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About the product

What Is It:

COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad is perfect for acne-prone skin. The pads are soaked in 80% willow bark water to keep skin clear of dead skin cell buildup and bacteria, the two main factors that contribute to acne. The natural salicylic acid (1%) from willow park penetrates dep into clogged pores to dissolve excess oil and clear out bacteria. COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad is gentle enough for daily use as the BHA pads make it easy to treat problematic skin without drying it out. Each container includes 70 pads.

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How to use:

1. After cleansing, swipe the embossed side on face, avoiding the eye area.
2. Swipe the softer side across the face to remove any remaining debris.
3. Tightly close the lid after each use to prevent product from drying out.
* Use maximum of 3 times a day.
* For dry skin types and teens, limit use to 1-2 times a day.


Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine Salicylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate

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 8


I have seriously been looking for a reason to get these. I think/hope they will be perfect for time crunched days especially for my daughter. This and the moisture pads are are 2 of the products out of only a few that I do not already have from Cosrx. And now a sale! Looks like a good enough reason for me!! Add to cart.....


I thought these weren't me since I dont have acne issues much anymore BUT Jimini of Cosrx recommended I try them anyways and said they were great....i kinda assumed they might be like those old Noxema pimple pads from the 90s....nope, they're totally fabulous even for my dry skin! I use them after oil cleansing to clean out pores further and to get any last bit of makeup off my face....they dont dry out my skin at all and I actually would say this is one of my 2 fave cosrx products of all time.


I thought this product was just okay. It was definitely gentle enough for everyday use (I used it as a toner) but I'm not sure it really did anything for my skin. I still broke out while using it and I didn't like the somewhat sticky residue that it left on my skin. The packaging is definitely convenient and you don't need to use a separate cotton pad, so these might be nice for travel.


I have sensitive skin so I get worried about trying out new products to keep acne at bay but these pads work great! They don't irritate my skin and are convenient to use


I'm on my 4th tub of this now, I use them most days as light exfoliation and my skin loves them! ♡ Definitely a must in my routine


These have worked great for me as light exfoliation and hydrating/toning step in the mornings! I don't find that they are too heavy or make my skin greasy at all but I can definitely tell that they're helping smooth out any dry patches and keeping my pores clear. Amazing product!


I generally like these pads. They are great as a quick cleanser before applying make-up or going out in the middle of the day when you have already gone through your routine etc. I started using them after most of my pimples had disappeared so I can't exactly say how effective they are for that, but they did not break me out at least. They are really effective in terms of getting rid of dirt, oil residue and dry flakes. There is a smell though, it is not entirely unpleasant, but it does stick around for half an hour or... Read more


EDIT: I did not use them as a cleanser. It was badly worded. I used them to get rid of dry flakes or dead skin to smoothen out my skin before make-up on a particularly bad day or as replacement for my usual exfoliator if I need to exfoliate quickly.


I LOVE these pads! The smell probably wont be appealing to everyone but the pads effectiveness are worth it. These are a great gentle exfoliant, however if you are an avid acid user, then these wont be strong enough for you! If you have congested skin, blackheads and excess oil you need to try these! Even when you think your face is completely clean these pads will get deep down into the pores and bring out dirt you didn't even know was there. I find since incorporating these into my routine i break out much less and my skin texture... Read more