It’s the lesser-known but equally annoying sister of acne and we’re #notaboutthatlife. If you want to get rid of your bacne quickly and painlessly, put down the tweezers, stop picking and reach for these K-Beauty soaps instead!


Why soap?

Once rejected for being overly drying and messy to use, the new breed of K-Beauty soaps are perfect for a wide range of skin types and have plenty of special features that old soaps didn’t.

Not only are they soothing, natural and even cruelty-free, some of them don’t even change shape no matter how many times you’ve used them and others come in their own hygienic foaming nets. This means you can use and store them hygienically and mess-free.

Better yet – most of them can even be broken into smaller pieces so you can use one piece for your body and the other for your face!


How do they work?

K-Beauty soaps work to deep-cleanse the pores, assisting to remove excess sebum. It’s this excess build-up that is responsible for clogging the pores and leading to the outbreak of the dreaded bacne (and even boob-ne, the little pimples you get in between your cleavage).

Unlike your ordinary soap or shower gel, these soaps are rich in antioxidants to help control oil and dead skin.


How do you use them?

Simply keep one hanging in the shower and use it to wash up. Easy!

As a bonus, most of these soaps also work a treat for congested facial skin and to remove blackheads. Plus, some of them are even good to use in greasy hair!

Our K-Beauty soap picks

The best K-Beauty soaps we’ve found include:

Ciracle Blackhead Soap – containing green tea, olive, blackberry and soybean, this blackhead soap is perfect for combination skin as well as acne-prone and oily skin types. It works to minimise blackheads and reduce future skin troubles on both your face and body.

April Skin Magic Stone – One of Korea’s fastest selling beauty products, April Skin’s Magic Stone is no ordinary cleansing soap. The foaming cleanser has a hypoallergenic formula that contains a blend of Korean herbal extracts that effectively remove dirt, makeup and more. Did we mention more than 2 million of these soaps have already been sold?!

Benton Dear My Best Friend Bar – Perfect for dry, oily and sensitive skin types, Benton’s facial and body soap contains cocoa powder, oatmeal and calamine for a non-irritating, yet effective cleanse that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. This one is certified cruelty-free by PETA.

JJ Young by Caolion Lab All in One Soap – perfect for oily and combination skin types, this divine-smelling soap can be used on your face, hair and body. It targets large pores and works to remove both sebum and keratin. Plus, it’s cruelty-free.


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