COSRX AHA 7 WHITEHEAD POWER LIQUID

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about cosrx

cosrx is a korean skincare brand whose main focus lies on the ingredients of a product. products are developed to fight blemished skin and other skin problems. apart from other korean skincare brands which market their products mostly by cute packaging, cosrx is more concerned with what is in them.

brand concept

“impressive cosmetics with sincerity”

“we try not to control nature. we try to fill our cosmetics with nature.”

“by approaching customers’ skin patterns and troubles scientifically, we categorized our data into seasons, steps, components, formulations, cycles, weathers, and so on.”

learn more on cosrx.co.kr

 

aha 7 whitehead power liquid

the aha 7 whitehead power liquid is an essence and the packaging calls it a “savior for skin without control of whitehead and sebum”. Cosrx describes its features as follows: “clears off old dead skin cell inside the pores and works with vitamin, whiteners and natural moisturizer as treatment, to manage dead skin cell without stimulation, to help with management of skin making it healthier and more vital.”

 

ingredients and their purpose

pyrus malus (apple) fruit water: is water that has been distilled from apples. it vitalizes and nourishes the skin with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. with a lower PH value than regular water, apple fruit water has a closer affinity to skin’s own PH balance,  thereby enhancing the moisturizing and soothing properties. apple fruit water also stimulates the growth of keratin in the outer layers of the skin and therefore strengthens the skin’s ability to retain moisture and protect it from outside damage.

butylene glycol: is a chemically produced solvent which is hygroscopic. butylene glycol allows the skin the lock in moisture more sufficiently and it therefore appears more plumper and smoother.

glycolic acid: is a chemical peel which is used to improve the skin’s appearance and texture. it reduces wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improves many other skin conditions. glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the skin and acts as a chemical exfoliator exposing live skin cells.

niacinamide: induces the production of ceramide and cholesterole – both of them are part of the horny layer (natural skin barrier) which is responsible for protecting the skin from drying out. it also reduces sebum production, is antiphlogistic/antibacterial and moisturizing.

sodium hydroxide:  is used to stabilize the PH value to a skinfriendly level.

1,2-hexanediol: has moisturizing features

panthenol: is moisturizing, it enhances wound healing and prevents skin irritation by stimulating the energy metabolism and the ideal nourishment of the skin cell.

sodium hyaluronate: reduces irritations and protects the skin from pollution, it also keeps the skin from loosing all its natural moisture.

xanathan gum: moisturizes and protects the skin from dehydration.

ethyl hexanediol: is used as a solvent for manufacturing cosmetics

 

my review

this is one of the few products which showed an immediate improvement in my skin. i was so surprised by the effect it had after having used it for only a couple of times. the regular use of the cosrx aha 7 whitehead power liquid allowed me to clear my skin from whiteheads and to control new ones from popping up. as it is quite a strong essence i only use it at night and make sure to generously moisturize my skin. to make sure my skin is protected during the day after having used the essence the night before, i apply sunscreen in the morning and use no further exfoliators. the cosrx aha 7 whitehead power liquid has truly become a holy grail in my night-time skincare routine and has totally changed the appearance of my skin.

 

lena-sophie

 

picture is not mine – found on cosrx.co.kr
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COSRX AHA 7 WHITEHEAD POWER LIQUID

korean skin care

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skin care. one of the most fascinating and obsessing things in my life. ever since that first spot started to appear on my skin I was determined to get rid of it as fast as I could. the teenager that I was, I had absolutely no idea what to do. I followed what felt like the right thing to do, get the alcohol based skin care product and “burn” those imperfections away. that’s exactly what I did. unfortunately, it didn’t work. what a surprise? not only didn’t the products “burn” away any of my impurities but it completely dried out my skin to the point where it started to bleed.

shocked from damaging my skin and seeing no improvement while trying every product the drugstore had to offer, I started to give up and to accept the fact that I had and probably always will have a bad skin. That’s how I ended up slathering makeup on my face to hide everything that made me feel uncomfortable and I couldn’t get rid of otherwise.

two years ago, I discovered the world of kpop – since then I have been hooked. When watching a bunch of kpop music videos or kdramas you can’t help but notice that all the artists have perfect looking skin: no impurities, no discolouration, no dryness and seemingly not even pores. which of course made me curios. that’s when the 10 step korean skin care came into my life. having no idea what a 10 step korean skin care routine would look like there was no way around on doing the research.

the little book of skin care is my partner in crime when tackling the broad and confusing topic of skin care. it helped me understand the purpose of a product and how it can change the condition of my skin. having read it, it changed my perspective on my skin immensely. the skin is the biggest organ of our body, it is a safety barrier that protects us from everything harmful and is therefore exposed to a lot of toxic factors. such as pollution and UV rays. my skin is precious to me and something I am willing to put effort and time into to make sure it stays healthy.

charlotte cho is a board-certified esthetician behind the beauty product selling website Soko Glam and the blog The Klog. she published her book “the little book of skin care” in 2015 and changed people’s mindset about skin care and introduced the intriguing and actually working approach of the korean skin care and products.

“the little book of skin care (…) guides you through the celebrated korean ten-step skin care routine –  and far beyond –  for the clearest and most radiant skin of your life, with step-by-step tutorials, skin care tips, advice on products at all price levels, and exclusive interviews with beauty experts around the world. (…) with the knowledge of an expert and voice of a trusted friend, charlotte’s personal tour through korean beauty culture will help you find joy in the everyday beauty routines that will transform your skin.”

if you don’t know anything about the korean skin care approach and you are totally confused of this thing called “washing your face” I highly suggest you to have a look at this book.

sokoglam.com     theklog.co     the little book of skin care

lena-sophie

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