Is this a cream or a toner? COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream

Saturday, 9 March 2019

COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream

COSRX is surprising us with new releases a lot lately (actually from 2017) and I can't say no to them because this brand is a cult brand for every acne-prone skin owner including myself. Even my mom loves COSRX, a couple weeks ago I posted a review of COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream, a cream that helped my mom with her rare skin condition which we couldn't heal for years now and that determined me to choose Med School and Cosmetology. This time thanks to Jolse I was able to try new COSRX product - COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream aka the most intriguing COSRX product. 

About COSRX

COSRX is a brand that quickly became a Holy Grail brand of many bloggers and youtubers - snail essence, galactomyces essence and acne patches are some of the favourites. Personally, I can't exist without COSRX acne patches, they are amazing - as long as you know how to use them. Even if the popularity of COSRX is huge still there's a group of people that want COSRX to remove essential oils from the formula - not every skin likes EO and I can totally understand it. Lately, I started to like unusual formulas and textures, COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream is one of them because it looks like a cream and it turns into water. But is this a cream or toner then? It's both, according to COSRX it's an extra moisturizing toner for dry skin while oily skin can use it as a lightweight moisturizer. I use it as the last step of my routine as a moisturizer. 

COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream

The design

The design fits COSRX well - huge white packaging with the name on it and a nice pump. It's not a travel-friendly product because it contains 130 ml of the product but the bottle is huge. You can't really see how much of the product is left but the packaging itself feels light even if it looks massive. 

COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream - Ingredients

This mysterious formula has quite a short ingredient list, let's have a look:
Water, Sea Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, 1,2- Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

Water and Sea Water are a base of this product, Sea Water contains more minerals than regular Water. Cyclopentasiloxane is an emollient and silicone. You shouldn't be scared of it, in fact, this silicone evaporates from the surface of the skin quickly but before that happens it moisturizes the skin and it makes formula easier to spread on the skin. It gives skin nice healthy look and it's not comedogenic. Cyclohexasiloxane - another silicone here works similar to Cyclopentasiloxane. The formula wouldn't be full without Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) - Glycerin, it's one of the most popular humectants (better known as moisturizers). Both, dry and oily skin will enjoy this ingredient. I'm happy to see here Niacinamide. Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3, an ingredient that can help with collagen production which makes it a helpful ingredient for mature skin, it also boosts the synthesis of ceramides which makes it ideal for skin barrier and it works amazing on acne-prone skin and post-acne problems with skin like pigmentation, in general, it's a brightening ingredient with a superpower. Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract seems to be ignored but Sea Buckthorn is better for your skin than you might suspect. It's a source of Vitamin C. It is told that Sea Buckthorn Extract is a hydrating and soothing and nourishing ingredient, especially good if you have problems with visible facial capillaries (blood vessels). 

COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream

COSRX Light  Fit Real Water Toner To Cream is a moisturizing toner/cream so Sodium Hyaluronate seems to be a must in this formula! It's a humectant and ingredient very similar to substances that naturally occur in the skin. Betaine is an amino acid which I see in products a lot lately, it's another humectant but this one is derived from beets. But can you believe that COSRX hidden Salt in this product? Sodium Chloride is nothing else than Salt. Salt seems to be this painful ingredient which you hate to put on a fresh wound, hopefully, in this formula, you won't feel it at all. It's a thickener and masking ingredient - to make sure that product won't smell bad. If you need more moisture then Butylene Glycol is here for you. There's another silicone on the list Cetyl PEG/​PPG-10/​1 Dimethicone, somehow people are scared of this even more than being scared of clean Dimethicone. It's an ingredient that makes sure that your skin is hydrated and water won't evaporate quickly but it also gives a nice smooth feeling of the skin. Ethylhexylglycerin is a preservative and a weak moisturizer. Last but not least - Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, an essential oil which can be bit sensitizing so if you've got a sensitive skin - please, patch test it first. Actually, this ingredient gives a delicate scent to the product. 

COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream

How much moisture is hidden in COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream?

The ingredients are not complicated but we can clearly see that this product is all about hydration and keeping the moisture inside your skin. I tested this toner/cream with Wayskin and yes it works. I used it as a moisturizer, I used it without additional toner as well and I'm surprised how quickly it melts into the skin and how long it stays inside and just to mention - I've been testing it during the winter so it's going to be even better for summer. COSRX made it again - a product that works for different skin types and skin concerns. This product brightens the skin, won't cause acne but in fact, it can help with acne and it's ideal for dry skin but also oily skin. According to COSRX, it works well with makeup and I can totally agree with that because I'm using it as the last step of my routine (when I go out to school which is located 2 minutes walk from my house and after that I usually have to wash my skin again - that's how cosmetology looks like) but also before SPF. It's a product recommended for young skin that doesn't need a massive number of active ingredients. I also love that COSRX introduced this product as a moisturizer but when they measured it for a commercial, it didn't give the skin max moisture - the moisture level was medium, I saw the same situation with Wayskin - the moisture level didn't get to max quickly and then decreased to less than 40% (from 99%) but got from about 89% to around 57% which is a good number. The scent is delicate, ideal for sensitive skin. If you have dry skin then I guess using COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream with COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream is a good idea. 

COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream

I had no comedogenic or allergic reactions to the skin and I feel like COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream is going to spend more time at my home just like COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream still do. The regular price of COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream is $21 on Jolse, but at the moment I've checked it, it was discounted to $16.80 for 130 ml. The product seems to last for a long time because a small amount is enough to cover the entire face. Is it worth it? I think yes.

Have you ever tried COSRX products? What's your favourite COSRX product?

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*** This post was made in collaboration with Jolseeven though it still shows my personal opinion on the topic and product**

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