COSRX Centella Water Alcohol Free Toner
This hydrating toner calms irritated, sensitive, and acne-prone skin while providing a boost of moisture. Centella asiatica, also known as gotu kola or tiger grass because tigers would roll in it to help heal their wounds, is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals that have anti-aging effects on the skin. It’s been shown to boost antioxidants, fight bacteria and inflammation (two contributors to acne), spur collagen production, and increase skin’s resilience. This minimalist toner, with 10% Centella asiatica leaf water and 82% mineral water, helps relieve irritated and acne-prone skin with just nine ingredients and is free of alcohol, parabens, artificial color, artificial flavor, triethanolamine, and phthalate.
After cleansing, spray the toner onto a cotton pad and gently wipe onto face, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Use as a mist to freshen up throughout the day.
A true breakout star in the highly competitive world of K-beauty, COSRX’s popularity spread by word-of-mouth through the blogosphere rather than marketing. Founded with the simple mission of good, effective skincare ingredients, as little of the bad stuff as possible, open communication with their customers, minimal marketing, and affordability, COSRX believes in spending their money on ingredients and effectiveness rather than packaging and promotions. To that end, they focus on their ground game, listening to customer feedback to refine and formulate their products and provide better service. From their cult favorite One Step Pimple Clear Pads to their Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, COSRX epitomizes the future of K-beauty.