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I’m starting to think that COSRX is going to be a serious contender among Korean brands sold in the US. In some ways, the company is a dark horse: no cutesy packaging, gimmicky themes, or unusual (“weird”) formats, and therefore almost nothing to distinguish it to the casual observer as a K-beauty brand. But COSRX is blowing up.
A quick explanation for newcomers to my blog and/or to Korean skincare: COSRX is gaining passionate customers for its simply and effectively formulated products, which include AHA and BHA chemical exfoliants and barrier-repairing moisturizing creams. It’s serious skincare that solves specific problems with proven ingredients–at very affordable prices. This no-frills approach appeals to consumers’ practical side, something that Glow Recipe cofounder and co-CEO Christine Chang believes is critical to establishing K-beauty in the US market.
I own a lot of COSRX products.
COSRX’s Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol has drastically diminished my formerly chronic red patches. The AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid and Galactomyces 95 White Power (yeesh) Essence, meanwhile, have smoothed out my texture and evened out my skin tone. And the brand’s Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream and Honey Ceramide Eye Cream keep my skin supple and comfortable every day. In fact, it’s primarily because I’ve been using COSRX that I felt comfortable enough, last night, to take a fully bare-faced selfie–and to put that selfie on this blog for all of you to see.
(Actually, three no-makeup selfies. I livetweeted my first experience with a rubbery “modeling mask” last night. Hashtag #crazysnailface. The mask certainly gave me a big boost, but the truth is that I’d been having a good skin day anyway–I have good skin days almost every day thanks to my daily skin care routine, in which COSRX has a starring role.)
Anyway. If you live in the US and you want to try COSRX products, you no longer have to wait weeks as they ship out from Korea, go through US customs, and make their way to you. In fact, you don’t have just one trusthworthy option for buying COSRX from within the US. You have two! You can base your choice partially (or entirely, if you have patience issues like me) on which seller is closer to you so that you can get your COSRX fix as fast as possible.
If you live in the western half of the United States, check out San Francisco-based Memebox US, which juuuuust started carrying an excellent selection of COSRX products. I’ve made plenty of orders from Memebox and can vouch for their fast order processing and shipping times and excellent customer service.
If you live in the eastern half of the United States, on the other hand, give NYC’s Cupidrop a shot. This seller also carries COSRX’s greatest hits. While I haven’t personally ordered from Cupidrop yet, I know several people who have, and I’ve heard only great feedback about the site’s shipping and service.
Have you been hesitating to try out COSRX because you’re concerned about ordering directly from Korea? Now that isn’t a good excuse anymore.
Which COSRX products interest you the most, and why?