April 17, 2018

If You’re Just Getting Into Korean Beauty, Look No Further Than Newbie Fave COSRX

Whether you’re new to K-beauty or a longtime devotee, newbie fave COSRX is the reliable, fail-safe K-beauty brand that everyone turns to again and again for better skin.

About the product

What Is It:

Formulated with a high concentration of sea buckthorn water and hyaluronic acid (3,000 ppm), COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream is a face cream that deeply moisturizes skin and seals hydration within, fortifying the skin barrier and balancing oil and water levels. Super moisturizing but with a lightweight feel, this cream is great for dry to normal skin types.

COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream pulls out all the stops when it comes to giving you beautifully moisturized skin, and it starts with their very first ingredient. By replacing plain old water with the incredibly powerful Sea Buckthorn Water, your skin’s moisture barrier function is immediately fortified. Then Hyaluronic Acid at an astonishing 3,000 parts per million works its magic to seal in every bit of hydration deep within your skin. The result is stronger, healthier, bouncier skin almost immediately!

COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream is a dry skin’s best friend, but is also suitable for combination, normal, and even sensitive skins thanks to its minimal ingredient list and lightweight feel. Using all-natural ingredients such as fatty acids derived from olive oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Macadamia Seed Oil, this cream doesn’t just hydrate, it deeply moisturizes too. But don’t worry, this dream cream doesn’t go on like an oil slick the way some heavier creams can. Thanks to COSRX’s brilliantly executed formula it does work just as well as thicker formulas to replenish your skin’s moisture reserves. You get all of the benefit and none of the excess.

Our insight:

Don’t let the “acid” in Hyaluronic Acid frighten you, it’s one of the best ingredients for dry skin available!

If you’re new to K-beauty, learn more about why COSRX is such a great starter brand — for newbies and skincare hobbyists — here.

How to use:

After your essence/serum step, apply on face and neck, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Pat in to enhance absorption.


Hippophae Rhamnoides Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Betaine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum

Brand info:

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.

Reviews & Comments 2


This cream is VERY thick so beware if you're not into your skincare soaking in right away. But if you're into sleeping packs this would serve that purpose!

Miranda Rico

This is an excellent option for a nighttime cream. It's deliciously thick and stays on all night — TBH, I sometimes throw this on in place of a sleeping pack!