Those with oily skin are always on-battle with excess sebum, bacteria and pollution to keep skin looking clear. Fortunately, there are loads of options in the market ready to help. Here’s a list of Korean skincare products that are amazing for controlling your oily skin.
Cleansing is the very first step of a skincare routine. It’s important to choose the right cleanser that will remove all the excess oil, sebum and dirt from your skin without drying it out. With a properly cleansed face, your skin will absorb your skincare products better. The Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Charcoal Soap contains glycolic acid found in black sugar that soothes and hydrates your skin, while cleansing your pores and removing your dead skin cells. Free from artificial ingredients, fragrances or preservatives, this is a good option for those with oily and sensitive skin.
Congested pores, blackheads and whiteheads are the common problems found in oily skin. Worry no more, as the Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask from Innisfree is formulated to help clear your pores, control your sebum production, exfoliate and absorb excess oil! It contains 6020 mg of Jeju volcanic clay which are effective in removing impurities and AHA ingredient that will chemically exfoliate your skin, leaving it smooth and radiant.
Unwanted breakouts are a common problem for those with oily skin. Cosrx’s One Step Pimple Clear Pads are pre-soaked in betaine salicylate and willow bark water which acts as a toner and chemical exfoliant without irritating your skin. These convenient pads are effective in clearing up pimples and even cystic acne, or chest and back acne. Just swipe the pad gently across your skin after cleansing, and proceed with your normal skincare routine.
It is important to moisturize your face, even if you have oily skin. In fact, by using the right moisturizer, it could help make your skin less oily. This gel moisturizer is perfect for oily skin as it is formulated to be oil-free, lightweight and fast absorbing. It contains hyaluronic acid which has strong hydrating properties without feeling heavy on the skin.
Designed for acne-prone and sensitive skin users, this non-oily cream is effective in reducing breakouts and fading scars. The Centella Blemish Cream is formulated with all-natural ingredients that will provide hydration while relieving stressed and inflamed skin. If you aren’t comfortable with using an ointment based cream as a moisturizer, you can use this as a spot treatment on those pesky pimples and watch it disappear overnight!
Aloe vera is commonly used on sunburns, acne or wounds for an instant relief and for healing. This inexpensive aloe vera gel can be used on the face, body and even hair for instant hydration. It dries down to a non-sticky texture which makes it perfect for those with oily skin to use during the daytime as a moisturizer. Not only that, you can also use this as a sleeping mask by applying a thicker coat on your skin before bed. With the cheap price tag and multipurpose uses, this aloe vera gel is definitely a must have in your skincare collection!
As the name suggests, Laneige’s Water Bank Gel Cream is a non-oily gel moisturizer that feels lightweight on the skin. It is infused with hydro-ionized mineral water which will deeply hydrate your skin, quinoa extract that contains vitamin A, C and E to help fight dull skin and olive squalene that will help strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier. With these ingredients, your skin will definitely feel softer and plumper!
If you aren’t familiar with Korean skincare routines, an ampoule belongs in the same family as serums and essences, except it's a supercharged serum with stronger ingredients that works as a booster for your skin. The Centella Blemish Ampule is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin as it forms a natural protective layer on your skin that will regulate your skin’s sebum production. In other words, control the oil production of your skin. It has anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties that will help you achieve flawless skin!
Say goodbye to blackheads and clogged pores! The Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner is a toner that will effectively clean your pores, balance the pH level of your skin and control sebum. It can refine skin texture to give you baby-like soft skin. You can also use it as a mist to freshen up your face on those hot days by putting some in a mist container.
The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about sunblock? Greasy. That’s not the case for the Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream. Not only it feels lightweight on the skin, it dries down matte and it contains oil controlling properties. It contains sunflower oil and green tea extract to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. This is a good pick for those with oily skin!
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