Not every K-beauty brand has a lasting trend like COSRX. Many K-beauty brands that were launched several years back lost their tractions, but why COSRX has consistently maintained its popularity and finally slipped into our daily skincare routine?
Almost all my conversations within my circle when it comes to skincare seemingly leads to this brand — COSRX. Although it was first introduced to fellow Malaysian several years back, some of my friends are still not well-versed like they do with Hada Labo, and I think they ought to!
Comparing COSRX to the popular The Ordinary, both of them focus on basic and minimalistic packaging to highlight their key ingredients. Looking for an AHA BHA toner? There's a product literally called AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner (150ml). Need a hydrating overnight mask? Look for the Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask.
It is so easy to see why COSRX is so loved in Malaysia (and all around the world) — because their prices are very reasonable (between RM9 to RM100+*) and most importantly, they deliver results!
This is because COSRX and Mr.RX are dedicated to targeting skin problems and with the years of study they crafted and improved their solution. For example, every ingredient contained in a skincare bottle composes of active ingredients and other supporting ones. COSRX isn't playing a joke, they made sure the right or high amount of active ingredients per ml are inserted to ensure delivery of results.
When going through my hormonal acne, it was COSRX that helped me overcome the problem where all other products failed to. Now, COSRX products form at least 30% of my daily skincare routine and I have no plans to change.
Since they have a large range of products to choose from, we will help you with a cheat sheet below so that you won't go wrong in your first try of the brand.
Pimple Patches (RM9 — RM16*)
COSRX is famous for its pimple patches. These magical patches will keep you from picking at your skin and absorb all the nasty stuff. Put one of these before you go to bed and by the time you wake up, magic happens. Puff, pimple gone.
All 3 types of patches are available at Threebs.co.
1. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch: Protects acne from further infection while absorbing all the gunk. Suitable for all skin types.
2. COSRX Clear Fit Master Patch: Prevents acne from further infection while absorbing all the dirt. Ultra-thin and invisible under makeup. Suitable for all skin types.
3. COSRX AC Collection Acne patch. Reduce scarring, calms spot. Suitable for all skin types.
Toners & Cleansers (RM30 — RM45*)
If you have sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin COSRX has the best cleansers for you. Ranging from low pH to salicylic acid. They help dissolve dirt, grime, and buildup on skin that clogs pores — including blackheads. Take their Salicylic Acid, for example, the tea tree oil serves as a function to calm the skin and also making sure that the active ingredients from drying out which is secret to why COSRX works so well compared to other brands.
1. COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser: The famous low pH cleanser falls within the balanced scale of pH 5 to 6 Removes impurities, hydration and restore pH. Contains Tea Tree Oil Extract. Suitable for all skin types and works especially well on sensitive and dry skin.
2. COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser: Removes impurities, control sebum and reduce acne breakouts. Contains Salicylic Acid at 0.5%. Suitable for both oily and breakout skin.
3. COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner: Exfoliating, refreshes and soften skin. Contains Glycolic Acid and Betaine Salicylate. Suitable for all skin.
4. COSRX Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner: Hydrate and calms your skin. Contains Centella Asiatica Leaf Water. Suitable for sensitive skin.
Treatments (RM30 — RM70.50*)
Special conditions require special attention. One of the blackheads killers helps dissolve dirt, grime, and buildup on skin that clogs pores. The BHA serves as an active ingredient to clean pores by penetrating deep inside to get rid of dead skin trapped inside.
1. COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid: Hydrate and calms your skin. Contains Centella Asiatica Leaf Water. Suitable for all skin types.
2. COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum: Spot clearing and blemish/red spot removal. Contains Centella and niacinamide. Suitable for all skin types.
To be continued...
*Prices available until 31st August 2020 and subject to change without notice.