Having an oily skin, it is given that my skin is acne prone as well. I know I have reviewed a lot of spot treatments before but on top of those, I also use this very effective product from COSRX. Many are intimidated about it because they are unsure of how it works or how it will react to their skin so if you are one of those, continue reading to know more about this BHA product from COSRX.
According to the website:
Formulated with 60% Black Bee Propolis and 1% BHA, this toner is designed to prevent further breakouts while soothing and hydrating the applied area. This lightweight toner treats complex skin issues with a combination of propolis, AHA, natural BHA, and natural moisturizing ingredients. This formula has properties that can naturally reduce sebum production and clear impurities. It’s excellent for combination with oily skin types.
Propolis Extract 60%
Betaine Salicylate (BHA) 1%
Lactic Acid (AHA) 1%
How to use?
After my cleansing routine, I pour a small amount on my cotton pads. I apply it thinly on my forehead and chin, then concentrate the application on my nose and cheeks (where I usually get breakouts. Whenever I use this, I skip the essence and serum part of the routine and locks it up with a very hydrating moisturizer.
The 100 ml product is packaged in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. There’s also a slight chemical scent upon application.
I have to be honest, the first time I used it, my face broke out like there’s no tomorrow. I panicked and read some reviews online. Well, what I figured out is your skin has a tendency to get irritated since you are introducing a new product. So what I did is I slowly incorporated it to my routine from once a week to three times a week. After a month, my skin is clear and I was so happy!
Again, this is my experience. I have oily/acne prone skin and this product has become my emergency tool. I don’t use it as often as before because my skin cleared out, but whenever it’s that time of the month, I make sure to use it at least once a week.
1) Use a cotton pad instead of cotton balls. Cotton balls may absorb more product than what’s needed.
2) If you have sensitive skin or has a know allergy on any of the key ingredients mentioned, stay away from this product.
3) Use sunscreen when using in the morning.
4) Do not use together with high concentration products that contain AHA, Retinol or Vitamin C.
5) Do not use on open or broken skin (during acne days).
Overall, this product helped a lot in the improvement of my skin condition. It is really effective and worth the price.
Price: Php740.00, BeautyMNL