COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad Review

I am starting to love this brand. COSRX is perfect for girls like me who battle with acne and oily skin every day. Their approach to skin care is more clinical and effective than other brands.

I recently got a good deal from Althea Korea when they launched COSRX. It was like an answered prayer. I have been wanting to try the brand for so long now and I am very happy that my favorite Kbeauty shop now carries it.

Fun Fact: I even emailed Althea sometime last year to bring the brands COSRX, Benton and Mizon and guess what? They all have it now! I salute them for listening to customer suggestions and I feel more satisfied than ever shopping with them.

Going back, I heard a lot of good reviews about the pimple pads and it is always freaking sold out everywhere! I also saw it got an award from Get It Beauty (Korean Beauty show that I watch all the time).

According to the packaging:

Cleanse, exfoliate and treat breakouts conveniently with pre moistened pads. Designed to wipe excess dirt, oil and purify clogged pores with the daily natural BHA treatment pads. Leaves skin feeling clean and smooth.

How to Use + Ingredients:

The packaging leaked a little but I didn’t complain as I got this technically for free. There are 70 pads placed in a plastic tub container.

There are two sides of the pad. The first one is the textured side which helps exfoliate the skin. The other side is just a plain smooth cotton. What I personally do is I use the textured side first and then use the plain side to make an overall finishing wipe.

My thoughts?

I am obsessed. This is one of the best skincare products I have used so far. The idea of pre soaked pads brings convenience. There are a lot of good reasons why I love it:

1. It does not irritate my skin.
2. The liquid is not strong on the skin when applied. I feel like it is part oil, part acid liquid. It has a moisturizing effect as well.
3. The scent is not as strong as I expected for a BHA product.
4. It works! I have noticed that it helps control oil production and my skin has improved a lot ever since I used this. (I still break out from time to time though).

Questions you may have:

Is it safe for everyday use?
YES, COSRX even advised to use this twice a day for better results. But again, assess your skin type and determine the level of tolerance it can handle with regards to actives.

At what part of your skin care routine do you apply this?
As what I have read, it can stand alone as a toner. Or you can still use another toner after this.

Does it dry out pimples?
No, but it helps to control sebum that causes acne.

Does it sting?
No, thank God.

TIPS when using this:

Cut it in half to save more. One pad is too much for me. I double the amount of product by using only half pad at a time and it is enough for my whole face.

Close the lid tightly. This is to make sure your pads are soaked with the formula still.

Use with other COSRX products. I actually follow it with the CORSX Natural BHA Returning A-Sol and it was amazing together.

Overall, I recommend this product to everyone who has oily and acne prone skin. I am now down to like my last 20 pads and I can’t wait to order it again (once it is restocked).

Price: Php 1000, Althea Korea


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