COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser

COSRX - Low pH Good Morning Cleanser
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
Can work for:
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"Low pH Good Morning Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, polysorbate 20, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: cocamidopropyl betaine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Tea tree and natural beta hydroxy acids refine pores, control oil, and soften skin."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains betaine salicylate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Helps exfoliate dead skin cells, treats blemishes and minimize pores ."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: betaine salicylate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
Helps oil and water mix together

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