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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner versus COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner .

Last updated on December 25, 2023. Published on December 17, 2020

Overview

What they are

These products are both fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe toners. They have a total of 3 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain BHA

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging, brightening skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, reducing pores, scar healing and dark spots

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, parabens, silicones or sulfates

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Toner South Korean Brand South Korea
Toner South Korean Brand South Korea

Toner

Toners are used as a β€œlast-step” cleanser, a pH balancer, add moisture to the skin, or may help in reducing impurities on the skin. They have a liquid consistency and are usually used after cleansers but before treatments.

Toner

Toners are used as a β€œlast-step” cleanser, a pH balancer, add moisture to the skin, or may help in reducing impurities on the skin. They have a liquid consistency and are usually used after cleansers but before treatments.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

BHA
PHA
Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating
Good For Oily Skin (3)
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation
Reduces Large Pores (2)
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (3)
Acne Fighting (2)
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Drying (2)
Irritating
Rosacea
Eczema

Notable Ingredients

AHA
BHA

Benefits

Good For Oily Skin (2)
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores (2)
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening

Concerns

Irritating
Rosacea (2)
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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner contains this as ingredient number 1.

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner contains this as ingredient number 2.

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner contains this as ingredient number 4.

3
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community Rating: Loved

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner contains this as ingredient number 15.

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner contains this as ingredient number 9.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

50% are loved or liked
15% have mixed ratings
19% are disliked or very disliked
15% have no rating yet
73% are loved or liked
18% have mixed ratings
0% are disliked or very disliked
9% have no rating yet

Usage

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Reviews

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Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner 26 ingredients

3.8 /5
from 14 reviews
RasberryIce's Avatar'
Mar 3, 2024

Texture: watery
Smell: pleasant but a bit strong
Honestly kinda mid.
I feel like it helps mild acne but is a no for sensitive skin and people who's barrier is f up. The combination of three different exfoliating acids in miniscule...

Texture: watery
Smell: pleasant but a bit strong
Honestly kinda mid.
I feel like it helps mild acne but is a no for sensitive skin and people who's barrier is f up. The combination of three different exfoliating acids in miniscule concentrations feels all over the place and can further sensitivity. I think what's actually working in the product is the 2% niacinamide.
Overall it's okay, would recommend to people who're oily, with very mild acne or few comedomes. But anyone with sensitive or/and dry skin stay away, cause it's not for you and has fragrance.
P.s. Do NOT use this with the whole 30 days miracle line, it WILL destroy your skin barrier in those 30 days. I know cause it happened to me.

Great Value
Drying
Irritating
Light
Absorbs Well
Strong Scent
laila.21's Avatar'
Jan 20, 2024

It didn't do much for me as my skin felt the same with or without it, plus I didn't like how it always foamed up when I even tap it in.

It didn't do much for me as my skin felt the same with or without it, plus I didn't like how it always foamed up when I even tap it in.

Light
Light Scent
Doesn't Work
lisamae's Avatar'
May 25, 2023

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COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner 11 ingredients

3.8 /5
from 37 reviews
Gracekp_827's Avatar'
Mar 12, 2024

My first chemical exfoliator. Great as an introduction for beginner or sensitive skin. Works well for a couple of months and then it didn't give the same effect as it used to. Help reduce blackheads, bumps, and prevent hormonal aches.

My first chemical exfoliator. Great as an introduction for beginner or sensitive skin. Works well for a couple of months and then it didn't give the same effect as it used to. Help reduce blackheads, bumps, and prevent hormonal aches.

jojoswrld_'s Avatar'
Jan 7, 2024

When I first used this, it made my skin tingle ever-so-slightly before revealing the smoothest skin ever. The ever-present texture (closed comedones) on my forehead and cheeks have diminished greatly because of this. I only use it at...

When I first used this, it made my skin tingle ever-so-slightly before revealing the smoothest skin ever. The ever-present texture (closed comedones) on my forehead and cheeks have diminished greatly because of this. I only use it at night because AHA can cause sensitivity to sunlight!

Great Value
Works Well
ChienYun_CY's Avatar'
Jul 8, 2023

HG exfoliating toner
I use this only at night twice a week. On first use, I didn't really feel the good effects straight away but I woke up to clearer complexion. But on second use, my skin felt so smooth and silky the next day when I...

HG exfoliating toner
I use this only at night twice a week. On first use, I didn't really feel the good effects straight away but I woke up to clearer complexion. But on second use, my skin felt so smooth and silky the next day when I woke up. It is also really gentle on my sensitive skin and didn't cause any irritations.

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