Cosrx Cica cleanser review I Cica product I don’t like?

Cosrx cica cleanser reviewI can’t believe it has been a while since I’ve written a Cosrx review given that it has been one of my favorite brands of all time. With the number of new products and lines Cosrx releases, I truly can’t catch up, to be honest.  The last line I’ve tried is their cica line, a whole line full of cica products that you’d think a cica lover like me would love.  The last couple of cleansers I tried from Cosrx ended in disappointment, so hopefully, this one will past the test.  Let’s get into the Cosrx cica cleanser review.

Full name of product:
Cosrx cica cleanser

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
“Formulated with CICA-7 Complex and Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, this highly concentrated formula gives the skin a triple calming effect which helps recover and strengthen weakened skin, to break the vicious circle of repeated damage and temporary relief of sensitive skin. CICA-7 Complex, which contains one of the highest concentrations of Cica, is infused with 7 Centella ingredients (Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside) to provide an advanced solution for delicate, fragile skin.

Ideal for normal to sensitive skin. The creamy lather immediately removes impurities and excess sebum while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

With its low pH formula, this foam cleanser effectively balances the skin, helping it stay smooth and supple. Formulated with Pure Fit CICA-7 Complex and Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, this cleanser works to comfort and relax the skin with every wash.”

$18.00 usd

Amount of product:
150 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year after opening

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Amazon US

Cosrx cica cleanser ingredients:
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citric Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Propanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment, Ethylhexylglycerin, Asiatic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract

How to use:
Gently massage the cleanser onto damp skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Cosrx cica cica cleanser reviewProduct packaging:
The Cosrx cica cleanser comes in a no-fuss tube which you simply just squeeze out the product.  To open the tube, you just pop off the lid and viola.  Not that interesting to be honest haha.  I do like the fact that they have the full ingredient list in the front of the tube though as a design.

Cosrx cica cleanser texture reviewYep, nothing much to see here.  The consistency of the cleanser is on the thicker side but it goes out of the tube no problem.

Cosrx cica cleanser pH level reviewTexture/ Finish:
Cosrx cica cleanser comes in this thick, somewhat creamy texture but doesn’t foam up much.  It produces a bit of foam, however, it is nothing like Shiseido’s perfect whip cleanser, and to be honest, it is kind of disappointing when massaging it into the skin.  Out of all the cleansers I’ve tried from Cosrx, this is definitely the most disappointing one.  It doesn’t seem to strip my skin, but I also don’t feel that great after cleansing my face with it.  I don’t know, I’m just not feeling this one, unfortunately. My holy grail is still their good morning low pH gel cleanser.

Another thing I don’t like about this cleanser is the weird scent it gives off.  There is almost a saltiness that it gives off and I’ve found this scent to be in a few cica related products in the past.  The first couple of times, I thought it might just be my shower or something but it ended up being the cleanser for sure.  Smell-o-scale: 7/10 in terms of how strong the scent is and it does fade after a while but it does linger after rinsing it off.

Cosrx cica cleanser pH level:
pH 5

-doesn’t strip the skin

-kind of stinky
-isn’t all that special


Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
Although I gave it an average score since I know some people might end up liking it and it is a decent cleanser, I just haven’t grabbed for it since testing it out.  The smell bothers me too much to want to put my face through that ordeal again and I don’t find it to do much for my skin anyways.  If you are looking for a cleanser, I would check out the Cosrx good morning low pH gel cleanser instead.  Do keep in mind, I’ve heard from a lot of you guys that the low pH cleanser dries out your skin a bit due to the tea tree.  I personally haven’t had that issue, but just keep an eye out for that.  Overall I give this a meh score and won’t be repurchasing or recommending it.

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