COSRX BHA BLACKHEAD POWER LIQUID
What It Is: A chemical exfoliant (meaning it dissolves clogs and impurities instead of scrubbing off) that targets blackhead and other impurities that have settled into the skin that regular face scrubs cannot remove.
Why It’s Good: The BHA in this product (Betaine Salicylate, similar to Salicylic Acid), Niacinamide and Panthenol are combined with natural ingredients (Willow Bark Water). The result is an elixir that gives a deep exfoliation yet it's gentle on the skin. Skin is hydrated yet smooth and clear, pores are minimized and less prone to blackheads.
Where to Get It: BeautyMNL.com and other K-Beauty Online Sellers
Price: Php 963.00 at BeautyMNL.com.
How to Apply: 1-2 pumps on a cotton pad or palm and gently pat into skin, concentrating on troubled/congested areas such as t-zone. Not to confuse you: this is not used like an astringent toner where you wipe off the impurities. You pat this into the skin and let it absorb. For the full efficacy of the product, it is necessary to wait 20-30mins before applying the next product in your routine in order for the product to fully absorb into your skin. Sun protection is necessary while using this product.
When to Use: Mornings and/or evenings after toner and before serums. I use this only in the evenings to allow for the long absorption time.
The Effect: Minimized pores, less blackheads! Even the sebaceous filaments on my nose (the ones that look like blackheads but aren’t) are also less visible. My skin is less oily and dark spots have faded (when used in conjunction with a Vitamin C product). I also have less breakouts in the two full months I’ve used this.
Thoughts: CosRx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is a legend now and by the time I bought it, I was just looking for a skin boost. My skin has been behaving well but the dots on my nose and enlarged pores were very stubborn. While doing research on a suitable product to add to my routine, I kept coming over this one. It’s hard to miss it, being all over Instagram and online stores. I don’t have a lot of Korean Skincare in my collection. Ok, all I have are Korean sheet masks. So, I thought maybe this would be a nice addition. This is also my first CosRx product. The first night I applied it, I crossed my fingers. Waiting for it to absorb took some getting used to. I’m used to slap and go things, so it was an adjustment, but the down time was quite relaxing because I found I had the time to wind down before bed. The results came fast and it was very exciting. Within a week, my face was brighter and my pores where less visible. Even more so now, two months later, I can get away with just face powder or just undereye concealer. This evened out the texture of my skin so much! No more bumps, blackheads and enlarged pores. This product is worth the hype!
Notes: Some people have commented on a slight chemical smell. There is a smell but I don’t know what it reminds me of. Also, it doesn’t bother me. Plus, the bottle will last a long time! I have used 2 pumps of this every night for two months straight and there is more that ¾ of the bottle left!
Get it if .....
...You love Korean skincare
…you like affordable but reliable skincare
…you want to get rid of blackheads and minimize the appearance of your pores
…you need a good exfoliating product
…get it! It’s worth it!
Have a great day ahead!
*This product was purchased by me. All photos and opinions are my own and based on my personal experience with the product.