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COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser FULL REVIEW

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Cleansing is one of the basic and important steps in every skincare routine and this COSRX low pH cleanser does more than its fair share of keeping your skin properly cleansed. I’ve featured it in a YouTube review video as well as an Instagram review. Still, it definitely also deserves a detailed blogpost review for more visibility.


In this post, I’ll share basic details about the cleanser, claims, key ingredients, effectiveness and my overall impressions. Links to shop on different stores are included down below, along with discount codes!


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About COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

The COSRX low pH cleanser is marketed as a “gentle gel type cleanser with mildly acidic pH level”.


It’s formulated withpurifying botanical ingredients” to “soothe, refresh and soften the skin without the stripping feeling”. The pH level helps maintain healthy skin by “restoring the skin’s optimal pH level and protecting the skin from outer irritants”. 

It comes in a standard size of 150ml/5.07 floz, at a price range of $11-$15 and you can shop it from different authorized retail stores. You can also get smaller sizes like 50ml and 20ml ($5-$11).

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It has an extensive ingredient list and some notable ones include; betaine salicylate,  sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate, cocamidopropyl betaine, allantoin. Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate is a water-soluble, sulfate-free surfactant, formulated to be mild, gentle and non-irritating.


It has other ingredients like saccharomyces ferment and styrax japonicus branch/fruit/leaf extract. Saccharomyces ferment AKA fermented yeast contains amino acids, beta-glucan, vitamins and helps to hydrate and nourish the skin while styrax extract helps to clarify the skin.

It also has a bunch of leaf/fruit extracts and I’m pretty sure the Tea Tree Leaf Oil is responsible for its smell. The rest of the ingredients could classify as surfactants, emulsifiers or humectants, all of which are all beneficial to the skin.

Overall, it features great ingredients, not to mention it’s vegan, cruelty-free and free from parabens, sulfates and alcohol⭐.

More COSRX product reviews:

AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum Review

Aloe Soothing SPF 50+ Sun Cream Review

BHA Blackhead Power Liquid Review

First Thoughts & Impressions

The first thing to notice was its smell and at first, I was not a fan of it. It came on too strong but still, I decided to give it a try. I eventually got used to the smell and now, it doesn’t bother me anymore.


It has a transparent and slightly runny gel texture, which doesn’t feel sticky or slimy upon application. I love how gentle it feels on the skin, it doesn’t sting and lathers quite well.

(TIP: use more to get enough lather).

After weeks (months) of consistent use, I can say this cleanser really does help keep my acne in check. I barely had breakouts and my skin always felt nice after cleansing.

Sometimes, I noticed some dryness around the lip area but only if I didn’t immediately follow up with the rest of my routine. Overall, it doesn’t strip your skin and I think it does a pretty good job. It can be used morning and night and works well with removing makeup.

It’s quite affordable for its size, effective and budget-friendly enough for starters.


Other skincare posts to check out:

– Affordable Sunscreens to Buy in Nigeria: Altruist Sunscreen Review

– How Much Skincare Can $120 Get You On YESSTYLE?

– Korean Skincare Starter Kits You NEED To Try In 2021

– Skincare Essentials for Oily Acne-Prone Skin

Final Thoughts

I really love the cleanser. At first, I didn’t want to jump into conclusions but after a while, it was very clear that something in the cleanser was working well for my skin! I was mostly acne-free despite my very random & minimal routine and the cleanser was largely responsible✨. I think it’s a pretty nice product and definitely one to try.

Will I recommend? Yes definitely! I loved how this worked for my skin and I think it’s a great starter choice for anyone looking for a mild cleanser that still works effectively. It’s great for acne-prone skin and gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Will I repurchase? Most likely! It makes me not want to try out any other cleanser😂 but seeing as that is inevitable, I’d try other cleansers, also from COSRX AND keep this one on a repurchase list.

**All pictures used in this post are mine except the texture shot. Do not repost/reuse without permission.

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Thank you for reading and I hope the review was quite helpful! You can use the links above to purchase this product and the coupons as well.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this cleanser before and what you think of it🖤

Till Next Time,

With Love,



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