COSRX Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser

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The cleanser I’ve been longing to try!


Product description: COSRX Salicylic Acid Exfoliating cleanser is a foam cleanser containing botanical ingredients and Salicylic Acid (BHA) that helps to remove old dead skin cell, sebum, blackheads and whiteheads when you wash.

This contains micro bubbles to effectively clear away skin waste or makeup residue and stop the sebum in your pores from developing into blackheads and whiteheads, helps eradicate dead skin and persistent skin troubles.

Volume: 150ml in a White squeeze tube with a black flip-open cap

Scent: This has a mild tea tree scent.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, PEG-32, Cocamidopropyl Betaine Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyquaternium-7, Lauramide Dea, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Polysorbate 60, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cellulose Gum, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Disoudium Edta

The key ingredients include Salicylic Acid (BHA) that provides excellent skin exfoliation effect, helps in unclogging pores, prevents pores from clogging up and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects; Salicylic Acid also helps with skin regeneration. Another key ingredient is Tea Tree Oil which contains anti-fungal and antibiotic properties that helps to treat various skin troubles and assist with improving the general health of the skin, allowing the skin to look beautiful and radiant.

Directions: 1. Dispense appropriate amount on your palm.

2. Add a bit of water, rub your palms to create bubbles on your hand then apply it on your face.

For areas of the face where it’s more oily, where blackheads and whiteheads are present, gently massage along the skin texture. Avoid rubbing the skin for too long to prevent skin from being too dry.

3. Use lukewarm water to rinse 3-4 times and tap the skin with cold water to reduce size of the pores.

Times used: I use this twice daily for the 1st week then once a day at night for 3 weeks now.

Skin reaction: None

Price: Around 7-8 USD (Around 300 – 350 PHP)

Rating: 4/5

I love COSRX products so much, I got another COSRX mini haul with various products I’ve been wanting to try. That includes this Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser. This product has so much great reviews online that I had so much expectations from this. However, this is the first COSRX product yet that I haven’t given a perfect score for my rating. No doubt that this is one great product but I’m not a fan of the smell, good thing it isn’t that strong. Well, I have never been a fan of the smell of tea tree. Also, I expected this to help prevent pimples from appearing and reappearing on my skin. This didn’t prevent them BUT this did speed up the healing time of those pesky pimples. This also helped keep sebum at bay, and was able to remove old dead skin cells, some blackheads and whiteheads. This has a pH of 9.0 – 9.5 which is really high (the ideal pH level of a product is 5.5 so as to not damage your skin) so from using it twice a day I reduced my usage of this to once a day, usually at night time. In spite that this is great for all skin types, this can also be drying, I guess that’s the nature on how this was able to prevent clogged pores and troubles, so for those who have already dry skin, don’t rub on the skin for too long. Nevertheless, I liked this product. I have noticed much improvement on my skin since I have started using this. I can see myself repurchasing another tube!

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Here’s my mini COSRX haul! Expect for another one for the coming months.
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