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BEST INGREDIENTS FOR HORMONAL ACNE

 

 

Anyone dealing with breakouts will tell you how important it is to find the ingredients that calm your skin and reduce the lifespan of breakouts. Whether it’s anti-inflammatory tea tree, soothing aloe vera or nourishing propolis try some new ingredients to find your skin’s jam.

 

 These are the best ingredients for hormonal acne that are taking centre stage in K-Beauty in 2020.  

 

Hydrocolloid

What is it: A wound dressing. It began in hospitals, but it has been adapted as a skincare solution.

What does it do: It creates a moistened environment to heal wounds.The gelling agent used in hydrocolloid is water binding, meaning it draws fluids to it. Hydrocolloid draws fluid out of wounds.

Try: Subi Perfect Pimple Patch  

 

Tea Tree

What is it: A natural plant extract that helps calm skin and keep it clear of redness.

What does it do: It’s perfect as a spot treatment, or as part of a serum or face mask.

Try: We love Dr Ceuracle Tea Tree Purifine Toner and iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum 

 

Aloe Vera

What is it: A plant with moisturising and emollient properties.

What does it do: Due its high content of natural vitamins, Aloe Vera works well to relieve stress, rehydrate, and soften the skin’s outer layer.

Try: Tosowoong Pure Aloe Vera Mask, Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel and Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner 

 

Snail secretion filtrate

What is it: The trail of the snail (not the snail itself!). For more info on snail mucin and how it is collected, read up here.

What does it do: This is a great ingredient because it naturally contains a heap of skin-friendly ingredients, including proteins, elastin, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid and copper peptides. It effectively repairs sun damage and is especially helpful for mature skin, acne, uneven skin tone and acne scarring. It also has cleansing properties that help avoid bacteria.

Try: APLB Black Snail Healing Cream, iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum and Mizon Joyful Time Essence Mask Snail  

Green Tea:

What is it: The leaves or extract from the green tea plant.

What does it do: Soothes skin and helps prevent redness.  Green tea leaves contain amino acids, minerals, polyphenol and protein, which give life and vitality to the skin, to keep it healthy.

Try: We love Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner, Innisfree Green Tea Foam Cleanser and Innisfree Green Tea Cream.  

 

Propolis

What is it: A naturally occurring anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory made by bees, propolis is ideal for acne-prone skin.

What does it do: Assists in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin.

Try: We can’t go past iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum and anything from K-Beauty’s King of Propolis – Tosowoong. Try Tosowoong Propolis Brightening Essence, Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule and Tosowoong Sleeping Pack.   

 

Acids

What are they: These are the big guns of skincare – Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) and Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs).

What do they do: They treat a variety of  issues, including blackheads, whiteheads, breakouts, hyper-pigmentation, and blocked pores.

Try: SOME BY MI AHA BHA PHA Miracle Serum, Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum 

 

Centella Asiatica:

What is it: Centella Asiatica (AKA “Cica” and “Tiger’s Grass”) is a plant that grows in the marshy soils of Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa.

What does it do: Containing proteins, beta-carotene, essential fatty acids, and phytochemicals, Centella Asiatica is known for its restorative effects and wound healing characteristics.

Try: Dr Jart Cicapair Serum, iUNIK Centella Bubble Foam Cleanser and iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream

 

What are the best ingredients for hormonal acne that you’ve discovered? Drop them in the comments section below!

 

 

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