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.

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:


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 7

ctranasorus

Old time favorite -- cleans well and leaves your skin feeling clean, not stripped, and honestly, this is one of the OG low pH cleansers after SU:M37's Rose Cleansing Stick (peeps, when BT was W2 Beauty, that was crazyyy sold out) -- fortunately, I can say this cleans better for my skin than the RCS, and it's in a squeeze tube, which is great for my laziness in the shower.

zullyhernandez

I went to the store multiple times looking for this cleanser because of all the great reviews but they were always sold out until one day! Super gentle cleanser, I use it everyone morning and my skin feels squeaky clean without drying my face. Glad I was able to get my hands on this cleanser

annapark

I'm glad you were able to finally get this! Its an HG for me!

seoyerim

This cleanser is very mild but cleans really well. It doesn't foam up a lot compared to the other cleansing foams. I love how this cleanser doesn't strip away the natural moisture from my skin. This is always my go-to cleanser!

pearlsforbreakfast

I have dry skin so many cleansers make my face feel like tissue paper, but not this one, this one doesn't dry out my skin at all, and reduced my breakouts. Love this cleanser.

alyj3

I love this cleanser. I have sensitive and combination skin. This cleanser doesn’t irritate my skin, break me out, and it doesn’t strip my skin of its natural oils and moisture. Hands down my favorite cleanser and I’ll never use anything else.

annapark

Woo-hoo for the holy grail! This was the first cleanser I switched to when I first learned about low pH cleansers, and I haven't looked back! Yes, I also like the Innisfree 5.5 Blueberry Cleanser, and I even dabble with a slightly higher pH cleanser (6.5-7) for the summer when my skin gets super oily (gasp), but I will always have a backup COSRX Low pH Cleanser in my bathroom. It's just so reliable and so good; it never strips my skin, it leaves my skin feeling hydrated but clean, and I personally love the tea tree smell. I plan... Read more

nairi

Great product!