I was looking into chemical exfoliants when I was suffering from acne. Chemical exfoliants are better to use during acne because you won’t be disturbing those cute-sy little enemies on your face. I started using peels like Innisfree Gommage Peel and Wine Jelly Peel which were gentle on the skin and at the same time effective too. Then I came across Cosrx AHA and BHA liquids. Today, I am laying before you my experience with the Cosrx Blackhead Liquid.
BHA Blackhead power moisturizer is clinically proven to reduce the formation of blackheads, and excess sebum is removed and skin is hydrated.
1350 INR (approximately)/ 21 USD for 100 ml.
My Experience with Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid:
The product comes in a transparent frosty plastic bottle, with a pump. The cap is transparent plastic. The cap if closed correctly will be leakproof, but I have an experience of the product leaking in my pouch. So, handling should be done carefully during travel. The product is a slightly thick transparent liquid. It has no smell. It is not sticky to touch either.The brand on the outer packaging has given us a confused statement. It says that the product must be used in the steps of toner and essence. I really didn’t know what to make out of it. I use this after applying a toner. If you are into Korean skincare, and if you are using a hydrating toner, this product must be used before that.
I use a cotton pad for applying. I take half of a cotton pad, and take 2 pumps of the product. About 2 to 3 pumps are enough for the entire face. I have tried applying directly with my cleansed hands, but the effect seems to be less. I give it a minute or so before proceeding to the next step.
It gets easily absorbed on giving a few gentle pats on the skin. It is not sticky to touch. It dries like it had never been there, which is great for me because I don’t want to feel like I am carrying a sheet mask on my face the whole day!
I follow it up with my usual routine. I have been using this product thrice a week for the past two months. One thing to avoid using along with it is any other equally active products like Vitamin C, Retinols, and other chemical exfoliants. Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 is a must while using this product.
This power liquid definitely helps with the excess oil in my T zone. Even if I am indoors, bare faced the whole day with just a moisturizer, my T zone will become oily, but after using this, my face has started looking fresh. It doesn’t look like I am soaked in oil some 5 hours after going out. I love that about this product.
The next thing is that it really helps with acne. It has reduced the frequency of occurrence of my acne and since it helps in exfoliation, my skin feels smooth always. I don’t miss the feel of hard granules on my face, because this has become my “go-to” exfoliant. My skin becomes sensitive when it wants to, and a few scrubs have broken me out. Even products meant for sensitive skin from renowned brands have broken me out. And, here comes a liquid with barely few ingredients, and does what it says. That is why I love Korean skin care products! They always deliver their claims rather than gimmicking!
Pros of Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid:
- Removes excess sebum.
- Keeps off the oiliness.
- Acts as a spot treatment for pimples.
- Reduces the frequency of pimples, and blemishes disappear faster when using this.
- Claims to reduce blackheads, and does that. Though doesn’t remove them completely; might do in the long run.
- Does not irritate my skin.
- Mild to use even daily. But best would be twice or thrice a week.
Cons of Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid:
- None whatsoever!
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid?
Yes to both.
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