I first came upon this product on Jolse and I was browsing through their recommended products list when I saw this cleanser on there. I thought maybe I’ll get it next time so I saved it in my wishlist. It was patiently sitting there for about good 10 months. But the wait was finally over! I finally got this cleanser and wished I would’ve gotten it sooner.
COSRX Background: COSRX is a brand that was built from 13 years of experience from the Korean cosmetic world. They gathered customers’ feedbacks on what they need and their skin concerns to create ingredient-oriented brand. They minimize cost and don’t put much emphasis on advertising and packaging in order to produce products with the best ingredients. Their vision and goal is to create a high performing cosmetic brand with safe and natural ingredients. All of their products are affordable and targets all type of skin concerns such as dark spots, blackheads, blemishes, etc.
Product Details: The COSRX Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (150ml) is a gentle cleanser that can be either used as a gel or foam cleanser. It’s low in PH between 5 to 6 to help balance the skin’s natural PH level which is also between 5 and 6. It smells really strong like some herbal Chinese medicine LOL but don’t worry, it’s because of their ingredient tea tree oil. Which is also perfect because tea tree oil helps combat acne, controls oily skin, and shrinks pore size. The texture is a semi-runny fluid gel that has the ability to foam up in a decent amount.
Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Polysorbate 20, Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA.
Price: One of the great things about this cleanser is that it’s really affordable and definitely doesn’t hurt your wallet. At most, depending on where you buy it, it costs around $10 to $12. I think that’s a steal considering how well this cleanser performs and you could honestly use this for a good 3 to 4 months, if you’re using morning and night.
Performance: This cleanser did not irritate my skin whatsoever. I didn’t have any small tingly, burning sensation. My eyes didn’t burn afterwards from using this. And my face felt squeaky clean. Of course, my face didn’t feel stiff clean but it was smooth like a baby’s butt LOL. I use this cleanser morning and night. A little goes a long way for this product. I place a dime-sized amount on my Clarisonic and rub the gel against the bristle to foam it up. It’s pretty good at taking off my makeup and sunscreen.
Conclusion: My first impression was how plain and simple the cleanser looked. The packaging wasn’t awe-impressing (I’m a sucker for aesthitcally pleasing packaging LOL). I really wondered what was great about this cleanser. BUT don’t be fooled by the simple packaging. All in all, I think this is a great affordable cleanser that can be used by all skin type. It’s not very harsh on the skin and I like how you can use it either as gel or foam cleanser. This cleanser was the reason why I became a fan of COSRX. I did a skincare haul on Jolse, Soko Glam, Amazon, and bought more COSRX products, which I am really, really excited about. But I would definitely purchase this again. I would give it a rating of 4/5!