Best 12 COSRX Products 2022
It’s incredible to think that, just three years ago, only American skin-care sleuths (people like me who hung out on the r/Asian beauty subreddits, YouTube, and blogs like Fiddy Shades of Snail) were aware of COSRX, the wildly popular Seoul-based brand now available in Urban Outfitters, Ulta, and Ricky’s. It’s hard to find an Instagram selfie nowadays that doesn’t include one of COSRX’s neat, sterile-looking bottles. Even the most casual users of beauty care products have at least heard of the brand’s revolutionary cabinet staple, the Pimple Patch, which absorbs extra oil from the skin and drastically reduces zits over night. We will be discussing 12 COSRX Products in 2022
I’m not at all surprised that COSRX has become well-known so quickly. The majority of its products are under $20, and more crucially, their straightforward formulae actually, actually work. I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone, and eczema-prone skin, and not a single COSRX product has ever caused me to break out or cause an eczema flare-up. I decided to make a list of my favorite COSRX goods because I am such a fan about the company and can honestly state that I have rigorously tested every single one of its (ever-widening) assortment of products. If you don’t already own any of these, you should.
COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule
This hydrating hyaluronic acid serum from COSRX is one of their more recent releases. It essentially functions as a winter soldier in a bottle, hydrating the skin to the core with three different types of hyaluronic acids while also conditioning the skin. In contrast to serums like The Ordinary’s, which sometimes leave a sticky, moist feeling on the skin, this sinks into the skin right away. This is an excellent option whether you’re dealing with parched skin brought on by the winter or are simply looking for a cheap and highly efficient hyaluronic acid serum.
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
Niacinamide, one of my favorite ingredients for healing and brightening, is included in this ideal for just about every skin type cream, along with rice extract, which conditions. This moisturizer works well on my dry, blemish-prone skin (I apply it as the final step of my nighttime routine), but I also have friends with much oilier complexions who love it and report that it doesn’t leave them feeling greasy or clogged up. This is a fantastic, lighter-weight (but still hydrating) substitute if COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Serum is too thick for you.
COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream
You may be familiar with the cult-favorite cream form of COSRX’s snail mucin essence (more on that later). However, if you don’t mind the texture, it works wonders for repairing any blemishes or other damaged skin (like wind-swept cheeks!). I personally don’t use this product as a night cream because I find it a little too sticky to wear all over my face. Instead, I use this every day under my eyes as a very nourishing, smoothing, and restoring eye cream, as recommended by my skin-care guru Fiddy Snails. It has significantly reduced the appearance of my fine wrinkles and is thick without blocking my pores (it has also helped me avoid any concealer creasing whatsoever this winter). Additionally, you receive a huge jar for a third of the cost of a typical Sephora eye cream, and it performs superior to any expensive eye cream I’ve ever used (Banana Brightening Cream from Ole Henriksen).
Cosrx Triple C Lightning Liquid
The concentration of vitamin C in well-known vitamin C serums on the market, including Glossier’s Superglow or Klair’s Freshly Juiced vitamin C serum, is between 5 and 10%. However, COSRX vitamin C serum has a whooping 20.5 percent, which is greater than even the Drunk Elephant zealots, whose serum has only 15% vitamin C. The only thing I can say about this product is that it just really, truly works. After a few weeks of regular use, you will notice that your complexion is brighter overall and that your dark spots are vanishing. Try this for half the price if you like Drunk Elephant’s Vita C.
COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
COSRX BHA Blackhead Liquid
Simply said, these exfoliants will give your skin a thorough scrub, revealing a smoother, more radiant complexion. The glycolic acid and niacinamide in the AHA White Head Power Liquid composition below make it ideal for addressing surface problems including dullness, uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation. Additionally, the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid composition is excellent for people with inflammatory or acne problems (it uses Betaine Salicylate, an exfoliant that penetrates deeper into the skin to break down sebum, as well as White Willow Bark, which can help decrease redness and inflammation). Use this exfoliant as soon as you finish washing your face, then wait as long as you can (at least 20 minutes), before moving on to the next stage in your skin-care regimen. You can exfoliate based on your concerns because many exfoliants on the market have a blend of AHA and BHA — it’s fairly uncommon to find exfoliants this stripped down. Many people choose to use both treatments on various areas of their face: the AHA on places where they experience greater pigmentation issues, and the BHA on areas where they experience acne.
COSRX AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream
This is, in my opinion, one of COSRX’s underappreciated hits. Aloe vera, centella, and calamine are the main calming and soothing ingredients in this treatment, which helps to reduce redness and general irritation around zits. This is in contrast to many spot treatments that are high in benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid (which, when used excessively, can dry out or irritate your skin). The moment you see a suspicious bump appear, apply this technique: You won’t experience any irritation or abrasion from it, and a zit’s size and swelling will immediately decrease.
COSRX Galactomyces Essence
If you struggle with acne, texture, dull skin, or dry skin, this is a lovely, useful, and reasonably priced essence to incorporate into your routine. Galactomyces ferment filtrate, a substance that helps repair and brighten the skin, makes up 96 percent of its content. Additionally, it contains niacinamide, a miracle worker substance that is excellent for treating and lightening any pigmentation or dark spots. Niacinamide is a wonderful chemical that may be used with exfoliants (AHAs and BHAs), retinol, and vitamin C. You can easily add it into your routine. You’ll see a significant improvement in the general condition of your skin with regular application. I enjoy using this every day after exfoliating.
CosRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream
One of the best available ultra-rich night creams for winter that is also reasonably priced. Hippophae rhamnoides water, or water made from sea buckthorn berries, which is extremely hydrating and therapeutic, and hyaluronic acid are the two key components of this cream. This is a go-to product of mine that has repeatedly protected my skin from the dryness and irritation of winter. This cream is for you if you have really dry skin or if you’re seeking for a cheap approach to get rid of winter scalies.
COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence
One of the best moisturizing, brightening, and healing essences available is made with a combination of hyaluronic acid, snail mucus, and panthenol (a substance with both hydrating and reparative characteristics). This multitasking essence may treat almost any problems, including dullness, dryness, and acne. Although this is technically an essence, I like to apply it as the final step before my moisturizer because the consistency is so rich.
I always use this cream to treat any form of scabs or previous acne. It can be tempting to attempt to dry out a scab so that it will be simpler to remove. This is essentially the exact opposite of what you should do, as it has been demonstrated that keeping the affected region as hydrated as possible helps a pimple recover more quickly. And this cream is exactly what you need to make sure that your pesky little scab receives adequate moisturizing and reparative care to hasten its departure from your life. This product’s recipe largely consists of the incredibly healing centella asiatica leaf water, as well as vitamin E-rich sunflower oil and glycerin, all of which are excellent for nourishing damaged skin. This works beautifully every time I have a strange, picked-at scab that has to be removed.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
As a picker, these tiny flexible, clear hydrocolloid circles have repeatedly saved me from myself. They also absorb all the excess oil in your skin and flatten zits in as little as one night. Put a patch on it if you’re unsure or if you’re ready to rip your skin open!