If you didn’t know it already, cleansing your skin is one of the best ways to prevent acne or breakouts! However, searching for that perfect, low pH cleanser can be quite difficult. Your skin’s pH is naturally a little acidic (a.k.a pH of 4.5), but most face washes are normally too alkalic (pH 7-12), and while it removes all that grime, dirt and sebum on your face, it also strips away the moisture, dry out or irritate your skin. So always remember that a low pH cleanser is key to healthier skin!
The best thing about the COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is that it’s formulated with the perfect pH level of 5-6, which is perfect for your everyday wash, day and night. Other than an ideal pH, this cleanser also has a lot more to offer:
This cleanser formulated with natural BHAs (betaine salicylate) and lots of other botanical skin purifying ingredients that can penetrate deep inside your pores to dissolve all the sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells. AHAs (citric acid) are also present to refines and smoothen skin texture . The Tea Tree Leaf Oil is another great ingredient that can soothe and treat breakouts.
Another standout ingredient is the Saccharomyces Ferment, which is a fermented yeast that is found in the Missha First Treatment Essence and is partly responsible for the bright, hydrated glow we all are addicted to.
Gel-type cleansers usually don’t foam well but this one is an exception. Although it’s a gentle and mild cleanser, surprisingly it’s pretty tough in removing makeup! However, I personally wouldn’t use it as a makeup remover around the eye area and instead, use the Son & Park Beauty Water to remove eye makeup first before going into any cleansing.
This cleanser smells a lot like tea tree oil, and almost a bit medicinal. This natural scent is highly preferred over a heavily fragranced one (that can potentially breakout sensitive skin). However, if you’re not into the scent, don’t worry cause it doesn’t linger.
$15 for 150 ml is really affordable, and that’s also a lot of product. You only need to use a dime sized amount each time, which means that this product will last you a long time.
It’s no wonder that this COSRX cleanser is everyone’s favourite low pH cleanser, even for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin. With bright, clear and cleansed skin, you’re now ready to take on the rest of your skin care products!