[COSRX] Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Review

Author: Mandy

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COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Review 🐌

 

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Let me just start off by saying that this item really lives up to the hype! And to be completely honest I think it’s definitely earned its place on my holy grail list.

This was one of the first products that introduced me to k-beauty and it’s a damn good introduction to the entire world that is Korean skincare and Cosrx as a brand.

This product contains a whopping 96% of Snail Mucin filtrate as the name suggests, making it super soothing, healing, and moisturizing.

I’ve definitely noticed that since I’ve started using this product, any spots that I have that I pick at heals a lot faster. Although I don’t see this helping with hyperpigmentation too much it still works very well in healing over the skin.

The texture of this is super stringy and slimey, it’s what you’d expect Snail Mucin to feel like. The first bottle I got was more of a gel compared to my second bottle, which makes me wonder how fresh my first bottle was. But it still works the same and keeps my skin super plump and hydrated.

This is also just a great product to layer with since it’s moisturizing and sinks in super quickly! With no trace of tackiness or a film. I also like to use this around my eyes instead of an eye cream because it’s lighter and really helps any dry patches I have around my eyes to become hydrated again.

Overall, I really enjoy this product and feel like I can’t live without it now that I use it.

I would definitely repurchase this product and I already have one as a backup. This is such a well rounded product that deserves all the hype that it gets! I can’t recommend it enough!

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[COSRX] Two in One Poreless Power Liquid Review

Author: B.

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COSRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid Review

 

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So I’ve been using Cosrx Two in One Poreless Power Liquid for a month already and I definitely think it deserves a #Bskinreview update. 💖 I switched to this as my daily toner (in place of Human Nature Acne Defense toner) so that I could really test its effectiveness.

A quick recap of its claims:

💦 clears out congested pores

💦 tightens enlarged pores

💦 fights acne & kills bacteria (through Willow Bark Extract)

💦 helps cool down temperature

💦 controls excessive oil production

💦 safe to use with other AHA or BHA containing products

 

Key ingredients:

🌱 Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract 88%

🌱 BHA (Betaine Salicylate) 0.1%

My #Bskinreview thoughts after a month of usage:

✨ made my pores less visible

✨ reduced my blackheads (especially on my nose)

✨ definitely toned down my sebum production

✨ gave my skin a brighter complexion

✨ I have lesser breakouts now (yay!)

I’m really impressed with everything it has done to my skin. I never actually thought a product could make pores smaller/less visible, but this thing is a game changer! Well I have to say, this is now officially my HG toner. ❤

Have you tried this gem yet? Share your thoughts below ⤵️.

[COSRX] Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol Review

Author: Vivian

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER amazing blog HERE (definitely worth checking out 🙂 ).

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COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol Review

 

One K-beauty brand that I’m super happy I discovered from watching beauty influencers’ (more specifically, Joan Kim!) Youtube videos is COSRX. This skincare brand has never disappointed, and I like how everything is so fuss-free and straightforward – kind of like a drastic change from the usual amazing packaging of K-beauty products, but not a bad change to have once in a while.


Product Description

The Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol is a toner that works hard to hydrate and prep your skin for the next steps in your skin care routine and maintains your pores as a gentle chemical exfoliator.

This formula contains 69.8% Black Bee Propolis to soothe, repair and hydrate skin while inhibiting bacterial growth—perfect for breakouts and acne-prone skin. Natural AHAs and BHAs also aid in controlling excess sebum, clearing impurities and dead skin cells, and helping your skin cells renew so your skin becomes clearer and brighter while maintaining natural moisture-retention.

This is a great toner for sensitive, combination, or oily skin, and especially those dealing with breakouts and acne.

This product has a pH level of 4

Fragrance-free.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 26.90


Ingredient List

Propolis Extract, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, water, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

I know this ingredient list sounds quite scary, especially when you see alcohol ranked 2nd(!) I had a lot of doubts when I was looking at this product, but the product description seemed to fit what I was looking for. I was hoping to buy a toner that could hydrate my skin while keeping my acne at bay, and this toner seemed to do just the thing, so I took a leap of faith and went ahead with this purchase.


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Packaging: I don’t really like my skincare products to look too frivolous, although I do love pretty makeup packaging. Having something clean and sophisticated gives the impression that it’s more scientifically-formulated, if you understand what I mean haha. I’ve brought this along on my travels and had no problems with leakages whatsoever. It’s not too bulky too, so it can definitely fit snugly into your luggage.

Texture: Like most other toners, it feels just like water, so it gets absorbed by the skin very easily. I’m not too big a fan of the smell, though.

Effectiveness: I have pretty mixed thoughts about this, but mostly positive.

So when I first started using this product, I was going through a lot of stress, bad eating, terrible sleeping habits (all thanks to school) and I felt like my skin might die if I didn’t use a toner that could at least promise to keep my skin looking like it won’t die any time soon. I’m not exaggerating when I say this toner SAVED my skin during those dreary, exhausting weeks. My internal organs might have been dying, but my skin was clearly surviving. It remained relatively clear for weeks with the occasional zits, but nothing drastic!  It was the best condition that I had seen my skin in for a long time, and I really was quite amazed.

However, after I used it for a period of time, it seemed a little like it wasn’t so effective anymore. My lifestyle habits have definitely been improving since then, so I don’t know why I still sprout acne patches so often these days.


Final Verdict

I hate having mixed feelings about a product that clearly worked for me, and which I would definitely want to recommend 😦

I might give this another shot in future with a new bottle (I just finished mine!) to see if I can still make this work for me, because this is honestly the best toner I’ve used in a long time. I do think this will work great for people with sensitive and acne-prone skin – I can truly vouch for this. I’m just slightly puzzled by the reduced efficacy towards the end of the bottle. Maybe something else in my makeup routine is messing my skin up rather than the toner, but it still shows that this toner is not 100% effective at preventing acne. Oh well.


Rating

Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮✮

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[COSRX] Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel Review

Author:  Beth

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER INSTAGRAM PROFILE HERE.

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COSRX Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel Review

 

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It’s time for me to review the Cosrx Low PH Milk Gel Cleanser that I have been using for the last couple of weeks.

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I was going to wait until I had used it a month before writing my review, but I think I have made my decision already. I know there are a lot of Cosrx fans waiting for this, but you might want to sit down…. it’s not good news I’m afraid.

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Let me start by saying that Cosrx is a brand that I absolutely adore. Their minimal, no-fuss products are, for the majority, fantastic in my eyes from a performance and price point of view. It’s not often that I find a Cosrx product that I don’t love, but today is one of those days.

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The milk gel cleanser is designed for those with sensitive skin who can’t use an oil cleanser or cleansing balm etc… please note that this is NOT a replacement for your Low PH Gel Cleanser, but to be used BEFOREHAND.

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I would say it’s more of a white gel than a milky texture. You apply this directly to your dry face as per the product instructions and massage as you would a cleansing balm (however, Cosrx on insta have suggested it should be used on a wet face… I tried both and there is no difference🤷🏻‍♀️). You do have to use quite a bit each time as the product sinks in quite quickly, but it doesn’t emulsify that well either.

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Now, this product does remove light make-up, but it did struggle badly in removing my full coverage foundation and mascara. Cosrx themselves have also said that this product will not remove make-up, so you will need to ensure that this is cleansed off separately beforehand.

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For me, I wear make-up every day, so using this as part of my evening routine simply did not work (unless I want to start triple cleansing). I imagine most people will have similar situations, so please take this into account. So I switched this product into my morning routine because, you know, your girl has to double cleanse twice a day with oily skin, but unfortunately this just wasn’t enough for me 😫 I wasn’t removing the excess oils well enough like I would with an oil cleanser, and so I found my skin greasier far earlier than usual. I have therefore concluded that this is aimed more towards sensitive dry or sensitive normal skin types who don’t wear make-up. Not for me 😭😞 I wanted to love this so bad….🌸🌿😊

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[COSRX] Triple C Lightning Liquid Review

Author: Skin Care Ritual

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COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid Review

 

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[COSRX] One Step Original Clear Pads Review

Author: Beth

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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COSRX One Step Original Clear Pads Review

 

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These pads are designed to be used as a toner step and come in a handy resealable tub with 70 pads inside. One side is embossed and the other smooth. They are designed for gentle daily exfoliation with mild doses of BHA to help with acne / spot prevention.

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I am not an acne sufferer, but I get spots like everyone else. I also have oily / combo skin, so a daily dose of BHA is always welcome at keeping that sebum in control. I was using these pads twice a day, starting with the embossed side to loosen any skin debris, and then the smooth side to sweep away the impurities.

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They are slightly drying and do give off a very strong smell, but I found my experience a positive one overall. My sebum levels were slightly reduced and any spots disappeared really quickly with continued use. I would definitely recommend these pads for combo / oily skin types, and whilst these pads are considered to be your toner step, I still would use a hydrating toner after for that added oomph 🌸🌿😊

[COSRX] Oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap Review

Author: Evelyn

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COSRX Oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap Review

 

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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

 

Ingredients

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

 

Price

I bought it from Sokoglam with $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.

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Fragrance

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❤

 

Packaging

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.

 

In long-term?

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.