Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
This product is AMAZING. I never leave reviews (I know I should), but if this will help one other person with their terrible skin, it's worth my time. I am 40 years old, and still struggle with severe cystic acne (almost all of the time), oily/combo skin, blackheads, etc. But now, for the first time, I dont want to cry in the morning when i look in the mirror. I am still in shock. I have tried almost every product and prescription that exists. I told my dermatologist about this product, and she warned me the BHA would be drying. But I assured her it is not drying for me at all! It has helped me with everything! She admitted my skin has never looked better, and that I may have actually taught her something! I have been using this product for a month. And I don't have a zit on my face. I can't tell you the last time this has happened! My pores look smaller, my blackheads much less, and my face no longer looks like an oil slick! I apply this in the evening, with a cotton ball (like a toner), after my glycolic wash, and before my prescription acne gel. And I am honestly a happier person. Not exaggerating. Now maybe I can finally focus on my aging skin issues, instead of what I thought would only be teenage/young adult skin issues!
Used for almost 3 months 1-2x daily on its own, applied straight to face with clean fingers, and I haven't found it to be the most effective product as a stand-alone. It's great at being a very gentle product and helps clear pores a little bit, but I think my skin type/personal brand of acne benefits from adding something stronger to my routine. I did purge with this for a few weeks, but that's over. It doesn't completely prevent new acne from forming, which I felt like is one of the main duties of a BHA... to help keep pores clearer in general so you break out less. I would not repurchase again. It does last quite a while. I still have 70% of the bottle to use up. I can see this working well for people with the occasional pimple, but if you have hormonal acne it may not be strong enough. The great part about is I can use it once or twice daily and have zero drying effects or detectable irritation to the skin.
Jr from Arizona
So ill out this out there i use the whole cosrx acne line together not just thos product but i do know when i stop using one for a while like this ine is for boack heads they will pop back up or the while heads and sp forth thats why i use then together they are an amazing line and they dont dry or irritate the skin like some acne lines
Bree from Idaho falls
This products actually does what it says its going to do. It has helped clear my black heads tremendously.
Taylor from Los Angeles, CA
I dont know if im allergic or something but i originally bought this for my back so i didnt waste my paulas choice one. I woke up the next day and its either a horrendous breakout or an allergic reaction. Ive never had anything like that happen before.
N from Kissimmee
Dont get this if you love clear skin, applied it right and EVERYTHING horrible product now i have to spend more money to get the break out situated
Ciecie from Brooklyn, NY
I was disappointed because i like this brand but this product made me break out
Wendy from FL
My husband was complaining about blackheads he needed help with so I got this product for him. He said he thought it helped. So I tried it. Since I do not have blackhead issues I figured I would just try it on my nose. Then branched out a bit. Now use all over my face. Unsure how or why it works so well but I do prefer this to the snail mucin one. This creates a smooth canvas for makeup application. Have not noticed any drying effects however it has helped with t-zone oil. Think it reduces pore size. No breakouts from it. I am almost 58. Happy I bought it. Will purchase again.
Adela from Florida
Before the onset of deodorants with actives in them, I started using this to apply to my armpits after showering. Since then, I have stopped producing odor from my armpits even after working out or doing laborious chores.
This has also significantly reduced the appearance of the pores on my nose, but it does require consistent use as with any salicylic acid treatment. Unlike other salicylic acids however, this is hydrating and non-irritating.
I hope they never discontinue this because it's a true love of mine.
Christine from Cerritos, CA
I love this product! Every time I breakout I use it at night, and i see an immediate reduction in the size of my pimples. Haven't used it long enough to see if it's made a reduction in pore size yet, but so far so good.
PBA from MD
This is a highly effective product if you know how to use it and what products not to mix it with. I have sensitive, combination, acne prone skin. My skin is also use to using acid based products. If you have congested pores, which I had pretty bad in my t-zone area, this is for you! It helped to clear my open blackheads and get rid of their rough bumpy texture. My forehead is starting to get that glassy clear flat look again. The ingredients in this products and levels of concentration are amazingggg.
Ivett from Plainfield
I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried it for a while and nothing blackheads were still noticeably and it kind of made me breakout a little bit so with that being said I discontinued any use of it this was a fail for me 😑
Rebecca B from Michigan
I like this product and have recommended many times. HOWEVER, since I started using the BHA toner (which has been at least 3 years), there has always been an issue with every single bottle. The pump leaks every time you push it. It bubbles out all around the top and it is super frustrating because I just feel like theres no way to avoid wasting 20% of the bottle.
Dee from Los Angeles
I used to use paula's choice 2% salicylic acid, which was good, but it triggered my fungal acne. This is perfect for me skin. It stings less so I can tell it's not as strong as Paula's choice but it does the job. I also like how it's more serum-like than liquid. You also get way more product than Paula's choice.
Laila from rosenberg, tx
I didn't realize how well this product worked until I ran out! It makes the hugest difference for my blackheads and oily skin. Because it clears out my pores, it makes them kinda disappear! Please buy this
Allie from Ann Arbor, MI
I am a firm believer in the fact that reviews help customers make decisions on products. So I had to write a review for this product. I'm 37 and recently was finding several deep blackheads on my face in various spots, my chin, my cheeks. Anyway I bought this product in hopes it would help clear them up and just after using this three times a week for two weeks the blackheads are gone. This product is worth the buy if you want to clear up those blackheads.
Crystal from Chicago, IL
I have tried every single blackhead remover out there. After a week I noticed a HUGE difference. My blackheads no longer look like the potholes we got in Chicago. Bless.
Dede from Dallas, TX
When I first tried out this product, it made my skin very dry so I stopped using it for a couple of months. After I changed my skin care routine and added snail mucin and hyaluronic acid to my nighttime routine, I decided to give this product another try and I am so glad I did! This product in addition to a SA cleanser is truly a game changer. The blackheads on my nose are almost all gone. I've been using it consistently for a year now.
Destiny L from Nc
This product is just okay. Nothing honestly amazing about it. I bought this back in October and it was working just fine. My skin (like others) started to purge. So after the first few time(of purging) it was working. After a few months I've noticed my skin to get really really dry, but it's normal for an exfoliating product (but not normal if you're already dealing with dry skin). What I didn't like is the pump breaking half way through using the product. So now it leaks everywhere. I don't think I will repurchase this again. I did have to move the product into another bottle from a product I previously used up.
Pimple king from Washington
My skin is awful. I use prescription ache medicine and it helped but with this product it cleared my skin! Be careful to properly wait for your ph to return to normal if you would like to use this with Retinol products! It only started working well after I used it twice a day. Also, it will cause purging, but I promise it gets better.
Matilda from Los Angeles, CA
I have blackheads on my t-zone area, and thought, "hey, cosrx is reputable company, and the reviews are pretty good, I'll try this product" I wish I was smart enough to make a time machine, go back in time, and smack myself, because this product made my skin so incredibly dry that It looked like my skin was actively falling off of my face. The first thing I noticed was that it smelled a bit like alcohol. This normally isn't an issue, as my skin is in no way sensitive, I have used other products in the past that contain alcohol, and my serums and moisturizers have kept my skin supple. I have no clue what happened here, but it didn't even fix my initial issue of having blackhead in my t-zone area.
aries from Texas
ive used this product consistently for close to 3 ish months to get a full grasp on wether or not it works. it does not. def helps with oil control, however my blackheads are still here & thriving. the packaging also allows a lot of leakage & it's pain to travel with bc of that. would recommend the paula's choice liquid exfoliant over this, as it's the only thing thats ever gotten rid of my blackheads (soooo pricey tho).
40s & Fabulous from Over the Rainbow, Poppyville
This is a holy grail product for me. But the people who say it doesn't work, don't know how to use it. First, I have huge pores, blackheads etc and in my mid 40s. You must have cleaned your skin so no blackheads—use a mask, whatever face wash, etc. Once you do, this thing will keep it away and make your skin texture look amazing. Over time I have smoother, healthy skin. Cons: bad directions. I apply with my finger tips on my face and then a roller—which allows me to use much less. Let it soak for 15 min before doing something else. With a roller it's less time. If you apply stuff that contradicts nicianmide or don't let it dry, you'll waste money bc it won't work. This does work. So much slower than a dermatologist trips, but cheaper and it works.
LKT from Ohio
Here is the tea. This is one of my absolute, can never be without holy grail product. I am on my 6th (7th?) bottle of this stuff. It works. Period. No scent. No color. And for my picky sensitive skin - perfect. It keeps my pores unclogged. Best weapon if you get bumps after face waxing. And for those razor, ingrown hairs? Yes works there too! You may get a tiny burn but it goes away very quickly.
Destiny L from NC
I was soooo excited to try this after reading many reviews saying that this is great for sensitive skin. Ummm not all types of sensitive skin can benefit from it! I will say after using this for a month ( once a week) this product does in fact work. A con; this would sting my eyes(I clearly avoid my eyes) though I won't be using this on my face I will be using this on my arms. This is great for my KP.
Kelly from Dallas Tx
I was trying to buy something for textured skin and this man tried helping me and recommended me to try this and it burned my skin a bit, I bought this for no reason. This was a waste of money
Anna from South Carolina
I originally bought this to try and get rid of the blackheads on and around my nose. Pre-face - I have combination skin with a slightly oily t-zone. I've been using it since March of this year and haven't noticed any significant difference in less blackheads or anything. I don't think the product is worth your money, furthermore, it does close to nothing for pores, blackheads, etc.