COSRX Aloe Vera Oil-Free Moisture Cream review

Hey guys,

I’m back again with another COSRX product review – check out my previous COSRX product review here and I’m taking a liking to the brand even though I’ve only used two of their products so far. This time I purchased off the Ibuybeauti site and initially ordered the hyaluronic cream but they ran out of stock so they contacted me and offered a refund or an alternative to replace it so I chose this aloe vera cream.

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Apologies for the half out of focus shot.

Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Arginine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Ethyl Hexanediol [Source]

* I source all my information regarding ingredients off the internet so please let me know if I have made an error. 

*Each individual’s experience will be different – this is only my experience.

Overall comments

The ingredients include dimethicone which is a type of silicone oil that is used commonly in a lot of skincare and makeup products but on the whole it has been deemed safe though there are a few negatives as outlined in the articles below.

[Sources]

https://thecosmetist.com/silicones-in-cosmetics-are-they-dangerous/

https://www.annmariegianni.com/ingredient-watch-list-dimethicone-the-smoothing-silicone-that-exacerbates-acne/

https://www.bewell.com/blog/the-truth-behind-the-common-cosmetics-ingredient-dimethicone/

The moisturiser itself was very light and watery almost – after drying on the skin, my skin did not feel sticky – instead it felt like there had been little to no moisturiser. I did break out from using this moisturiser for a few days because I generally test products one at a time.

I have no idea if this is for the body or the face but the rest of their products are for their face so I think I’ve been applying it right? Though when I apply it to my body straight after the shower, my skin feels drier than before as opposed to when I use a body balm such as the Aesop concentrate rind balm, also reviewed here (even though I’m not a big fan of it, it’s the most effective moisturiser I have at the moment and I’m so broke from buying design supplies). I’m still struggling to find my go to facial and body moisturiser that doesn’t have as many questionable synthetic ingredients (as there are beneficial man made ingredients that are designed to mimic present ones that occur in the human body).

I don’t consider my skin as sensitive on its own but when I try out new products it does tend to break out so I guess it’s somewhat sensitive? I probably need to get my skin checked up because I test so many new and different products that I break out from but don’t know what ingredient(s) they are that keep causing the breakouts because I triple cleanse my face every day, first using organic baby wipe(will be doing a review on them soon) to wipe off the bulk of my makeup, then natural cleansing oil and natural facial cleaner (following up with a AHA/BHA toner spray every few days).

However, there was an included spatula with the product was a plus as most moisturisers at this price point do not include spatulas- this lack of a spatula which allows for the increased risk of bacteria growth if consumers continuously dip their fingers in the jar/tub to get more product if they don’t use a spatula or don’t use the product with clean hands.

Overall, I will not be repurchasing at this rate as my skin did not feel any more moisturised and I’m not sure if my breakouts was due to a particular ingredient in this moisturiser or not – hence I will be seeking out new alternative again.

Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!

Emily 

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