[REVIEW] COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser

COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser Review:

Cosrx is a cult favorite. Of course no exceptions, I’ve been converted into a fan of Cosrx for a while ever since I switched over to the brand. Their products has really helped to heal my breakout that I was suffering from due to stress and all. Not only that it’s quite affordable!

Recently, I ran out of cleanser and was looking to replace my Good Morning Low ph Gel cleanser. While searching, I saw that Cosrx released a new AC Collection targeting acne-prone skin.Since, I was in need of a new cleanser so I decided to get it.

Is this going to top the most-raved about Good Morning Low ph Gel cleanser as the next HG? I researched online but couldn’t find much reviews on it. But since it is a line that targets acne-prone skin it should be good right?


+ Targets the root causes of acne and soothes irritation.

+ Main ingredients contains exfoliants like BHA, AHA, PHA and extracts of centella asiatica.


Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, PEG-32, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lauramide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Potassium Cocoate, Salicylic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Disodium EDTA

COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser Review

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How to use:

1. After washing face with lukewarm water, squeeze an appropriate amount onto wet hands.

2. Work up a lather (it foams up pretty well if you work a good lather up).

3. Massage onto face and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

4. Pat dry.

COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser Review

Volume: 150ml

My skin type: Oily, acne-prone, combo with slight dry patches especially on nose area.

COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser Review:

It came in a plain white box like most Cosrx products and the packaging is really minimal. It comes in a 150ml white tube with has a flip-cap type which makes dispensing the product easy and hygienic.

After running through skincarisma’s analyzer I found out apparently this cleanser is a big no-no for oily skin. It has ingredients such as Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid Stearic Acid and Palmitic Acid which are all potentially pore-clogging.

Which is bad as I want to reduce the blackhead pores on my skin and not cause it to clog. Seems that it’s pretty bad news for oily skin people. I really want to try to like it as much as the cult-favorite gel cleanser but since it has potentially pore-clogging ingredients I’m worried my skin might not like it that much.

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But so far, I’ve been using it for almost 3 weeks plus and surprisingly I thought it would be more drying but apparently not. A lot of foam cleansers tend to be stripping hence why I only used the Good Morning Low ph Gel as it didn’t strip my skin much (I went through 2 tubes of that good stuff lol).

COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser Review

AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser left my skin feeling smooth. I felt a bit of tightness the first time I used the product. But after multiple usages, the tightness feeling doesn’t linger on my skin much anymore. It did helped to calm the redness I had from stress and hormonal acne.

It does have a strong distinct tea tree scent, similar to the Good Morning Low pH Gel cleanser but if you can withstand the gel cleanser then this AC cleanser shouldn’t be a problem unless you absolutely abhor tea tree scent.

People with dry skin will probably like this cleanser better. Will I repurchase? Maybe no, since it does contains ingredients bad for oily skin, using this product for longer time might make my pores clog. I might just go back to the Good Morning Low pH Gel again once I finished the AC foam cleanser.

Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay | Yesstyle

Have you tried COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser?

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