When it comes to selecting the perfect skincare products, it can be confusing. Which is why we've put together a list of the best Korean skincare for every age.
Your skin changes as you age, and your skin concerns will often have a lot to do with where you are in life.
Today, we’re deep diving on the common skin characteristics and concerns for your age, as well as the best products for you!
Ahh, to be young. For many of us, our first steps into skincare come when we start high school.
The main skincare concerns for teens are:1 Acne
Getting acne under control can be complicated, with different treatments for different types of acne (eg. clogged pores or hormonal).
For any spots though, it’s important to protect them from outside elements - this includes touching them, picking at them or just general exposure. Pimple patches are handy, helping to resist the urge to pick at pimples and giving them the best environment to heal as quickly as possible.
For teen skin, we like a drug-free option like Subi’s Perfect Pimple Patches. They're made from hydrocolloid to help minimise scarring as an added bonus!
With oilier skin, it’s a great time to start using a cleanser just for your face. COSRX’s Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a reliable option for acne prone skin and excess oil. This is because it helps to balance your skin’s water and oil levels and prevent breakouts.
Products that specifically treat oily skin are worth considering as well. Essences and serums are skincare products designed to address specific concerns, and there are plenty for oily skin. A great essence for oily skin is Dr Ceuracle’s Tea Tree 95 Essence. Made with a whopping 95% Tea Tree extract, it soothes oily and acne-prone skin.
After conquering teenage skin concerns, entering your 20s is a great time to set up a foundation for your skin. If you’ve got acne scars, think about introducing products to help your skin’s texture and tone.
While your oiliest days are hopefully behind you, it’s not uncommon for adults to still be dealing with oily and combination skin. Double cleansing is the perfect way to tackle this, especially if you wear sunscreen or makeup. Subi’s Bare Skin Balm combines antioxidant-rich Australian Lemon Myrtle with Sea Buckthorn Oil to balance oil and keep your skin nourished.
A clay mask can also help with textural issues like pores and bumpy skin. For a gentle, non-drying clay mask with a brightening boost, look no further than Subi’s Holo Dream! This iridescent mask is full of Kakadu Plum, Ceramides, Centella Asiatica, Kaolin and more to clarify, brighten and detox your skin.
You’ve likely heard that one of the best things for skincare is getting good sleep. Your skincare should work for you while you sleep, which is where sleeping masks come in.
Not to be confused with eye masks, K-Beauty sleeping masks are supercharged treatments that help your skin retain moisture and effectively absorb nutrients. Jelly Ko’s Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask is an at-home spa facial. Packed with antioxidants and active ingredients, it helps to improve pores and brighten dull skin.
By your 30s, you should hopefully be over the acne and oilier skin of your younger years. But…you may also be seeing the first signs of aging, with fine lines, wrinkles and dehydration making an appearance.
Although aging is inevitable, using the right skincare products can keep your skin looking younger for longer.
If you haven’t started using targeted essences or serums yet, this is the right time to start. Containing 96% snail secretion filtrate, COSRX’s Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a powerful treatment that transforms your complexion for younger, healthier and more elastic skin.
A go-to moisturiser is another essential part of a skincare regimen for 30s and up. Jelly Ko’s 3-in-1 oil, serum and moisturiser, Bubble Tea Steam Cream, is perfect for this. A deliciously hydrating drink for your skin, it is packed with anti-aging ingredients like Niacinamide and Beta Glucan and leaves skin glowing.
In addition, protecting your skin from environmental nasties also takes on a greater importance in your 30s. Dr Jart’s Cicapair Re-Cover combines the best of both worlds, combining Centella Asiatica to sooth sensitive skin with a unique color correcting treatment to cancel out redness.
As you age, your skin will feel drier and thinner. This is because your collagen levels decrease over time.
Dealing with these concerns will help you to not only protect and nourish your skin, but also support your skin’s ability to renew collagen.
We love tried-and-tested K-Beauty essence Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence RX. This essence has been certified by Korea’s Food and Drug Administration to soothe, firm and even out your skin tone, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines.
To complement it, Missha’s Time Revolution Night Repair PROBIO Ampoule is a favourite amongst mature skinned K-Beauty lovers. Packed full of skin strengthening probiotics, this ampoule firms, recharges and hydrates your skin. It helps to improve your skin's elasticity and reduce the signs of aging.
A great moisturiser for dealing with the extreme dryness that comes with aging is Dr Jart’s Ceramidin Cream. This cult favourite Korean product contains ceramides. These are great because they support natural moisture protection and boost your skin’s ability to restore itself. For rough skin, flakiness, tightness or dryness, this is the heavy-duty moisturiser we turn to.
Confused about which Korean skincare products are right for you? Don’t forget you can always reach out to the STYLE STORY team for your free skincare consultation.
Our K-Beauty experts will go through your concerns and offer our personalised product recommendations tailored for you.
What is the best Korean skincare for every age you've tried? Let us know in the comments.
"Your skin changes as you age, and your skin concerns will often have a lot to do with where you are in life."- STYLE STORY
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