Exfoliating Products, Toner/ First Essence/ First Serum

Cosrx one step moisture up pad

Hello beloved Readers! For today’s review I am here with “Cosrx one step moisture up pad”, launched this year (2017). This is an alternative version of the very famous “Cosrx One step original clear pads” catered to add moisture and prep skin without irritation.

The difference between the two is that the Cosrx one step moisture up pad contains 79.14% of propolis extract as its major part of solution and with only 0.5% of Betaine Salicylate. So, this is suitable for all skin types including the dry skin, whereas Cosrx one step Original Clear pad contains 85.92% of Willow Bark water, which is the naturally occurring salicylic acid and 1% of Betaine Salicylate. So, this is lot stronger and is suitable for only oily skin and most importantly the originals pads are more of an acne treatment product. 😏

I have dry sensitive skin, so  I opted for the newly launched Cosrx one step moisture pads. I havn’t used the original one, so I will not be comparing them any more!! Cosrx one step moisture up pad claims to exfoliate skin mildly without compromising on skin moisture level, it brightens skin and provides smooth skin with every usage! 😍


Skin Type:

Cosrx one step moisture up pad is suitable for all skin types.

Not Suitable for:

Cosrx one step moisture up pad might not be suitable to anyone allergic to the ingredients used in it or particularly allergic to honey or salicylic acid in any form (like me!!).


Ingredients List and CosDNA Analysis: 

Cosrx one step moisture up pad

As from cosdna Analysis, Cosrx one step moisture up pad is absolutely free from skin irritating ingredients. Cosrx one step moisture up pad is an hydrating mildly exfoliating product. So, if anyone who refrains from daily exfoliation (even if it’s a very mild one), this is not the product for you.


How to use:

Cosrx one step moisture up pad is a multipurpose product. It can be used as:

  • Daily first step low ph toner: I will recommend to use it this way only for night time routine. This method is  suitable for oily skin and combination skin.
  • As a mild exfoliator: Use it 2-3 times a week before using toner or in place of a toner. This is suitable for Normal to Dry skin.
  • As an SOS Makeup remover (only for face, don’t use it on eyes or lips). Then follow up with regular foaming cleanser.


It’s kinda tough to differentiate between embossed and smooth side, just by looking at it. The best way is to run finger gently and get the idea. First use the rough side to exfoliate mildly and then follow up with other smooth side to finish the task!! 😛


Simple Night time Skincare Routine for Oily Acne Prone skin: (Suggestive)

Cosrx one step moisture up pad > Cosrx Centella Ampule > Cosrx Oil free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion > Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream (spot treatment) 




Cosrx one step moisture up pad
Rough Side for gentle exfoliation. It’s not rough but slightly embossed.




Cosrx one step moisture up pad
Smooth side to collect the debris and prep the skin surface.




I really adore Cosrx one step moisture up pad for its cute labelling of beloved Mr. Rx. It’s a huge plastic opaque container, with roll on lid! I only wished that they had a small lid on inside with a tweezer holder, to pick the presoaked cotton pad without contamination. As its quite annoying to take out cotton pads with dirty hands, and also end up picking out 2 or 3 instead of one. 😑😕


Cosrx one step moisture up pad
Cosrx always has a very simple and functional packaging! This exceeds the cuteness level with the Vibrant picture of our Mr. Rx!!



Cosrx one step moisture up pad
This container is quite big, I am gonna reuse it store my cotton pads or other small items!!



Cosrx one step moisture up pad




Expiry Period: Cosrx one step moisture up pad should be used up within 12 months of opening or else the liquid inside will dry up, leaving behind only the dry cotton pads.

Quantity: Cosrx one step moisture up pad has 70 numbers of presoaked cotton pads.

Price: Cosrx one step moisture up pad is available anywhere in between $16 to $20 depending on the discount available. Few of the shopping options are as below:




Beauty Barn India (India only)


(Few of the purchase option links included in the post, are my affiliate links, and can help me earn some commission. You don’t have to use the above mentioned links, but if you do, this will help out my Blog!! Thank You!! 👍)



Cosrx one step moisture up pad consists of 70 presoaked cotton pad. I am glad that toner is neither leeching out of the cottons pad nor making the application dry. I think that the quantity of toner used for soaking cotton pads is just sufficient.

The cotton used is of good quality which does not break while sweeping on face. The fragrance is very natural similar to Cosrx Low Ph cleanser but not that strong and slightly citrusy. 👃


Cosrx one step moisture up pad



Cosrx one step moisture up pad
Its moisturises skin in just one swipe!




Cosrx one step moisture up pad gets absorbed quickly without stickiness!! This makes it perfect for oily skin.

Cosrx one step moisture up pad
Gets absorbed quickly!! You don’t even have to pat it, just leave it for few seconds and it’s all done!! 





I love Cosrx one step moisture up pad for its cute labelling, conveniency and adaptability for different uses. My only concern is that one might go overboard with it due to the labelled fact that it’s very gentle and can be used any time of the day, by any skin type! I would say that any product that contain acids or its derivative in any strength shouldn’t be used liberally, because over time this can increase the sensitivity of skin.

Since, my skin is dry and particularly sensitive to salicylic acid, I refrained using it extensively! This product has been used mostly by my mother who has oily acne prone skin.  She has been using it for 3 -4 times a week and this product is almost an empty, so my opinion shared here are pretty final one and are as per the performance on an oily skin.


  1. Hydrating and non-sticky.
  2. Non-irritating.
  3. Travel friendly.
  4. Convenient to use.
  5. Good mild exfoliator for all skin types.
  6. Alcohol Free.
  7. Paraben Free.
  8. Low to no fragrance.
  9. Easily available.



  1. I wishes they could provide additional lid with a tweezer holder, to take out the cotton pads easily without contaminating other ones.

Do I recommend it? Yes to all oily skin beauties who doesn’t want to have a separate exfoliating routine! 

Will I repurchase? No! Didn’t find it of much use! 



Rating: 4/5

Cosrx one step moisture up pad is a good product. A very useful one for those who are always on travel or who hates who have multiple products in routine! I still doubt if it’s really okay to use this daily or multiple times in a day! Also, I don’t see any significant use of its other than the fact that its innovative and convenient to use! I love it for its labelling but I didn’t find it exceptionally good or functional at least in my case! So, I just gave it 4 star! ✍️


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