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COSRX Oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap Review
What does it claim?
This cream was developed to be a perfect complement to COSRX’s famous AHA and BHA products. It contains 70% Birch sap, a powerhouse ingredient for calming and treating sensitive, irritated, or freshly exfoliated skin. If you’ve ever experienced dryness due to acne medication, winter weather, or natural sensitivity, this is the cream for you. It quenches dry skin with zero greasy residues and calms acne-prone skin without causing breakouts. Win-win.
This product has a pH level of 5.5
Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol,1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
I bought it from Sokoglam for $20. Sokoglam is like the Korean skincare house for me. All my Korean skincare products are from Sokoglam.
Why did I try it?
Before this, I was using a thick cream which claims to work on my acne-prone oily skin. It’s a quite popular product so I thought I’d give it a try. Turns out it broke me out worse. And that was when I looked for something watery. What’s titled as ‘oil-free’ got my attention. The texture seems also soft, calming, and watery. The price is not that high for the quality which it claims. I was also kinda disappointed with my skin condition. Besides, most of the reviews are also positive. This is why I bought it.
First Impression and its texture
What shocks me is the scent. I guess it smells a bit antiseptic but smells good. It immediately cools down my skin as soon as I apply it. What made me love it is the fact that it does not leave any stickiness behind to the point that I feel like I am not even wearing in on my skin. I first tried it in the morning and see what it would do on my skin throughout the day. And u know what? My face does not feel oily at all. (Not in a matte way but in a way of feeling like I have a normal skin).LOL I was happy to feel that way and was satisfied with its first impression.
When I first tried it, the scent was not familiar to me and it is unique in a good way. I guess it’s the birch sap scent but later on it became my favorite❤
It’s a long cylindrical bottle with a pump. Oh yes, I love pumps! With the pump, it is easy for me to balance out the amount I am using each time. For me, “one pump, one time’’.
Breakouts, Yes or No?
Hell no, everyone. No breakouts or whatsoever. Besides, I even got in control of my breakouts with it. Can you imagine how happy I was?
Does it do as it claims?
It is really calming as it claims. And also no breakouts too. So, it’s a win for me.
It has been doing a really good job so far. My skin tends to get oilier when hot, but with this, I am getting less oilier than I used to be. I used this both day and night and I’m just loving it. I’m now on my second bottle, so you can guess how much I am enjoying it.
Repurchase, Yes or No?
Hell yes. It would have been way better if COSRX fixed up its fragrance somehow so that those who are intimidated by its fragrance would also try it. But, as for me, I just love the way it is and I’ll be committed to this till I find something better.