About the product

What Is It:

By gently removing sunscreen and base makeup without irritation, COSRX Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel is a first step cleanser for all skin types. Having a low pH level of 5.5, which is close to the pH level of skin itself, this milky gel-type cleanser effectively works to cleanse and hydrate your skin. Witch Hazel and Allantoin soothe and moisturize skin, maintaining the hydration even after cleansing. Its lightweight, white cream texture transforms into a transparent gel, without ever leaving a sticky finish.

Our insight:

Why a low pH cleanser? It may be the key to all your skin woes. Read more about why a low pH cleanser is a vital step in your skincare routine here.
And for a step-by-step guide on how to pH test your cleansers, click here.

How to use:

Squeeze a moderate amount of the cleanser into your palms and apply onto dry face. Massage and roll the cleanser to remove light makeup, sunscreen, and debris, and wash off with lukewarm water. If you feel necessary, follow with a second step cleansing foam.


Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Arginine, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Disodium EDTA, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

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 7


COSRX Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel is gentle, effective, and hydrating. Clears away makeup, sunscreen and debris. It is pH balanced to match the skin, leaving the skin hydrated and strong. 
COSRX is an effective and affordable K-beauty line.
Use morning and night to gently cleanse your face.


I've been in beauty for 20+ years and, for whatever reason, I am brand new to K-beauty. Where have I been?
CosRx does a great job of formulating effective products at a very great price. I am super picky when it comes to a daily cleanser. It must remove light makeup easily, must not strip the skin and it shouldn't leave residue behind. Well--Check, check and check. I wear a tinted SPF and this cleanser removes it all, leaving my skin soft and ready for a second cleanse or my softener. Great price, huge bottle.


I love this cleanser! I have really dry/sensitive skin so I can’t use a lot of products on my face. This has been working so well on my skin.


This cleanser is really gentle and removes makeup well. I use this as my first cleanse before a gel cleanser and I love how soft it leaves the skin. This works great as a single cleanser as well in a pinch!


This milk gel cleansing formula is so gentle, yet completely removes oil and make-up without drying out my skin. Perfect for all skin types!


As a makeup artist I specifically look for milk cleansers to carry in my kit. Why? 1) Milk cleansers are designed to be mild and are perfect for all skin types. 2) You can use milk cleansers without water. There have been plenty of on location shoots where water was not readily available. To cleanse a face, it was as simple as putting the cleanser on and using a tissue to wipe off the cleanser. I understand we have facial wipes now but a good ol' milk cleanser is a great back up if not better option.

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I love using this on days when I don't wear makeup but still need to do some deep cleansing of my oily T-zone. It's milky and super mild, so I don't know if it'd remove my waterproof makeup (but I use a bi-phase makeup remover for that anyway #teamtriplecleanse). But I do like feeling like I'm cutting through the oil without doing a whole oil cleanse on makeup- and sunscreen-free days.

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