Pimples. Acne. Scars. They are what we need to get them ‘shoo-shoo’ away. Having a flawless skin without blemishes is hard especially when we have acne prone skin. We hate the fact that we have to conceal those blemishes either layering it with concealer or BB cream. In fact, ‘au naturel’ was out of the question. I was given a chance to learn more about this product, as you can read from the title itself, a product that claimed to make blemishes go away. So, I did some research about its main ingredients – Centella Asiatica, and also, tried this product before taking some time to write this review.
What Is Centella Asiatica?
Centella Asiatica or Gotu Kola can be found in China, Japan, India and Indonesia. According to some studies, this plant can help reduce swelling and improve circulation in individuals with venous conditions such as varicose veins. It also helps to speed wound healing, boost antioxidants at the wound site, as well as strengthen the skin and increase blood supply to the wounded area. Centella Asiatica has also been said to be able to treat skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis. It also may be beneficial for the prevention and reduction of stretch marks.
What They Say
Made with all-natural ingredients and designed to calm & reduce the size of scars from repeated troubles and blemishes, the COSRX 코스알엑스 Centella Blemish Cream is built to reduce the stress on skin by delivering hydration as well as active ingredients to target areas to improve and relieve sensitive skin.
This hydrating, non oily cream creates a protective barrier for the skin while the all natural active ingredients simultaneously help clear and soothe the skin from blemishes. Formulated with Centella Asiatica Leaf Water for maximum hydration and also calms and soothes your skin, making this item perfect for those who have sensitive and acne prone skin.
Directions: After cleansing, toning and applying serum, take an appropriate amount and apply over the face and focus on areas that are prone to acne, blemish areas or dryness. Gently pat in the product for best absorption.
What I Say
The product comes in a handy plastic jar of 30g. The packaging box has all the required information about the product except that they are mostly in Korean language. There’s a need to look for the detailed information on the Internet, if you are really curious about this product, though. The packaging label is really straight-forward and simple. Nothing like fancy or cute stuff. It’s a very small package that fit on the palm. Travel-friendly – Definitely Yes!
Judging from the size of this product, I assumed that this is not meant to be applied all over the face. The quantity is way too little to last for months if it is meant to be applied all over the face. In fact, after reading all reviews from the other consumers who tried this product before, I decided to dab it onto my reddish breakouts as well as on my acne scars. Since I have combination skin, I reduce the amount of this cream on my cheeks as I didn’t want it to make my skin even drier – which could lead to another breakouts if the skin was too dry.
COSRX 코스알엑스 Centella Blemish Cream is said to be a non-oily, hydrating, and ointment type of cream, which I could no longer argue because it has thick consistency that mimics the moisturizer cream. Yet, this product is non-oily and with a strong Tea Tree Oil scent. I actually love the scent as it is really refreshing.
I applied this cream in the evening because I needed to have this product worked on my breakouts and scars. I noticed that the redness and ‘bulge’ reduced by 50% when I woke up in the morning. Unfortunately, skin tends to get oily especially the areas where I applied this cream. I assume that this cream works wonder by sucking out all the dirts, oils, bacterias that caused breakouts.
COSRX Centella Blemish Cream did not irritate my skin or produce reddish upon application. So, I must say that this really soothes and calms the skin. After using this for 14 days, I’m not sure if it really reduce the appearance of my acne scars. Maybe I just need to use it for another 14 days to see the result – whether or not COSRX Centella Blemish Cream really works on diminishing blemishes such as acne scars.
The price may be quite expensive for some people but, hey, this is not your typical cream. It does not meant to be applied all over the face, just like when you apply your moisturizer. This is a blemish cream which only needs to be applied on blemishes. It can take months to finish this one jar of 30g if it is only applied on acnes and scars. Well, I would definitely advice not to use this during the day – just apply it in the evening, though.
My Final Verdict
COSRX 코스알엑스 Centella Blemish Cream is a non-oily, hydrating, ointment-type cream. It creates a protective barrier for the skin while the all-natural active ingredients clear and sooth the skin free from blemishes. This blemish cream is excellent for acne prone skin as well as sensitive skin as it contains all-natural Centella Asiatica leaf water as a base for maximum hydration with calming and soothing effects. I actually love this product as it really reduced my breakouts and redness. This is a great product as it did not make my skin oily, too! Just a small amount needed, dab the cream on affected areas and wait as it reduces the redness and acne within hours. Recommended!