Review | COSRX: Best for oily/acne-prone skin


I’m super excited to write about this review. Cosrx is becoming one of my favorite skin care brand as of today! So I’ll be reviewing 3 products from COSRX (New Cosmetic Standard) that is great for oily and acne prone skin types.

My Skin Type: Oily (Acne Prone)

  • Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol
  • Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Acne Pimple Master Patch



Claims: A Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser that reduces acne breakouts and promotes clearer skin. It exfoliates dead skin cells, removes impurities and excess oil while fighting pimples and blemishes. It contains Salicylic Acid which is a perfect ingredient for exfoliation as it removes dead skin cells, and promotes skin renewal process. And Tea Tree Leaf which functions as a natural ingredient that has an anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect which is helpful for any skin trouble.

For any skin type including sensitive

Volume: 150 mL

Scent: Strong Tea Tree Scent

How to use: Apply an adequately amount to your wet palm. Gently make foam before applying on your face.

Cost/Where to buy: Php 567.00 / $10.89 at

My comments:

What I love about this cleanser is that it deeply cleanse your face and washes all the oiliness on my face. The smell is a bit strong, it has a tea tree scent but it doesn’t bother me. If you’re very sensitive to smell, I think you’ll not like this cleanser. I use this at night as an exfoliating cleanser. It might be a bit too drying for those who have dry skin type so I don’t advice them to use this very often. Nevertheless, it’s very good for oily skin and acne-prone because of the salicylic acid.

They already released a new formula that is good for daily use, Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser.



Claims: This toner is designed to prevent further breakouts while soothing and hydrating the applied area. This lightweight toner treats complex skin issues with a combination of propolis, AHA, natural BHA, and natural moisturizing ingredients. This formula has properties that can naturally reduce sebum production and clear impurities.

For combination to oily skin types

Key Ingredients: 

  • Propolis Extract 60%
  • Betaine Salicylate(BHA) 1%
  • Lactic Acid(AHA) 1%

Volume: 100 mL

Note: When using this, do not use other exfoliating products such as products containing high concentration of AHA, BHA, retinol, or vitamin C.

Cost/Where to buy: Php 848.00 / $16.28 at

My comments:

This is my go-to toner when I have breakouts and I use this when my period is coming.  At first I was confused on how to use it, A toner or a spot treatment? By cosmetic cotton or by fingers? And based on the survey I had on TMUR, it’s both (toner and spot treatment). But most of them use this as a spot treatment and application is by fingers. It depends on how badly you need it. But first, you need to patch test it for a few days just to see if it will cause you breakouts/purging then you can use it daily (morning and night).

For me I use it mostly as a toner every night and I apply it by fingers. Normally I use 2 pumps to cover my whole face. By the way I did not purge when I used this. On some days where my skin is very cooperative and loves me, I use it as a spot treatment. But on days where my skin hates and curses me, I use it as a toner day and night. Then I leave it for 10-20 minutes before applying my moisturizer. After a month of using this, I noticed that my skin looks different, it looks healthier, lesser oil and the pimps I have on my forehead started clearing up. It also works well on drying up my pimps faster. I’ll definitely repurchase this one.



Claims: Protects wounded or troubled area from getting worse and maintains humidity of skin to prevent further breakouts.

For all skin types.

Hydrophollic Wound Dressing.

Contains: (24 patches) 10 small, 5 ,medium, 9 large

How to use:

  1. Cleanse your face and ensure that the skin is dry when the acne patch is used.
  2. Peel open the plastic pouch and select the suitable sized patch which is able to cover the acne and place it centered on the acne opening.
  3. Once the color changes from skin color to white, it means that the oil secretion has been absorbed.
  4. The acne patch should be replace with a new one.

How to remove:

Gently pull it horizontally from the side. Wet the patch with warm water when the patch is stuck.

Cost/Where to buy: Php 201.00 / $3.85 at

My comments:

This patch is a life saver for every acne-prone. I have an oily and acne-prone skin and I usually have uninvited pimple coming out of nowhere. Right now, I only have 1pc patch left and I need to restock soon.  But the thing about this patch is it works best when the pimp is nearly popping or already popped. When you use it on a newly grown pimps/deep-seated, it has a minimal effect but it prevents it on making it worse. I use it usually (8-10 hrs) overnight and sometimes during the day when I have fresh pimps that I need to protect from the dirt. It definitely dries up overnight.

So overall, I love these products! It worked great on my oily/ acne-prone skin. These 3 COSRX products are currently my skin’s bestfriend. I’m planning to try other Cosrx products because I’m loving the 3 I have now.

What COSRX products have you used and love?  Please share your #cosrx faves on the comment section below. 🙂 #sharingiscaring


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