CosrX one step original clear pad – review
I first got to know Cosrx by using their BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (which is amazing). After having a good experience with that product I decided to try out more of their line and ended up getting the One Step Pimple Clear Pads. Even though all of the packaging on the container is in Korean the paper box it comes in has an English description, instructions, and ingredients list (included at the end of my review). When you unscrew the top there is a thin foam layer sealing the pads. I only unpeeled mine halfway so that I can keep using it to keep the remaining pads fresh and soaked.
There is definitely enough serum on each pad, even the very first one I used from the stack was wet enough to use. I use this day and night right after I wash my face before putting on any toner, serum, or face lotion. First I wipe one sheet across my entire face with the quilted side then once again with the smooth side. It takes maybe a minute or two to dry and then you can continue on with your face routine. I wear it under my makeup in the mornings and it doesn’t affect how your makeup apply or stays on your face. Another pointer is when you are finished with your makeup application you can use the pad to clean any makeup residue off of your vanity or counter, it works really well (which is weird considering how well it works under makeup but I’m not complaining!).
Since getting this product I have also discontinued using my Clean&Clear benzoyl peroxide at night so I could see how effective it is on its own and I have noticed way less redness and dry flakes around my acne and a reduction in my acne. The progress isn’t immediate but you can notice your acne getting better a little bit day by day. I’m definitely love how these have been both soothing and treating my acne and will repurchase when these run out. The container is also sturdy and good quality so you can reuse them to store things around the house since they start to add up.
Cleanse, exfoliate and treat breakouts conveniently with pre-moistened pads. Designed to wipe away excess dirt, oil, and purify clogged pores with the daily natural BHA treatment pads. Leaves skin feeling clean and smooth.
How to use:
Correct application method 1. After cleansing, swipe the embossing side gently over oil or acne-prone areas to remove excess shine and help fight future breakouts. 2. Reverse to the soft side across your skin to enhance formula absorption 3. Replace the lid tightly to make sure the pads stay wet and clean.
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine Salicylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Allatoin, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium-Hydroxide
Even with just a few uses, the COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad provides visible blackhead decongestion. My pores, especially the ones around my T-zone, appear smaller and less visible. The pads won’t dramatically reduce visible breakouts but they do help prevent them. The best part, however, is the gentle formulation. With regular use, salicylic acid-based toners/pads make my skin super dry and itchy but with the COSRX betaine salicylate alternative, I’ve not experienced any issues. So if you are on the market for a gentle yet effective toner that targets pore congestion, definitely give this a try!
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Last update on 2021-08-31 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API