September 05, 2018

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About the product

What Is It:

COSRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid: The name says it all! Get a clear, smooth, poreless complexion with a one-two punch of BHA to sweep away clogs and dead skin cells and tannin, a natural astringent, to tighten and minimize the appearance of pores. Formulated with 88% willow bark water and salicylate, a form of salicylic acid, this Power Liquid helps modulate excess sebum and actually cools the temperature of heated, irritated, and inflamed skin. Its lightweight, soothing essence texture is great for oily and acne-prone skin types, while its relatively low concentration makes it safe to use in combination with your other AHA or BHA products.

Our insight:

K-beauty skinficionados love COSRX’s AHA and BHA offerings to manage their oily and acne-prone skin, and this Two in One Power Liquid is no exception. Read more about contributing editor Sheryll’s love affair with COSRX for her acne-prone skin here.

How to use:

Pump the liquid and gently pat on your face for absorption. To form a better synergy, use with cotton pad and wipe off face avoiding lip and eye area.


Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Water, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine Salicylate, Arginine, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Mentha Haplocalix Extract

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

Miranda Rico

This is the perfect product for when my skin is feeling super sensitive, but I still want to exfoliate (I'm crazy, I know). It's cooling, it's gentle, and does the job every time. My skin feels so good after I use this — morning and night.


I love that 1) this is in a pump, 2) it's a BHA product that I can use year-round (I put my AHAs on hiatus during the summer to prevent photosensitivity, and 3) it's still hydrating so my skin doesn't feel stripped. It's a bouncy, soothing essence-like treatment that is just enough for my oily T-zone. I also love that I'm getting in some pore care while I'm at it. Definitely worth it, especially if you just want to get started with a BHA product without overly irritating your skin. I would totally recommend this to my young teen nieces. Read more