Everything You Need to Know About Korean Beauty Brand COSRX!

Check out some of these top COSRX products, and follow our cheat sheet to figure out the best products for you!

Whether you’re new to K-beauty, or have been a longtime die-hard fan, COSRX is a brand everyone turns to again and again for better skin. It’s easy to see why COSRX is such a beloved Korean beauty brand in Australia (and around the world) — Not only are their products affordable and fuss-free, they are also known to deliver results.

They do have a large range to choose from, so here’s a little cheat sheet to help you pick the right products for your skin:

1. Cleansers

COSRX Cleanser Collection at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser:

  • Removes impurities, while hydrating and restoring the skin’s natural pH
  • Ideally balanced and gentle pH of 5~6
  • Key ingredient: Tea Tree Oil
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive and dry skin

COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser:

  • Removes impurities and sebum, reduces acne and breakouts
  • Key Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
  • Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin 

COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser:

  • Removes impurities, sebum and dead skin cells
  • Key Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Centella Asiatica
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially acne-prone and sensitive

COSRX Pure Fit Cica Cleanser:

  • Gentle, low-pH cleanser that helps mildly cleanse sensitive skin with a rich, gentle foam
  • Key Ingredient: Cica-7 Complex, which contains 7 Centella ingredients (Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside) 
  • Perfect for normal to sensitive skin

COSRX Low pH Centella Cleansing Powder:

  • Water-activated exfoliant and daily cleanser that transforms to a creamy foam
  • Key Ingredients: Enzymes to remove dead skin cells, impurities, and makeup
  • Suitable for all skin types, perfect for travels or use in gym

 

2. Toners

COSRX Toner Collection at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner:

  • Daily exfoliating toner
  • Refresh and softens skin, maintains skin’s optimal pH level, prevents whiteheads and blackheads
  • Key Ingredients: Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water 10%, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water 10%, Glycolic Acid (AHA) 0.1%, Betaine Salicylate (BHA) 0.1%
  • Suitable for all skin types

COSRX Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner:

  • Calms and hydrates irritated and sensitive skin
  • Key Ingredients: Jeju Mineral Water 82%, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water 10%
  • Best for sensitive skin

      COSRX One Step Moisture Up Pads:

      • Fights dehydrated, delicate and flakey skin
      • Key Ingredients: Propolis Extract 79.14%, Betaine Salicylate (BHA) 0.50%, Hyaluronic Acid
      • Best for dry, flakey skin

      COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad:

      • Exfoliating pads to removes excess oil and keep the complexion clear
      • Key Ingredients: Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water 85.92%, Betaine Salicylate 1%
      • Best for oily skin and congested skin

      COSRX One Step Green Hero Calming Pad:

      • Pads that have been pre-soaked in essence to soothe and calm irritated skin
      • Key Ingredients: Green-RX Complex (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana, Tea Tree Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Extract) to refresh, calm and hydrate the skin, while PHA gently removes dead skin cells
      • Suitable for sensitive skin 

      COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream:

      • A multi-purpose product that can be used as a toner or a moisturiser to hydrate and brighten the skin
      • Key Ingredients: Sea Water and Vitamin C & E (in Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract) hydrates and nourishes the skin, while Niacinamide help brighten the skin tone
      • Suitable for all skin types

      COSRX AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild:

      • A refreshing toner that helps calm acne and reduce redness or skin irritation
      • Key Ingredients: Green Tea, BHA and PHA to heal acne while exfoliating dead skin cells and fighting excess sebum
      • Suitable for sensitive or acne-prone skin

      COSRX AC Collection Calming Liquid Intensive:

      • A fast-acting toner that quickly soothes troubled skin
      • Key Ingredients: Propolis extract to deeply hydrate the skin, and Betaine Salicylate (BHA), Glycolic and Lactic Acid (AHA) to heal acne while keeping your pores clean and clear
      • Suitable for acne-prone skin

      COSRX Pure Fit Cica Toner:

      • A lightweight, watery and gentle toner that rapidly relieves visible redness
      • Key Ingredients: 81% of CICA-7 Complex (Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside)
      • Suitable for sensitive skin

      COSRX Hydrium Watery Toner:

      • A hydrating, water-like toner for hydrated and dewy skin
      • Key Ingredients: Vitamin B5 (also known as panthenol), Hydrium Synergy-8 Complex, which consists of six types of hyaluronic acids, d-panthenol and allantoin
      • Suitable for all skin types

      COSRX Full Fit Propolis Synergy Toner:

      • A daily, essence-like toner for glowing, hydrated and smooth skin
      • Key Ingredients: 72.6% black bee propolis extract and 10% honey extract
      • Suitable for all skin types

      COSRX Refresh ABC Daily Toner:

      • A daily revitalising toner to mildly exfoliate the skin and leave it refined and radiant
      • Key Ingredients: Made with only 16 essential ingredients including AHA, BHA, Vitamin C and Niacinamide
      • Suitable for all skin types

       

      3. Treatments: AHAs and BHAs

      COSRX AHA BHA at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

      COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid:

      • Exfoliates skin to help reveal a more radiant, even-toned complexion.
      • Key Ingredients: Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water 75%, Glycolic Acid (AHA) 7%
      • Suitable for all skin types, but start with every other night application first

      COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid:

      • Eliminates blackheads and dead skin cells, cleans up clogged pores
      • Key Ingredients: Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water 67.80%, Betaine Salicylate (BHA) 4.00%
      • Suitable for all skin types, but do not use BHA products if you are allergic to aspirin

      COSRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid:

      • Clears out skin congestion, while tightening and minimising the appearance of enlarged pores
      • Key Ingredients: Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water 88.0%, Betaine Salicylate 0.1%
      • Suitable for all skin types, especially oily skin types with enlarged pores
      • Since this liquid contains only 0.1% of BHA, it can be used with other AHA or BHA products (yay, acid layering!)

       

      4. Essence/ Serum

      COSRX Essence Collection at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

      COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence:

      • Protects the skin from moisture loss while keeping the skin texture smooth and healthy
      • Key Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate 96%
      • Suitable for all skin types

      COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence:

      • Nourish and hydrate the skin, smooths out rough, patchy skin, evens out skin tone, naturally slows down signs of aging
      • Key Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate 95.4%, Niacinamide 2%, Adenosine 0.04%
      • Best for rough, uneven and aging skin

      COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence:

      • Moisturise and nourish your skin deeply, smooths out dry and bumpy skin
      • Key Ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate 4,000ppm
      • Best for normal or dry and dehydrated skin

      COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence:

      • A unique essence with a dual formula to boost skin elasticity and radiance at the same time
      • Key Ingredients: 74.3% Triple Snail Complex to deeply hydrate and increase skin elasticity, while 5% niacinamide brightens the skin
      • Suitable for all skin types

       

      5. Serums / Ampoules

      COSRX Ampoules Collection at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

      COSRX Centella Blemish Ampule:

      • Normalises sebum production and maintains natural skin barrier to prevent future breakouts
      • Key Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water 84.84%
      • Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin

      COSRX Propolis Light Ampule:

      • Moisturises skin, giving you glowing and smooth skin
      • Key Ingredients: Propolis Extract 83.25%
      • Best for dry, dehydrated, and dull skin

      COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum:

      • An after-care serum that brightens, soothes and moisturises your skin after your acne has subsided
      • Key Ingredients: 4% Niacinamide, CentellAC-RX (Asiatic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid), Propolis Extract
      • Suitable for acne-prone skin 

      COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule:

      • A moisturising serum that leaves dry or dehydrated skin supple and moisturised
      • Key Ingredient: Vitamin B5 (d-panthenol), Hyaluronic Acid
      • Suitable for all skin types

      COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule:

      • A lightweight, fast-absorbing ampoule that delivers immediate hydration and soothing
      • Key Ingredient: 42% Centella Asiatica extract, Vitamin B5 (d-panthenol)
      • Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin

      COSRX Pure Fit Cica Serum:

      • A lightweight calming serum that instantly soothes weak or irritated skin.
      • Key Ingredients: CICA-7 Complex and Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract to break the vicious cycle of irritated or damaged skin
      • Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

      COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule:

      • A soothing ampoule to hydrate, nourish and maintain elasticity for smooth and glowing skin.
      • Key Ingredient: 83.25% Black Bee Propolis Extract
      • Suitable for all skin types, especially dull or dry skin

      COSRX Full Fit Propolis Ultra Light Ampoule:

      • A new take on their best-selling propolis ampoule, but with an ultra light texture that is perfect for spring or summer.
      • Key Ingredient: 80.94% Black Bee Propolis Extract
      • Suitable for all skin types

       

      6. Moisturisers

      COSRX Moisturiser Collection at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

      COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream:

      • Highly nourishing and moisturising, repairs irritated skin, improve uneven skin texture and gives you glowy skin
      • Key Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate 92%
      • Suitable for all skin types

        COSRX Centella Blemish Cream:

        • Spot treats blemishes and reduces breakouts
        • Key Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water 50.79%, Centella Asiatica Extract 5,000ppm
        • Best for troubled acne-prone skin, also suitable for sensitive and irritated skin

          COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream:

          • Deeply moisturises and nourishes skin, protects skin from moisture loss, balancing your skin’s water and oil content
          • Key Ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate 3,000ppm
          • Suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin

            COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap:

            • Hydrate and treat sensitive, irritated, or freshly exfoliated skin
            • Developed to complement COSRX’s AHA, BHA and Vitamin C products
            • Key Ingredients: Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice (Birch Sap) 70.85%
            • Suitable for all skin types

            COSRX Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream:

            • Cooling, oil-free gel moisturiser that deeply hydrates the skin.
            • Key Ingredient: Vitamin B5 (d-panthenol), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract and Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract
            • Suitable for all skin types

            COSRX Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream:

            • A moisturising cream that provides the skin with intense long-lasting hydration, without causing acne or clogged pores.
            • Key Ingredients: Vitamin B5 (d-panthenol), Ceramide
            • Suitable for all skin types

            COSRX Pure Fit Cica Cream:

            • A calming cream that instantly soothes skin without any feeling of greasiness or heaviness 
            • Key Ingredients: CICA-7 Complex (Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside) and Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract
            • Suitable for all skin types, especially weak or irritated skin. 

            COSRX Propolis Light Cream:

            • A moisturising cream containing a high percentage of antioxidants for a plump and glowing complexion
            • Key Ingredients: 65.69% black bee pro-police complex, consisting of black bee propolis extract, honey extract and royal jelly extract
            • Suitable for all skin types

            COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream:

            • A lightweight moisturiser that soothes and heals irritated skin, while balancing and protecting your skin barrier.
            • Key ingredients: 50% of Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, 10,000 ppm of Ceramide NP and 500 ppm of Centella Asiatica Medical Grade Extract
            • Perfect for babes with dry, combination and sensitive skin.


              7. Overnight Masks

              COSRX Overnight Mask Collection at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

              COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask:

              • Deeply hydrates and refreshes the skin
              • Key Ingredients: Propolis Extract 87.26%
              • Best for dry and acne-prone skin

              COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask:

              • Nourishes and moisturises the skin for clearer and softer complexion
              • Key Ingredients: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract 68.90%, Niacinamide 2%
              • Suitable for all skin types, especially dull and dry skin

                   

                  8. Acne/ Pimple Patches & Blackhead Kit

                  COSRX Acne Pimple Patches Collection at Nudie Glow Best Korean Beauty Store Australia

                  COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch:

                  • Protects acne from further infection while absorbing all the gunk
                  • Suitable for all skin types

                  COSRX Clear Fit Master Patch:

                  • Prevents acne from further infection while absorbing all the gunk
                  • Ultra thin and invisible under makeup.
                  • Suitable for all skin types

                  COSRX Mr. RX Blackhead Remover Kit:

                  • An easy-to-use, 3-step kit that helps extract blackheads and other impurities from the skin
                  • Suitable for all skin types

                  COSRX AC Collection Acne Patch:

                  • An oval-shaped, highly adhesive hydrocolloid patch that helps treat while reducing the appearance of acne
                  • Strongly and easily adhere onto any curved areas of the face, such as the jawline, hairline, and even on your body.
                  • Key Ingredient: Centella Asiatica
                  • Suitable for all skin types

                  COSRX AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream:

                  • An intensive spot treatment to help soothe and reduce blemishes
                  • Key Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Calamine, Aloe Vera Leaf Water, CentellAC-RX (Asiatic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid)
                  • Suitable for acne-prone skin 

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                  18 comments

                  Is cosrx honey mask vegan or cruelty free?

                  Suraiya Sultana July 28, 2021

                  Is cosrx hyaloronic intensive cream vegan?
                  Is cosrx bha, aha toner vegan?

                  Suraiya Sultana July 28, 2021

                  These are so helpful!!! Thank you NudieGlow!

                  P.S: only wish you have Cosrx’s mela white ampoule though..i have been dying to try it

                  Nami April 09, 2021

                  Hi, I’m 21 in age. I have sensitive combination skin, redness, acne, and blockage of blackheads. I’ve never used COS RX facial products and I’m not very sure which and what to pick to use as there is a lot to choose from.

                  Gabby April 03, 2021

                  HI,
                  I am using COSRX blackhead power liquid for blackheads and SNAIL ESSENCE WITH SNAIL CREAM AT NIGHT.

                  Using my own gentle SLS FREE cleanse.However, i am facing breakouts on the right and left sides of the face not sure it is due to wearing mask everyday or with the product.

                  also my skin glow but feels a little stretchy.

                  can you recommend what will be the best product? Also what toner to buy my skin is combination and sensitive with little pores.

                  My age is 27

                  KARISHMA July 28, 2020

                  Hi, I have problematic blackhead and whiteheads. I’ve already bought the bha liquid and I wanna use it together with the aha/bha toner. Will that be fine or should I just buy the aha power liquid? Can I use it together with the bha power liquid or should I use them alternately?

                  Shiloah May 12, 2020

                  HI…I have a massive oily skin and whiteheads and of course acne scars too…So what should I use among these products…???..Thank you

                  Kiarra April 12, 2020

                  I’m 65 years young. What products should I use and in what Oder? Morning routine and evening routine.
                  Thank you in advance
                  Becky

                  Becky January 27, 2020

                  Can I use either the snail mucin all in one OR the rice overnight mask after I apply AHA Whitehead power liquid?

                  Kate January 20, 2020

                  hi, i have sensitive,oily, acne prone and basically i have combination skin right…i wonder on the 2 in 1 poreless liquid said that i can layer up with another aha/bha liquid so…i can layer up just like that or i have to do something before layering it up?

                  syakirah January 20, 2020

                  Thank you so much for this detailed explanation for this brand, i was so confused about their many products as if for what are they using for? ….

                  NAYIFA ABDULKHADIR June 01, 2019

                  Wow! Thank you so much for the detailed post! I’m new to this brand so this helped so much!

                  Angela April 26, 2019

                  I suffered from an acne breakout months ago and I have been desperate for solutions. I have been using COSRx products for a few months now and I am particularly satisfied with the results. I don’t do 10-step korean skin care routine but what works well with me are:

                  1. Pimple patch – there are a lot of brands out there but COSRx is the best for me. This really helped a lot with the cystic acne. It just pulls out whatever is inside those red painful bumps.

                  2. Salicylic Gentle Facial Wash

                  3. Low Ph Good Morning Facial Wash

                  4. One step clear pads – I must say that I started seeing improvement with my acne when I used this on the first night. A must have.

                  5. 92 Snail Mucin – I used to apply argan oil as essence but this essence did really well in fading the acne marks. Slowly but surely.

                  I am lookinh forward to adding other COSRx products to the routine. Now I am just dealing with hormonal pimples and the acne marks. No scars. No pimple picking.

                  Note: I wash with warm water. I use Nature Republic Aloe Vera gel as moisturizer and leave on face mask.

                  Shelly April 25, 2019

                  Hi.. My skin type is oily & acne skin. Which product suitable for me? Prefer basic skincare. Thanks

                  Isya Reina April 23, 2019

                  I got oily & acne prone skin,what should I use?

                  Kaki February 27, 2019

                  If I got normal skin type cheeks, and a little bit oily Tzone with some acne and whiteheads …. what should I use

                  Kar Yee February 24, 2019

                  Hi, I have acne skin and undergoing facial treatment… I already purchase the ph morning gel cleanser and looking for good cleanser that can be use at night… And also my acne already reduced due to facial treatments but the spots are still there and my face is dull as well, so I’m also looking for something that can treat my skin overnight… Wic means any cream to be use before sleep… And regarding the mask, how often can we use it? Can use every night before go to bed?

                  Razianah October 25, 2018

                  Hello good evening I’m too worried about my face o got acne scars and I’m pregnant 8 months and i want my ance scars remove .but how to remove it? What product do i need to use and safe for me as of now? Thank you.

                  Rachelle October 09, 2018

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