Is it a toner or is it a cream? CosRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream ($21) is a new light toner cream that has a quick absorbing formula that performs the function of a toner and a moisturizer in an all-in-one moisturizing formula.
Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream is an interesting little release that a lot of people will find a little confusing not to mention they’ll wonder how to incorporate it into their current skincare routine.
Here’s the details on this new dual formula from CosRX.
CosRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream is very, very new and I haven’t used it long enough to really discuss any benefits I might noticed from using it daily. As of today, it’ll be nearly two weeks since I incorporated it into my daily and nightly routine but since the questions keep rolling in asking me whether I’ve tried it or not I thought I’d just go ahead and post my review and thoughts on it.
Typically I try skincare for a month sometimes longer before I share my thoughts but this is such a basic product to me I feel very comfortable speaking about it after such a short time using it. However, some of the ingredients here are meant to brighten skin and that’s not a benefit I notice after using it such a short time.
That being said, on with the review.
CosRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream arrives in a 4.39 oz pump and as with most CosRX products it contains very basic ingredients. Two of the top ones being water and sea water. Sea water can be packed with great minerals like potassium and calcium and apparently it works great to heal acne-causing bacteria. I personally have drier skin and after using this formula I did come out of it thinking the best demographic for it would be someone with normal, oily, or perhaps blemish-prone skin.
It also contains glycerin which provides moisture. As well as niacinamide (vitamin B3) which provides a host of great benefits such as treating fine lines, dullness, and enlarged pores. Antioxidants like sea buckthorn, which is a very common one used in Korean skincare, is also included here as well as sodium Hyaluronate as well which is a bit lower on the list. It does contain bergamot oil which gives it a light citrus scent and something that many CosRX fans are always chronically complaining about and I don’t blame them. It’s something they should leave out entirely even though there is only a small amount in here. Overall, the formula is quite packed with some great ingredients but I think that’s the standard for CosRX. They keep it simple but what they do include is great.
I do personally believe this is somewhat of a useless product for me personally and I do think others might also feel the same. This is only because I already have a good deal of products I use daily and don’t need to add something like this to my routine since it didn’t really add any super beneficial to my routine nor did it do any wow aspiring to my complexion to make me want to continue using it. However, as I said above, given time, this might brighten up my complexion which I do believe is very beneficial, however, I’ve been using it for a short time and have yet to see such results. The reason I dislike it and feel it is useless is because it’s an added and unnecessary step for me.
Here’s the thing….
CosRX is promoting this heavily on Instagram as a dual function product that you can customize to fit your needs. The first way you can use it is by washing your face and before putting anything else on you can apply this on your skin and use it as a toner to prep your skin for skincare. I’ve been using it like this and as I said above I don’t feel it adds anything to my routine since I have drier skin and I require a toner or essence with way more moisture. This formula has a gel-like texture that bursts into a water one as soon as you apply it which in fact gives it a toner-like feel. It absorbs very easily into skin and it will provide a new canvas to allow your other products to absorb more fully. But I personally need more moisture and this provides so very little of it. That being said perhaps someone with oily skin will think it provides just the right amount of moisture.
The second way you can use it is as a lightweight moisturizer of sorts. Again, this is not a good pick for me as it isn’t hydrating enough. I do hesitate to say, “Yeah, this is great as a moisturizer for oily skin!” because I think even oily skin might require a little more moisture than this provides.
Honestly, this is lovely. It’s formulated quite nicely with a great texture and terrific ingredients but I think some people might be like me and find the addition of it to their routine a little pointless.
Where to buy
CosRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream is a new dual-function toner and moisturizer that’s 4.39 oz in size and $21. This product is meant to function as either a toner, a moisturizer, or both and can be used by all skin types. It has a light citrus fragrance and is packed with great ingredients such as sea water, niacinamide, and sodium hydroxide. I think the ingredients can definitely provide some great long-term benefits but I think the product on a whole is a little pointless for me as it simply doesn’t provide enough moisture and I already have an excellent toner and essence that do with the same great ingredients.
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
- Lightweight, quick to absorb formula, that isn’t sticky or tacky.
- Easy to purchase from Mr RX’s official Amazon store with Prime Shipping!
- Contains some very good ingredients and very little bad.
- Not moisturizing or hydrating enough for drier skin.
- Could be potentially pointless if you already use a toner or essence that works for your skin type.
- Has a light citrus scent that might be an issue for sensitive users.
I think oily skin might enjoy CosRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream as it’ll work easily as either a toner or a lightweight moisturizer for such a skin type.