Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Ultimate HG cleanser
Skin 'profile': aged, reaction prone/allergic, oily/dehydrated, with 2 medical skin conditions that this does not irritate. IMO, it is suitable for all skin types. Cosdna ingredients list is totally clean. If you want in depth info on this product, intragoogle it on Snow White and the Asian Pear, which fully tests/compares/ evaluates AB/KB products. Cleansers wash away, fact. The bha in this is not sufficient to exfoliate...but it does restore the acid mantle, so that the rest of the routine is most effective. Your exfoliation comes from the leave-on products, like Cosrx blackhead power liquid. (Available on Ulta.) This cleanses effectively without stripping, leaves no residue, and softens mildly. Its core benefit is as a phenomenal prep for other products. Cosrx tends to be consonant with 'Paula principles,' that is no irritating fragrance and no alcohol. The 'Good morning' does not mean it is only an AM cleanser, but you will wish to use micellar or oil cleanse for the m/u at night. Just received a 24 piece anniversary goody bag. None of the cleansers (Bliss, Badescue, Dermalogica) remotely compare to the Cosrx. Another key point is that the size lasts forever, so it is incredibly cost effective. If you are adventurous or easily bored with skincare, and want to be on to the next best thing, this may be too much product for you. My first tube was from Memebox, which Ulta is now partially representing, and I had to get the second tube elsewhere online...but Ulta listens (I have touted this product in other user reviews) and now carries this first rate and cost effective product. Thrilled that Ulta is expanding Cosrx. This will be a forever repurchase.
Most Helpful Critical Review Dried My Skin Out
I was really excited to try this cleanser after I researched the ingredients, and I gave it the stars I did because of all the good ingredients, but I've found myself very disappointed with the result. When I used this for the first week, i found my skin feeling uncomfortable (a little bit stripped in a way that felt sticky, but when i touched my skin it felt soft and clean) until I used my toner. The next week I started to feel my skin getting drier and drier in my t zone, mainly on my cheeks near my nose and in between my eye brows. Most recently, when I used the cleanser before a clay mask, I had a severe reaction and those areas completely dried out. That made me decide to stop using the cleanser. This cleanser also lathers very intensely and at times is even foaming, which I didn't expect. I think this contributes to the drying and it makes washing the cleanser off very difficult. With more moisturizing cleansers I'm able to use a good amount and be able to wash it off just fine, but with this even when I used less pea sized amount it took me a very long time to get rid of all of the bubbles.
Reviewed by 112 customers Amazing
Paola from San Francisco
I love this. Healed my skin barrier. Made my skin so
my og cleanserrrr
nhu from OR
I have been using this cleanser since 2019 and still love it. I had a big break out during junior year in hs and it was so bad. I have oily skin and acne prone. I didnt know what cleansers to help with oil production until i try this. Of course it wont remove makeup because it's a gentle cleanser lmao. use it after your makeup remover. If you feel like your skin is dry from the weather, use less amount and use moisturizer (cosrx rice sleeping mask is so good!). this cleanser helped control my oil and i cannot thank you enough. if you have oily and sensitive skin, buy this! My skin is so much better now only hormonal acnes.
Dries out my skin!
J. Yang from Wilmington, NC
I love using Korean skincare products. CosRX is a wonderful and well known Korean skincare brand. Their products are amazing, but this cleanser is a big fat no for me! The cleanser dries out my skin, and my skin is screaming for hydration after every use.
Sara from NJ
I won't use it again. I think it's too stripping for my skin. In the summer it isn't as stripping as the winter and it gives me a fresh feeling but I won't be using it regardless. I think there are better cleansers out there. I only use a very very little amount that creates a great lather, so I know that I am not using too much.
Ashley from Los Angeles
strong lemon scent, it's fine but drying
Helps with black heads
Cin from NY
I believe this contains a small percentage of salicylic acid and has helped diminish my pores and the blackheads on my nose. It is definitely gentle and not stripping. I have hormonal acne and it hasn't purged my skin, if anything it has helped :)
flower girl from okc
cleans my skin without irritating it or making it feel stripped and dry. I never have breakouts with this and gets rid of whatever makeup is left from my oil cleanser.
Amazing Prodcut !
Chiquibaby from CA
I am someone who has sensitive skin and breakout very easily. I've tried Cerva, Tula, Origins, Tatcha, and this is the only cleanser that does not break me out or leaves my skin dry. I love it!
Gentle, ells Great!
Marisol from Reading, Pa
Love this cleanser for face and body. It is.my go to for whenever I need some aromatherapy and it fills my need everytime.
Worth every penny
A from P
Leaves the face so soft and clean. Good for sensitive skin.
Go to AM Cleanser
Ellie from Indiana
I love this product. Great to wash away any sleep from the night before and leaves me feeling fresh and ready for the day.
Best cleanser ever
Helen from Texas
I've been using this cleanser for a few years now, and I have to say that my skin clears up when I use it a few times. Some people say it has an "odd smell" but its just the smell of the tea tree. If you've never smelled tea tree before, then you'll think it has a sort of medicine-y, earthy smell. It's not overpowering, and it goes away when you wash it off. This never leaves my skin dry and I notice it makes my skin softer too. Only thing is that the lid doesnt close all the way once you've used it for a while ( it doesnt "click" close.) but thats usually towards the end of me using the product. Would highly recommend for oily and acne prone skin. I'm prone to skin allergies and this doesn't trigger any. But as always, patch test before using.
low ph good morning gel cleanser
good morning cleanser from Houston, Texas
works well i use it at night instead of morning so that i feel refreshed before i go to bed plus it smells really good :) also u only need about a dime sized amount for ur whole face so no need in buying a bigger tube
Gentle, not drying
LPR from Chicago
I use it at night, before applying retinol. It doesn't irritate or dry the skin dbecause of it's low pH formula. There's a light lather. It rinses easily. I don't wear makeup, but I'm not sure this would remove it. This formula might be too light for makeup. There's no perfume-y scent. It just smells like tea tree oil.
Smells like old man moth balls
kris from Stafford, va
I wanted to love this so much because everyone on youtube raves about cosrx. switched out for philosophy mattifying cleanser. I kept the toner and the white head power liquid. the smell is nasty. nothing like crawling into bed wreaking of moth balls. throwing this away. waste. philosophy mattifying cleanser is 1,000 times better!!
hated this sm
uk from chicago
sucked. gave me so many white heads and i used this in the morning, it rly showed my skin texture and flaws. but it mainly just broke me out with white heads.
Best face wash I've ever used!
Stina from Texas
My favorite brand and face wash. The gel turns into a good foam
Started clearing up after two uses!
Boo from Florida
I bought as apart of the sample pack. I was shook by how quick it starting clearing up my skin. I have acne towards my jawline that never clears up. It's a mixer of zits and the painful pimples that form under the skin that can't be popped. I'm on day four of using this stuff and it's almost all completely gone! I'm also very prone to dry, inflamed, irritated skin when using products, although I would recommend using a moisturizer after this, my skin didn't really dry out like it has with most products. I also had no redness or irritation. My completion looks great after using this, it's very even-toned. Also, I only use about a pea sized dollop each time and it's spreads really well. The only downside to this product so far is that it doesn't have the greatest smell.
Not my favorite
Melissa from Brooklyn
It made my skin very dry, has a weird smell.
Not the best, very drying for my oily skin
Wawa from US
I have oily skin, and it fully dries me out. It also has a STRONG smell. Not a fan.
Gia from Bensalem
First of all, i love the smell, it isn't a strong smell of fragrance but it doesn't stink of chemical either. Secondly, it foams up wonderfully and leaves my skin feels comfortable and soft after washing~ what a great way to start mornings!
mamalandra from Atlanta, GA
this has become an essential part of my daily and nightly routines. it cleans well and doesn't leave my face too dry. it pairs nicely with any oil cleanser for double cleansing after wearing makeup or sunscreen.
My favorite face wash
Maddy from CA
This is a good face wash for day to day use. It always manages to fix break outs and I've never had problems with it drying my skin. If you wash your face twice a day I recommend using this once a day and using a more mild wash anytime after.
Nice gentle cleanser at a good price
KT from ohio
The smell is a little intense at first, but this is a really nice gentle cleanser. I tried this as part of the cosRX sample pack and I would definitely buy the full size of this product.
Myra from Carson City
This cleanser is gentle and leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated after use. I love that I can smell the tea tree but it's a little lighter and more sweet than astringent. So far it works wonderfully for both my Husband and me. I have normal to dry skin, and he is very oily and prone to cystic acne.
We will for sure be buying this again.