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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard of K-beauty brand COSRX. The brand's name comes from the combination of cosmetics and prescriptions (Rx) and they've become known for their reliable, fairly priced skincare products enriched with active ingredients. One of these ingredients is snail mucin, which coincidentally is derived from creatures who can be found under rocks (I had to)—and these snail mucin-infused products will be included in tonight's reward drop.
Snail mucin is a moisturizing and collagen-stimulating ingredient. It's especially effective for people with dry skin, and since it's derived from a mollusk (I had to Google if snails were animals or insects, turns out they're neither) vegans should steer clear. As always with skincare, there is the possibility of an allergic reaction—always patch test first! Snail mucin isn't the "goo" that comes out of a snail when it moves, but actually something that they secrete under stress. That's why it contains ingredients that are meant to repair injury and can trigger the growth of new skin cells.
We went through our database and found the 6 most popular COSRX products on the app, and #1 happens to be tonight's drop—the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. Learn more about the community's fave COSRX products below and get yours tonight!
This essence contains 96.3% of Snail Secretion Filtrate, which protects the skin from moisture loss and improves skin elasticity. This $23 light-weight essence is also very viscous. If you rub it between your fingers and then pull them apart you’ll see it string like cheesy pizza, but don’t worry, it absorbs quickly into the skin with no sticky residue and leaves your skin looking glowy and hydrated.
People with congested skin; this product is your new best friend. This clarifying treatment is a daily exfoliating toner that will get rid of flakey skin and dead skin cells and keep your pores clear. It also helps control excess oil and sebum without drying out your skin (a dreaded vicious cycle).
Meet the master of acne spot treatments (and the top rated patches on SG). Each $6 pack comes with 24 round, hydrocolloid patches in three different sizes to help protect acne from further irritations and speed up the healing process. Simply cleanse your face and add a pimple patch to the affected area. Overnight, the patch will extract bacteria and puss from within the pimple, which will show up as a satisfying white dot on the patch.
You might have learned in health class that bad things happen when you disturb your body’s natural pH. That’s why COSRX created the Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser with a slightly acidic pH of about 5.3 to 6.3, which happens to be the pH range of your skin. The result is a non-irritating yet effective cleanser you can use morning or night (don’t let the name confuse you) or as a body wash.
After you safely extract all impurities from your zits, apply a thick layer of COSRX’s Centella Blemish Cream to the affected area. This $21 cream makes red spots and dark spots, and acne scars disappear. The centella and other soothing ingredients in this cream help calm inflamed and irritated skin. Be sure to use this as a spot treatment and not an all-over moisturizer. Supergreaters tried both and they agree that it works best in moderation.
The most important part of any skincare routine is sunscreen. Don't argue with me!!!! COSRX’s Aloe Soothing Sun Cream with SPF 50 doesn’t just protect you from the sun, but the aloe in this sunscreen also provides an intense layer of hydration so when you put it on it feels like you’re putting on moisturizer. Plus this $16 SPF has no white cast.
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