Review: COSRX Propolis Vitamin C Serum

Meticulously formulated with 23% pure vitamin C and propolis to boost radiance and leave skin plump and youthful.


I was absolutely ecstatic when COSRX announced its new Vitamin C Serum. I’ve been a long time fan of its Propolis serum, and to see COSRX mix it with a high concentration Vitamin C is a dream combination – a product that does it all with minimal ingredients, resulting in a high-powered serum. Though the bottle is small, it will easily last you at least 2 months (which is the recommended use time), the product itself a thin, watery serum that easily dribbles down the skin (and is easily absorbed by it too). COSRX boasts that this serum can give you results within 2 weeks, and I’m glad to say that this serum has been instrumental in addressing my hyper pigmentation following an onslaught of hormonal acne. Reasonably priced ($26-29 dollars, but differs if you purchase more than one at a time, which I did), this serum is a clear winner.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid, Propolis Extract, Niacinamide, Aronia Melanocarpa Exract, Butylene Glycol, Cassia Obstusifolia Seed Extract, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Lactate, Hippophae Phamnoides Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin

Significant Pros

  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C, brightening)
  • Propolis Extract (anti-bacterial, acne-fighting, anti-fungal, moisturizing)
  • Aronia Melanocarpa Exract (antioxidant)
  • Cassia Obstusifolia Seed Extract (antioxidant)
  • Butylene Glycol (moisturizing)
  • Niacinamide (brightening, fight hyper pigmentation)
  • Hippophae Phamnoides Extract (antioxidant)
  • Allantoin (calming)

Significant Cons

  • Nothing of note

The Takeaway

Wow, this is a wonderful serum and I can see it working particularly well for sensitive and acne-prone skin. This serum is concentrated on wonderful ingredients that work together to fight hyper pigmentation, moisturize, combat free radicals and sun damage, and prevent acne. The real results are there too, which is a game-changer for those looking to simplify their skincare routine. If you’re looking for a reasonably-priced Vitamin C that is adaptable to a variety of skincare needs and conditions, I highly recommend this product!

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