Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

4.0

60 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Polysorbate 20, Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have combination skin with dry patches and especially during the winter time my skin becomes very sensitive, so I need to be extra careful with my cleansers. Most cleansers strip and dry out my skin and then there are cleansers that are formulated for dry skin, but they don't really clean my skin and I end up with a lot of blackheads and whiteheads around my nose and chin area.

I came across the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser and decided to give it a try. It really helps to clean out my pores, but doesn't leave my skin feeling dry and tight afterwards. I have been using it in the morning and in the evening and I absolutely love it.

I can highly recommend this product and on top of that it's cruelty-free, which I absolutely love.







Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Other

Eyes: Blue

So even thought this cleanser does not seem to work for me I have a hard time giving it a rating below 3. My sister really loves this cleanser and it works well for her, doesn’t irritate her sensitive skin. I love the texture and the smell of this cleanser, the price is on point, the packaging could improve but it is so affordable that I can’t complain too much. The reason why I won’t be buying again is because when I use it every night my skin becomes very dry and flakey. It may be due to the fact that I am using other active ingredients like AHA that don’t play well with the salycilic ingredient in this.

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on 7/28/2018 12:31:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This dried out my skin like never before!

I used this nightly for a week before I HAD to stop. After the 3rd day of using this, my skin, which never ever gets dry patches in the humid summers of Hong Kong, started getting dry patches on my chin. I thought it might have been the retinol I also used the night before. But after 1 week, I saw dry patches ALL OVER my face including the sides of my forehead which I didn't put retinol on. My make up looked terrible and that was when I couldn't go on. Normally, I would tough it out if it only gave me 1-2 zits, at least with zits I could cover up with concealer, not dry patches!

The consistency is quite nice and gel-like, but it has quite a strong tea-tree oil smell. My skin isn't sensitive to tea tree oil either since I used tea tree oil for 5 years with my toner before stopping. I still use tea tree as spot treatment now but not anything else. Even when I was using tea tree oil and living in dry California, I never got dry patches. So imagine my horror when I got it after 3 days washing my face with this!

I've also used "harsher" cleansers and never got dry skin like this, (they would give me 1-2 zits though). So this is very strange. I was using this natural bar soap and my skin felt a bit tight after but even then it was never patchy. I used Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser for nearly a decade before switching to La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser which actually improved my skin. But I wanted something with lower PH than that. Lesson learned, don't try to fix what's not broken!

My skin type is: oily tzone combo, rare acne spots these days, mild rosacea (that's improved a lot in the past year)


on 7/16/2018 1:30:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Recently I’ve come off my hormone therapy, and even though I am in my early 40’s, I’ve started breaking out along my jawline and chin area like an 18 year old, once again. It is frustrating to say the least. One of the things that my dermatologist recommended was cleaning my face in the morning, something which for the last 12 years I’ve only done with cold tap or micellar water. Enter this cleanser. Although it’s a foaming cleanser, it’s gentle and my skin doesn’t feel dry or irritated. I can understand how the smell would put off some people. Fortunately, I am not bothered by it, and having clean, acne-free skin is more important for me at this point. Would definitely repurchase.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Other

I use a lot of the Cosrx products in my daily routine, though this cleanser is something new that I've recently introduced after reading a lot of the reviews about it being a great morning cleanser.

So far I've found that my skin has liked this product, no breakouts or irritations. It's a gel cleanser that lathers up with water and leaves my skin feeling super fresh and clean, though the smell of the product is a very strong tea tree scent of my liking.

I've only been using this product for about 4 weeks and feel like I haven't really got a solid review built up just yet and I'm unsure if I would repurchase again.


on 6/30/2018 11:28:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I just can't get past the smell of this product...very strong chemical scent. I wouldn't use this near my eyes. I'll use it up but not happily.


on 6/27/2018 5:41:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This has cocoamidopropyl betaine as one of its main surfactants, and for a long time that's what put me off from trying this cleanser because although this surfactant is a relatively gentler one, it has exarcebated my dehydrated skin in the past. I only really tried this because I got a sample size of it for free when I bought some other products from a brick & mortar kbeauty store in my city.

I tried it anyway, and what do I think? I think I actually quite like it. My skin's moisture barrier is no longer as jacked up as it used to be, so I suppose cocoamidopropyl betaine is not so much of a problem for me anymore. It foams up quite well compared to the cleansers I'm used to using but it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry, which is what I'm always looking for because cleansers that do this tend to dehydrate my skin. I still haven't tested this long enough to know if it'll strip my skin in the long run, but normally with cleansers I can tell if it'll be too drying or not after a few uses. So far, so good. Some people don't like the tea tree oil smell, but I quite like it because I don't find it to be too strong... at least compared to the birch sap lotion, which has a much stronger tea tree oil smell!

Will I repurchase? Perhaps. I'll wait until I finish my sample size tube and see if I still like it or if it will dehydrate my skin in the long run. But so far, I do like it and I'm happy about this because it's relatively easy for me to get this cleanser compared to the ones I have used.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have dry, sensitive skin that is also breakout prone. Great, right? I've been using this for several months as my final cleanse or on its own and it's great. Sometimes in the winter it was a tad much, so I would use something a bit more hydrating but I plan on repurchasing this again. If you are sensitive to tea tree though, I would not try this.

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on 5/24/2018 7:49:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love everything about this....except the smell.

Seriously. REALLY strong tea tree smell with some other chemically stuff that I didn't linger over because I wanted that stuff OFF MY FACE

On the other hand, many people like the smell and this cleanser is otherwise amazing: low pH, gentle but very cleaning, won't dry or strip your skin, left my face clean and soft when used as a second cleanse after oil cleanser.

It's also pretty darn cheap and the ingredients are great. Just not for people who don't like heavily scented products!!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Based on glowing reviews and product description
“A super gentle cleanser that’s great for your morning wash, low pH formula.. doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils”...
this cleanser sound like a potential HG for my normal-dry skin.

I did some research to understand what cause the irritation and strip feeling after-effect to my NOT sensitive skin and this what come up:
(Hope it will benefit some of you) :)

One of the top ingredient -
CAPB (Cocamidopropyl betaine) is a
Foam Booster agent and coconut oil based.
Sometimes it masked as a SLS-free/organic agent
However, it could be a major trigger for some.

Here’s the List of known side effects:
Skin and eye irritation, itching, blistering and burning sensations. a common trigger for eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

another realization: if you’re in the sensitive-eye team you should avoid this ingredient by any cost.
This product also have an overwhelming tea tree scent that linger on. Another thing to consider if you’re sensitive for heavily scented/tea tree scent.

I’ll point out: the two first uses my skin felt soft & look clear. with continuous use my NON sensitive skin Become irratird, itchy and felt completely stripped from all natural oils. As someone who lean to dry skin type this isn’t a good fit.

This cleanser is definitely not suitable for all skin types as described, And could be potentially harmful for some.

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