It's unusual to find a product that provides instantaneous results, and even more rare to learn that its actually affordable! Meet COSRX, the cult-favourite K-beauty brand that offers effective products at a reasonable price.
I was introduced to this popular brand after trying their One Step Original Clear Pads ($25.52). I had run out of my all-time favourite face wipes and decided to try something new. Let me tell you: these COSRX pads are no joke. After using them for just one weekend I noticed a significant improvement in the visible pores on my nose and around my T-zone, and the rest is history.
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Unlike some other wipes I've tried, these don't burn or sting, and they're gentle enough to use everyday. The pads are formulated with salicylic acid and willow bark extract, both of which help clear off dead skin cells and reduce bacteria. I especially like these pads because they don't dry out or strip skin at all, making them perfect for any skin type.
My favourite trick is using the pads as a mini treatment — think of it as a cross between a blackhead nose strip and a sheet mask. After swiping the pad across your face, flip it over and press gently over the nose (or anywhere you're congested or breaking out) and let it sit for about 1-2 minutes, then swipe one last time for good measure.
Each box comes with 70 presoaked pads, enough to keep you stocked for months!