Beauty Lifestyle

Beauty Brand of the Month: December 2017

The South Korean Beauty and Skincare market is one of the most competitive in the world. Koreans care so much about the health of their skin. Not only does Korea have some of the most prestigious beauty brands, but they also have many of the top beauticians and dermatologists in the world. Wow! Unlike many western countries where the use of dermatologists is mainly if you have a skin condition; Koreans will go to dermatologists just to see what kind of beauty products they should be using. In fact, having regular skin check-ups is quite normal. (Just like we have check-ups at the doctors.)  They are highly knowledgeable and extensively trained to make sure your skin is always at its best.

This month’s beauty brand reflects the intensive care that’s taken when producing products that have a sole focus to ‘use minimum ingredients for maximum effect’ dermatologically & scientifically. They believe that there is ‘Beauty in Simplicity’.

Let us introduce the much-loved and well-established…

© COSRX Summer Instagram Post, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

© COSRX Summer Instagram Post, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

“More than just aiming for outer, temporal beauty, we believe cosmetics should let people discover their natural hidden beauty by curing their skin problems.”

Developers of the brand studied many aspects of cosmetics and the skincare market for a whole 13 years (Woah~) before COSRX was eventually founded in 2014! Since then they have been working hard to bring quality cosmetics to us 🙂 Our skin thanks you!!

Known for extremely small ingredient lists COSRX eliminates any unnecessary ingredients keeping only the most essential, natural, and healthy ones. Incorporating ingredients like yeast ferment, snail mucin, aloe vera, honey and willow bark water to many of their products.

© COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Overnight Honey Mask, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

© COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Overnight Honey Mask, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

The name ‘COSRX’ is a combination of COSmetics and RX which is a pharmacy term meaning ‘prescription’.  The staff at COSRX analyze complaints, surveys, and reviews straight from the people, to get information on our skin’s needs. So thoughtful 🙂

The process and lengths COSRX go to for each product are as follows: Product planning ↔ Market research → Research and Development → Composition Test → Sample Test → Product stability Test  Product Production → Safety& Functionality Test → Sale

© COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

© COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

Their aim is to…

“Produce ‘expecting tomorrow’ cosmetics that transform your skin day by day into what you hoped for.”

© COSRX logo, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

© COSRX logo, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,



Not only does COSRX make all of their cosmetics in Korea, but they are also tested by the managers and staff at the company, which means…NO ANIMAL TESTING! Hurray~ <3  Every product made is approved by the KFDA (Korean Food & Drug Administration), which is definitely a green light.

© COSRX Aloe Vera Oil-Free Moisture Cream, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

© COSRX Aloe Vera Oil-Free Moisture Cream, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,


Tried COSRX products before? Have any favourites? Have any questions? Let us know because we would love to chat K-Beauty with you!

We absolutely love COSRX products, and definitely, recommend them to anyone!

Featured Image Source: © COSRX Global, COSRX Co. 28.11.2017,

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Matthew Keeler

American-born Australian planning on making Korea my home. 4-Dimensional optimist :D Love life and live with no regrets. Be yourself, and treat everyone with kindness.^^



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