[COSRX] Centella Blemish Cream Review

Author: Complete My Seoul

This review originally appeared on her blog here. You can also follow her on Instagram here.

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[COSRX] Centella Blemish Cream Review

 

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“Centella Blemish Cream heals blemishes and acne scars quickly. An advanced formula that’s clinically proven to reduce acne while minimizing the appearance of scars.” – COSRX

Here is another review of a CosRX product that I have bought recently. A while ago, I interviewed CosRX’s Marketing Team Assistant Manager on the brand which you can find here.

I purchased this product from Jolse out of curiosity since there weren’t any reviews about the product yet. I never used a product that contained ‘Centella Asiatica’ extract before, so this will be my first time using it. The ingredient is widely known for its antibacterial and wound healing properties, which can make it popular for those suffering from acne or for those who desire an anti-aging product. Centella Asiatica is an effective natural ingredient in treating anti-aging by providing improvements to collagen support and providing a moisture barrier.

 

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Duration of Use:

July 27, 2015 ~ August 11, 2015
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Directions:

Here are instructions on how to use the product from the WishTrend website:

“1) After cleansing, prep the skin with toner & serum, then apply an adequate amount of the Centella Blemish Cream to areas of dryness, blemishes, and/or acne-prone areas and spread out evenly to assist absorption.

2) Use as a cream for day & night and enjoy clean, clear skin!”

 

– It says to use it as a spot treatment, but sometimes I’d like to cover my whole face with this product right after using a moisturizer to help relieve my troubled skin. It doesn’t make my face greasy at all, which is a bonus for my oily skin.

 

Application:

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The texture is very soft and creamy. When I rub the cream on my face, I find that it does not leave a greasy feeling on my skin. It mattifies it. I have very oily skin and this product isn’t heavy at all when used as a moisturizer. I would continue to use this as a moisturizer instead of a spot treatment if it was cheaper. The price is pretty high for the amount of product inside.

 

Ingredients:

Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Viola Tricolor Extract, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Zinc PCA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract

An analysis of ingredients can be found here.

 

Centella Asiatica Leaf Water: Approximately 51% of Centella water is used instead of purified water in this cream. The ingredient is extracted from the Centella Asiatica herb, which is traditionally used to treat damaged skin, which is proven to speed the process of healing damaged skin and to fade scars. Since the herb is antibacterial and contains wound-healing properties, it is perfect for those who are suffering from acne and/or acne scars.

Cetearyl Alcohol: Another fatty alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol assists in keeping ingredients intact in the formulation.

 

Scent:

There is a ‘plant’ or ‘herb’ smell to the cream which is very faint in my opinion. The scent isn’t something I would be worried about breaking me out.

 

pH Level: 7

 

Moisture Test:

Before application:

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30.9%

 

After application:

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45.3%

 

Thoughts:

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This product has done absolutely amazing things to my acne and cysts after just one day of using it. When I first got it, I patch tested it during my nighttime skincare routine on the upper half of my face where it contained a few cysts. When I woke up the next morning, my cysts completely deflated. I saw results in just one night. Amazing. I followed up with my morning routine. As I was cleansing my face, it felt extremely smooth and soft after a while of having bumpy skin with acne problems. Everything on the upper half of my face disappeared and cleared up. This product is more effective than all my prescription acne treatments which only dried out my skin. This Centella cream is able to moisturize my skin and clear it up as well. Pretty impressive.

The product claims to fade acne scars in addition to treating acne. It might be because I haven’t been using it enough, but I don’t see any visible differences in my acne scars.

The price for this product is quite expensive for its amount given, which is why I see CosRX suggests to use it strictly as a spot treatment. Despite the size, the product is very effective at doing what it claims: getting rid of acne. Even though the price is higher than what I would usually spend on a skincare product, this product is definitely an exception since it was able to give me a difference in my skin in just one day. I would definitely recommend this product to those who are looking for a solution to their acne and cysts!

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Pros Cons
– Effective of getting rid of acne and cysts – Expensive for its amount
– Hygienic container – Not as effective for reducing acne scars
– Got rid of pimples/cysts fast
– Reliable ingredients
– Very faint scent

 

 

Where to buy?
Shop Price Location Free Shipping?
Amazon $18.98 Korea Yes
Jolse $17.60 Korea Yes

 

 

Overall Score

Application                         10
Ingredients                          8
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Scent                                  10
Packaging                          10
Effectiveness                    8

 

Repurchase?  Yes

 

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[COSRX] Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Review

Author: Mandy

You can visit her lovely Instagram profile here to see more of her photos and reviews.

Disclaimer: The photo was taken by the review’s author.

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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!

[COSRX] Two in One Poreless Power Liquid Review

Author: B.

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER INSTAGRAM PROFILE HERE.

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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 🙂 ).

Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author.

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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

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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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.

Disclaimer: The photo was taken by the review’s author. 

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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 🌸🌿😊