K-Beauty is a big world to navigate. From the 10-step regime to ingredients like Snail Mucin, Centella Asiatica, Bee Propolis Extract and Ginseng, there’s much to learn and understand about it. But a pioneering brand that makes it easy is Cosrx (short for ‘Cosmetics’ and ‘Rx’, as in medical prescriptions). Though launched in 2013, within a short time the label has unveiled products that have taken the skincare market by storm – their acne range has received rave reviews, their exfoliation treatments are known to sell out in minutes, and their toners are the holy grail of skincare. It’s fortunate that this year, this star of Korean skincare became available in India.
The label has fun, innovative products that are unique – take for instance their Snail Mucin Power Essence, which uses snail fluids to give you glowing skin, or the Acne Pimple Patches, which can be used under makeup. There are also the circular Hydrogel patches for dry skin on the body, and their lesser-known effective products include exfoliating acids and ampules. The best bit? They’re vegan, cruelty-free, and dermatologist-tested. Available on Beauty Barn, a popular Korean beauty e-commerce website in India, here are our top 5 Cosrx products.
This cleanser suits all skin types and is one-of-a-kind because it’s formulated with pH 5, known to maintain the skin’s natural pH. It comes with great ingredients too, like Tea Tree Oil, which helps unclog pores and soothe skin.
It’s common knowledge that rice works wonders on Asian skin and the East has been harnessing its benefits for decades. This mask though is a competition to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, and comes with a 68 percent rice extract, which gives you nourishment and glow together.
This toner is fast becoming a holy grail product and as a toner, it uses BHA to help clean pores and tightens them too. It’s a daily toner and that means your skin texture is forever changed.
Don’t we just love exfoliating pads? We know Pixi Glow has some great ones, but close on their heels is this Cosrx baby that comes with a plant-driven green Rx complex essence that is just perfect for sensitive skin. The fact that it contains 75 percent green tea water, centella asiatica, witch hazel, and tea tree leaf extract, all derived from plants to calm and soothe sensitive, acne prone skin, is a boon like no other.
Our favourite blogger from Skincare Edit calls this a product that can give star product Biologique Recherche a run for its money. This chemical exfoliator uses four percent natural BHA component that removes blackheads and dead skin and rebuilds skin barrier.