As far as no-fail faves go, COSRX is a legend in our books. The K-beauty brand consistently saves us in our time of need, offering up emergency patches in case of breakouts and gentle cleansers that just happen to work for everyone.
Whatever your skin issue, COSRX has a fix for it. The right combo of products may even give you your dream complexion—and there’ll be no going back. Below, we break down exactly what COSRX routine should be your ultimate. Scroll to spot yours!
THE COSRX ROUTINE YOU NEED DEPENDING ON YOUR SKIN ISSUES
THE ROUTINE: You’ll want to go for blemish-busting products that will reduce your breakouts without drying out your skin. Here are our recos:
STEP 1: CLEANSE. Start by ridding your skin of any surface impurities with the COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser, which is infused with both antibacterial and nourishing properties.
STEP 2: TONE. Target excess sebum, active blemishes, and dead skin cells with the COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pads. These exfoliating pads flush out any dirt still clinging onto your skin post-cleanse, while balancing out your moisture levels.
STEP 3: MOISTURIZE. Thoroughly rehydrate your skin with the COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream. Formulated with 92% pure snail secretion filtrate, this cream evens out skin tone, minimizes scarring, and speeds up healing.
STEP 4: SPOT TREAT. Dab a small amount of the COSRX Centella Blemish Cream over active pimples. This potent Centella Asiatica-infused cream reduces redness and shrinks blemishes in record time. Another handy option is the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (24 Patches), which can even be worn under makeup and in the daytime!
THE ROUTINE: Make sure you have a steady supply of moisture boosters at your disposal, so your skin’s never at risk of dehydration. Start with these basics:
STEP 1: TONE. After washing your face with your cleanser of choice, prep your skin with the COSRX One Step Moisture Up Pad. These moisturizing pads won’t just soften your pelt, they’ll also encourage better product absorption.
STEP 2: APPLY ESSENCE. If you’re grappling with dullness, a rejuvenating essence is crucial to your routine. Reach for the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, which contains 96% pure snail secretion filtrate that heals, hydrates, and restores vitality to lacklustre complexions.
STEP 3: MASK. Follow up with the COSRX Ultimate Honey Overnight Mask. Composed of bee-derived ingredients, this honey mask will leave you with supple skin come morning. While super useful if your skin’s extra dry, you may also choose to slather this on only when necessary.
STEP 4: MOISTURIZE. For daytime, opt for the COSRX Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream to restore plumpness to parched skin. It should keep you thoroughly hydrated throughout the day. At night, apply a thicker layer or use the Overnight Mask.
STEP 5: MIST. Spritz on the COSRX Low pH Barrier Mist any time, day or night, whenever your skin’s feeling tight and dry. It’s a no-fuss way to amp up moisture.
THE ROUTINE: The trick to controlling oil is lessening sebum production and clogged pores. Keep these options handy and you’ll be grease-free in a minute:
STEP 1: CLEANSE. The COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a 2-in-1 deep facial cleanser and gentle skin exfoliator, so you can count on it for help in de-clogging congested pores. Plus, it doesn’t strip your skin of vital moisture.
STEP 2: APPLY TREATMENT. Enlarged pores tend to be ground zero for oiliness, so you’ll want the COSRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid to shrink them. With consistent use, you can expect less sebum, better skin texture, and diminished pores.
STEP 3: MOISTURIZE. Don’t fall into the trap of skipping moisturizer just because you’re oily—you still need it! But rather than going for a thicker option, reach for something like the COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion. It’s lightweight and easily absorbs into the skin, so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted shine.
STEP 4: MIST. Constant hydration is just as essential to oily skin as it is to dry skin, so keep the COSRX Cooling Aqua Facial Mist in your bag as on-the-go rescue. It could even double as a setting spray to keep your makeup from melting off!!
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