Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Excellent low pH toner
My skin is dehydrated, but still acne prone at pushing 70. With an Asian/K approach, you need to balance the acid mantle at the first, toner step. BHA gets deep in the pores and does that, with zero frills. Not an American style alcohol based toner. Though it will remove any cleansing residue, that is not the point. If you have, as K regimes call it, 'trouble' skin, you need bha in the first layer. Even for decent skin, it renders any of the following skincare steps more effective. For me, this is a must-have, HG product. If I leave it out, my skin clogs. It may not be enough bha for oily types...you may need another bha layer. Cosrx has blackhead power essence for that. Having no alcohol, it is not drying. This is one of the top products I have found in ~50 years of skincare. No frills. If you like a straightforward, ingredients-driven approach, Cosrx is for you. And it won't empty your wallet, either. I'm out of this now, and my skin shows it! When I follow a PC/ Cosrx routine, even the SAs say 'What acne? You don't have acne!'' Most Cosrx products have a minimal ingredients list. As with food, that is usually better for you. If you use Cosdna to check ingredients, as I have to, you NEVER see warnings. Products are very likely to be allergy/sensitivity friendly and unfragranced. Just targeted ingredients that work. Cosrx rules. Thanks, Ulta, for starting 3 Cosrx products. Need I say, go for more?
Most Helpful Critical Review Irritated my skin
I have sensitive, acne-prone skin. My skin had finally gotten to a good place, and because I used AHAs in the past with good results, I decided to try this based on the excellent reviews. I used for approximately one week (at night only) and noticed my skin becoming redder and more irritated, with acne breaks-outs in the red area. I decreased using the product to every other night for only two or three nights because the irritation never improved and the break-outs worsened. So disappointed b/c I really wanted to like this. I'll be returning to the store.
Reviewed by 152 customers Good introduction toner to chemical Exfoliating
Rtw1234 from Boston
It's a good product if you're just delving into chemical exfoliation. It was good but wasn't life changing so I won't be buying again
Eeps from PA
I have sensitive skin and rarely use acids because they irritate me. This stuff is super gentle. I wouldn't say it is strong enough to be super effective as an AHA or BHA, but it readjusts my pH after cleansing to keep my skin happy, and if I do use a more powerful acid, this preps the skin to be in a pH range where it will be more effective. Keeps my minor blemishes at bay, reduces my redness. I don't really notice a dramatic effect from using it, but I definitely notice when I don't use it!
Delaney from Okc
I added this product to my routine, and it's been great. no burning or redness. my skin is clearer and breakouts are less. I love being able to spray it on a pad.
made my lips chapped
love korean skincare from Massachusetts
I love this brand except for this product, it made the skin around my lips raw so much so I looked like I drank red coolade. once I stopped using it my lips went back to normal.
Torie E. from San Antonio TX
This product helped yo clear my skin from acne
Love this toner!
JD from PA
I have somewhat sensitive skin, so I generally try to be careful about using too many actives. However, I've been using this as my nightly toner for a couple of months now and haven't had any issues with irritation, plus its helped clear up my acne! I think this is definitely a good option if you have sensitive skin and are looking for an aha/bha that you can use regularly without irritation
JenK from Rochester NY
I am 47 with very oily/combo skin that is very textured and pigmented, with redness and acne scars. I started using this as have noticed my skin needing more hydration as I'm aging, but still need to clarify my skin. I cannot believe how well this works!! I use this along with their Power Poreless Liquid and it's made my skin so smooth, less oily and less breakouts, and toned the redness and acne scars down. I've never felt comfortable going out without makeup, and I've been able to go out with just a little primer on. Highly recommend this brand!!
Go to PM toner!
K. from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
I have slightly sensitive oily to combination skin, & my boyfriend has very oily acne prone skin.
We use this (after the good morning COSRX cleanser) nightly & in combination with other COSRX products (hylauronic essence & cream.)
I can't say I've noticed a huge difference in pore size, but I absolutely love this toner.
My boyfriend's oil production has gone down drastically & so has his sebum!
We're on our second bottle!
Love this brand, will try anything!
I wouldn't buy again
Shine from Texas
I used it every morning didn't do much for me and I ended up having more breakouts.
JessaLeigh from Baton Rouge, LA
I love love love this toner. Have had bad experiences with chemical exfoliators, and physical exfoliators are way too rough on my sensitive, redhead skin. Two weeks of using this, and my skin is smoother, softer, with fewer breakouts. Was able to jump right into using it daily because it's so gentle. I usually spray it onto my skin, let it dry, then apply a rosewater and aloe toner, followed by moisturizer. Doesn't create any dry patches or irritation. Game. Changed.
Tay from SC
I began using this in the morning and at night as part of my daily skin routine. I noticed results within a few days. Not only did my face feel more hydrated and clear, I noticed old acne scars fading. It exceeded my expectations. Keep in mind though that my acne scars are very light and only on the very surface and I do not get heavy breakouts, so I'm not sure how effective it would be on more damaged or acne prone skin. But overall amazing toner.
give it a lil time!
nina from florida
I have dry sensitive skin so when I first used it I did break out but after a week my skin was used to it and feels much smoother! just give it a week if you have sensitive skin and the blemishes will dissapear
Great for breakouts on dry skin
AA from Austin
I've been having problem areas on my face during quarantine that are stress related. The ordinary hasn't helped me much lately, even with adding their niacinamide to my routine. This helped my problem areas improve by like 70% in two weeks. Will definitely repurchase.
I have dry skin, would recommend this to anybody else with dry skin.
Didn't do much
kellypas from Los Angeles
I've been using this product for a month and a half and the bottle is almost empty and I haven't really noticed a big change in my skin. I don't hate it since it's light and feels nice to put on the skin but don't expect a big 180 change. The cost just isn't worth it for a meh product so I will not be repurchasing.
Jane from New York
I'm getting close to my late 20s and I noticed my pores getting larger and bumpy, but this completely solves the issue and leaves my skin feeling smooth, seems to be helping with my acne too. Just follow with a really hydrating moisturizer because this toner has a really low ph and could potentially strip your skin out.
4 stars because I really don't like the spray noozle. I replaced it with something else so I could put it on a cotton pad without wasting so much product.
Not enough for price
Sabrina from New Jersey
Been using this twice a day for less than a month and the bottle is all used up. The spray is very light and you have to use a lot to feel anything on your skin. I'm disappointed because I've been wanting to use this for a long time and it has made my skin look a little better but there are much cheaper toners in larger amounts that could get the job done the same.
bulbasaur from California
I bought this hoping it'd help with breakouts. Unfortunately, it did nothing and I still got pimples at the same rate I did before.
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Hallieboo from West Covina, CA
I was struggling to find a toner that didn't have glycerin or fragrance, as both trigger my fungal acne! I've been using this for about a week now and my skin is completely clear save for one or two small marks that are hardly noticeable.
Using for legs not face
VONNIEG from Portland, OR
I wanted to purchase the power liquid, but bought this by mistake. Decided to try it anyway. Didn't like it for my face, but since I have been trying to get rid of my strawberry legs figured why not try it on them. I have used it 3x this week and my legs are definitely softer. I have noticed the clogged pores are coming to the surface a little. I will continue to use since I think it is doing something!! It didn't work for the sensitive skin on my face, but I like what it is doing for my legs!
Mona from Los Angeles
Bought this in January and at first I thought it was gimmicky because it felt just like water. I would use this (sometimes) and the ordinary glycolic acid toner a couple of times a week. I was running out of the ordinary's so I started to use this and AMAZING! this helped me so much with breakouts I'm really surprised on how well this products work. I thought I liked the ordinarys because it is a gentle exfoliant but I've soon realized that it was in fact making my skin worse. This product here not only soothed my skin but actually saved it. My skin has never looked better and I truly believe it's because of this toner. I am less oily while I've noticed my skin looks a lot smoother and feels very gentle. Overall I really enjoy this product I'm definitely checking out COSRX other products.
Kenzie from Minneapolis
I used this for about 6 month and noticed a huge improvement in my skins texture and the pores on my nose and chin were clear and looked smaller. I stopped using for about a years while pregnant but I started using again a few months ago and I remember how amazing this is.
Keeps my skin on track
IriH from Jersey City, NJ
This is a great product. My main skin concern is blackheads and texture, this product has keep my skin soft and glowing, and my oil production regulated since day one. I use it am and pm. I have only use it for about two weeks and Im already seeing results on my blackheads, looking forward to see what it can do for my skin in the long run.
Jenn R from Las Vegas
I bought this product because I love the brand and I was in trade based on all of the positive reviews. I use this daily in the morning and evening on my back to prevent future breakouts. I also wanted to see if the clarifying treatment toner would help with my acne scars. I am happy to report during the hot summers I have not broken out once while using this product.
All time favorite !
The Dog Mom from Watkinsville,Ga
I use this almost nightly after washing and before any other products.
Changed the game
Kbb99 from Long Beach
This stuff has cleared up my skin while still look hydrated and bright. I couldn't recommend more.