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About the product
What Is It:
There’s a reason why this cult favorite hydrating toner, formulated for combination to oily skin types, is a go-to for anyone looking to attack the causes of acne on multiple fronts. Featuring 60% black bee propolis, known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as 1% natural BHA and 1% lactic acid, this toner helps minimize sebum production, defends against the bacteria that causes acne, sweeps away dead skin cells, and calms inflammation and irritation, all while keeping skin hydrated and the skin barrier strong.
Need more help fighting you acne or oily skin woes? Contributing editor Sheryll Donerson explains why she can’t live without the Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol here, as well as her favorite oily skin budget buys here. If you’re new to chemical exfoliation and want to learn how to start (safely!), read our exfoliation 101 primer here.
How to use:
After cleansing, saturate a cotton pad and swipe a thin layer of the A-sol over the skin, avoiding the eye and mouth area. For use during the daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
Propolis Extract, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, water, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Cassia Obtusifollia Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexan-ediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mekakeuca Alternifolia (Tee Tree) Leaf Oil
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.