June 07, 2018

Don’t Underestimate the Face Mist — This Is Why You Need One

With all those sexy essences, toners, creams, and cleansers, it’s no wonder the face mist gets short shrift.

About the product

What Is It:

From the K-beauty brand that brought you the K-Beauty Award-winning cult favorite Low pH Good Morning Cleanser comes the latest innovation in low pH skincare: the Low pH PHA Barrier Mist. Formulated with 0.5% gluconolactone, a poly hydroxy acid that is a milder, less irritating, and hydrating version of AHA, this face mist helps your skin maintain its healthy, slightly acidic pH level. (Maintaining your skin’s natural pH level is an important factor in its healthy functioning — read why here.) Spray it on after your skincare routine or even throughout the day to create a moisturizing “barrier” that prevents your prior skincare from evaporating and external assaults out. You’ll want to keep this unscented mist in the pretty blue bottle next to you at all times.

Our insight:

We love spraying this mist on after our skincare routine. It creates a mattified, silky veil that keeps our skin protected all day.

How to use:

Mist on face after your skincare routine and pat in. Can also be sprayed on throughout the day for a pick-me-up.


Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Gluconolactone (0.5%), Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide

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 Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and One Step Pimple Clear Pads to their Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, COSRX epitomizes the future of K-beauty.

Reviews & Comments 2


It\'s a solid mist and it looks pretty on my desk haha. Though I prefer mists that are bi-phase (oil and water) for true hydration, I appreciate that this one has PHA, a hydrating AHA I\'ve been wanting to add to my routine for a while now. (Sheryll Donerson\'s article on PHA totally convinced me to give it a try.) I like feeling that it\'s rebalancing my skin\'s pH midday. It works great when I use it before my cushion touch-up.


This is on my list to try!