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My COSRX Skincare Products Collection - Are They Worth It?


COSRX is a popular Korean beauty brand. I have used COSRX products before and found them to be effective. One of my favorites was the COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser. It was a staple in my morning skincare routine from 2018 to 2019 and helped improve the appearance of my skin. 

  • COSRX products are reasonably priced

  • COSRX products focus on gentle yet effective ingredients

  • COSRX have wide range of cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested products

Today I wanted to update you on my experience with COSRX. I've been trying out some of their other products and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

The COSRX Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is one of the well-known COSRX products. This face cleanser is perfect for those who want a gentle yet effective start to their day. The low pH formula of this cleanser helps to get rid of any excess oil and dead skin cells, while the tea tree oil and natural BHA help to refine and improve the texture of your skin. 

What I love most about this product is how gentle it is on my skin. It doesn't leave any tightness or dryness after use, which is a huge plus for me. In fact, my skin feels soft and refreshed after every use. 

Sometimes, I find the scent of the cleanser a bit too strong in the morning. Since it contains tea tree oil, it has a somewhat medicinal fragrance that might not be everyone's cup of tea.

How to Use COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

  1. Gently massage the cleanser on wet skin. 

  2. Rinse thoroughly with water.

For best results, it is recommended to use this product both in the morning and at night after removing makeup. To use, squeeze an appropriate amount onto your hands and gently massage the cleanser onto damp skin, taking care to avoid the eye and mouth area. Afterwards, rinse with warm water and follow up with toner.

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COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

When I had a texture issue on my skin, I did some research and found that the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner is an effective product to address it. I personally found it to be quite effective, but I made the mistake of using it with another exfoliant, which ended up being too much for my skin to handle. 

As a result, my skin barrier got damaged and my dermatologist suggested that I stop using this product and switch to basic, mild products instead. However, I didn't want to let the product go to waste, so I started using it for my underarm instead as a part of my night time skincare routine. So far, it seems to be working well in that capacity.

If you're looking for an effective way to prevent the early development of whiteheads and blackheads, the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner could be just what you need. This toner can also help treat flaky skin caused by a lack of moisture. Unlike other toners, it uses mineral water that's rich in natural AHA and BHA instead of purified water to protect your skin's health and remove dead cells.

How to Use COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

  1. For optimal results, it's recommended to apply the toner after washing your face both in the morning and evening. 

  2. To use, simply spray an equal amount on a cotton pad and gently apply from the inner areas of your face going outward.

Additional ways you can use the product:

  • After cleansing, apply the AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner then Essence, Cream, and Sunscreen

  • You can also saturate two cotton pads with the toner and swipe both over the entire skin then the T-Zone and nose area again.

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COSRX Snail Mucin Power Essence

One of the most well-known products from COSRX is their snail mucin collection. When I returned to South Korea for the second time, I made sure to get my hands on this product.

The COSRX Snail Mucin Power Essence emphasizes the beneficial qualities of snail mucin, which strengthen and heal the skin. 

Additionally, it contains betaine, allantoin, panthenol, and arginine, which work together to make skin soft, smooth, and firm, resulting in a supple appearance. When applied after cleansing, it can help to reveal bright and rejuvenated skin.

I've had the pleasure of using this product since last January, and it's been a staple in my skincare routine. The concentrated formula is lightweight and has a gel-like texture that quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving a dewy finish. 

How to Use COSRX Snail Mucin Power Essence

  1. Pump out a small amount and apply evenly onto the skin, gently patting in for better absorption.

COSRX Snail Mucin All in One Cream

I thought I would regret buying the essence and not buying the COSRX Snail Mucin All in One Cream so I also bought it. Unlike the essence, the cream is a highly concentrated snail secretion filtrate that contains all of the same ingredients. It's specifically formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also providing reparative properties for damaged skin.

I find that using the All in One Cream is the perfect finishing touch to my skincare routine. I love how it feels on my skin and how it helps to keep my skin looking and feeling healthy. After applying it, I take a few moments to let it settle and absorb into my skin, allowing it to work its magic and leave my skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

How to Use COSRX Snail Mucin All in One Cream

  1. Gently apply a proper amount of the cream on the face, avoiding the eye and mouth area, after cleaning and toning. Tap the area where the cream was applied gently to help it get absorbed by the skin.

Where to buy COSRX skincare products in the Philippines

You can find COSRX skincare products on Watsons nationwide or online marketplace like Shopee and Lazada. There are also Korean skincare e-commerce platforms like Althea Korea, SoKo Glam and YesStyle.


I've been enjoying using various COSRX products as part of my daily skincare routine. Right now, I'm using the COSRX Low pH Morning Gel Cleanser as my face wash in the morning, and at night I use the COSRX snail mucin combo with the essence, followed by a retinol cream, and then finish with the all in one cream. Additionally, I use the AHA/BHA clarifying treatment toner specifically on my underarms.

Have you tried any COSRX skincare product?

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