Cosrx AHA-BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner review

10:03 PM Moi Sanom 0 Comments

Cosrx AHA-BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner (150ml)
All-natural ingredients with mineral water for more than just a simple toner.
Exfoliate, cleanse, and prevent with organic AHA/BHA molecules ! The AHA/BHA Clarifying
Treatment Toner is made to hydrate and rejuvinate the skin while preventing whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes for the perfect flawless skin you deserve.

When I purchased this toner it was mostly out of curiosity. On the one hand side I was searching for new Asian acid product and never tried Cosrx before and on the other hand I wanted to know if Johnny Clyde could tolerate gentler BHA products.
The good news is that I did indeed find a new Asian brand that creates effective acids and Johnny Clyde tolerated this BHA fantastically.

The bottle came sealed in plastic

The reason why I say that, is in the past I have tried products containing BHA and Johnny Clyde reacted badly to them. It was clear to me after seeing his tender red skin that his face did not like that particular type of acid. He tolerated others well though, so I didn’t want to give up on him. Besides that, I was still looking for something that would diminish the appearance of pores visibly.

Arch enemy of all cats
The toner comes in a spray bottle. The nozzle distributes the liquid evenly and smoothly but since it is an acid toner, I use it with a cotton pad. It is definitely misty enough to be sprayed directly onto the face.
The product is watery and transparent.
It smells kind of chemical and a little dusty.
A scent that most acid products seem to have.
I like that it is fragrance free and that the scent dissipates within seconds.
The toner itself is very lightweight. The moment you apply it, it practically disappears into your skin. Just like water.

The mist is a little hard to see but you might notice some on the lower left corner
We have been using it more or less for 3 months now, two times a day, and I am probably going to finish the bottle within the next three weeks.
So it lasts a long time, which is nice.
In terms of efficacy, it actually works!
This is a very gentle toner so don’t expect any miracles from it, but as a complementary acid it works great.
I have tested this alone and with other acids and C20s Vitamin C serum. I found that it actually enhances the efficacy of the acid products I apply afterwards, but still shows enough improvement by itself to be noticeable.
I think this products strength is not necessarily its PIH removing capacities, but its antiinflammatory and pore reducing properties.

You might already know that I am currently involved in a bitter fight with Johnny Clydes pores. For some reason his skin is improving at fast speeds but his pores keep taunting me with their poreness. I had hopes that this toner would be a pore life changer but got quite disappointed after not seeing results within two weeks.
What a fool I was!
I should really know by now that not seeing results after two weeks means nothing. Either way we stuck to it and then one day it happened.
I remember talking to each other when I noticed that something was missing. I suddenly realised, it was those pesky dark spots that were scattering his nose and cheeks. I was confused and thought it was just a trick of my mind, but upon further inspection my suspicions were confirmed. His pores were reduced in size and much cleaner in appearance.
I was very excited about this discovery but nothing miraculous yet. I decided to step it up and add an AHA serum to also help reduce some PIH he has on his cheeks. At this point he had been using the COSRX toner for about a month by itself and the AHA serum for another month in conjunction with it.
The results were astounding!
His skin was better then ever.

cosrx bha aha toner before and after

The combo of the toner and the serum seemed a great solution to his moody skin. His face was clear and spotless, the pores were barely visible. Their size was reduced even more than the month before, clearly due to being unclogged at all times.
I was quite shocked!
I would like to note that he did use that AHA serum by itself for an entire month with results in terms of spot reduction, but not as much as when used with the toner. That makes me believe that the toner really does enhance other acids. His routine has been pretty steady within all this time and these were the only actives he used.
His skin hasn’t been this good since I met him!

Look at those clean pores!
For me, I had wonderful results too but due to my tiny pores they were not as noticeable as his.
My pores are looking cleaner than ever and when I do get spots due to allergies this toner actually soothes them. I believe it is due to the antiinflamatory properties of the BHA.
Since neither I nor him got any irritation from this, I think that this toner is both gentle enough yet efficient. Which is a rare find in the skincare world.
I really like this toner and have already adopted it into my permanent line up. After having great results from both this and the C20 Vitamin C serum I am very excited to try more from Cosrx!

Ingredients: Here
PH: 3.5

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Purchased at Wishtrend 

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Have you tried any products from COSRX before and if so how do you like them?

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