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Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner Review

``One of the most highly requested review, the Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner!

Product Name: Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
Product Brand: Cosrx
Product Type: Toner
Size: 150mL
Price: RM45-50
Where to get? Hermo, Shopee (wakobeauty)

What it claims? 
- To rejuvenate for healthier skin
- All-natural ingredients with mineral water for more than just a simple toner.
- Exfoliate, cleanse, and prevent with organic AHA/BHA molecules
- Preventing whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes for the perfect flawless skin
- Remove dead skin to regain smooth skin texture
- Skin balance. Removal of makeup residue and waste inside the pores
- Gentle moisture, high suppleness

How to use?
Use after cleanser and first treatment essence. I'll just spray directly dekat muka je sebab dia ada nozzle to spray. Kalau rajin, spray atas cotton pad and dab cotton pad tu dekat muka.

Kalau ikut direction dia, use after facial wash every morning and evening. Apply a wet cotton pad and blot on skin macam tengah massage muka. Boleh pakai everyday, 2x sehari.

The packaging:
In a 150mL transparent plastic bottle with a black nozzle. Boleh nampak la isi dalam dia and kalau jatuh, tak pecah.

The colour/consistency/texture:
It's colourless, and the texture is just like water/face mist.

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

Ingredient Analysis

Willow Bark Water - Soothing benefits for skin.

Apple Fruit Water - skin conditioning, emulsion stabilizing, increasing viscosity, as an astringent, fragrance, and exfoliant

Butylene Glycol - Texture enhancer

Glycolic Acid - Exfoliant. Help shed dead skin to renew skin’s surface, visibly softening the signs of aging, particularly from sun damage. Tapi ada 0.1% je.

Betaine Salicylate - Exfoliant, almost similar to salicylic acid. Good moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredient

Allantoin - effective skin-soothing and skin-conditioning agent

Panthenol - Humectant (ability to attract and hold moisture)

How I feel?

The main reason why I bought this is because it contains AHA and BHA which has manyyy benefits. 

Basically, AHA is good for whiteheads, rough skin, dullness and scars. BHA is good for blackheads, clogged pores and blemishes. They contains 0.1% glycolic acid (AHA) and 0.1% betaine salicylate (BHA). And the pH is around pH4.

So, AHA is the most effective when the pH is pH4 and less, and 4-10%. This product only contains 0.1% Glycolic Acid . Does it really works?

BHA is the most effective when the pH is pH3.5 and less, with 1-2% concentration. This product is pH4 and contains 0.1% betaine salicylate.

I'd say, this Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner is only a very mild exfoliating (acid) toner. Beriya je mula mula takut sebab takut strong sangat haha padahal I takut sebab dengar dia ada AHA/BHA so macam risaunya letak acids dekat kulit.

I like the packaging, senang nak spray dekat kulit pastu dab dab je. Very easy, no weird smell.

Upon application, tak rasa any tingling sensation, takde pedih pedih, takde irritation, semua okay je. Tapi tak ada lah rasa hydrating sangat. Rasa biasa biasa je.

This toner boleh pakai everyday, 2 kali sehari sebab dia very mild exfoliator je, sometimes tak rasa sangat dia punya effect tu. I can only see sebaceous filament dekat hidung ni dah makin berkurang sikit. Rasa la pores tu makin bersih. Tapi very minimal lah.

- To rejuvenate for healthier skin? - Not really
- Preventing whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes for the perfect flawless skin? - Yep, tapi result dia veryyy mild
- Remove dead skin to regain smooth skin texture? - Okay
- Skin balance. Removal of makeup residue and waste inside the pores? - Okay
- Gentle moisture, high suppleness? - Not really

This can also be used as an acid toner. Which means, toner untuk betulkan balik pH kulit lepas cuci muka. Tapi, kalau dah cuci muka pakai low pH cleanser, tak perlu dah pakai acid toner ni. Hydrating toner pun tak sangat. Ada banyak lagi hydrating toner yang lain.

Recommended for?
If you have minimal blemishes yang tak teruk sangat, and nak cari very mild chemical exfoliate, you can try this. Or, if you are new to acids, this can be a great start for you. But, be careful if you have sensitive skin.

Who will not love this?
Yang ada banyak blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads, maybe tak ok sangat dengan this product. It has a low % and might not work for your skin. Also, people with dry and sensitive skin. This products is not really drying tapi tak hydrating so  kalau dry skin, maybe this toner is not enough for you.

Nope. For toner, I prefer hydrating toner. Kalau untuk chemical exfoliate, I nak cari yang lagi higher % supaya dia lagi effective. Yang ni tak dikira exfoliate sangat, very very mild.

That's all, thanks for reading!

(Disclaimer: This is not a paid/sponsored review. I bought all the products using my own money. Every skin is different. What works for me, might not work for you. This is just my personal experience)