My latest review is all about the COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad, one of the most popular Korean BHA exfoliants. That’s right, use one of these babies and you’re guaranteed to get glowing skin in a matter of minutes. Want to know why they’re such an iconic product? Of course you do!
Soaked in betaine salicylate, a natural form of beta hydroxyl acid (BHA), these quilted pads are suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone, oily/combination and sensitive. They aim to promote a clear complexion by gently exfoliating dead skin cells and removing excess oil from the skin, while preventing breakouts and skin irritation.
Exfoliating our skin is one of the most important ways to increase moisture in our skin, get a glowing complexion and boost collagen levels. As I’ve just mentioned, one of the most common exfoliants, BHA stands for beta hydroxyl acid. BHA is a beauty saviour thanks to its ability to get deep into pores by penetrating below the skin’s surface, thus reducing bumps and blemishes.
According to Paula’s Choice, BHA is the perfect choice of exfoliator if you have sensitive skin or rosacea because it calms irritated skin immediately. BHA products can increase skin sensitivity to the sun, so it’s vital to wear a high factor sun cream when using them.
These pads are packed with naturally derived betaine salicylate sourced from sugar beets to soak up excess oil while removing dry skin. Willow bark water and allantoin both have excellent anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and protect skin.
You’ll find plenty of vitamins B and C in extracts of orange peel, making it a key anti-ageing ingredient in these pads. Vitamin C also helps tackle blemishes, stubborn blackheads and eliminate dead skin cells to promote a beautiful dewy glow. Tea tree oil treats oily skin and acne while also soothing facial redness associated with rosacea.
These pads are perfect to use in the evening after double cleansing my skin. They’re pre-soaked in the BHA formula to ensure even product distribution. One pad is more than enough to cover my face.
I gently sweep a pad over my face and neck, paying more attention to more congested areas such as my nose and chin. Because I don’t need to wash the product off, these are ideal for gals short on time! To guarantee the pads stay wet, it’s vital to close the tub as soon as you’ve taken a pad out.
Whenever I use the COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad my skin is less irritated and much smoother. I love using these to help tackle blocked pores and clear my complexion without drying out my skin. Afterwards, I wait 10 minutes and continue with the rest of my skin care routine. Trust COSRX to save the day!
If you want to know more about how to tackle stubborn blemishes, you can read my review of one of the best Korean beauty products, the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch. Trust me, you need those in your life.
COSRX at YesStyle, £18.78 for 70 pads