Which COSRX products are suitable for which skin type and condition?

Today I thought I would talk a little about different products from COSRX. I was going to highlight different products that suit different skin types and skin conditions. In their product range you can find products that suit everyone, but sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly which ones suit your own skin, so I thought I would take up some examples in the post that will hopefully make you find a new favorite at this fantastic brand. You will notice that several of the products from COSRX work for several different skin types and skin conditions.

You usually talk about different skin types and then it is these four you talk about

Normal skin- A person who has a normal skin type has a balanced problem-free skin that feels soft and with a good elasticity. It has an even skin tone and has no visible pores and is neither dry nor oily but possesses good moisture ability. This skin type is the least common.

Some products that suit a normal complexion;

Low PH good morning gel cleanser is a mild but effective cleanser that cleanses without drying out the skin. It has a gel texture that foams on contact with water and has a low pH value that helps maintain healthy skin.

One step moisture up pads which are pre-soaked pads that contain BHA from the willow tree (salix alba) and propolis extract that nourishes the skin. The pads also contain hyaluronic acid which moisturizes and binds the moisture in the skin

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence It contains 96% snail secretion and moisturizes and plumps the skin while improving the skin's elasticity. The essence is used after toner and before serum when you apply it and this can be used both morning and evening.

Advanced snail 92 all in one cream is a moisturizer containing snail secretion and helps to moisturize and contribute to the skin's elasticity. It contains as much as 92% snail secretion which has repairing properties and protects against moisture loss. This cream is used both morning and evening.

Dry skin - With a dry skin type, you have a lack of both moisture and fat and need to add this to your routine. The skin can also peel and get dry areas and you often experience a tightening feeling. The pores of a dry skin type are barely visible as they are so small, this is because a drier skin type has a deficit of sebum production.

Some products that are suitable for a dry skin type are these below;

AHA 7 whithead power liquid contains glycolic acid which effectively and exfoliates the skin and at the same time moisturizes it thanks to the hyaluronic acid. It is important for dry skin that you actually make sure to exfoliate the dead skin cells so that your remaining products can really have a chance to penetrate into the skin and give it the hydration a dry skin needs. So adding this acid from COSRX a few days a week is good.

If you want to use a BHA acid instead, you can also use these pads here. One step moisture up pads which are ready-soaked pads that contain bha from the willow tree (salix alba) and propolis extract that nourishes the skin. The pads also contain hyaluronic acid which moisturizes and binds the moisture in the skin, which is also suitable for a drier complexion.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence is a really nice product to include in your routine. It moisturizes and plumps the skin while improving the skin's elasticity.

Balancium comfort ceramide cream is a nourishing and moisturizing cream that can be used morning and evening. It strengthens the skin barrier and has a richer creamy formula. It is also good for stubborn dry spots. It contains many moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin and even ceramides.

Ultra nourishing rice overnight spa mask is a good mask to sleep with several times a week to boost the skin a little further. It has a light and creamy texture and moisturizes dry skin. It also contains rice extract which is a well known and natural ingredient in Asia which is used among that for its brightening and emollient effects on the skin.

Oily skin- A greasy skin type, unlike the dry skin type, has an excess of fat in the sebaceous glands. An overproduction of sebum that contributes to the experience of shiny areas and an oily skin surface. This type of skin often experiences acne and blackheads easily. You may also experience that you get large dilated pores. An oily skin type does not need fat but only moisture.

Some products from COSRX's range that you can look at a little extra carefully if you have an oily skin type are these below;

Low PH good morning gel cleanser is a mild but effective cleanser that cleanses without drying out the skin. It has a gel texture that foams on contact with water and has a low pH value that helps maintain healthy skin. Use in the morning and in the evening, good to use in the evening is always an oil-based cleanser so you really get rid of excess sebum and makeup to then be able to go in with a water-based cleanser and clean the skin properly.

One steo original clear up pads are pre-soaked pads for smoother application. These pads exfoliate effectively but gently with BHA from the pile tree (salix alba bark water) and are developed for oily and acne prone skin. The pads can be used as a face mask by placing the pads on the face for a few minutes and thus soothe and restore the balance of the skin and reduce inflammation.

BHA blackhead power liquid exfoliates the skin with BHA which penetrates into the pores and helps to remove sebum. The peel is in liquid form and contains natural BHA from the willow tree (salix alba bark water) which helps to achieve a clear and acne-free skin.

Two in one poreless power liquid is an effective BHA exfoliation that has a cooling effect on the skin. It controls increased sebum production and has a balancing effect on the skin, it also works well if you feel you have enlarged pores.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence suits all skin types and so also the oily skin type and is a good addition to add as it evens out the skin tone, helps with fine moisture and helps to heal the skin and prevent new outbreaks from occurring. As mentioned earlier, an oily skin type needs a lot of moisture and no fat for hydration is a must for all skin types, this contributes to the skin.

Ultra moisturizing lotion which is an oil-free face cream that can be used both morning and evening. It contains 70.8% birch sap which provides hydration and soothes the skin and has no sticky consistency but sinks quickly into the skin.

Ultimate moisturizing honey overnight mask is a perfect mask to add to your routine for a little extra moisture. It has a cooling gel texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin and contains 87% propolis extract which has a soothing and healing effect on the skin. Great for sleeping with a few times a week and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Mixed skin
is the most common skin type and can manifest itself in slightly different ways, but in general it can be said that it consists of more than one skin type in different zones of the face. A common one is that you may feel more oily in the t-zone at the forehead of the nose and chin. There you can easily experience that you get clogged but that you have normal / drier skin on the cheeks. This then of course requires different treatment and it is great to multitask for example when you apply a face mask to then "double mask" to give the specific area the right care and attention.

Products that suit a mixed skin are;

Low PH good morning gel cleanser is a gentle cleanser that is also suitable for combination skin. It cleanses without drying out and has a low pH value that helps maintain healthy skin.

One step original clear up pads are also suitable for this skin type and are, as previously mentioned, pre-soaked pads for smooth application. The pads exfoliate nicely with BHA from the willow tree (salix alba bark water) and remove distant dead skin cells and give a clearer complexion.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence is a moisturizing essence containing snail secretions that plump and moisturize the skin. It is radiant and well suited for a combination complexion.

Advanced snail 92 all in one cream is a moisturizer that contains 92% snail secretion. Among other things, it contributes with good hydration to the skin.

Ultra moisturizing lotion which is an oil-free face cream that can be used both morning and evening. It contains 70.8% birch sap which provides hydration and soothes the skin and has no sticky texture but sinks quickly into the skin and works great for a combination skin type that wants a cream that moisturizes and is not too rich in texture.

Skin condition


We also have something called a skin condition that is partly due to genetic conditions, hormones, stress, lifestyle and climate and other factors that play a role. You can also experience several skin conditions at the same time. Below you will find some common ones.

Sensitive skin
Sensitive and reactive skin often becomes red and flaky, you can also easily get eczema and rashes as you have a reduced skin barrier which is thus more susceptible to stress from the surrounding environment and bacteria. For sensitive skin, you need to work soothing and barrier-strengthening.

Some products that are suitable for most people with sensitive skin from COSRX are these;

Ac collection calming mild is an exfoliating toner that has soothing properties which is perfect if you are sensitive but at the same time have impurities and want to work on it. This toner is allergy friendly and dermatologically tested. Completely free of alcohol which helps the skin maintain moisture balance and soothes from irritation and inflammation. It contains salicylic acid which one helps with impurities and exfoliates away dead skin cells, it also contains green tea is naturally rich in antioxidants, which helps to protect the skin from free radicals.

One step moisture up pads which are pre-soaked pads that contain BHA from the willow tree (salix alba) and propolis extract that nourishes the skin and soothes the skin. The pads contain hyaluronic acid which moisturizes and binds the moisture in the skin and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence moisturizes and works the barrier strengthening which is ideal for sensitive skin. It also contains soothing allantoin which is a good ingredient in reactive skin and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Advanced snail 92 all in one cream is a moisturizer whose essence works to strengthen barriers and relieve red skin. It contains 92% snail secretion which has repairing properties and protects against moisture loss.

Balancium comfort ceramide cream is a moisturizing and nourishing cream that can be used morning and evening that strengthens the skin barrier. Perfect to use in winter for sensitive skin to strengthen and protect the skin from external stresses. It can be used as a protective barrier cream.

Ultimate moisturizing honey overnight mask This soothing and moisturizing face mask is good to add for a sensitive skin type. It has a nice cooling gel texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin and contains 87% propolis extract which has a soothing and healing effect on the skin. It reduces redness in the skin and is excellent for sleeping with a few times a week to soothe and repair the skin.

Dry skin.
A surface dry skin lacks moisture while a dry skin type lacks fat and moisture. This is a common phenomenon when we have shifts between the weather, from summer to autumn and when the cold winter air comes in. Then you often experience that you become drier, this is called surface dryness. With this skin condition, you can also experience that it tightens the skin and becomes glossy on the face, it is important that you add more moisture to your routine then, preferably in different layers.

Some products that are suitable for a skin that is surface dry are these;

Low PH good morning gel cleanser This cleanser is also suitable for surface dry skin that gently but effectively cleanses the skin without drying out. It has a low pH value that helps maintain healthy skin.

AHA 7 whithead power liquid contains glycolic acid which effectively and exfoliates the skin and at the same time moisturizes it thanks to the hyaluronic acid. AHA acid works well to get rid of the dry surface you often experience.

One step moisture up pads Emollient exfoliating pads that contain bha from the willow tree (salix alba) and propolis extract that nourishes the skin. The pads also contain hyaluronic acid which moisturizes and binds the moisture in the skin.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence is a good addition to add to get extra moisture to their dry skin.

Advanced snail 92 all in one cream is a moisturizer that moisturizes the skin that can be used morning and evening as it protects well against moisture loss.

Ultra moisturizing lotion moisturizing face cream that can be used both morning and evening. It contains 70.8% birch sap which provides hydration and soothes the skin and has no sticky consistency but sinks quickly into the skin. This is very good for giving moisture even to a dry skin.

Ultimate moisturizing honey overnight mask is a bramask to add to your routine for a little extra moisture. It has a cooling gel texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin and contains 87% propolis extract which has a soothing and healing effect on the skin. It is always good to use a mask as an extra compliment in your routine and this is good to sleep with to wake up more hydrated. Good to apply a face mask when exfoliating the skin as it can penetrate even deeper.

Mature skin
A mature and aged skin is partly genetically determined and something we will all go through. The sun is a big culprit for skin aging so it is important to always use sunscreen! The most common is that our cell renewal generally goes slower the older we get. We do not have as good collagen production and we lose elasticity and you then experience that you get visible wrinkles and more lines. With lost elasticity, you can then sometimes experience that you get enlarged pores precisely because the skin's elasticity has become worse.

Below are some products that are suitable for mature skin;

One step moisture up pads moisturizing and exfoliating pads that contain bha from the willow tree (salix alba) and propolis extract that nourishes the skin. The pads also contain hyaluronic acid which moisturizes and binds the moisture in the skin, which a mature skin also needs.

AHA / BHA clarifying treatment toner is an exfoliating toner that exfoliates the skin and improves the vitality of the skin. If you feel that you have started to get enlarged pores with poorer elasticity, this combination of AHA and BHA is good to add to your routine. It also moisturizes and evens out the skin.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence this product is also suitable for mature skin. It has deeply moisturizing properties and plumps the skin and works well on the structure. It works on the skin's elasticity and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Advanced snail 92 all in one cream is a moisturizer containing snail secretion and helps to moisturize and contribute to the skin's elasticity. It protects against good moisture loss and has barrier-strengthening properties.

Balancium comfort ceramide cream is a moisturizing and nourishing cream that is also suitable for mature skin that needs more nutrition. The moisturizer can be used morning and evening and at the same time strengthens the skin barrier.

Ultra nourishing rice overnight spa mask is used with advantage during the night as a night mask and has a light and creamy texture that has a smoothing effect on the skin. It provides moisture and nourishment to the skin.

Acne skin
Acne-prone skin can be due to many causes, such as hormones, stress, etc. but it is important to know that you do not have to have an oily skin type to think about acne. Acne is something that can affect everyone in different widths and many women experience that you can get pimples during menstruation as more hormones circulate in the body. It is important to try to have balancing products and add lots of moisture, to work soothing and barrier-strengthening is also good for this skin condition that you try to work anti-inflammatory and reduce inflammation.

Products that suit an acne complexion are;

Low PH good morning gel cleanser works well for skin that experiences impurities and acne. It is effective and cleanses without drying out the skin. It has a gel texture that foams on contact with water and has a low pH value that helps maintain healthy skin. Good to use in the evening is always an oil-based cleanser so you really get rid of excess sebum and makeup to then be able to go in with a water-based cleanser and clean the skin properly.

One step original clear up pads These pads exfoliate with natural BHA from the willow tree (salix alba bark water) and exfoliate gently by removing dead skin cells and giving a clearer complexion. The pads can be used as a face mask by placing the pads on the face for a few minutes and thus soothe and restore the balance of the skin and reduce inflammation.

Two in one porless power liquid is an exfoliation that fits nicely on a skin that experiences pimples and enlarged pores. It has a cooling effect on the skin and has balancing properties of the skin's sebum production. BHA exfoliates and effectively cleanses the skin from dirt and impurities. It also has a smoothing effect on the skin and even this exfoliating toner can be applied to pads on the skin as a face mask for a few minutes to reduce rashes and inflammation, which is fine for a skin that gets clogged.

Ac collection calming mild is an exfoliating toner that has soothing properties which is perfect if you are sensitive but at the same time have impurities and want to work on it. This toner is allergy friendly and dermatologically tested. Completely free of alcohol which helps the skin maintain moisture balance and soothes from irritation and inflammation. It contains salicylic acid which one helps with impurities and exfoliates away dead skin cells, it also contains green tea is naturally rich in antioxidants, which helps to protect the skin from free radicals.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence is fine for an acne complexion as it has healing properties. It is moisturizing for the skin. It has barrier-strengthening properties and helps to reduce inflammation in the skin and heal scars caused by acne.

Advanced snail 92 all in one cream is a moisturizer containing snail secretion and helps to moisturize and contribute to the skin's elasticity. It contains snail secretions that have repairing properties and protect against moisture loss and are good for a skin that experiences impurities.

Ultra moisturizing lotion which is an oil-free face cream that can be used both morning and evening. It contains 70.8% birch sap which provides hydration and soothes the skin and has no sticky consistency but sinks quickly into the skin, which makes it suitable for a skin that experiences acne and clogging.

Ultimate moisturizing honey overnight mask is a perfect mask to add to your routine for a little extra moisture and to soothe the skin. It contains 87% propolis extract which has a soothing and healing effect on the skin. It reduces redness in the skin and is excellent for sleeping with a few times a week. You can also have it as a moisturizer.

Hope you got a little more information about which products are suitable for which skin type and skin condition.

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/ Lisa, Dermatologist at GLOWiD

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