Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Review: COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

*Review COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask*

COSRX is a Korean beauty brand with a large cult following, yet an underrated general reception. Hearing raves from fellow bloggers and Korean skincare enthusiasts, I decided it was time to try some of COSRX's popular products. I will be reviewing the Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask today, followed by the Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser and Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol.

Brand: COSRX (COSmetics + RX (prescription) = COSRX)
Name: Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
Size: 50g
Price: US$12.8
Where to buy: Jolse  

taken from jolse


The COSRX Rice Overnight Spa Mask is sealed in a sleer plastic tub with a mason jar inspired top. This is to ensure that the product is preserved and kept fresh. Unlike the general consensus on skincare creams where the expiration date is 12 months after opening, the Rice Spa Mask lasts 2 years from the manufactured date. Packaging is compact and small (50 grams), perfect for travel.


Now the reason why I decided to try this mask was because I was looking for a new moisturiser. So I haven't specifically used this as an overnight mask but I definitely can see how it would shape up as one. Note: I have been using this as a moisturiser for around 2 months. 

My skin is very sensitive to new skincare products and I always try to be careful and smart about my choices. Seeing as how the COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask has passed the CosDNA analysis, I was excited to try it.

"Enriched with more than 65% of rice extract, this mask provides intensive nourishment with dep moisture and brightening"

COSRX sells two overnight masks, the rice and honey. Honey is by far my favourite skincare ingredient but wanting to spice things up a little, I went for the rice. The rice spa mask is proclaimed to have a nourishing and brightening effect when used regularly and I thought it would be a good time to take care of some facial acne scarring.

As well, COSRX has the most adorable illustrations (shown above).

It provides very impressive moisture, even when used as a moisturiser and not a mask. After applying a pea sized amount, my skin still feels smooth and supple after 12 hours. The texture is a hybrid of a gel and cream, not too thick and definitely not too light where the product just completely sinks into the skin and does nothing. Many people are worried about thick moisturisers, thinking it will stain their pillow, block their pores etc but there is no need to be anxious about the Rice Overnight Spa Mask. The mask is very easy to apply and doesn't take long for the product to absorb into the skin, unlike the popular Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX

Following COSRX's philosophy of producing effective products by removing unnecessary ingredients, extravagant fragrances have been left out of the Rice Overnight Spa Mask. There is no smell, perfect for people with sensitive noses!

After 2 months of using the COXRS Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask religiously, my skin has not reacted badly to this product. However, whether the brightening effect of this mask has been effective, it is hard to say. Rice has, after all, not been extensively researched as a potentially effective skincare ingredient even though it has been widely used in Asian skincare as a skin softener.

I definitely recommend this product for people with all skin types as a simple wholesome moisturiser and leave-in mask, with no hidden nasties. 

To read more about COSRX, CompletemySeoul was lucky enough to interview COSRX's Marketing Team Assistant Manager. It is worth a read to find out more about this rapidly growing brand. 

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful Lunar New Year and/or spent the holidays with your loved ones!

Have you tried any COSRX products? Which ones are your favourite?

*Product was provided for review purposes however all content are my own experiences
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