About the product

What Is It:

This cult favorite, K-Beauty Award-winning, mildly acidic gel cleanser purifies skin without stripping or irritation to maintain a healthy skin barrier. Great for all skin types, including dry and acne-prone, this cleanser with a pH similar to skin’s natural pH level (5.0-6.0) — a vital first step to getting the skin you really want — helps control oil and breakouts with tea tree oil and BHA, while the soothing gel texture won’t strip or irritate sensitive, dry skin.

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:

1. In the morning, apply cleanser on wet skin and massage to cleanse. Rinse well.
2. In the evening, first remove makeup and sunscreen with an oil cleanser. Then apply the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser on wet skin, massage until it foams, and then rinse well.


Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Polysorbate 20, Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA

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 32


My skin type is oily/acne prone. Before I recently discovered COSRX, I shopped around for years looking for my perfect cleanser and was never truly satisfied with the Neutrogena I was using. I sampled this cleanser after being accepted as a BA, and instantly found the fresh feeling I was looking for. My skin feels clean and my pores look smaller. This is my go-to cleanser during digital consultations.


After having my baby I notice my skin was really starting to reacting with all my hormones and what not, it was more oily than I remember and started to breakout and I got the COSRX. Good Morning Gel Cleanser and I love how my skin feels definitely is helping me with my pH balance


This is a simple and gentle cleanser- but my preference would be a lighter tea tree oil scent. Foaming cleansers are my favorite to use on my face, so I’ve been using this in the shower as a body wash and it’s very invigorating!


What I love about COSRX products is the fact that they are made from simple, quality ingredients and all of the products are relatively inexpensive. This is a very good cleanser for younger, acne-prone skin as it cleans pores without leaving an oily residue.


I love this cleanser, perfect for my combo skin, great at removing any left over makeup, leaves my skin fresh!


Great product! It's a very light cleanser which is perfect for the morning!


The first time i tried this i was amazed. As an oily skin gal i know that some cleansers might leave your face feeling like a desert or others too oily but this is the perfect middle ground. You can feel it really cleansing the skin but gentle enough so won’t strip your skin and it smells like tea tree oil which I loved.


I suffer from acne/oily prone skin and I finally found a cleanser I love. I had been using the acne cleanser Panoxyl for many years but once the formulation changed I felt as if it wasn’t cleansing my skin properly. It would leave my skin feeling oily and dry around certain areas and at times I would have to cleanse twice. With COSRX gel cleanser I can feel it cleansing my skin without stripping my skins natural oils but also not leaving my skin feeling or looking oily or dry. Its light weight and smells a little like tea tree... Read more


A must have light foaming cleanser! With low ph level it's easily made for all skin types. It has a faint tea tree scent which I then follow up with the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner!


This cleanser is very mild and perfect for your morning routine or right after a workout. If you have acne-prone or sensitive skin give this a try!


Related Article

August 11, 2017

Is pH Testing Your Cleanser the Secret to Better Skin? Here's How to Do It

Did you know the pH of your cleanser can make a dramatic difference in your skin — either for the better or for the worse? Here, Editor at Large Jude Chao demonstrates how easy pH testing your favorite cleansers is.