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KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil 230ml
Quickly remove all trace of makeup, including stubborn mascaraCan also wash away sebum that blocks poresNo need to use cleansing foam afterwards
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81 Reddit comments about KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil 230ml:

u/d4m1t · 44 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've finally resisted the temptation to spend money and change my routine that works. I am 22 y/o guy with very oily skin & I sweat a lot - which is usually what causes my breakouts. I also love these products because they're (mostly) readily available from stores in Australia.

Derma Sukin Daily Hydrating Wash - AM & PM. This stuff is so cheap, and very gentle. It has an almost identical texture to Cetaphil, only makes me feel less dry.

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil - PM, before Sukin cleanser. My holy grail oil cleanser. This stuff is liquid gold, it's excellent for blackheads and a really deep clean. I feel like wake up with noticeably softer skin.

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum - AM/PM after cleansing. It's a very hydrating serum that I feel has reduced a lot of the redness from my acne scars. It's kind of expensive-ish so if you guys have any alternatives hmu!

The Ordinary, The Buffet - AM, after serum. This is stuff of miracles. This stuff has really helped the texture of my skin, and I only use a drop each morning.

Neutrogena Water Gel - AM/PM, mixed with TO Hyaluronic Acid. Cheap, doesn't break me out, good for Australian heat, and my sweaty face. I don't think I need much more until it gets dry and cold eventually.

The Ordinary, Hyaluronic Acid + B5 - AM/PM mixed with Neutrogena moisturiser. Cheap, hydrating, effective & mixes really well with my moisturer. I tried the Marine Hyaluronics one and thought it did nothing. The Hada Labo one was also good but harder to pick up in stores.

The Ordinary, 30% AHA + BHA 2%]( - PM, once a week. I prefer this stuff over the stridex pads or any other AHA/BHA I've used as it's less irritating on my skin. Really helped with acne scarring and prevents cystic acne breakouts. Kind of annoyed you can't get it in stores in Australia anymore though.

La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF50*]( - AM, final step. I feel like I'm yet to find a sunscreen my skin LOVES, but this one does the job and doesn't break me out. It's kinda expensive but it lasts for a while.

u/[deleted] · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ok! Well I am a 24 yr old female with combination skin. I am normal on my cheeks but oily in my T zone. I've dealt with severe cystic acne my entire life but after seeing a dermatologist and getting chemical peels and changing my diet, it went down drastically. Now I am just left with hormonal acne on my chin and some discoloration on my skin. So here is my brand new routine I started a week ago! Many of these products have made people break out but it's just about finding what's right for you :)


Use [low ph Cleanser] (

[Toner] (

[vitamin C serum] (

[Moisturize] (

[sunscreen] (


Oil cleanse with [this] (

same cleanser

same toner

A [random sheet mask] (

same vitamin C serum (under eyes only)

[collagen cream] (

[overnight moisturizer] (

I've also been taking [primrose oil supplements] ( but it's only been a week and I'm not sure if it's doing anything yet. I bought some other stuff too but since this worked for me, I am sticking with it and might change it up next week and add more things in.

u/seafulwishes · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

it's actually $12 here :D my HG toner.

Speedy oil $10 :D

u/haveyouseenthebridge · 12 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

You should check out r/AsianBeauty. It is a skincare subreddit and it has changed my life! I also recommend an oil cleanser (one without coconut obviously) I love this stuff:

It's cheap and comes in a huge bottle. I also have sensitive skin and this has really helped. It has mineral oil as the main oil so it might work for you! Good luck!

u/nerisella · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sure!!! In my opinion, the differin makes the most significant difference in my overall skin appearance and texture and the rest of the products are there for "support" so to say, but are no less important to my routine! I'll also try to include some mini reviews when possible so this might get long. I'd get a snack, lol.

AM Routine (note: this also depends on time in the AM, and whether or not I plan on leaving the house and/or apply makeup) --

  1. If I did not apply the CeraVe Healing Ointment the night before, I cleanse only with micellar water. I like the Simple brand, L'Oreal for dry skin, and the CVS beauty 360 brand a lot. If I DID apply the CeraVe Healing Ointment the night before, I cleanse with the Neutrogena Hydro Gel hydrating cleanser. I like this one and my skin feels really soft but really clean after, not dry.

  2. Hylamide SubQ anti-aging serum -- Very thin and watery, but I like it. My skin feels less dry and since fine lines are an issue under my eyes due to eczema under them, I'm getting more into anti-aging at age 23.

  3. Hyalmide SubQ Under Eye serum -- Bottle is only 15 ml but you really only need one drop for both eyes. Genetic dark circles and fine lines are major concerns for me. Both Hylamide serums are still very new to me, so I can't comment on results yet.

  4. TO Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA -- My acne scars fade quickly and the product has HA that helps with hydration. I can't single out this product as something that single handedly cleared up my scarring because I use so much, but I genuinely believe it helps. If I'm short on time though, this is something I might skip. This doesn't happen often though.

  5. TO Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% -- If I'm feeling really, really, really dry, at this point I'll also incorporate a drop or two of facial oil when applying this product. I like this product a lot, but it wasn't hydrating enough for me on its own regardless. If I'm super pressed for time in the AM, I might skip this one as well, but again not often.

  6. Avene Skin Recovery Cream -- This product is a ride or die, holy grail, will never, ever, ever be without it again kind of moisturizer for me. It's a bit pricey at $20-$30 USD on Amazon, but if I ever heard it was getting discontinued I would still buy a 2 year supply in backups. I have to buy mine on Amazon due to lack of retailers near me and I have gotten duds/fakes before, so be careful. Read reviews!!

  7. Sunscreen -- If I'm not planning on wearing makeup, I wear the Elta MD UV Clear physical sunscreen with Niacinamide (also note: If I plan on wearing this, I'm also gonna be skipping the Vit C from step 5). If I am planning on wearing makeup, I LOOOOVE the Nivea Sun Protect Plus UV Milky Essence, but it's hard for me to get on Amazon with prime shipping so I usually settle for the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. The Biore has a higher alcohol content and is therefore more drying, but it does the job.

    PM Routine --

  8. If I were wearing makeup, I would used to always go for plain ol' mineral oil to remove my makeup/oil cleanse and follow again with the Neutrogena Cleanser from the AM. Now I'm trying a cleansing oil that actually emulsifies and rinses away and I'm liking it a lot. I usually follow with a quick swipe of micellar water and continue with my routine. If no makeup, I go straight in with the micellar water to cleanse.

  9. MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence -- I like this a lot. I've only been using it for a month or so texture wise I don't notice a huge difference in my skin from this product alone. But it is very moisturizing and I think it helps my skin hold onto moisture for longer in conjunction with the other products. I kinda pat this on with bare hands after putting a few drops in my palm.

  10. Differin, every other night. I use a pea sized amount all over my cheeks (worst prone for clogs), chin, forehead, and then the remainder on my nose. Holy grail status, will never be without again.

  11. Same Hylamide serums from AM.

  12. TO Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum -- I love this. It is pretty thick/goopy/gooey and kinda sticky when it dries down but this texture doesn't bother me too much because the residue feeling goes away when I apply other products on top.

  13. TO Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% -- On nights I don't use the differin, I will use this with a few drops of face oil mixed in. This has a more slippy/silicone-y feeling that isn't very moisturizing despite it looking very creamy. I mix the oil into the product on my fingertips before applying to my face because I found if I applied a few drops of oil on top of the skin after apply the suspension, the product would pill up and move around. I didn't love this product at first, but after cutting it out for a while I really missed it because it's definitely subtly effective. I read somewhere to pair it with TO's Niacinamide serum and I like them back to back.

  14. Avene Skin Recovery Cream -- See AM routine.

  15. Random Sample Eye Cream OR Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream if I have it on hand. That's the only eye cream I've ever repurchased the full size for after using a sample.

  16. CeraVe Healing Ointment -- I use this shit for everything. Seriously, I will put a thin layer all over my face at night to lock in moisture, heavily applied under/around the eyes if my eyes are feeling irritated from eye makeup or my eczema, lip balm, cut balm, burn balm, elbow/callous balm... So good. It's quite a bit more moisturizing than Aquaphor and has ceramides.

    I will also layer the CeraVe Creamy Oil onto my skin under the Avene Skin Recovery Cream in the PM if I'm feeling extra dry/irritated and skip the acids. I like the My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Sheet masks. I'll usually take a bubble bath once or twice a week and use those on my face during that time.

    Feel free to ask me any questions! :)
u/reallycoolpeople · 8 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Just AM:

  • rinse face, slap on chemical sunscreen.

    Just PM:

  • emulsifying oil cleanser. Great for a very gentle makeup remover and cleans well. Thanks, adult acne!
  • Wash face with Cerave Hydrating. Does this do anything? Who knows.
  • I throw this honey thing in. It really does a good job adding some moisture, but it's too sticky for the morning/takes too long to sink in.
  • Almost last, rosehip oil. I am not a homeopathic gal, so I turned up my nose to all the promises. Dumb. I LURVE this. It soothes, it fights acne, it really helps with the dryness more than anything else. It will turn you into an Oompa-Loompa for about 2 minutes, though.
  • At the end, seal the whole shebang with a sleeping pack or Vaseline. That definitely helps with the dryness and my face is softer the next morning.


    What about you? My routine does super well at fighting the irritation-red part of the rosacea, but I wish I had something that blanched the actual-red-all-the-time part.
u/flinchcr · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

been looking through r/asianbeauty as that region has great skincare products. from what i’ve gathered Kracie Ichikami is a great sulfate free shampoo. this is a great face cleanser and this is a great face toner/moisturizer.

u/allonsyyy · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

The double cleanse, I just read all about that on /r/AsianBeauty! I got this low pH cleanser to use after this oil cleanser.

I can't say if it'll work either, I'm on day two. But that sub can, and does.

u/MaliaXOXO · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

TBH the S.W. Toner is too expensive for the quantity
Here's the custom recipe I've created for it.

  1. Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz ($10)
  2. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (With the Mother), 16 Ounce - 1 Pack ($10)
  3. Miracle Botanicals Premium Bulgarian Clary Sage Essential Oil - 100% Pure Salvia Sclarea - 10ml ($10)
  4. Miracle Botanicals Organic Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil - 100% Pure Santalum Spicatum - 5ml ($30)
    Total= $60

u/TeaLeavesAndTweed · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The Neutrogena cleansing oil is one of the least expensive cleansing oils I've seen on the US market. I use a mineral-oil-based Japanese cleansing oil that I can get off Amazon for a bit less per ounce. It's the Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing oil, which is fragrance-free and mostly mineral oil. If you're sensitive to jojoba oil, though, be aware that it does contain jojoba a bit further down the ingredients list. It's about $8-9 if you wait for it to ship from Japan or $11 with Prime shipping, but it's almost twice the size as the Neutrogena bottle, and you can get refill pouches for even less:

u/quagsirechannel · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

No problem! If you like it and want more, it’s Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil. I’m interested in trying it out myself, so let me know how it’s working for you!

u/HermioneLovegood · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have both aging concerns (I'm 39) and breakout prone skin and early this year I started implementing a skincare routine with mostly Korean products and it has helped tremendously (thanks r/asianbeauty!) Prior to this the ONLY moisturizer I'd ever found that did not break me out in cystic spots was the Clinique DDM gel moisturizer which isn't really very moisturizing.

With the k-beauty stuff I added BHA and AHA which helps with both acne and aging.

Another important thing to consider is PH. High PH cleansers like your Neutrogena scrub or Cetaphil are really not good for your skin. Some great low PH cleansers are Cerave foaming cleanser (not Korean/Asian), Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick ( ) and Hado Labo Gokujyn Cleansing Foam ( )

My current routine is:


u/CH4C4RR0N · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Is it a good idea to reuse the packaging of the KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil? I bought it some time ago and realized it contains some ingredients that are bad for me, so ever since then it has just been lying around.

Right now I want to make my own Mineral & Cromollient SCE mix and I am currently looking for a decent pump dispenser. It's only that everyone I come across seems to have one or another issue, like leakage, rust and so on.

Since I had the Kose Softymo lying around I gave it a try and it is perfect. No leakage, it uses the stuff up all the way to the bottom and I especially like the white plastic thingy that prevents it from accidentally pumping. That way I can simply put it in my backpack and don't have to worry about anything.

The only thing is, is this really a good idea to reuse it over and over? From what I know people are pretty careful when it comes to plastic, since from what I know it sort of degrades and some of it could end up in the product you are using, which is why reusable packaging is often advertised as being BPA free and so on. I couldn't find anything on the Kose Softymo packaging.

Alternatively, I am also open to suggestions about other pump dispensers!

u/chellebell13 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you like mineral oil as an oil cleanser I would also suggest Kose Speedy Cleansing Oil! It's a mineral oil based cleanser but washes off totally clean. I loved it and then tried to use plain mineral oil (aka from the laxative aisle) but hated how it wouldn't wash off clean even sometimes with a second cleanser.

u/abthrowawayaway · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi there guys newbie here, I read the guides and could use help making a simple routine.

Skin Type: Combo Oily (dehydrated?) and shade is closest to 'neutral tan' in this pic | Country/Climate I'm in: SoCal | Top Skin Concern: making it less oily

Current Routine/Products I'm Using: I use this Simple facial wash while I'm taking a shower, and CeraVe moisturing cream afterwards. Thats pretty much it. After reading the guides I'm thinking of making the following routine.


  • Oil Based Cleanser- Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

  • Low pH water-based cleanser -Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

  • Moisturizer - The CeraVe previously mentioned, this is ok right, or should I get a different moisturizer?

  • Sun Screen - Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

    PM I'm not really sure what I should use here besides moisturizer, I'm a guy, so I have no makeup to remove.

  • The Simple face wash I already use, because I still have more than half of it left.

  • The CeraVe moisturizer.

    Would a toner be worth it? I'm thinking of adding the Hada Labo Super Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. And this would go in between the 2nd cleanser and moisturizer right?

    And just to double check, I would use the cleansers while taking a shower, then toner and moisturizer after getting out, and waiting a bit before I use the sunscreen right?

    Anything you guys would add or remove, or just general comments? I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible so if there are any reduncies I'd be happy to take them out.

    Edit: buying these products off amazon is safe right, the all seem to be highly rated so I don't think there would be fakes
u/Arielyssa · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Foaming cleansers are second cleansers. You can use it in the shower if you want when you wash your face probably won't make much difference plus it is less messy and saves water.

Other recommendations:

u/for-fox-sakes · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil - fragrance-free, cheap, and effective.

u/smitha12345 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil seems to fit all of your requirements. I use it and really like it, though I do double cleanse.

u/stich226 · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Sorry I have a lot of questions...
Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone

Is it recommended to double cleanse? I don't wear makeup either. If so, any inexpensive but effective oil cleansers? I heard about Banila Co Zero Purity but it's kinda expensive....

EDIT: Do you recommend the [](Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil)? The price is low so I'm sorta skeptical..

Do you recommend the CosRx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser? I looked on Soko Glam and it says it has a pH of 8.9 so I'm kinda curious..?

Should I get the Mizon Recovery Gel Cream or the Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream?

For a toner, should I get something targeted towards my skin or something just hydrating...? Because I was thinking of getting the famous Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion?

What are effective spot treatments for acne?
Thank you~ <3

u/yenneferofhamburger · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I added some Asian skincare stuff to my routine and it's helped greatly. It's more about layering on moisture vs using one super hydrating product. For more info visit /r/AsianBeauty and check out the sidebar. Here's what I use:

  • Hada Labo Replenishing Hydrator (at ULTA)

  • Hada Labo Hydrating Face Wash (at ULTA)

  • Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk for sunscreen (this one is important because most sunscreens have alcohol, and this brand doesn't)

  • Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil (bonus: this product is great for eliminating closed comedones)

  • Hydrating sheet masks (My Beauty Diary Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, or Apple Polyphenol; some Biore masks from Japan) 2 - 4 times a week

    I use Thayer's alcohol-free toner year round, twice a day which helps keeps the flakes away. Also, I use Stridex red pads for chemical exfoliation, but I can't use them more than once a week now that it's winter. I normally use those every other day in the summer.

    You may want to try only washing your face in the evenings, and just using water to cleanse in the mornings. Some days I need to wash my face before applying sunscreen, especially if it's a greasy day.

u/lindsheyy · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

For oil cleanser, I really like KOSE Softy Speedy. Makes my face feel soooo soft after using it. I really thought I would hate oil cleansing, but I really miss it when I travel. Comes in a pump bottle, so clean to use. Did a fair amount of research before settling on this one. It's relatively inexpensive (less than $10) and sell it on Amazon here.

u/BavidDrent · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ah awesome, thanks!
I was using jojoba oil before, but after sticking with it for 4 months it didn't seem to help at all. I've heard there's 'pure' oils like jojoba and 'oil cleansers' that emulsify in water like this, I don't know if I'm right with this though! Which do you prefer?

u/siassias · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

This is my favourite! However, I have to admit that when I was out of supplies for a while I used a bottle of Good Things honey cleanser, and it did a similar thing. This made me wonder if lots of creamy or non foaming cleansers might do the trick.

OP another thing you could try is using an oil cleanser that emulsifies i.e. can be washed off with water without leaving an oily residue. I find that when I use oil cleaners like that, I don't need a second cleanse. I haven't tried it myself but a lot of people on /r/asianbeauty recommend this one as a cheap, effective and readily available option:

(Personally I use Illi total ageing care because it smells WONDERFUL, but I can only buy it from Korean eBay sellers.)

Are you subscribed to that sub btw? You might get some other gentle cleanser ideas over there!

u/SluttyGandhi · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey there!

I use a whole bunch! I believe the first I tried was olive oil, because I read that it was used by Sofia Loren (and because it was in my kitchen).

I do use specific cleansing oils; this speedy oil cleanser is delightful and I also use this one from Trader Joe's (even though it has coconut oil, which SCA often shuns due to its reputation for being comedogenic for some people.)

I occasionally layer Marula oil from TO under an occlusive at night. And my favorite thing is massaging in mineral oil (and then rinsing it off) after a clay mask. It is so wonderful.

Anyway. I have not yet tried hemp oil but after a quick Google I am intrigued and will be putting in on my list to try. So thanks!

Side note, if your face is dry and stinging products with ceramides and hyaluronic acid are often recommended to restore the moisture barrier. Using oils can be YMMV but can also definitely be a game changer. Best of luck!

u/dreamskape · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Skin Type: Oily but also sometimes like flaky / dry
Country/Climate I'm in: Toronto, Canada
Top Skin Concern: Acne

Hey guys, (I'm a male btw) I've been on accutane 3 times during my teens, and I still have acne (it comes back), I'm in my 20s now and figured I would try something different. I looked through the spring 2016 megathread and found products matching my skintype.

I purchased the following:

  1. Oil-based cleanser - softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil
  2. Low pH water-based cleanser - Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Cleansing Foam Facial Cleanser
  3. Moisturizer - Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream
  4. Sunscreen - Biore Sarasara Uv Perfect Milk Waterproof Sunscreen

    But, I realized, I don't know what I should use in the AM/PM of these. Do I just use them in order for night and day? I don't think I'd use sunscreen at night, but I think I'd be better off asking you guys for help. Thanks!
u/plasticpolitics · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not OP, but here it is on Amazon!

u/sugarbibbles · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

**Skin type and skin concerns:**

Main concerns: Dryness, acne (cystic and general acne all over chin and cheeks), and splotchy discoloration all over my face (my dermatologist said it was melasma). My skin is consistently congested and breaking out, yet my entire face is sensitive, dull, itchy and flakey. After years of reading tips here, I've finally gotten to the point where redness and the majority of flaking is gone and products don't burn when they touch me, but my skin remains dull and feels tight.


While the products I've selected are relatively affordable, they add up. Plus I'm worried I'm doing more damage than good by overwhelming my skin with all these product. Mostly though, I'm so jealous of all your minimalist routines I see on here, and I want to create one that would work for me. I don't know where to start. What are your thoughts?


**Skincare routine with full product names**


  1. Wipe face gently with Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes
  2. Spritz face with rose water to re-moisten (currently using Leven Rose Rose Water)
  3. Eva Naturals Vitamin B3 5% Niacinamide Serum(daily)
  4. Spritz face with Kikumasamune Sake High Moisture Skin Lotion Tonerbefore skin dries completely
  5. Moisturize with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
  6. Spritz face again with Kiku to keep moist
  7. Warm two drops of The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalanein hands and pat all over face (I just added this to my routine and I have high hopes)
  8. Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50
  9. Coola Liplux Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30
  10. 1-2 times per week, exfoliate face with Baiden Mitten Exfoliator Glove
  11. 1-2 times per week exfoliate lips with Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub


  12. First cleanse with Illiyoon Total Aging Care Cleansing Oil (I'm finishing up this bottle and then I'm going back to using Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil).
  13. Second cleanse with CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
  14. Saturate cotton pad (White Rabbit organic cotton) with Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner and gently wipe face and neck
  15. Spritz face with rose water to re-moisten
  16. Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic acid Serum(nightly)
  17. Spritz face with Kiku before skin dries completely
  18. Moisturize with Elizavecca Milky Piggy Retinol Cream
  19. Spritz face again with Kiku to keep moist
  20. Additional moisturizer layer with Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream (I'm sure this is unnecessary, but I feel like the snail cream has done more for me than any other product and I'm emotionally attached to it now lol)
  21. Warm two drops of TO squalane oil in hands and pat all over face (NEW)
  22. Hanalei Lip Treatment
  23. Cover any cystic acne with spot treatment patches
  24. Once a week, spot treat dry problem areas with Origins drink up intensive overnight mask(it looks like they recently changed the formula for this, so I'm going to have to find something new when this runs out)
  25. Once a week, spot treat acne problem areas with Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask


    **Daily behaviors possibly impacting skin:**

    My diet is crap. While I don't eat a lot of processed food, I eat too much sugar, too much oily and fatty foods, too much red meat and not enough vegetables. Because of my family, it's going to be difficult to make adjustments, and honestly I'm not sure where to start. Caffeine consumption is pretty high, while I only have the occasional coffee, I drink a TON of green tea and oolong tea. Water intake is fair, and I usually refill my 32oz water bottle 2 times a day (yes, I have to run to the bathroom at least every 30 minutes). I pretty much stopped wearing makeup a little over a year ago, now I only wear for special occasions and the occasional eye liner.
u/hellokitaminx · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yaaaaaas. This, so much! Oil cleansing + hydrating foaming/cream second cleanser have totally changed the game for me with my super dry skin. I personally love Kose Softymo. I use the Speedy version right now, but the Deep Cleansing version has my eye!

I'm also washing with Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Cleanser, which I like a lot! Super mild.

Lastly, as a facial oil, Goodal Wateriest Water Oil has been particularly popular lately, and for good reason! I have a different version from the same line and, while I just only tried it out yesterday, it has immediately left my skin feeling leagues better.

I hope this helps!

u/yashiyaa · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Skin Type: Combination |
Country/Climate I'm in: Canada, winter (close to -30 celsius this week) |
Top Skin Concern: sun protection (but don't want vitamin D deficiency!)


Current Routine/Products I'm Using:

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer SPF


Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Noxzema Anti-Blemish Pads
Cerave PM Moisturizer


I discovered this subreddit last week and bought my first sheet masks! Tony Moly's Rice mask is amazing. I'm looking into getting AB cleansers and sunscreen, and I've compiled a list of stuff to get from amazon. I am super confused about the sunscreen though. I don't want to dry out my skin with too much alcohol. I also need proper sun protection because I'll be going outside quite a bit, and the snow reflects UV rays. Windburn is also a problem. Also is there anywhere I can buy bulk sheet masks?¸


How's this for my first Amazon haul (I haven't bought anything yet, any advice is welcome):


TONYMOLY I'm Real Mask Sheet Pack of 11
KOSE COSMEPORT softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil 230ml
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask


Which sunscreen should I get?? I want something that looks good and isn't too drying. Good smell would be nice as well:


Tonymoly Magic Food Mango Mild Sunblock 45g


Biore KAO JAPAN AQUA RICH Sarasara SPF50+ PA++++ NEW 2015 50g Sunscreen


Japanese Skincare Mommy UV mild Gel N 100g AF27



u/josiphoenix · 2 pointsr/Accutane

I started oil cleansing (about a week before starting my course along with intense hydration creams despite my skin being super oily) and I haven’t had any problems. If I use my Cereve cleanser instead of an oil cleanser I notice more dryness.

I use this
KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil 230ml

And rub in with just my fingers for about a full minute. Then I use a warm, wet microfiber wash cloth to wipe off the oil and any flaky skin. I do this super gently. Then I moisturize, wait ten minutes and moisturize again.

I focused super hard on my lips, face, hands and feet. I pretty much ignored the rest of my body. My advice is to start lotioning up the rest of your body after showering and before bed NOW. I got flaky shoulders like yours and my forearms about 6 weeks in. I started moisturizing my whole body after a shower and it’s cleared up. But it was itchy and gross for about 2 weeks.


u/Iledahorsetowater · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Always recommend the cera ve SA renewal cleanser. It’s amazing and events your skin and brightens it. I actually use the SA renewal body wash, you get a lot and I can use it on my face as well. The Cera Ve SA body lotion is also love, sometimes I use it on my face. Makes body super smooth, these two are dream team.

I think the dream routine:


u/jbrownjr1994 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's on Amazon if you are able to order it from there. Not sure about any stores though.

u/toxik0n · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I use an emulsifying oil cleanser. There are tons of fantastic Asian ones. This one is nice:

u/Ultraluminosity · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Thanks so much for the advice!
I use Softymo Cleansing Oil to remove makeup when I wear it (like once a month). Would this be appropriate for ocm?

u/ixxiesparkle · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This stuff is pretty great. i used this before i switched to Tatcha basically everything, and i had to go on worker's comp a few months back so with the cash flow issues that presented, this was something i didn't flinch saving a little money on. It's good stuff and it's cheap. Honestly if i didn't run out of enough Tatcha stuff at about the same time that buying sets wasn't the economically stronger choice, i'd probably just buy this. Their camellia oil cleanser just isn't THAT much better.

u/ohwhereismycoffee · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yes, you do oil cleanser --> 2nd cleanser (it could be foaming, milk, micellar water, whatever works for you!) There are several oil cleansers that are popular around this sub. Off the top of my head:

u/scratchedhead · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is a Asian beauty favorite. Check it out.

Don't know about the grapeseed oil though

u/gmwrnr · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Ah I feel you on the super hard water! I just cleanse once a day too. Yeah using just a straight oil will be a little more difficult than if you just get a designated cleansing oil since those contain the emulsifiers to remove the oil with water. The most basic one most people love is the Kose Speedy. It's unscented too, which is kind of rare with cleansing oils. The eczema lotion might help!

I recommend Missha's Perfect Cover or Signature Real Complete BB Creams but their shade range sucks (you can also email them for free samples). My base will look dry/patchy/weird straight from application if I use nearly anything besides those or Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation. I've also had luck with MUFE Ultra HD and Stila Stay All Day foundations. Maybe just get some samples from Sephora

u/Miwwies · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

For me what really, really helps is using a BHA product, every day. I use a Korean one but Paula's Choice BHA is also very good. You also should use a very light moisturizer as well as a non drying cleanser.

Here's what I do in the evening:

u/Snailsandhoney · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If it's working for you then don't change it. I would suggest adding:

  • an oil-based cleanser like this to help remove makeup, they have the added bonus of doing a good job to clean pores. You would still use your regular cleanser after
  • a spot treatment and hydrocolloid bandages for active acne
  • a honey product like this Propolis is a great product for acne prone skin

    I've found that, for me, adding in these sorts of products has made a huge difference and cleared up my skin.

u/CaptainCatbee · 2 pointsr/Makeup

Cold Cream is made of mineral oil, so any mineral oil based cleanser would be about as effective. I personally use this one, it even emulsifies in water so you can rinse it off properly.

u/krissycole87 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh youre welcome!! Something about your post I really related to.
Rosehip oil is life. Omg. I looooove it and so does my skin. I mix it with my snail cream and it makes this magical goo that my skin literally drinks up so fast its crazy. Its kind of a think oil by itself but mixed with a moisturizer its like magic haha
Yeah its crazy, I lurked r/compulsiveskinpicking for like.. ever before I actually subscribed. It was as if the day I subscribed was the day I had to admit to myself that I was indeed a skin picker. Almost like joining AA or something "hi my name is krissy and Im a skin picker." haha but it was actually empowering, and so helpful knowing I wasnt alone.
For cleansers I have recently been doing Ole Henriksen's Balancing cleanser in the morning, and then I use Kose speedy Oil Cleanser at night. The kose rinses cleanly so I do not double cleanse, I only use that. Its part of my efforts to moisturize like mad at night. Oil cleansing also helped me curb my picking because I do the full process of letting it sit for a few mins then massaging it for a few minutes and I feel like I can feel my pores being cleaned and that is somehow super satisfying.
I just got my bottle (today! woo!) of CosrX low pH morning cleanser to replace the OleHenriksen in the morning. I decided to switch because of how much Ive come to love Cosrx and their products seem to really agree with my skin. Sometimes I feel like Ole's can be drying (because its part of their acne/oily skin line, in fact its basically the last product in my routine aimed at acne and its getting replaced). I can report back later with the findings but it comes highly recommended on this sub as a gentle cleanser.
The snail cream omg. I became a believer almost instantly on the slug life. I have both the snail power essence and the snail all in one cream from cosrx. I love love love them. I use the essence in the morning before my moisturizer and I use the cream at night mixed with my rosehip as my second to last step before my overnight mask. Sometimes just for fun Ill use the essence at night before my other serums too. I honestly cant get enough. I think its because its so healing that I feel like I see improvement in any blemishes and scars every time I use it. Of course, YMMV but seriously Id take my snail to a deserted island with me.
My overnight mask also comes from Cosrx, the honey overnight mask, I may try their rice one after I finish this just for fun, but I am completely happy with the honey one. Its a good occlusive on its own, but sometimes I will even spot treat over top of it with vaseline on blemishes and areas where I deal with scarring.
And definitely dont worry about the questions. You shouldve seen me firing off questions to everyone on this sub when I first got into it!! Im glad to help :)

u/Cricket_1981 · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

This is the one I ordered. If you do a rosacea search on the product page, a few people say that it's helped.
So far I've only used it once and nothing terrible happened, I'm slightly nervous that it's mineral oil though.

u/unicornfairyprincess · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I'm not an expert, but I noticed right away that you're missing a few things- an oil cleanser in your PM routine (maybe you forgot it?) and an SPF, which you mention. Nothing is going to help prevent wrinkles and skin damage like SPF, so I highly recommend adding that to your routine- just search HG SPF for your skin type, and there will be a lot of good recommendations like the Biore watery essence. An oil cleanser is also going to help clean away the sunscreen, oil and dirt that your foaming cleanser might not be picking up- the Banila Co and Kose are popular. Once you've got all that in place, you might want to start looking into actives, like BHA for keeping your pores clean or Vit C for evening your skin tone/dark circles!

u/historygeek33 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Also, this one is a really great option although it has some jojoba oil. I also break out from jojoba oil but this works great for me.

Ingredients: Mineral Oil, PEG-8 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclomethicone, Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame)Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea)Butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower)Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Propylene glycol dicaprate, Zea Mays Germ (Corn) Oil, Phenoxyethanol

u/ABaccount6174 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hey all! Newbie here. I just ordered four products:

Oil Cleanser

Foaming Water Cleanser

Snail Cream


So, my question is, should I wait until everything comes in to begin using it? The Cosrx advanced snail cream will come in within a week with the rest coming in the next month. Also, do these four products seem okay for a start? I'm a 17 year old guy if that helps at all (lots of acne)

u/Forever_Sorry · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty
u/digoxinprincess · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

1- instead of using micellar water as the first step, have you considered an oil emulsion? I love it ( because I massage the oil, let it sit, and then it easily and quickly rinses off with water. No cotton rounds required. Then I follow up with my cleanser (Elta foaming facial cleanser).
2- Hydrate! I am obsessed with the scinic honey all in one ampoule ( and this hada labo hyaluronic "serum"

u/xXBootyQuakeXx · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

hmm, okayy. So the two cleansers I bought were CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser and KOSE Softy Mo Facial Cleansing Oil Speedy. Im guessing its the CeraVe because it says it is "Formulated with hyaluronic acid". Would I be right?

u/skincareaddict92 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

So this is the [oil cleanser] (, this is the [low ph cleanser] ( and an essence is like a serum but less concentrated. This is the [essence] ( I use. It has snail secretion which sounds gross but is believed to stimulate collagen and elastin and to improve the skin's texture. There's a lot of debate about it's effectiveness but I personally believe it has helped my skin retain moisture greatly. Overall, I use the oil cleanser to remove any makeup and sunscreen on my face. The low ph cleanser is basically to bring acidity to my skin which the toner balances out. Always remember to patch test every product you use especially if you have dry skin because it tends to be more sensitive. Also, check out the asian beauty sub reddit. There's a lot of great information.

u/RevengeSC · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I am 26 years old male and i want to keep looking young in my 30s/40s/50s

My routine consist of cleanser and moisturizer



Help me achieve that

u/yoda_33 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi, I'm new to all of this. I'm going to purchase these items - probably tomorrow. I'm aware that I have to start with baby steps. I've read that I should start using only the moisturizer then slowly add the others so I see which product responds well with my skin and to make sure to patch test.

I'm just not sure how to put these in a AM and PM format, mind helping me out so when it's time to use all of this in a routine, I'm more confident in what I'm doing, please?

Skin Type: Oily / Combination / Occasional Breakouts| Country/Climate I'm in: USA/Spring|

Top Skin Concern: My skin isn't really smooth or clear. I have blackheads and maybe tiny whiteheads, but there around my whole face like super tiny pimple rocks. It doesn't like bad, only when I'm close up the mirror. I also break out around my check and mouth area.

Oil-based cleanser: KOSE Softy Mo Facial Cleansing Oil Speedy

Low pH Cleanser: Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Moisturizer: COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

Ance/BHA: Cosrx Bha Blackhead Power Liquid 100 Ml

Sunscreen: Biore Aqua Rich

Spot treatment -[Cosrx] Acne Pimple Master Patch 24EA

u/howdidIgetsuckeredin · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

If you want to try the Kose cleansing oil /u/beyond_the_moon suggested, here are the Amazon Canada links:

Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil CAD12

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil CAD13

Alternatively, you could try MUJI's Sensitive Cleansing Oil if you have a MUJI near you.

u/girlintaiwan · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Yes, AB using cleansing oils. It's a bit different than skincareaddiction (if you're also a fan of that sub) because most of the AB cleansing oils contain emulsifiers, which when mixed with water, allows the cleanser to wash cleanly off. Just to make sure that nothing is left on the skin, most ABs follows through with a foaming or hydrating cleanser (double cleanse). If you have mineral oil left and it doesn't break you out, keep using it and make sure that you are double cleansing. Once you are done with the mineral oil, you can check out some AB cleansing oils and see which style your skin prefers.

If you're fine with mineral oil, I would recommend trying Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil. It looks like this in the pink bottle. I like it more than the Deep version because it contains no fragrance, which is great for my sensitive skin. You can try using something cheaper like Cetaphil for dry skin (I think Walgreens even makes a generic one that is exactly the same) as the second part of your double cleanse, or check out the AB sidebar for some recommendations.

The good thing about having a compromised moisture barrier (can I even say this), is that it's not permanent. If you take the time to change your routine and baby your skin a bit, it will turn back to normal. I had a messed up barrier for awhile before finding AB, and once it was fixed I was pretty amazed at how much better my acne situation became.

So, focus on fixing your barrier first, then when you're ready, you can start to expand your skin routine to include products that focus on your skin goals (vitamin c, chemical exfoliants, etc.). Because you are on a budget, I would buy samples of everything first to make sure that your skin likes the product. I have a box of things I cannot use, because of my AB greed. :(

Good luck!

u/M34YA · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi, by any chance have you tried KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil 230ml?

Sorry I'm on mobile and I'm horrible at formatting. Anyways, I have this sitting in my cart and it seems pretty effective.

u/Betulaceae · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I think you do need the cotton pads for it to work. It just doesnt seem as effective when I just throw it on my face. Cotton pads are the most convenient way imo. The thin, flat ones, not the fluffy balls.

Other than that this is a good simple routine! Definitely adding micellar water to remove the thick biore sunscreen is a must.

If you want to try an alternate first step cleanser is the Kose Speedy Cleansing Oil, it's an emulsifying oil cleanser so you squirt a pump or two into your hands and rub into your face, emulsify off with water, and then follow with the your CeraVe cleanser.

u/linyiseating · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Welcome, welcome!

Reading your post, I gather that your problem lies with CCs and hydration. I would tackle hydration first, that way, your skin is well prepared to take on BHA + AHA to break down the CCs.

I would include a moisturizer for AM, before you slap on suncreen. I've never used sunscreen bare -- I have used the Biore Aqua so I will say that it can feel somewhat hydrating but for me, that's not enough.

For PM, oil cleansers that are favorites are [Clean It Zero] ( and Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil (there's two versions, [Deep] ( and [Speedy] ( Personally, I'm using DHC Cleansing Oil -- most of the most basic oil cleansers out there as it's mostly [olive oil plus emulsifiers] (, however will try out Softymo once my bottle runs out.

Sadly, my skin doesn't react well to snail so I can't help you out in that department.

Do you plan to sheet mask daily? -- I'm reading your routine as a daily one. If so, you can probably slap on an occlusive snail product after the sheet mask although most times, personally, I find that I don't need another moisturizer layer afterwards.

u/PrincessLPSA · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If you like to order from amazon something that might compare to your sweet almond oil that I think you might like as well is called the Kose Softymo I found this product through a blogger named Kate from the Skincare diaries in this post. She has really good recommendations on skin care in general. She also rosacea too so if you are looking for other stuff to try out I totally recommend her!

u/wifewithalife · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil changed my life.

u/girlteal · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I actually ended up getting a cleansing oil.
This one to be exact,

If you search it more you can probably find it cheaper from other sellers.

u/SquatMonopolizer · 1 pointr/JapanTravel

oil face wash is my favourite, like thesoftymo speedyone.

u/notmycat · 1 pointr/drugstoreMUA

I focus on skincare to help with this rather than makeup so much. Lately, I've used an oil based makeup remover, super light foaming cleanser, and differin before moisturizing at night. The biggest difference has been the differin, it's actually making my skin kind of dry. I got a tube for $11 off amazon and believe it's available at all Walgreens and regular drugstores. I splurge on a nice moisturizer and that's helped significantly too. I was using Aveeno's calming moisturizer but it started hitting $17-20 a bottle so I said to hell with it and bought the big bottle of Clinique's Dramatically Different moisture gel for $27. Altogether, I finally have normal skin and less acne. Hope this helps!

u/woodr1km · 1 pointr/beauty

I get this cleansing oil from Amazon for under $10. It’s the best one I’ve ever tried for eyes and my whole face.

KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil 230ml

It’s light, takes everything off, doesn’t burn my skin or eyes, doesn’t dry out my skin, easily washes off, doesn’t break me out, lasts forever. I follow up with a normal cleanser after using this.

I tried everything for makeup remover: Neutrogena oil, olive oil, coconut oil, Clinique balm - the works. Nothing works like this one.

u/heyoitsben · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

So, I found three new products after doing some bit of research.

KOSE Softy Mo Facial Cleansing Oil Speedy - I read that they updated the formula 6 months ago and all the reviews I could find are of the old formula, but of the old reviews everyone praised it for the skin issues I had. Also, I can't find the pH level of this one.

Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash - Plan to use this after oil cleanser. I read similar good reviews on this one for issues I have with my skin. The pH level is 5 according to that mega datasheet for cleanser pH levels.

Advanced Snail 92 All in one cream - Plan to replace my current moisturizer with this. Like the other two, read good reviews for my skin concerns with this one.

I don't think any of them have the niacinamide product you mention or alcohol, which I think dries my skin. I don't think my current moisturizer is working for me. After about two to three hours of applying my current moisturizer in the morning my skin may start to feel tight around my mouth/cheeks, so I picked a new one.

Aside from these three, I still need to find a toner I think. I already found two sunscreens that I plan to use. I don't know which of the three to buy first and test though. If I were to buy the oil cleanser first, would it be fine to use with my western routine? I figured it'd be best to get the oil cleanser/moisturizer first, then the second cleanser if the other two worked out. At the same time my current cleanser is making my skin feel tight/dry/flaky after using it so would it be better to start with replacing my cleanser first?

I really appreciate all the help you've given me by the way, it's helping me out so much.

u/bahamalove · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For the last few years, I thought that I had Seborrheic Dermatitis but now I'm not sure. My skin is very dry and flakes badly around the creases of my nose and my chin, and also the front of my scalp. It burns when I go in the salt water (I live in the Caribbean so this is more often than the average person). None of the mentioned areas are "red", which is what most photos of sebderm look like (from what I can tell). I have been treating the flakes with Squalane Oil from the ordinary twice a day, sometimes more if it gets flaky throughout. I have also been using oil cleansers, (burts bees and more recently this which I really like). I'm still convinced there is more/other things that I can be doing to treat the sebderm (or whatever it is) more effectively. I hate wearing foundation because my skin is HORRIBLE for about 5 days after and I haven't found one that doesn't make the flakey areas really bad and look "clumpy". However, I would love to be able to wear makeup without this issue. I'm mostly looking for some clarity on my skin condition and any product recommendations would be a bonus. FYI, I'm going to try cerave moisturizer and cleanser today because it seems that this brand works for many people with general dry skin.

pics for reference


u/glaceauglaceau · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

LOL! The one I use is this but it has an equally bizarre description:

"Paindifficulttoundertake,inthepowerofthegrassandthesilkhair.NETUniongrasspremiumextracts(repair & prevention beauty hair ingredients) scheme. Replenishlostindamage,moistureandshine.Thinhairreinforcingthecuticleofthehair.Volumedownandglossofcare,manureinsteadofglossyhair."

Ignore the nonsense. I like this cleanser because it is a very effective one step oil cleanser. It works super well to dissolve makeup, sunscreen, waterproof mascara, the works, and then when you rinse it off with warm water it emulsifies and washes away easily without leaving any residue or leaving your skin feeling dry and stripped. I have normal/dry skin and I find that traditional double cleansing (using oil + cleanser after to remove the oil) is subpar to using this product.

u/cinderflight · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hello! I have suddenly developed some deep pimples(?)/bumps on my cheeks that have some pus if forcibly extracted. The bumps do not have a typical "head/center" like common pimples, and they have been on both of my cheeks for ~2-3 weeks. They also tend to form "clusters/groups" on both cheeks. What should I do to treat/prevent this issue?

My skin is combinational, with my T-zone being oily and my cheeks being usually a little on the dry side. My current routine is using the following:

> Cleanser 1: KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil

> Cleanser 2: CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

> Exfoliator: Stri-dex Pads Maximum Strength only for nighttime

> Moisturizer: Elizavecca Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop Cream

Due to using moisturizer, my cheeks are not as dry as before and I have been using this routine for ~1 year without any major issues. I do not recall adding or removing anything new in the recent past. I currently live in the USA.

u/garnetandpearl · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi all, I want to order the kose softymo speedy cleanser from amazon but I don't know if I can trust the sellers. Does anyone have a list of verified amazon sellers? I saw a list of sites, but not amazon sellers.
KOSE Softy Mo Facial Cleansing Oil Speedy, 0.5 Pound here is a link to the product

u/AGracefulSeal · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hey guys, I'm transitioning towards AB products and was thinking about getting some cleansers since I'm running out.

For my 1st cleanser, I plan to get the KOSE oil cleanser but I'm not sure between the KOSE SOFTYMO oil or liquid. Does anyone know if there's a distinct difference between these products?

For my 2nd cleanser, I'm planning to integrate CosRx Low PH Good Morning Cleanser into my routine. But I'm curious if I would be over exfoliating if I use this product before Stridex since the CosRx states that it contains a BHA. Or is it ok to use them both since I'll rinse off the CosRx cleanser before using Stridex?

Skin Type: combo | Country/Climate: USA West Coast |Top Skin Concern: Switching to AB products

AM: Rinse with warm water - Cerave Hydrating Cleanser - Cerave Moisturizing Lotion - Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

PM: Cerave Hydrating Cleanser - Alternating between Stridex Red Box (2%BHA) and NipFab Glycolic Fix Pads (2.8% Glycolic Acid) x2 a week (Will probably stop using the NipFab Pads since they seem to break me out) - Cerave Moisturizing Lotion - Aquaphor

u/chouxkurimu · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I usually use the sugar scrub to really get the dead skin off, but if my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, I will opt for the oatmeal! It still physically exfoliates, but I find moist oats are gentler on the skin. Leaving on the oatmeal mask for a bit does soothe skin though! So it’s a 2-in-1 heh

I use the Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil !

u/purpledonutglaze · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have combination skin, more oily than dry in the summer. Obvious large pores in my t-zone and cheeks. This is my biggest concern.
Is there anything that can be done about this???

Routine AM:

  • Splash with water
  • Thayer’s Witch Hazel - Rose Petal
  • Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50 sunscreen

    Routine PM:

  • Mineral Oil cleanser
  • Clarisonic Skin Renewing Peel Wash PM with Clarisonic Mia
  • Stridex Maximum pads, let dry
  • TruSkin naturals Vitamin C serum, let dry
  • Winter — First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
  • Summer — Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

    Although in the summer, after I put on the clinique gel, my skin doesn’t feel quenched! Like i need to put on more moisturizer.

    I would love to go makeup free. But I feel like I need to put on makeup to even out my skin tone/hide my giant pores. I hate it! Please help!
u/strawnaman · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have combination acne prone skin and I’ve realized that the best oil cleanser for me is Kose Softymo Speedy Tried Boscia’s Makeup Breakup and menthol smell was too strong and I think I should just stick with Softymo since I know it works. Softymo is a very reasonable price (about $10), very effective at removing makeup, and is fragrance free.

I’ve been struggling to find a baking soda-free natural deodorant that works. Currently using EO in tea tree which I found at Marshall’s for about $5 and it’s ok. I don’t think anyone else can smell me but I do notice after 5 hours or so it doesn’t work as well and I need to reapply. Also the directions say to do 1-2 sprays to each armpit - HAH - I definitely need 5 or so. If anyone has any recs please let me know!

u/premenopausal · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I’ve been using the Kose Softymo speedy cleansing oil to great success. It’s mineral oil based so there is a very low chance of it breaking you out. Plus it emulsified very cleanly at the touch of water, so you could in theory use it as your only cleanser. I got it off amazon, it’s not too expensive.

Do you remember what oil you used when doing OCM?

u/svenskt · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm sorry your skin is making you depressed, I've been there. How long have you been using the stridex and how often? My skin looked very similar to yours but on my cheeks. Maybe try switching out your face wash for this, it's worked wonders for me. Also washing cleansing twice a day may be an irritant, I like to use micllear water in the PM. Also for the white heads, try hydrophilic pads for acne. I strongly recommend that you don't pop every zit, draining is okay, but I have huge acne scars from when I would pop huge cystic acne

u/benetea · 1 pointr/tretinoin

I use this one:

I haven't felt the need to try any others since it seems to work so well

u/BrangDoritos · 1 pointr/amIuglyBrutallyHonest

Thanks guy!

I use these two for cleansing:

And this for moisturizing:

Though for moisturizer, you're gonna want different products depending on whether your face skin is dry or oily. Mine is oily.

This is the toner I used:

And this is the essence I used (I'm pretty sure it's meant for people with super fair skin, so heads up):

Dunno if this'll work for everyone, but it helped in my case.

u/runswithelves · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I highly recommend giving it another shot. [This](KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil 230ml is the one I keep coming back to for years even after trying a bunch of other brands.

u/xjwv · 1 pointr/asianbeautyexchange

I have and can decant:

Memebox I'm Cleansing Oil #Moist (
Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil (
sample of SCINIC coconut cleansing oil


SCINIC Snail All-In-One Ampoule (
SCINIC Snail Matrix Cream (
samples of:

  • Skinfood Gold Caviar Cream
  • Skinfood Royal Honey Nutrition Essence
  • SCINIC Super Aqua EX Jelly Cream
  • TonyMoly I'm Real Avocado Rich Cream
  • sample size tube of Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream


    Kose SUNCUT UV Protect Gel SPF50 PA+++ - thin/spreads easily, fragrance free, and goes on clear

    sample of Laneige Water Sleeping Pack
    samples of TonyMoly Intense Care Dual Effect Sleeping Pack
    sample of Etude House Play Therapy Sleeping Pack (Moist UP!)

    Let me know if you're interested in anything!~
u/saesaenyaa · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

You can try Banila Clean It Zero Purity, which seems to be marketed towards those with sensitive skin. There's also Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil and it's the one I currently use. I introduced it during a horrible skin period (acne, super sensitive skin) and it didn't agitate my skin at all, rinsed off cleanly, and didn't strip my skin or make it feel dry or tight. I actually quite like it, but will be trying the Banila Purity when I run out.

You can also take a quick glance through the Holy Grail Megathreads (here and here) for products used by people with the same skin type as you. Hope this helps. :)

u/yuuhei · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

You could try to switch to the cleanser I mentioned, which I purchase on amazon here for a gentle foaming cleanser. Is there a specific reason you oil cleanse? I've tried myself and found double cleansing to be drying and then found an oil cleanser that washes away with just water, this one , and found it cleanses nicely without drying, but didn't do much for my skin otherwise so I didn't purchase it again.

You could opt to the normal hydrating cerave cleanser (by itself), get a more gentle foaming cleanser (like the one i linked you), or try a new cleansing oil (like the second one i linked) that doesn't require double cleansing. Your moisturizer should be fine objectively speaking but if it isn't hydrating enough to you, you can try this one from Paula's Choice which is a more emollient, yet slightly more expensive, option. Paula's Choice in general has really great products for all skin types, and for the quality it's expensive in comparison to pretty much everything except CeraVe...

u/imjustdrawnthatway · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi All,

I have tons of products but I'm not sure if I'm using them correctly, in the right order, or using too many at one time. Also, some are not AB. Just waiting for them to run out. Also, I have the Mizon 8% AHA and Paula's Choice BHA. When should I be using these in my routine? How often? Please give me your opinions! I have dehydrated skin.