REVIEW: Tosowoong Cocoon Monster Oil Foam

Ever since I've been introduced to the double-cleansing method, I haven't been able to skin the extra cleansing step! I found that cleansing my face first with an oil cleanser helps to thoroughly break down makeup, especially waterproof makeup, while following up with a foam cleanser helps to effectively remove the makeup that the oil cleanser couldn't get, along with eliminating the slimey film oil cleansers often leave behind. This two-step cleansing method is super effective, but it can be very time-consuming and a huge inconvenience when you have an early morning and need all the sleep you can get (aka the college life)!

Today, I'm going to be reviewing an innovative dual oil-and-foam cleanser: The Cocoon Monster Oil Foam from Tosowoong, courtesy of!


The Cocoon Monster Oil Foam from Tosowoong is an all-in-one cleanser. It is a dual cleanser that transforms from an oil to a light foam as you add water; it combines the double-cleansing method into one single product!

Contains black cellulose capsules that gently exfoliate, this convenient cleanser is rich in cocoon extracts and amino acids to keep skin moist while effectively cleaning makeup, excessive sebum and pores (Taken from

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INGREDIENTS: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sucrose, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil , Tocopherol, Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Jojoba Esters, CI 77499, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caviar Extract, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Albumen Extract , Silkworm Cocoon Extract, rh-Oligopeptide-1, Volcanic Ash, Gold, Glycine, Glutamic acid, Serine, Aspartic acid, Leucine, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Proline, Valine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Methionine, Cysteine, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethanolamine, Glycerin, Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance


Packaging and Design
The Cocoon Monster Oil Foam comes in a completely transparent black airless pump with a matching black pull-off cap. The cap is probably my least favorite part of the cleanser design-wise; it's easy to shut, but also comes undone with the slightest touch which isn't ideal for travel or carrying around. Besides the minute con, the bottle is made of an incredibly sturdy plastic with an easy-to-use pump dispenser. What I love about the design of the Cocoon Monster Oil Foam is that you can effortlessly see how much product you have left at quick glance!

Texture and Scent
When gazing into the transparent bottle, you can actually see tiny black beads of volcanic ash floating around in the oil! These tiny black beads aid in gently exfoliating and removing dead skin cells from your face as you cleanse. The oil itself feels like any typical facial oil; it's slight thick but runny. 

This product is also scented by the way! It has a somewhat strong clean, soapy scent with a slight hint of floral to it. 

Ease of Use
HOW TO USE: Pump an adequate amount onto your palm and massage face for 30-60 seconds.  Add water to create a bubbly foam. Massage in circular motion to cleanse pores and remove makeup.  Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. 

Despite the Cocoon Monster Oil Foam having a scary name, trust me, there's nothing scary or monster-like about this cleanser! It's as easy and user-friendly as could be! As you pump the product and dispense it, the bottle itself has a unique mechanism where it breaks up the beads and mashes it into teeny tiny bits which gets mixed in with the oil. The tiny black bits of volcanic ash are extremely gentle to the point where I can't even feel it on my skin as I massage the oil cleanser on my face!

To activate the foam part of the cleanser, you add water and massage it into a circular motion. Sounds easy enough right? However, I found it nearly impossible to get a decent foam, or any foam at all really, with using just my hands. To get a decent foam, it required a facial brush, cleansing device (like the Foreo Luna), or a konjac sponge. This knocks off half the stars for this category because I usually like to use cleansers with just my bare hands (no facial tools) and sadly, this requires tools to be its most effective.

Now, performance-wise, this is a decent cleanser when it comes to removing makeup and the daily grime. However, when using as an oil cleanser, it works great...for the first 10 seconds. After the initial slathering on the face, I start massaging it in and then it turns extremely tacky and SO difficult to spread/massage around; It's almost as if I've added moisture to the oil, but I haven't. It gets awfully hard to maneuver and it starts tugging on the skin rather than gliding across it, so I usually just give up and proceed to the foam step. I use this on a completely dry face and I've done the same routine with other oil cleansers and there has never been a problem like this before. 

When using as a foam cleanser, it's pretty weak in the lathering department. Actually, it's VERY weak. The "bubbles/foam" formed when adding water are very meek and flat and it's very difficult for me to get a good lather. What I was expecting was a big frothy foam, but it was more of a mild and skimpy foam, which isn't necessarily bad, but just underwhelming and disappointing. HOWEVER, if you use a pore brush or a cleansing device, like the Foreo Luna, then you're able to get a decent foam out of this as compared to using your hands alone. Either way, the cleanser ultimately does its job in effectively removing stubborn makeup and cleansing the pores.

With my own personal experience, all-in-one or multi-funcitonal products always sound amazing, but don't always measure up to the claims. I like it when one product specializes in a particular function (ie. cleansing), but when a product tries to become too many things, like the Cocoon Monster Oil Foam, it often falls short of expectations. 

In the photo below, I tested the Cocoon Monster Oil Foam on all waterproof makeup besides the BB cream (at the top). As you can see in step 3, that's the "foaming" stage... and it's pretty disappointing. But the end result is fantastic! The only contestant left standing is the LancĂ´me DRAMA LIQUI-PENCIL Longwear Eyeliner that does not budge EVER, no matter what makeup remover or cleanser I use. It seriously just stays on there until it fades away, so it's safe to say that the Cocoon Monster Oil Foam is one heavy-duty cleanser!


All-in-one multifunctional cleanser
No need to double cleanse
Time-saving product
Removes makeup extremely well
Deep cleans pores
Doesn't strip skin of natural oils
Doesn't leave skin too dry or tight


Oil phase didn't work well for me
Hard to lather/foam up


I really enjoy using this cleanser because it does a decent job cleansing my face and removing makeup without stripping my skin of its natural oils. However, you would probably want to use a separate cleanser for waterproof makeup since this doesn't break it all down. The cleanser is very gentle on the skin, and it doesn't leave my skin feeling too tight or dry. It does take a little extra effort, and a few more splashes of water, to wash off, but it doesn't leave any slimey film or residue behind on the skin. What I disliked was that the oil gets difficult to spread after about 15 seconds and ends up tugging on the skin. The "foam" phase was also impossible for me to get when washing with just my hands alone. Overall though, using the Cocoon Monster Oil Foam has cut down on a huge chunk of time spent washing my face, which is a huge plus and the reason why I would continue to use it. I recommend the Cocoon Monster Oil Foam to those that are looking to have the benefits of a double-cleanse, but don't necessarily have the time to do all the extra steps!

The Tosowoong Cocoon Monster Oil Foam (110 ml) retails for $30 and is available at, HERE!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes however that has no effect on the review itself. All reviews are my own 100% honest opinions.

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