REVIEW | COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

I want to announce that I’m a big fan of gentle exfoliating toner! I just can’t live a day without exfoliating toner. How bout you? Wanna know what is my fav gentle exfoliating toner? Let me share one of my faves here.



Mild & Efficient Toner for clear, smooth, supple skin. Contains AHA and BHA, this gentle exfoliating toner gets rid of built-up dead surface skin cells and leave you with smoother skin. Care your blackheads and whiteheads daily and gently before they get bigger and worse. It’s mild enough to be used every day routine.


Star Ingredients

💦 Glycolic Acid 0.1% (AHA) – gently exfoliate.

💦 Betaine Salicylate 0.1% (BHA) – gently exfoliate.


Full Ingredients

Water, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Lactate, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Ethyl Hexanediol



Spray see-through plastic bottle with a bit purple minimal design. The spray working good with fine mist.







Clear watery runny toner. Fine mist.



The scents so gentle almost no scents to me. I read at COSRX’s website that there are no fragrance added so the gentle scents are from the ingredients.


How to Use

  1. After cleansing, soak the cotton pad and gently wipe onto face, avoiding the eye and mouth area.
  2. For use during the daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.


Tips (from COSRX’s website)

It is suggested to use COSRX’s chemical exfoliators with a cotton pad for maximum results. The use of both physical and chemical exfoliations will create maximum effect on the skin. Gently wipe your face with the cotton pad.


Extra Information

💦 Cruelty free.

💦 pH 4.0~5.0.

💦 Paraben free.

💦 Vegan.

💦 Sulfates FREE

💦 Phthalates FREE

💦 Alcohol FREE


My Verdict

Although this toner is mist spray form, I usually spray the toner to my cotton pad until fully soaked and gently massage it all over my face. The watery texture easily absorbs into my skin without any tackiness leaving a light hydration on my skin. I don’t experience tight or dry feelings from this toner. I don’t experience any negative reaction from this toner. No break out or purging. Also no stinging sensation nor irritation.

At first, I use once in 2 days. After a week, I use it daily and happy to announce that this toner gentle enough for my skin. Slightly stronger than my usual exfoliating toner but still gentle enough for me to use daily except when I use clay mask or peeling gel to avoid over-exfoliate. For sensitive or dry skin may need to use this sparingly. Follow your skin capacity.

Overall, this exfoliating toner good for clogged-prone skin like me to unclog my pores and maintain the clear skin. Controls sebum and avoid break out.


My Rate



Disclaimer: Results on every skin are different. YMMV.


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