About the product

What Is It:

If you’re interested in getting into chemical exfoliation with AHA, this silky face cream made especially for dry skin may be the starter cream for you. Formulated with 61.15% coconut fruit water, this moisturizer features 3% gluconolactone, a polyhydroxy acid that is the milder, less irritating version of AHA. PHA is also a humectant, so it draws water into the skin and helps boost skin’s barrier function. Studies have even shown PHA to be safe for those with sensitive skin, including rosacea and atopic dermatitis. A boost of niacinamide (2%) helps brighten skin tone as the PHA helps increase your skin cell turnover for a more refined, even-toned, dewy complexion.

Our insight:

The cream has a silky feel and absorbs fairly quickly, leaving behind a satiny, non-sticky finish.

How to use:

Apply on face as the last step in your skincare routine, avoiding the eye area. Pat in to enhance absorption.

*Tip: Can also be used as a mask.


Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone, Niacinamide, Betaine, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, 1,2-Hexanediol, BeesWax, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) oil, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) Kernel Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin

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

Reviews & Comments 7


This is a multi-purpose moisturizer, just what you need for a simple routine. It is a gentle exfoliant, has anti-aging properties, is extremely hydrating, and helps to even-out skin tone.


I'm so glad I decided to give this cream a go! What caught my immediate attention was the PHA. This ingredient, like AHA and BHA, is an acid that delivers chemical exfoliation, the difference is in the molecular structure, because is larger it does not penetrate as deeply into the skin therefore it is far more gentle. This product is the perfect combo between intense hydration and just the right amount of exfoliation to keep your complexion smooth and bright!


This product is one of my favorite moisturizers. First it has an mind blowing Hydroxy Acid that is new to the standard Alpha and Beta club, it is called POLYHYDROXY ACID....yes you are reading that right! This is a synergistic take on the traditional Glycolic/ lactic blend with a scientific twist. If you have acne, dilated follicles ( yes I don't call them pores...I'll tell you why in my Q & A Section), oily skin, rough texture, this is the product for you. I would suggest using this only at night and use a stand alone day time moisturizer with... Read more


I am 56 yrs. old & was looking for a product to give my dull skin a glow. I saw results right away! My skin looked hydrated, healthier, & smooth from day 1. I highly recommend for mature skin.


My daughter purchased this and I had to try it. I LOVE it. It's hydrating but not oily. The gentle exfoliation of gluconolactone and the brightening/anti-aging niacinamide make this a triple threat product (hydrating, exfoliating and anti-aging) that I can recommend to my clients. And one of the best things: no detectable fragrance. This one's a winner.


Love this review, thank you for sharing!


This is very moisturizing, exactly what I needed for my dehydrated skin. It absorbs very quickly, which I love.

Miranda Rico

My ALL TIME favorite cream. Enough said 😍

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