CosRX vs. Kiehl's Since 1851 Cleanser, Compared

Which of these skincare favorites should you use? We compare the two products based on their ingredients and safety information.
Notable Ingredients
Salicylic Acid, Saccharomyces Ferment, Glycerin, Citric Acid
Glycerin, Vitamin E, Citric Acid
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Exfoliating
  • Acne-Fighting
  • Protecting
  • Hydrating
  • Protecting
  • Replenishing
Ingredient Safety
Paraben-free
Paraben-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
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
Fragrance: Fragrance
PEG: PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Cocamidopropyl Betaine
DEA: Triethanolamine
Fragrance: Parfum/Fragrance
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Allergy-inducing ingredients
-
Allergen: Limonene
Environment polluting ingredients
-
Marine Pollutants (UV Filters): Benzophenone-3
Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
2
Good for Oily Skin
1
-
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
3
-
Bad for Oily Skin
2
Bad for Sensitive Skin
4
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
4
Good for Dry Skin
2
-
Good for Sensitive Skin
1
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
Bad for Dry Skin
1
-
Bad for Sensitive Skin
4
-
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
73% low risk
22
20% medium risk
6
3% high risk
1
3% unknown risk
1
69% low risk
25
25% medium risk
9
6% high risk
2
0% unknown risk