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Best Korean Exfoliator For Your Skin Type

January 01, 2021

Best Korean Exfoliator For Your Skin Type

Best Korean Exfoliator For Your Skin Type

Exfoliating Is The Key To Soft, Smooth And Radiant Skin.

It's also one of the easiest steps to mess up. Correct exfoliation will leave your skin feeling plump and hydrated. Over-exfoliation or incorrect exfoliation can have the opposite effect.

So let's deep dive into some different K-Beauty exfoliants and find the perfect one for your skin! 

STYLE STORYexplores the best Korean exfoliator for your skin type:

Dry Skin

To combat dry skin, choose an exfoliating product that hydrates and removes dead skin at the same time.

For a manual exfoliant, STYLE STORY loves Jelly Ko Cinnamon Toast Sugar Scrub FoamFor a chemical exfoliant try COXRX Whitehead Power Liquid, which includes apple water to relax pores, reduce whiteheads and clear away old dead skin cells.

Be sure to follow with a hydrating serum and moisturiser, preferably one containing hyaluronic acid to help lock in hydration. We recommend Bubble Tea Steam Creamto really hydrate and moisturise dry skin. 

Best Korean Exfoliators For Your Skin Type

Acne-prone Skin

If you have acne-prone skin it's best to avoid physical scrubs and manual exfoliants. Not only are they harsh on already sensitive skin, they can cause the spread of bacteria and active breakouts to burst.

Instead, look for products containing BHAs.

STYLE STORY loves COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, which works with your skin to soften and clear it over time. This K-Beauty staple also provides skin brightening benefits for a more even skin tone.

Aim to exfoliate no more than once a week to avoid over-exfoliation, as this will only exacerbate problems for acne-prone skin.

Normal Skin

Those of you blessed with normal skin types can rejoice, as nearly all exfoliating products play nicely with normal skin. In addition to the ones we've already mentioned we also recommend trying out some mask exfoliators. Our favourite? Subi Holo Dream Brightening Pore Minimizing Mask.

The Subi Holo Dream Mask is packed full of star ingredients like Centella Asiatica and Kakadu Plum and works to detoxify, brighten, tighten and refine your skins texture. Each mask also comes with its own silicon spatula for easy application. We recommend using it twice a week. 

Best Korean Exfoliators For Your Skin Type

Combination Skin

If you have an oily t-zone with a dry forehead and cheeks, opt for a combined AHA and BHA to eliminate unwanted dry skin while also treating oily areas.

STYLE STORY loves COXRX One Step Original Clear Pads, which are also perfect for on-the-go pimple emergencies, as well as Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner as a daily toner.

Fruit enzymes offer great natural exfoliation and are found in everything from papaya, to tomato, apple, pineapple, kiwi and more!

Oily Skin

Exfoliating oily skin requires a delicate balancing act as it’s important not to dry it out. If oily skin is dried out, it will only create more oil, which is the opposite of what this skin type needs.

Instead, it’s important to target the root causes of oily skin while maintaining the correct level of hydration.

STYLE STORY loves COSRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid which works to gently exfoliate and then soothe the skin. 

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin requires the most caution when it comes to exfoliants, particularly with chemical exfoliants because you can't often see them working. The best option is often a PHA (“Poly Hydroxy Acid“) which is gentler than a regular acid. PHAs are effective in eliminating dead skin cells and smoothing skin texture.

Alternatively, something like Subi's Powder Cleanser is ultra gentle on sensitive skin. 

Try Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Maskon nights you're using acids for a skin soothing night treatment. 


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"For glowing skin, choose an exfoliator that works well for your skin type so that you can get your glow on without irritating or drying your skin out."


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