[COSRX] Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser: Review

8:08:00 PM Mei B 2 Comments

Hey cupcakes!
In my last Wishtrend Haul (here), I purchased many skincare products, and today I'm gonna review one of them: COSRX Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser.

Description and claims:

A Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser that reduces acne breakouts and promotes clearer skin. Clear skin begins with COSRX.

Volume: 150 ml


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, Disodium Edta

How to use:

1) Apply adequate amount of cleanser on a wet palm, gently make foam before applying on your face.
2) Massage the T-zone area where blackheads, whiteheads and excessive oil are easily formed.
3) Wash it off with lukewarm water for 3~4 times and splash the cold water to tighten up pores.


The scent:

it smells like a mixture of medical herbs, and somehow reminds me of flu medicines lol.

The performance:

The cleansrr's consistency is a bit similar to whisked egg whites (without sugar) one, tiny air bubbles and all.

As claimed, this cleanser does reduce blackheads, whiteheads, excessive sebum and tightens the pores, which would be awesome if I had oily skin, but,  I have a dry/dehydrated skin, which means this cleanser a bit rough for me ==> another product to pass to my brother.

Most cleansers that claim to have exfoliating properties does nothing near exfoliating, that's why I wasn't honestly expecting much from this cleaser, but I was really surprised when my dead cells started peeling, that's why I decided using it as an exfoliator once a week instead of a daily cleanser.

- Affordable price.
- Works amazinglyas an exfoliator 
- Hygienic tube.
- Reduces blackheads, whiteheads and breakouts.
- Helps healing active acne fast.
- Tightens pores.

- A little bit too drying for my already dry skin
- High pH
- The scent is a bit...

Would I repurchase it?
Probably would repurchase it for my brother. or use it as an exfoliator (my skin needs lots of exfoliation so yeah)

Where can you buy it?

Amazon for $10.99
StyleKorean for $6.99


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  1. The peeling effection is amazing. But it would be a dissapointment if I had this one for cleansing foam. But I will think it as a peeling and give a try ^^ Thank you

    1. I'm using it as a peeling instead of a daily foam cleanser and I love it