Beginner Guide

Beginner's Guide to Effective Skincare: Start Your Journey with COSRX

Simplify Routine


[Ready Target Protect]


Step 1 Ready

Ready : Preparing your skin by cleansing

Daily facial washing removes dirt, excess sebum, and makeup. It is a really important step before starting your skincare routine. Cleansing makes your skin ready to absorb active ingredients


Step 2 Target

Target : Addressing specific skin concerns, often with treatments like serums or essence.

This step is crucial for effective skincare. Depending on your skin concerns, apply a serum or essence with a high concentration of active ingredients.

See which serum or essence solves your skin concerns here.


Step 3 Protect

Protect : Apply sunscreen or other protective products to safeguard your skin from environmental factors.

After addressing specific skin concerns, the final and most crucial step is to protect your skin with a moisturizer and SPF (for morning use only). Moisturizer helps maintain skin hydration and strengthen the skin barrier. SPF shields your skin from sun damage, which is the leading cause of wrinkles and brown spots.


If you're unsure where to begin, don't worry.

This routine is perfect for sensitive skin and designed for those who want to start a straightforward skincare routine to maintain happy, healthy-looking and hydrated skin.

SOS Routine

"Start from snail tO end with Snail"

SOS routines can be used regardless of skin type, environment, gender, and age. It is basic and easy routine for all.

The snail ingredient in COSRX provides an optimal environment that is harmless to snails and is produced through a friendly extraction process that minimizes stress.

Snail mucin is consistently used as a skin-friendly and beneficial ingredient, and it is considered as the representative ingredient that is safe without irritation.

Applying the "RTP Routine" to the Snail Mucin


Step 1 Ready

Advanced snail mucin gel cleanser

Specially formulated gel cleanser enriched with skin beneficial ingredients including snail mucin to hydrate and protect the skin.


Step 2 Target

Advanced snail 96 Mucin power essence

Light-weight essence which absorbs into the skin fast to give skin a natural glow from the inside.

It is created from nutritious, low-stimulation filtered snail mucin to keep your skin moisturized and illuminated all day.


Step 3 Protect

Advanced snail 92 All in on cream & Sunscreen

An all-in-one cream that repairs and soothes irritated skin post-breakouts. This rich gel-type cream absorbs quickly, providing full nourishment while leaving your skin fresh and comfortable.


To personalize "RTP" Routine for your

skin concerns

At  COSRX, we prioritize ingredients when creating products, ensuring they quickly and easily address specific skin concerns.

Our various serums and essences are based on extensive research, designed to deliver safe and effective solutions by optimally combining high-efficacy ingredients.

Try targeting your skin concerns by selecting a serum or essence from the Ready - Target - Protect routines recommended by COSRX!

*When following this RTP routine and using Vitamin C and Retinol, don't forget the essential: Sunscreen!

Start with RTP Routine, and you can build from there.

Here’s how to build a typical skin concern routine:

Target serum solution

Determine the primary issues you want to address, such as acne, dryness,hyperpigmentation, aging, or sensitivity.

Target 01 

Acne & Blemish

Total acne care with 15% nacinamide
* Non-comedogenic tested

While acne usually needs different steps based on its stage, we have identified three stages of acne

COSRX Niacinamide 15 Serum effectively targets all stages of acne with its high niacinamide concentration. It controls sebum, reduces inflammation, and strengthens the skin barrier. Texture is Lightweight and fast-absorbing, it's suitable for daily use and addresses acne, hyperpigmentation, and enlarged pores.

Target 02

Unevenskin tone

Concentrated 13% Pure Vitamin C & 23 % Pure Vitamin.
Vitamin C serums, rich in pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid), tocotrienol (super vitamin E), hyaluronic acid, and allantoin, boost collagen, brighten skin, and offer strong antioxidant protection.

Target 03

Fine lines & Wrinkles

Concentrated 0.1% ,0.3% pure retinol cream and 0.5% oil formula that promotes smooth skin texture and visibly firm skin

COSRX Retinol offers five benefits: lifting, improving elasticity, minimizing pores, reducing wrinkles, and normalizing skin turnover. High-concentration products include The Retinol 0.1 Cream, 0.3 Cream, and 0.5 Oil. Follow a guided adaptation process to avoid skin reactions and use sunscreen during the day.

Target 04

Dryness & Dehydration

6 potent peptide that enhances overall skin condition as your first step serum.

Moisturizing is a essential step in everyone’s skincare routine. Peptides are great for hydration, quickly absorbing into the skin and tackling deep dryness.

They can be layered multiple times without feeling sticky, making them ideal for dry skin.