora US. Can’t wait to try that one next!


Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Foam (120 ml) – 15,900 KRW
Available at Olive Young (S-Korea).

Disclaimer: Product was purchased.


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