COSRX Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser Review

Another COSRX is The Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser 

Why it’s a hype: This skincare brand has been a huge hype in the Korean Skincare community the moment it steps into the market.

COSRX is known for its short ingredients list that features high quality and effective extracts and compounds that help trouble-prone, dry and dehydrated skin, as well as aging and sensitive skin. Natural ingredients like:

  • Cellulose Gum: A naturally occurring component found in the cell walls of plants. Cellulose gum on the other hand, is a modified cellulose polymer. This modified cellulose polymer is safe for cosmetic use, especially in cases where synthetic gel formulations are not preferred, for a myriad of functions such as skin conditioning, emulsion stabilizer and thickener.
  • Wintergreen (Gaultheria Procumbens) extract: A herb with multiple skin care benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringenic.
  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Leaf Oil: Tea Tree Oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and promotes acne healing.
  • Black Willow (Salix Nigra) Bark extract: The Black Willow contains very high levels of salicylates and tannins that has astringency and anti-inflammatory properties. Also, the natural salicylates enhance skin cells renewal naturally. The extract of Black Willows are sometimes used in anti-aging products as it has balancing and toning benefits (source)

How to Use: Us it like a normal foaming cleanser, take appropriate amount and create bubbles on your hand with a bit of water. Then rub your face with bubble. Next, use lukewarm water to splash and wash off.

Suitable for: All skin types. Perfect for ance prone skin types and those who wants to get rid of dark ance spots.

Personal take on it:  Product has a dense, creamy texture with a pearlized-sheen. A little does a long way, so a pea size works. It foams pretty quickly and is really smooth on the face. It has a Tea Tree scent which i like.  Its’s really gentle so it doesn’t irritate the eyes which I love. I can’t really feel the exfoliating happening while using it like I expected so it’s great for daily use. After washing it off my skin doesn’t feel dry and it does great on exfoliating dead skin especially if you have dark ance scars you’ve been waiting to be gone.

Results: I absolutely love this cleanser, it did clear up my skin and will definitely repurchase it. My skin really calms down and feels awesome. I would definitely recommend it to other people!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. dess says:

    Hi 🙂 It’s good to have read your review about the COSRX Salicylic Acid cleanser. I am finally decided to buy this product. 🙂 I was searching for reviews regarding this because I have oily skin and just wanted to check if this will work to my skin type. I am currently using the Good Morning Gel cleanser and it works for me as well but I just want to try other variants of COSRX since they are known to have effective results. 🙂


    1. if you do not have a sensative skin type it’s totally fine to try this out!


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