CosRX vs. PAULA'S CHOICE 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 (Skin-Identical Ingredient), Green Tea Extract, German Chamomile Flower Extract, Citric Acid (Ph Adjuster)
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Exfoliating
  • Acne-Fighting
  • Protecting
  • Protecting
  • Replenishing
  • Hydrating
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
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
Fragrance: Fragrance
PEG: PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Cocamidopropyl Betaine
PEG: PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (Cleansing Agent/Emulsifier), Laureth-7 (Emulsifier)
Allergy-inducing ingredients
-
-
Environment polluting ingredients
-
-
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
2
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
-
-
Bad for Sensitive Skin
1
-
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
73% low risk
22
20% medium risk
6
3% high risk
1
3% unknown risk
1
83% low risk
19
17% medium risk
4
0% high risk
0% unknown risk