When we’re looking for quick solutions for acne, a cleanser isn’t exactly the first thing we reach for. They don’t often possess the active benefits of a serum, the overnight results of a pimple patch, or the antiseptic sweep of a toner. But there are exceptions to every rule and the COSRX Salicylic Acid Cleanser is one formula that could very well replace your entire anti-acne arsenal. This creamy cleanser has been part of the brand’s lineup for a while, which begs the question: why is nobody talking about this stuff? With all the hype around the cult-fave Good Morning Gel Cleanser, this miracle-worker seems to have fallen under the radar. Its time in the spotlight is long overdue. So, if you’ve got oily or acne-prone skin, here’s exactly why this cleanser belongs in your top shelf.


Besides its base of anti-inflammatory botanical ingredients, the COSRX Salicylic Acid Cleanser owes its effectiveness to one star ingredient: salicylic acid. It only makes up 0.5% of the formula—gentle enough for everyday use, but potent enough to quickly calm budding blemishes.

Essentially, this exfoliating acid penetrates into deeper layers of the skin to flush out pore-clogging impurities, dislodge stubborn blackheads, banish bacteria, relieve acne, and ultimately prevent potential breakouts before they have the chance to flare up. Not only is it an active solution, it’s also a pre-emptive safeguard against pimples. Because who needs anti-acne treatments when your skin stays clear?


STEP 1: Dispense a pea-sized amount of product. STEP 2: Add water and lather the product between your palms until you’ve created plenty of foam. STEP 3: Apply the foam to your skin and massage in circular motions using the pads of your finger tips. Spend more time massaging on oily/acne-prone areas. STEP 4: Rinse with cold water.


“I’ve been using this product for more than two weeks already and I am fully satisfied. It was recommended [by] a friend and tried it myself and voila! All pimples and bumps are gone. Smooth skin and decreased the level of oiliness of my face. My Holy grail facial wash! Answered prayer for my troubled skin. Thank you!” – Jane, 47, skin type unknown “The results were wonderful. It really helps in drying out pimples and removes oil and impurities on deep skin surface. I love how gentle it is and also love the smoothness of my skin after washing.” – Madelaine, 20, sensitive skin “i have been using this for almost a month and i can really feel and see a difference in my skin! This cleanses my face very well and it makes the face look bright and healthy. This makes my pimples go away super fast and it prevents more pimples from forming. I recommend using a good moisturizer in your skin care routine since this can sometimes leave the skin a bit dry but it is expected since it has salicylic acid. Definitely recommend and it is very worth it for the price” – Cheska, age unknown, combination skin

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Your skin will thank you later!

The COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser is available on BeautyMNL for P540. Shop it right here!

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