July 24, 2017

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream Review & Swatches

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Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream ($20) is one of those moisturizers I should be flagging around and promoting you purchase in the Winter. But my skin has been crazy dry lately and it’s a hydrating wonder to keep me smooth, soft, and well hydrated.

Blame it on the alcohol content of Japanese sunscreens, or perhaps the air conditioner or maybe it’s an overdose of chlorine but man, I am dry like the desert lately.

Oh off topic, speaking of the pool and chlorine I had a pool party on Friday night and can I just recommend buying yourself a GoFloats Unicorn Party Tube? I went to my local pool place to see if I could get some cool floats but they wanted like $60 to $70 for a large float. So, like any good Prime Member I headed over to Amazon and I got like 5 of them for $100 bucks! They are $19.99 and MASSIVE! Not to mention super fun because people spent the entire night trying to get on top of it which sometimes proves impossible but oh so satisfying when you do finally get on. They also blow up in a flash with a compressor. Now, just a note, I expected to get the float and expected it to be some small dinky thing for the price. Because you know the promote it as being massive but typically it arrives and it’s smaller than you imagined. But nope, this thing was HUGE! Totally worth the twenty bucks.

Anyway, about my dry skin and Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream!

If you already use Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence you might as well seal it off with Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream. The two works fabulously to re-hydrate skin, seal in moisture, and helps your skin to retain moisture without leaving it greasy or oily.

This comes housed in a 3.38 oz jar. I know jar packaging, sucks but I guess we have to cope. It’ll literally last you forever and a day because this stuff is potent as hell so a little goes a very long way. I reserve it for evening use but it doesn’t interfere with makeup if I decide to use it in the day and it doesn’t make me feel shiny or greasy. The consistency is a thicker gel but it absorbs very fast and contains absolutely no fragrance.

What’s it do?

It hydrates skin instantly upon contact with skin and leaves it smooth and super soft. There’s a little bit of a curve to learning how much of the moisturizer your skin will need as too little might leave you still feeling dry and too much you might feel slick or slippery. But after you get the right amount down you’ll find this re-textures your skin significantly and gives it a smoother and softer look and feel. Not to mention if your skin is feeling too sizes too small it’ll quench the dry factor easily and helps your skin retain any moisture it was losing prior to application.

And finally, most importantly, you have to love how Cosrx keeps things simple. They ingredients are pretty straight to the point and provide the moisture it promises without a ton of fillers. It does contain silicone though so, that one deserves mentioning for sensitive users.

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream is a must have for those experiencing a little Summer dryness or those seeking a hard working hydrating moisturizer for the long winter ahead.

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream is available at amazon.com.

Muse Approved.

Get it now at Ulta.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Isabella Muse

      oh floatie pics are up! Didn’t post any of the pool party though 🙂 Sorry!

  • Christina

    At least the Dimethicone is lower in the ingredients list. I’m currently testing out Farmacy’s Honeydrop moisturizer (I think that’s what it’s called–the new one), and it’s pretty nice. At first I thought it wasn’t moisturizing enough, but I realized it depends on how much you use. It’s got a nice light texture and absorbs quickly if you don’t use too much. It also smells like honey, which I’m not thrilled about–I feel like Pooh Bear sticking my hands (spatula) into a pot of honey, especially since the packaging is so organic looking. LOL!

    The CorsX cream sounds like maybe a nice alternative to the Farmacy, so I’ll definitely check it out.

    • Isabella Muse

      I LOVE it! It’s really a lovely moisturizer, quite hydrating and retains moisture nicely 😀 haha! It really does look like honey! The smell was subtle for me but my nose doesn’t exactly work that great haha so what smells subtle to me is strong for everyone else 😀

  • Jessica

    While this is a great product for most, I just wanted to give a warning: a lot of ppl react to these high concentration hyaluronic acid products (think Hada Labo Gokujyun, too)–speaking from experience and as a frequenter of AB blogs. COSRX is probably my favorite skincare line next to The Ordinary in terms of cost/benefit ratio, but this makes me break out immediately. And I’m someone who really reacts to nothing.

    That said, I use it in the eye area every day and it really plumps up my somewhat sunken orbital area.

    Also, a tip about using HA products: moisten your skin well (just water) immediately before applying. Some reviewers I’ve seen actually claim this dries their skin out, but it is actually because of how hyaluronic acid works–something about reacting with the moisture already in your skin. If you don’t, might end up with a bad experience.

    Thanks as always for your swell reviews! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks for the tip Jessica 😀 I typically apply it after misting with a facial mist so maybe that’s why I never noticed the drying effect. thanks for the great tip though! ;D