Skincare

One Brand Review – COSRX

I’ve been trying out some products for the past two months and I’ve been loving them so much, that I felt they deserved a full blogpost. These products were provided to me by Jolse, which is a Korean site that offer lots of skincare, makeup and other beauty items. I was very lucky to get the opportunity to personally pick out some items that I felt were interesting to test out. So, of course I had to get some Cosrx products as it’s a brand that I have a lot of love for, and their products always seem to impress me.

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All of these products can be found on Jolse.com, who offers K-beauty products for a great price and free worldwide shipping. If you click on the names of each product, it’ll automatically take you to the Jolse site where you can purchase the product.

My skintype: Oily & Acneprone, NC30. 

COSRX LOW-PH GOOD MORNING GEL CLEANSER

I swear if you look up this cleanser, you’ll see how it’s a favorite among so many people and that is for a great reason. It’s a gentle, gel-based cleanser that comes in 150 ml squeezeable white tube. It has a medicinal scent to it with tea tree oil notes. Even though it’s marked as a morning cleanser, on the tube,

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I don’t see why you can’t use in the nighttime too. I do prefer using it in the morning as it feels gentle and non-drying, rather than in the evening, where I mostly prefer a deeper cleanse. A big plus is how a small amount goes a long way. Just make sure your hands are slightly wet and you’ll be able to create a nice lather. It’s not a super foamy cleanser, but there is some foam action going on.

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This cleanser also has a low pH. High pH cleansers can strip your skin, be irritating and too harsh. While a low pH cleanser, like this one, can help to keep your skin balanced and protected. I honestly hate giving into the hype and hopping on the hype train, but I can’t deny that this product is freaking amazing. It has been helping to keep my skin on the right track and just overall healthy.

Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Polysorbate 20, Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA

COSRX BHA BLACKHEAD POWER LIQUID

An absolute star product if you ask me and maybe my favorite out of the bunch, is this one right here. I’ve actually tried this product before, where I wrote a short review right here. I loved it so much that I knew for sure I was going to get another bottle. What striked me first was the word “Blackhead” on the bottle. I don’t deal with blackheads, so an initial thought was am I even going to notice any difference?

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However, this product has been amazing in other ways. I would describe it as a powerful serum that helps reducing blemishes and skin texture, in my case anyways. It’s a colorless, fragrance free light-weight serum/chemical exfoliant that comes in a 100 ml. plastic bottle that has a convenient pump function. It’s an BHA exfoliant, which is able to penetrate through oil and deeper into the skin than AHA. Since the BHA can penetrate deeper into the skin, it’s also better at deep-cleaning the pores.

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I would recommend starting of with this product slowly, maybe 1-2 times a week to begin with. After a week, feel out your skin and increase if you feel your skin can handle it. I use it 2-3 times a week and I still notice great results. One of these bottles also lasts me a ridiculously long time, almost a whole year.

Ingredients: Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Betaine Salicylate, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Arginine, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol

COSRX ALOE SOOTHING SUN CREAM SPF 50

Sunscreen is such an important step in my skincare routine and something I wear every day. This Cosrx sunscreen comes in a sleek, white tube packaging and a flip cap and contains 50 ml.

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The first time I squeezed it out, it appeared quite thick. But once I applied it to my skin and started blending it out, it felt more like a light moisturizer/balm and there was no visible white cast. There’s not a greasy residue or heavy feeling with this sunscreen and it don’t seem to interfere with my makeup in any way. It does feel moisturizing without making me feel more oily, but just be aware that it’s not a mattifying sunscreen in any way.

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I do recommend waiting about 5-7 minutes before moving on to makeup after applying the sunscreen. There is a noticeable Aloe Vera-like scent, which is also one of the ingredients in here. Aloe Vera has natural soothing and protective properties.

Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Alcohol,Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, C14-22 Alcohols, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Peg-100 Stearate, Silica, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta

COSRX LOW PH BHA OVERNIGHT MASK

Now for the last product, is this sleeping mask. If you’re not familiar with the whole sleeping mask concept, then it’s pretty much an overnight mask. You use it as the last step in your skincare routine and basically go to bed and remove in the morning. This product was the one I enjoyed the least out of this bunch. It’s not a bad product but I just don’t think it performed the best of its abilities on my skin.

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The product comes in a toothpaste-like, white tube and contains 50 ml. The consistency feels quite thick and creamy, similar to a balm texture. It does contain a small amount of BHA, but also other ingredients that’ll help soothe your skin like Centella Asiatica Water.

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I would use the mask 3 times a week at nighttime and the results weren’t that obvious. It did feel moisturizing and my skin looked more hydrated in the morning. However, this product claims to improve skin texture, help tackle blemishes, and brighten dark spots, which I unfortunately didn’t experience. I think one of the reasons being, is that my skin is used to higher level of BHA, so this low amount might not make a visible difference for me.

Ingredient: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Betaine, Panthenol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, BeesWax, Gluconolactone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine Salicylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid, Water, Niacinamide, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethyl Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Cosrx doesn’t have the most exciting packaging, I may even call it boring. But the products speak for themselves and just delivers when it comes to the quality of their skincare products! The brand is also budget friendly and I’m so glad knowing you can get such high-quality skincare for reasonable prices. I’m looking forward to what new products they’ll come out with in the future.

– Noreen

Disclaimer: These products were PR gifted to me. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Links in this post are not affiliate links.

 

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