Hi! It’s Bronwyn here today with another review.
This time I will once again be reviewing a popular product from COSRX, this one in particular is raved about for its whitehead and acne fighting power.
This product is the COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid!
AHA is a wonderful chemical exfoliator. By chemical, I mean none physical, so instead of using exfoliating products such as scrubs and brushes, you simply just apply an AHA product and go to sleep. While you sleep the AHA penetrates into the skin, accelerating you skins natural cell turn over rate, thus creating an exfoliating effect.
AHA’s were most commonly referred to as peeling products, but now you can find AHA products retailed as Brighteners, whitening agents, acne scar faders, blackhead eliminators and products for getting rid of whiteheads. Oh, and how could I forget wrinkle reducers :)
How it works?
The AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid penetrates into the top layer of the dermis, working to exfoliate away dead skin cells, clearing away unwanted whiteheads, preventing blackheads as well as fading away sun damage, acne scars and pigmentation.
The product contains only 12 ingredients, the most effective being Glycolic Acid, Niacinamide, and apple fruit water. All 3 being forms of AHA.
Once again, I personally am not a big fan of the pump on the COSRX packaging. However I love how the bottle is clear so you know how much of the product you have used.
The product itself is a very thin and clear liquid that absorbs quickly into the skin, unlike the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid that feels much thicker and with an oily texture. The AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid has a more pleasant feel to it.
Like most AHA’s and BHA’s the product has an interesting scent to it that is a bit tough to explain. However I like the fact that this product does not contain any fragrance to hide the natural scent of the ingredients.
The AHA when applied to freshly cleaned skin did not give me any tingling or burning sensation which was nice. However when applied after using a physical exfoliant such as the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Polish, I did feel a tingling sensation that quickly faded.
Over the span of 1 month. I noticed my skin was a lot smoother and was able to maintain its lovely complexion after testing the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid.
My acne scars continued to fade over the month. I now feel confident in leaving my house without applying any makeup! Which is an amazing feeling!
In 1 month, I experience only 1 whitehead that lasted 2 days without touching.
The AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid quickly zapped the whitehead, drying it until it disappeared into nothing. Leaving behind no marks of scars!
I experienced zero skin irritations from using this product. However, keep in mind I have been using different types of AHA’s over the past 2 years, thus my skin is used to the active ingredients.
I highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers from surface acne and whiteheads. By surface acne, I refer to small pimples that quickly developed into whiteheads or start off as whiteheads. AHA is a surface exfoliator and does not penetrate super deep in the skin. Making it most ideal for people looking to get ride of whiteheads and sun damage pigmentation and light acne scars.
This product will help to keep your pores clear, prevent future breakouts while treating current breakouts. If you are looking for an all-around skin perfecting product for flawless looking skin, then this is definitely the product to use!
Take it from my personal experiences, AHA’s and BHA’s are products that everyone should include in their routine. If you want flawless skin of course ;)
Have you used AHA’s before? If so which one or have you tried the AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid? Share your thoughts bellow!