It’s the K-beauty brand that we can’t get enough of, and it just keeps getting better and better. Of course, we’re talking about COSRX — the skincare brand that brings you the latest and greatest K-beauty ingredients, from snail mucin to Centella and acne patches.
Whatever your skincare concern — yep, even tricky, sensitive skin types — COSRX has the best products for oily, acne-prone, super dry, and dehydrated skin. Ready to get your haul in order? Here are the best COSRX products that you need to add to your routine.
1) The Retinol 0.1 Cream
If there’s one all-rounder ingredient you need in your routine, then it’s retinol. The hero for reducing signs of ageing, minimising breakouts, and clearing scars, retinol makes quick work of resurfacing the skin to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion.
The Retinol 0.1 Cream is one of the best COSRX products because it offers all the benefits of retinol with a low dosage, which helps to minimise common side effects such as irritation or dryness. It’s formulated with conditioning vitamin E and hydrating panthenol at an optimal ratio for first-time users of retinol. Ready to see the results for yourself? Add this one to your haul.
2) Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule
For when you’ve overdone it with the retinol, you’re experiencing breakouts, sensitivity, or your skin’s just freaking out, you need to reach for a centella-focused formula. Centella (AKA cica) is a soothing ingredient that calms, nourishes, and softens the skin for a de-stressed complexion.
Want to add it to your routine? Then the COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule is your go-to. This ultra-hydrating ampoule offers benefits for all different skin types, as it’s lightweight and fast-absorbing, whilst still being super nourishing and calming. Relieving skin irritation in no time, this is the best COSRX product for when you’re facing a skin SOS.
3) Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream
Whether you love it or are slightly freaked out by it, there’s no denying that snail mucin has countless benefits for your skin health. Yep, it might literally be snail slime, but don’t let that put you off! Snail mucin is a life-saver for dry, dehydrated, or damaged skin, making quick work of hydrating, regenerating, and replenishing your skin’s delicate barrier.
If you’re looking to get on board with the snail trend, then the Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream is the best COSRX product for you. This gel cream gives a glow like no other, working quickly to replenish moisture loss and leave the skin with a plump, hydrated finish. Whether you’ve overdone it with the actives or just need a boost for stressed-out, dehydrated skin, this is the moisturiser you need.
4) BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Want to banish blackheads for good? Then you’re in luck — the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid will do exactly that. This serum works to unclog and clear your pores, getting rid of any dirt and build-up that can lead to blackheads. Willow bark water and BHA slough away dead skin cells, resulting in softer, smoother skin that’s free from breakouts. It’s a go-to for lots of us at BBHQ, so why not see the results for yourself?
5) Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Just when you thought we couldn’t get enough of snail products, we’re back with another snail hero from COSRX. This time, it’s the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. This ultra-hydrating serum gives skin a refreshing hit of moisture whilst increasing elasticity, plumpness, and glow. It locks in all the moisture, stopping any from escaping, and our delicate skin barriers from becoming compromised. Pair with the All In One Cream for the ultimate dewy, radiant finish.
6) Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++
We couldn’t do a round-up of the best COSRX products without including an SPF now, could we? The Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ is everything you could ask for (and more) from a face SPF. Ideal for daily use, this ultra-soothing, aloe-infused SPF softens and hydrates the skin, whilst providing SPF 50 protection against damaging UV rays and external aggressors. The lightweight texture sits seamlessly under makeup, providing the hydration of a moisturiser with the protection of an SPF.
7) Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Lip Plumper
If you want plump, hydrated lips overnight, then get your hands on the Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Lip Plumper. Formulated with AHAs and BHAs to slough away dead skin cells, brighten, and plump the surface of your lips, this active-enriched lip plumper will result in fresh, hydrated lips that are ready to face the day.
8) Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
If there’s one thing that COSRX can do well, it’s cleansers. The Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser is no exception. Ideal for dry or breakout-prone skin types, this cleanser features salicylic acid to slough away dead skin cells and reduce oil build-up, whilst still being gentle enough for daily use without over-stripping the skin. The result? Soft, smooth, healthy skin that’s free from breakouts or flaky skin.
9) Low-pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
Another good cleanser that you can always rely on is the Low-pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. Formulated with all different skin types in mind, this cleanser has a blend of ingredients that work to balance your skin’s natural pH balance, which holds the key to soft, healthy, glowing skin. Wash this cleanser on and off for refined skin texture, impurity reduction, and comfortable skin that doesn’t feel dry or tight.
10) Acne Pimple Master Patch
You’ll struggle to find a skincare obsessive that doesn’t have a pack of these in their stash. The Acne Pimple Master Patches are our go-to when we’re facing a breakout crisis. These hydrocolloid patches work by protecting whiteheads from further bacteria contamination, whilst drawing impurities and puss out from the spots. Expect fewer breakouts, quicker recovery time, and clear skin.