I thought I was off the hook when I got through my teen years without suffering from severe acne, and I never imagined that acne would surface on my skin during my mid-twenties. But it did. Apparently, adult acne is a thing (I chose not to believe it until it happened to me).
After going through a bunch of products that I hoped would cure my never-ending battle with acne, I was left with no choice but to get professional treatment from a dermatologist. Luckily, my skin calmed down after a month and I’m now focused on maintaining clearer skin and preventing future breakouts.
One of the brands I trust for acne treatment and prevention is COSRX, a rising Korean skin care brand that uses high-quality and effective ingredients. Their skin-friendly products are suitable for sensitive, dry, dehydrated, aging and acne-prone skin.
If acne is one of your major skin concerns, the YesStyle x COSRX 24 Hours Acne First-Aid Kit is here to your rescue! The kit contains four products that will save your skin, whether you’re currently dealing with breakouts or looking to keep your skin acne-free. Read on for my review of the kit:
Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
One of the first steps to keep those blemishes at bay and get clearer skin is a clean face. The Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a mild and gentle cleanser that effectively removes excess oil and dead skin cells. It’s formulated with tea tree oil and natural BHA, a type of acid that can refine skin texture and penetrate below the surface to remove dead skin cells that clog pores.
This great cleanser is gentle enough to start the day with. Its pH level of 5.0 ~ 6.0 is the closest to the skin’s natural pH level, so it protects the skin’s barrier and doesn’t strip it of its natural oils. Although I’m not a fan of tea tree scent, the cleanser doesn’t have an overpowering smell.
My face feels clean after using this cleanser, but not squeaky clean to the point where my skin feels tight. Although it’s called the Good Morning Gel Cleanser, I incorporate it into my night time routine as I enjoy the refreshing feeling that I get after using it, and it doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin.
Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power / Tone Balancing Essence
I’m the type who always checks the ingredients list before buying a product. So before I get into what this essence does for your skin, I’d just like to say that I like its ingredients. This essence contains niacinamide, which I absolutely love! Niacinamide is such a powerful (dare I say, must-have) ingredient that I recommend everyone introduce it to their skin, especially if it’s stressed or blemish-prone. Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide soothes redness, reduces inflammation and improves the appearance of enlarged pores and an uneven skin tone.
Along with niacinamide, the Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power / Tone Balancing Essence contains 95% galactomyces ferment filtrate, a by-product of fermented yeast that helps nourish and revitalize skin.
I apply the essence post-cleansing and toning, which helps prep my skin for the next product that I layer on. Most of the essences I’ve used, like Secret Key’s Starting Treatment Essence, have a water-like consistency, but this has a thin gel-like texture that easily absorbs into skin. I actually prefer this texture since I can apply it directly on my skin, saving me a cotton pad each time I use it. After using the essence for two weeks, my skin looks more hydrated and I noticed that my active blemishes were no longer surrounded with dry and flaky skin.
Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
I love multi-purpose products; they not only save you time but are also light on your wallet! You can use the Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask three different ways: as a sleeping mask, a moisturizer or a wash-off mask. If you want to use it as an overnight mask, apply your night cream beforehand. If you’d rather use it as a wash-off mask, leave it on for no longer than 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
The mask is infused with propolis extract, an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredient that fights against acne. The mask also soothes skin and keeps it hydrated, thanks to glycerine and sodium hyaluronate.
The mask has a gel-like consistency and is easy to spread. I’ve tried all the different ways to use it and while all methods work well, I prefer using it as a sleeping mask, especially now that summer is over and my skin needs all the moisture it can get during colder days.
Clear Fit Master Patch
There’s nothing I hate more than waking up to an angry pimple with pus. When I see one, I immediately apply one of COSRX’s famous pimple patches on top of the affected area. Doing so prevents swelling, infection and inflammation while also helping to absorb any pus.
Say sayonara to those dreaded zits because the Clear Fit Master Patch is here to stop them from turning into huge spots!
The main difference between COSRX’s Clear Fit Master Patch and the popular Acne Pimple Master Patch is size. The Clear Fit Master Patch comes in one size and has thinner dimensions (10mm by 10mm in size, and anywhere from 0.12mm to 0.14mm in thickness), while the Acne Pimple Master patch comes in different sizes and is a lot thicker.
I swear by these patches – they truly, without a doubt work! What I especially like about the patch is its airtight seal which helps it to last longer, even overnight, so you don’t have to worry about it falling off while you sleep.
The exclusive YesStyle x COSRX 24 Hours Acne First-Aid Kit is available starting today in either a box or a bag. Take your pick and grab yours while supplies last!