COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
- cruelty-free face cleanser that contains aha and bha.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances and oils.
- it is likely to be good for reducing pores.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
Ingredient List (24)
Water • Cocamidopropyl Betaine • Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate • Polysorbate 20 • Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract • Butylene Glycol • Saccharomyces Ferment • Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract • Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract • Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract • Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract • Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract • Pueraria Lobata Root Extract • Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil • Allantoin • Caprylyl Glycol • Ethylhexylglycerin • Betaine Salicylate • Citric Acid • Ethyl Hexanediol • 1,2-Hexanediol • Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate • Sodium Benzoate • Disodium EDTAJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with COSRX's Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser.
COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser Ingredients Explained
This product contains 24 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
We don't have a description for Cocamidopropyl Betaine.
We don't have a description for Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate.
We don't have a description for Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract.
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.
We don't have a description for Saccharomyces Ferment.
We don't have a description for Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract.
We don't have a description for Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract.
We don't have a description for Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract.
We don't have a description for Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract.
We don't have a description for Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract.
We don't have a description for Pueraria Lobata Root Extract.
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.
Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.
Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.
This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.
We don't have a description for Ethyl Hexanediol.
1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.
In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.
We don't have a description for Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.
Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.
Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.