Clinique vs. COSRX Cleanser, Compared

Which of these skincare favorites should you use? We compare the two products based on their ingredients and safety information.
Notable Ingredients
Glycerin
Saccharomyces Ferment, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Exfoliating
  • Protecting
  • Hydrating
  • Replenishing
  • Exfoliating
  • Acne-Fighting
Ingredient Safety
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Alcohol-free
Alcohol-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Alcohol-free
Alcohol-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
Petrolatum: Petrolatum
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Allergy-inducing ingredients
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-
Environment polluting ingredients
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-
Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
1
Good for Oily Skin
1
Good for Sensitive Skin
1
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-
-
-
-
Good for Oily Skin
1
Good for Sensitive Skin
1
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
2
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-
Bad for Sensitive Skin
2
-
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
78% low risk
7
22% medium risk
2
0% high risk
0% unknown risk
83% low risk
20
17% medium risk
4
0% high risk
0% unknown risk