What is it with rough skin texture? Yes, normal zits are annoying, frustrating, and stubborn, but they go away relatively quickly. At least when compared to pesky little bumps, which seem to last forever. They sit in your pores and remain unmoved until you find just the right product that's strong enough to evict them because—let's be honest—they're our complexion's equivalent of nasty next-door neighbors.
One Reddit user may have found the right product for us, at least as far as texture is concerned. The woman, who goes by "-salma" on the website, shared before and after photos to show just how effective one specific Korean skincare product is at kicking irregular texture to the curb. Since then, it's gone viral, with people rushing to find out how and why it works so well.
"Finally got rid of my closed comedones with COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid ($22)," the post was captioned. Comedones refer to the small and bumpy blemishes that can span across the forehead, nose, or cheeks. She went on to explain that the first picture was taken in July 2017 and the second one in December 2017. That means this product cleared all the texture inconsistencies in a matter of months.
The secret to its efficacy is the renewing and resurfacing qualities of glycolic acid and apple water, which is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (or AHAs). These exfoliate the skin, allowing for a smoother and more radiant layer of skin cells to arise.
COSRX is one of our favorite K-beauty brands since it makes gentle, effective, and easy-to-use products that are consistently in our routine rotation. So it's no surprise this Reddit user is waxing poetic about another one of its products. To use it yourself, simply apply on a cotton pad and dab it onto the skin. Follow up with a moisturizer like you normally would. Et voilà! Your uneven texture might just do a vanishing act.