WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Pores are a normal thing to have on human skin. As we get older, pores tend to be more visible due to lack of collagen and elastin in our skin. Pores type also can be inherited by our parents. Can we get rid of our pores? Sadly, they are no such skincare that can make the pores disappear. Skincare can only make our pores to appear less visible by making them super clean. Beta Hydroxyl Acid (BHA) is one of infamous ingredients that can help clear up junks inside pores.
Two in One Poreless Power Liquid is dually able for your pore care with BHA to help clean the pores, Tannin to help tighten them.
My skin concern is having quite enlarged pores especially near my nose. When I heard that Cosrx has released a toner that contain BHA and there is “poreless’ word, I was sold!
The item contains 100ml of product in translucent plastic bottle. I love how controllable the pump nozzle to disperse the product out. The bottle is quite sturdy. As usual, Cosrx always comes out with minimal yet informative packaging designs.
The texture is quite watery and lightweight. the liquid is cloudy with an unnoticeable scent. On the other day, the product was left untouched for a month. Then, the liquid get separated into two parts. Then after I shake the product, it get back to normal. It does not leave greasy or feel tacky on skin.
*Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Water, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, *Betaine Salicylate, Arginine, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Mentha Haplocalix Extract
Instead of adding water/aqua as the first ingredient, willow bark water is used to achieve full product performance.
What’s in Willow Bark Extract that makes it so beneficial for the skin?
In addition to salicin, Willow Bark Extract is also high in tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and various minerals, all of which help soothe the skin and aid in cell regeneration, allowing for a more youthful, refreshed complexion.
- Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water 88.0%
- Betaine Salicylate 0.1%
Since it only contains 0.1% of BHA ( Betaine Salicylate), it is quite gentle to be used on a daily basis or use together with another chemical exfoliants.
Actually you can use this toner with or without cotton pads after cleansing step. But I prefer cotton pads as it perform better that way. There are minty cooling sensation upon application. To be honest, I put high expectation on this product as I read lot of positive reviews on how this toner help diminish their pores. Sadly, this product did nothing to my pores. Anyhow, my skin feel clean and matte as this toner able to lift out sebum from my skin.
Quite sad that this hyped product from Cosrx did not impressed me. Well, your mileage may vary so it may be a holy grail for other but not for me.