Fifty Shades of Snail The personal K-beauty, Asian cosmetics, and elizavecca galactomyces 100 blog of Beautytap Director of Marketing Jude Chao, aka Fiddy Snails. Hydrate your skin and don’t forget sunscreen! Have you ever accidentally bought the wrong product, but then the product came all the way from Korea and returning it would be way too much hassle so you tried it out anyway, and the product ended up taking you on a journey of discovery? COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol is that product that took me on my journey of discovery.
Purpose: COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol is a hydrating and very mildly exfoliating toner designed to prevent breakouts and heal existing acne. It can also be used as a spot treatment. Do not use if: You are sensitive to alcohol, chemical exfoliation, bee products, or anything else in the ingredients list. When and how to use: Apply all over face or on trouble spots either immediately after cleansing or following your pH-sensitive actives. This can be helpful if you are new to using chemical exfoliants.
As regular readers of this blog might know, I have a serious skincare boner for the resinous substance that bees use to seal up their hives and honeycombs. While research on propolis as a cosmetic ingredient isn’t quite where I’d like it to be, propolis is known to have antimicrobial properties that make it especially good for acne-prone skin. For those of us who do not have a problem with the ingredient in an otherwise well formulated product, however, here the alcohol is beneficial. It aids ingredient penetration and speeds up product drying so that you can move on to your next skincare step a little faster. The potentially drying effects of the alcohol are balanced by humectants like sodium hyaluronate and glycolic acid and the anti-irritant allantoin.