Rated 4.26 out of 5 stars
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?
I love several other toners and essences from CosRX so wanted to give a bottle of this a go as I do have sensitive acne and blemish prone skin.
This was unfortunately super drying for my skin, ironically as the most watery toner I've ever tried, and it did not suit my dry skin type at all - I normally use toners to hydrate my full body's skin before moisturizing, and this just left me so dry that even following with a moisturizer I love and trust was noticeably feeling a lot less soft and I felt dry again much quicker. I tried to make this work by trying every body moisturizer I had, but it just wasn't working. So I actually was ready to dump with out, but decided to mix this with another toner that doesn't have active ingredients in it so I could use it on my feet before putting vaseline over them in hopes my feet wouldn't suffer so much like my body's skin. I can't use this as a toner on my body like every toner I have used before, so it is definitely not suited to my skin's needs sadly.
I like enough products by this brand that I don't think I will stop using anything else I've enjoyed by them because of this, but as this is the 2nd product I do not enjoy by them, I will just be sticking to what I like rather than try to experiment with anything else now.
Ash from Wasington, DC
I have sensitive skin and eczema, and I also have acne. It feels impossible to tackle both problems at the same time. This is the gentlest non-prescription solution I've been able to find for my acne that doesn't trigger my eczema. I use it once every other day to avoid drying my skin out too much and it's mostly kept my acne at bay, other than little hormonal breakouts once a month.
D from Oregon
Made my skin so smooth. when I skip it in my routine I can really tell how much it works
Bella from New Jersey
Could not recommend more one of my favorite toners been using it since I have gotten it works super well for me. Brightness my skin its not heavy on the skin at all and drys glowing on skin.(I have dry skin not sure how it works on oily or hybrid skin )
Almexxy from Orlando, FL
I bought this as i was looking for a spray that i could use after a shower to help fight my bacne. This stuff did the job! Dries quickly and has significantly reduced my back acne. I occasionally skip it for a few days and i notice my acne return so im staying consistent. Good price; give it a try.
Alopez from Raleigh
Gentle but very effective. My skin has never gelt so clean
val from michigan
i had recently broken out and i was trying all sorts of things and some products from the ordinary had just made it worse! id almost given up but my sister gave me this and i started using it every night and within a week i noticed my skin start to clear up and any marks have begun to fade!! LOVE THIS!!
only 2 uses and it broke me out like crazy i have 7 big pimples after 2 uses
q from Salem Oregon
This toner is my holy grail. Ive struggled with ance for years and same with the scars. After a week I was already noticing my scars disapear. I havent had new breakouts in awhile, and my skin has literally never looked more clear. I have oily skin too and it doesnt make me feel greasy. Its calming and feels amazing on the skin. Please buy its so worth it. 😁🙌🏻
Robn from Washington
This stuff is amazing on my acne prone skin. Love it and will continue to purchase it.
Autumn from tulsa, ok
gentle & effective exfoliater that can help acne if used consistently!
les from washington
the pores and blackheads on my nose and t zone area are sooo bad and i was debating buying this for a while but its so worth it!! you can use with a cotton pad or just spray it on your face!
Riet from Indiana
Cleared bumpy skin
B from New Haven, CT
Im a melanin woman and wen i say i love love love this profuct. It has vanished my datk spots on my face. Light wight and it actually works.
Emmy from Chicago IL
if you have blackheads on your nose that wont go away this product is amazing and the only one thats worked for mine. i have sensitive skin and its not irritating at all, its not sticky either and it doesnt leave any residue. it makes my skin so soft and clearer.
Nat from Nevada
I have been using this toner for a while, it's amazing at gently exfoliating your skin, 100% recommend. I had acne and acne scars and using this 2-3x a week before my skincare routine really helps my exfoliate and allow the products to penetrate my skin even better. I even use it for my underarms sometimes to help get rid of ingrown hairs.
CorinneG from El Paso, TX
I have combo/oily skin and this has worked wonders for me. Its gentle enough to use daily and not stripping. I have repurchased this again and again and it has become a part of my everyday skincare routine.
Brie from La Crosse, Wisconsin
I have fair, combination, acne prone, sensitive skin. My t-zone is oily, while I also have eczema underneath my eyes. This toner made my skin oliy, did not hydate my undereyes, did nothing for my acne or scaring. The only thing it did well was clean. I could see a good amount of dirt on my cotton pad after using. I do not like that its a spray, so I just spray it onto a cotton pad, then used that on my face. It is lightweight and fragrance free, but I will not be purchasing again.
alexa from Washington
I have struggled with acne gor years and thus primer helped me so much by closing my open pores and taking away acne scars
Ari from NY
I have normal skin and my skin usually can handle a lot of different products, but this literally and only breaks out my skin. I've even tried it on my body so I wouldn't waste the product and it's breaking out my chest and shoulder.
Mackyp from Alabama
I was recommended this to put on my mask during covid to help with mascne and it worked great! And now that I no longer have to wear a mask I still love it. It shrinks my pores and gently treats any breakout I may get. I have pretty sensitive skin and this has never broken me out!!
bunnie2x from i'm in atl
this toner makes my face look beautiful i follow up w sunscreen and get compliments everyday
Hillary from Chicago, IL
Made my skin break out, don't recommend for sensitive skin.
Jade from Olympia, wa
Been using daily for a couple of weeks now and my pores look amazing. My skin is absolutely flawless. So glad I purchased this, and I'll definitely be trying more products from this line.
Isabelle from Columbus, OH
Makes my skin instantly soft and glowy. I use after cleansing on my exfoliation nights
Linds from Narragansett
I've never really struggled with acne but I do have some small bumps on my forehead and I thought I would try this after doing some research since it's supposed to be gentle but the first time I used it I immediately broke out in red bumps all over my face and I've never had any type of reaction like that to any other skin care products whatsoever. I have dry-normal skin that is typically not sensitive for reference. Definitely not using this again.