Many people often face an uphill battle with blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne. But there is a brand that is synonymous with fighting acne in K-beauty - and that brand is COSRX.
Loved by both veteran K-beauty fans and casual skincare enthusiasts, COSRX has achieved the cult-fave status. The brand consistently sticks to a very simple philosophy - a brand that is ingredient-centric who uses minimum amounts of ingredient to produce efficient and simplistic skincare products.
STEP 1: CLEANSER
Start off your morning with the Cosrx low ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser. This delicate cleanser helps to cleanse your pores without disrupting your natural moisture balance as it has a low pH of 5.5.
Begin with wet hands and face. Squeeze a proper amount onto your hand and rub it between your fingers until it foams up. Gently massage this into your skin in circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATION
After cleansing, gently exfoliate your face using the Cosrx original One Step Pimple Clear Pads. The natural BHA in the pads help to unclogs pores and this prevents acne from developing by dissolving oil and gently exfoliating dead skin cells. These pads target the three major acne issues by reducing sebum production, minimizing the size of pores, and keeping blemishes at bay.
Take one pad and use the embossed/textured side to gently sweep across the face. Concentrate mostly on your T-zone or other problem areas. Flip the pad and sweep across the entire face again using the smooth side.
STEP 3: TONER
This superstar toner is loved for being daily toner that exfoliates and prevents fine lines with organic AHA and BHA molecules. The Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner hydrates the skin and keeps it clear and rejuvenated.
After cleansing, spray the toner onto a cotton pad and gently wipe onto face, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Alternatively, if you do have cotton pads with you, you may spray the toner directly onto your skin and pat it in gently with your palms.
STEP 4: MOISTURIZER
Being a power ingredient in the K-beauty world, snail mucin contains glycolic acid and proteins, which are effective to provide hydration to your skin, soothing blemish-prone skin, and heal acne scars. Made with 92% pure snail mucin filtrate, the bestselling Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream provides penetrative moisture to quickly repair damaged skin.
After cleansing & toning, gently apply a proper amount of the cream to your face, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Use your fingertips to massage it in your skin with upward circular motions. Gently pat for maximum absorption.
STEP 5: PATCH
Highly recommended for pimple-poppers! The Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches are made up of cellulose, polymers, adhesives, and a basic emollient (liquid paraffin). In other words, it's a Band-Aid for pimples!
Wash your face before putting on the patch. Peel off a patch and stick it over an active blemish or a popped pimple. Leave it on for a couple of hours for maximum effect.