The COSRX Pure Fit Cica Cleanser is a low pH facial cleanser that cleanses the skin with a rich, gentle foam. The creamy lather removes impurities and excess sebum while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture barrier. COSRX recommends it to normal and sensitive skin, but I have to disagree with them.
Just like the rest of the Pure Fit CICA line, the COSRX Pure Fit Cica Cleanser is formulated with Pure Fit CICA-7 Complex (7 different kinds of Centella Asiatica ingredients) and Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract which is an antioxidant. Most Korean brands take the EWG ratings more and more seriously, COSRX is one of them. This cleanser has “green” ingredients only. The INCI is simple: some surfactants, moisturizers, CICA-7 Complex (Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside) etc. It is alcohol, fragrance and paraben free but does contain two essential oils.
It’s dense, creamy, lathers well and has a strong, natural smell thanks to the essential oils. I have combination-oily skin, that’s why I don’t find it drying even though I use it several times a day in the summer, but I don’t think it’s moisturizing enough for dry skin. My husband prefers this to anything else, which I understand: it’s great for oilier skin. I’d say it’s pretty refreshing, it cleanses well, I like using it in the morning and evening too after removing my makeup with a cleansing oil. I think there are more gentle cleansers on the market, this one shouldn’t be advertised for sensitive skin, but if you have combination, oily skin and you don’t mind the essential oils, you should give it a try! Recommended for men too!
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citric Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Propanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment, Ethylhexylglycerin, Asiatic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract