By Hannah Muehlberger
Clear skin is a goal we all wish to achieve, and sometimes it can be harder to obtain for others. However, by staying hydrated and ensuring your diet consists of fruits and vegetables, using the right products can help make your skin look clearer and glowing. Cosrx skincare products can help you achieve that clear and glowing skin! What is different and revolutionary about Cosrx is the ingredients they use that are difficult to find in other brands or are ingredients you know being used along with these rare ingredients. We will outline a possible skin care routine that incorporates Cosrx products that may help your skin glow and get clearer!
Before you get down and dirty to exfoliate or apply a face mask, you want to give yourself a clean slate. To start off, use the Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser on your face to wipe away dirt, oil, and makeup. While refining the skin texture, the cleanser will help cleanse with no stripping. Great for all skin types, wake up to firmer-looking skin while letting it rest clean during the night. This cleanser is a hydrating cleanse without stripping while removing impurities, protecting the skin barriers, and restoring pH Balance. Key ingredients that will make a difference include 0.5% Betaine Salicylate (BHA) & 5,000ppm Tea Tree Oil that will soothe and strengthen for luminous and clear skin. This gel cleanser is pH Balanced pH 5.31±1.00 that will optimize the balance of oil and water in the skin. If you have more acne-prone skin, you may like the AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser. This cleanser removes impurities and controls excess oil while soothing and healing skin. Perfect for acne-prone skin, oily or combination skin, and for rough and dull skin. With ingredients of Centella AC-RX and salicylic acid, this cleanser is perfect to recover your skin.
If you decide to use the Low pH cleanser or another cleanser without a chemical exfoliant (like the AC Foaming Cleanser), exfoliating is your next step! For congested skin issues like whiteheads and blackheads, the AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid or BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. The BHA Power Liquid uses Beta Hydroxy Acids to exfoliate the surface of the skin and deep within the pores. This exfoliant prevents breakouts, reduces marks from spots, and balances oil production. The AHA 7 Whitehead Powder Liquid is formulated with 7% Glycolic Acid (AHA), the toner gently exfoliates the skin and helps reveal a radiant, even-toned complexion. This one can be used as an exfoliant and a toner. It should be noted that you should avoid using these exfoliants with other acids such as AHAs, BHAs, Retinol & Vitamin.
For irritated skin, the Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream Mist is a fine mist moisturizer that can be used over makeup for long-lasting, radiant skin. This acts as a toner as well as a finishing, refreshing spray. If you struggle with clogged pores and want a lighter exfoliant, you may want to try the Two-in-One Poreless Power Liquid. This two-in-one, skin-smoothing essence toner visibly tightens and reduces the look of pores. Key ingredients include 88% White Willow Bark Water to improve skin texture with natural BHA, and 0.1% Betaine salicylate to remove excess sebum.
Step 4: Serums
Before putting on moisturizer, to lock in the moisture and vitamins your skin needs, serums should be applied first. Probably one of the most famous Cosrx products you’ve at least seen or heard of is the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. As odd as this ingredient sounds, this lightweight essence absorbs into the skin fast to give it a natural glow from the inside. This essence is created from nutritious, low-stimulation filtered snail mucin to keep your skin moisturized and illuminated all day. This serum helps fade dark spots, improves skin texture, and provides lasting hydration that your moisturizer will help seal in without being too greasy or oily. Another serum that will help your skin glow and heal, is the Full fit Propolis Light Ampoule. This highly concentrated formula gives you intensive care to make your skin glowy and smooth without stickiness. This is one of Cosrx’s best-selling ampoules that everyone loves, all year long! Perfect for more irritated, red skin, that helps improve skin texture, and reduce redness while giving you plump, glowing skin!
Step 5: Moisturizer
After using a serum to nourish your skin with essence and hydration, you want to use a moisturizer to lock in all the good stuff! If you suffer from acne and acne scars, the Centella Blemish Cream may be for you. This product is a cream that makes the red and dull spots disappear left from acne. Made with Centella water to soothe irritated skin and calm inflamed red skin, this cream is perfect for healing your skin! If you have irritated skin and combination skin, the Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream can help soothe skin while providing a nice finish. A gel-like, cooling, non-oily gel-cream moisturizer that immerses skin in hydration. It absorbs quickly and delivers instant hydration with a fresh finish. With ingredients like D-panthenol that is moisturizing, regenerating, and anti-inflammatory, this gel cream is perfect for everyday use.