Cosrx Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream was purchased by Cosmeperks.
Lately Cosrx seems to be on fire and releasing a lot of new products! Which honestly is quite exciting, because well I’ve always been a fan of their products. So, when Nigama asked me if I wanted to try this new product of theirs, I was instantly curious. Why was I instantly curious, you might wonder, well because of the name! Is it a toner or a cream? A mix of the two? Something like an emulsion? Well, these kinds of questions were going through my head, and honestly, I do like to try new products, especially those that I am curious about.
First of all, I wanted to find out what kind of product it was. The name is confusing to me, and well I wasn’t sure if I was getting a toner, emulsion or a cream. Apparently, this can be used as either a toner or a cream, depending on your skin type. To me that sounds bizarre, I mean how can a product really be either a cream or a toner? But I guess what Cosrx means is that if you have dry or dehydrated skin, you can use this product as a toner. But those with combination or oily skin can use it as a cream. Honestly though, I still must admit I am sceptical about how a product can be either a toner or a cream.
+ Water drop toner to cream lightly hydrates and brightens skin with refreshing feeling.
+ Airless type pump make it easier and more hygienic to use.
Water, Sea Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, 1,2- Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
How to use:
Apply a proper amount evenly onto face avoiding the eye area.
Apply to your finger (rather than palm/hand) to make it easier to apply to your face
Layer it as many times as needed to hydrate your skin
My skin type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea
Cosrx Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream Review:
This toner cream comes like most Cosrx products – in a white box with a simple design. It is completely white with a silvery font though, which is I must admit pretty. And the actual toner/cream comes in a white, round bottle with a really nice-looking pump. There is a plastic cover over the pump, to protect it and stop it from being pressed by accident. I must confess, I personally do think the packaging looks really good.
Still the packaging isn’t everything – what’s more important is the content, the product itself. In this case, the first time I used the pump, I had absolutely no idea what was going to come out. Was it going to be a watery liquid that solidified, or was it going to be a thicker, gel type toner? Or something else entirely?
I don’t know if the pictures do it justice – if you can even see that the “toner” comes out almost solid. Well, it’s how I would describe it. The first time, it seemed to come out in white ribbons, with actual gaps and curls (does this even make sense) and I was completely and utterly speechless. To me, it looked completely solid, (how else could it have curls and folds in it?) and exactly like a cream.
So, my first thought was that it was a cream, but as soon as I went to move it, it seemed different from when it first came out. Instead of being solid, it rapidly became softer and almost liquid. I still find it fascinating, how it can change from being solid-like to being a liquid. I took so many photos, so you can see what I mean. Because in moments, as soon as you start to spread it, it turns into a liquid.
If you look at the photos – you can see as soon as I start to spread it, there are droplets (I hope its visible) in the toner/cream. And the more I spread it, the waterier and more liquid it becomes. Truly, it is quite fascinating to both see and feel. I do recommend that you apply (pump it) to directly on to your fingertip, because otherwise it is impossible to pick up from your palm. So, it starts out solid, almost a cream but ends up very watery, and honestly it has a very unique or unusual texture (or it does to me).
Now, you might wonder how it smells. The first time I used it, the scent seemed very strong to me, it is the same as the Cosrx Low pH first cleansing milk gel – which is bergamot. However, the scent isn’t as strong as the cleanser, it is a little bit milder. But still I know some people dislike essential oils and also fragrances in their products.
It doesn’t irritate my skin, but the scent irritates my nose when I first used it. I did however get used it, and now I don’t even notice the scent. It is a bit disappointing that this even has a scent and that it uses a citrus essential oil as they can be photosensitizing.
The first ingredient of this toner cream is water, followed by sea water. I guess this product contains a lot of water? I don’t really know if sea water is an amazing product for skin, but I can look into it. Apparently, sea water contains magnesium and is a humectant, which means it helps to retain water.
Glycerin is also quite high up in the list of ingredients, and it attracts water to your skin, to help keep it hydrated. It also contains niacinamide, which I think everyone knows is a great ingredient for evening out skin tone and also helping fix the moisture barrier.
Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract is also known as sea buckthorn, which is useful for soothing red and irritated skin. But I think it also is good for dry skin and apparently can help slow down the signs of aging skin.
It also contains sodium hyaluronate, which I think is another ingredient that almost everyone knows about. This is a common ingredient in toners because it is another humectant and has the ability to hold onto moisture in skin.
These ingredients are the stand out ones, but it also contains bergamot (which I previously mentioned), although this essential oil might make some people turn from this product. The ingredient list is pretty short and clean, and well it is quite decent in my opinion.
I’ve been using this toner (cream?) for a month now, and almost every day. There were a couple of days when I skipped it, to see how my skin would look. I’ve actually taken longer to write this review than I thought I would because I wanted to try a few more things and test it out more thoroughly. I mean is it a toner or a cream? I wanted to try using it as a toner and then also using it later in my routine, to see what I preferred.
Usually, when I use it on my face I do about two to three layers of it. And it becomes so watery, that it feels like I just washed my face and the water is just running down my face. So, it feels very hydrated and refreshing to use it, I think it feels perfect in a hot day, because it becomes so watery and soothing.
I think it’s a bit light to use it as a cream, unless you live somewhere very humid and have very oily skin. But even then, I think it wouldn’t work that well without an occlusive over top of it. So personally, I think it’s best suited to be used as a toner rather than a cream. I tried using it later in my routine, and I feel like it works better applied earlier, as a toner. I also used it instead of my emulsion, and that was okay but it was a bit harder to apply.
When I was first using it, I went away for a few days and I actually forgot to bring a few of my products. So, I had my toner, cream, one serum and this Cosrx toner. I forgot my ampoule and emulsion, and so I was a bit concerned about my skin.
Because this was the first week, I was using the toner, so I had no idea how my skin would be without my missing steps. Luckily, it was quite humid and my skin was actually okay. I used three layers of the Cosrx toner/cream, and my skin felt and looked okay too. I was surprised by how good my skin looked and the fact that it wasn’t too dehydrated.
I think it works better when you use another watery/hydrating product beforehand. At night, I tried using this as my only toner and at first it didn’t feel hydrating at all. It did after a few minutes, but I think it works better with another toner used before it and something else heavier to lock the moisture in. It can be used alone, but maybe not with dry/dehydrated skin like mine.
In conclusion, this Cosrx toner to cream product is really interesting, and well it’s quite fun to use. I don’t think it’s the best hydrator but maybe with a really good occlusive it would work better? Still it does help prevent my cheeks from being quite so dehydrated. I think I would repurchase it, because it is such a fun product to use and it also feels very refreshing and cool in the summer.
Plus, I really want to see how it works with a better occlusive than the one I am using right now. I think this suits all skin types, especially those with dehydrated skin. But even people with oily or combo skin could easily use this toner. I do think it works best as a toner than as a cream, but those with oily skin could try it and see how it works out as a cream? Maybe only in a super humid climate that would work?
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