Below is our list of the best Korean serums for your skin.
Also known as “ampoules” in the K-Beauty world, serums are highly concentrated skincare treatments that are formulated to target and correct specific skin issues.
They can be oil or water based and have the ability to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. This means that unlike other skincare products, serums have the ability to give really visible results.
With such a variety of different Korean serums on offer, choosing the best one for your skin type can be tricky.
To help you narrow your selection, STYLE STORY takes a look at which K-Beauty serums work well for each skin type.
Oily skin can be caused a variety of external factors, including stress, medications, hormones, incorrect products and changes in seasons. To compensate for what it’s lacking, our skin often produces a surge of oil.
To rebalance oily skin’s moisture and oil levels, STYLE STORY recommends Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. This K-Beauty classic is ideal for managing the needs of oily skin types.
Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. To help exfoliate and re-texture the skin, we love Mizon Peeling Serum with 8% AHA. This revolutionary serum encourages skin turnover, leaving your skin smoother, brighter and more even-toned.
When skin becomes inflamed and irritated it turns red as blood rushes to try and fix the damage. To treat inflamed, irritated skin STYLE STORY recommends COSRX Centella Blemish Ampoule. Infused with centella asiatica, a botanical herb with exceptional healing powers, this serum provides an intense treatment for weakened, damaged, irritated, sensitive and problem skin.
Dry Skin can strike for a number of reasons – some people have naturally dry skin. Others develop dry skin due to external factors like air-conditioning, hormonal changes and aging.
To treat dry skin, we recommend Mizon Night Repair Seruming Ampoule. This hydrating serum quenches the skin’s thirst with its blend of botanical extracts that are designed to increase hydration, elasticity, firmness and suppleness.
Dull skin can be caused by a range of factors, including smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, dehydration and poor diet.
We love Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serumfor this skin type. This luxe serum offers the ultimate treatment for damaged skin, pigmentation, loss of elasticity, dehydration and roughness.
Discolored skin patches commonly develop due to a difference in the skin’s melanin levels. To help treat this, Purito Pure Vitamin C Serumworks to correct pigmentation with star brightening ingredient Vitamin C.
As skin ages, it loses its elasticity, firmness and suppleness. To give ageing skin a boost, we love d’Alba Piedmont White Truffle Intensive Ampoule. This serum is gourmet for the skin! This silky, multi-tasking ampoule features luxurious ingredients like Italian white truffle oil and caviar that soothe, target signs of ageing and moisturise.
Skin sensitivities are caused by a range of factors, and can be exacerbated when the skin’s outer layer – its barrier – is compromised. To repair and nurture sensitive skin, STYLE STORY recommends Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule. Containing 80% pure bee propolis extract, it gently cares for sensitive skin to give it a poreless, smooth finish with a healthy glow.
The iconic Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampouleis a beloved Korean Beauty product for good reason. It packs a powerful punch that effectively cares for all common skin concerns, including aging, dull skin, brightening, firming and more.
Which is the best Korean serum you’ve found for your skin type? Let us know in the comments below!
"The Korean Beauty Routine is famous for its serums, which are a key part of the multi-step skincare routine."- STYLE STORY
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