September 29, 2017

Oily Skin Budget Buys That Won’t Break the Bank (Oh, and They Help Fight Acne, Too)

Dealing with oily skin and acne is bad enough without going broke in the pursuit of clear skin.

About the product

What Is It:


Formulated with 70% birch sap, this lotion helps hydrate and treat sensitive, irritated, or acne-prone skin types. Birch sap is known for its humectant and anti-inflammatory properties; it’s also flush with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which translates into a super nourishing, soothing moisturizer for your skin. Especially great for use while on an AHA, BHA, or vitamin C regimen or after laser or peel treatments.


Our insight:


Lightweight yet rich, this lotion can work as the final moisturizing step for normal to oily skin types, or as a layering, emulsion step for dry skin counterparts.


How to use:


After your chemical exfoliants and before your face cream or sunscreen, apply on face and press in to enhance absorption.


Ingredients:


Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol,1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil


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 2

ctranasorus

I have combination skin, so this was have been nicer for the summer. Unfortunately, I finished the bottle in late Northern Hemisphere winter, and it had to be paired with a heavier cream or gel. It felt nice, but I don't know if I can say more from my memory.

annapark

There's something so soothing about this rich, bouncy gel-like moisturizer. I use it on my dry cheeks, but somehow I thought it might be too rich for my T-zone, even though it's supposed to be formulated for oily skin types. It's definitely something I'd like to try again, especially for winter when my skin gets drier and I like my skincare to feel more nourishing as opposed to fresh.