if you have acne and you haven’t yet tried pimple patches then your life is about to change forever. These *almost* invisible stickers are made of hydrocolloid and help to draw out the gunk while protecting your spot from the outside world.
Simply pop one of these on and go about your day. Because these ones are super sticky they're also a great option to use at night while you’re sleeping. Once the patch turns white it’s time to take it off.
Another bonus to these is that they greatly reduce the chances of scarring because you're not picking at hte spot. They also act as a deterrent for popping.
This beautifully mild and gentle cleasning foam removes impurities while soothing sensitive skin.
It's perfect for acne because it comes in at a balanced pH of 5.5. In addition, the enzymes help to breakdown dead skin. Star ingredients include Centella Asiatica, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract and Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract.
One of the most popular K-Beauty products on the market, this cheap and cheerful clay mask is a must try for those with acne prone skin.
We particularly like it for skin in its teens and twenties because of how much oil it absorbs.
Made with clay from Korea’s famed Jeju Island this clay masks works like a vacuum on the face, sucking away blackheads, dirt and impurities. ]
You can use this as a full face mask or a simple spot treatment.
To learn more about common mistakes when using clay masks jump onto this episode of the Korean Beauty Show podcast:
Another clay mask, this beautiful (literally, it shimmers!) mask is better for dry, dehydrated, mature and sensitive skin types. That's because it's not as drying as other clay masks on the market and is free from all fragrances and essential oils.
It works to detoxify, brighten, tighten, and refine.
Five minutes of this mask 2 – 3 times a week will produce noticeable differences in your pores and the overall texture of your skin. It is also great to use as a primer underneath your makeup as it leaves the skin with a gentle holo sheen.
The mask set also comes with a handy spatula for application.
Key ingredients include Australian Kakadu Plum, Ceramides, Sodium Hyaluronate and Kaolin.
Dr Jart’s trademark blend of Centella Asiatica provides urgent relief for sensitive and damaged skin. The Dr Jart Cicapair collection has been designed to sooth irritated and sensitive skin, and calm redness and irritation.
But wait, there’s more! This sleeping mask also improves the elasticity of the skin and the overall texture and tone.
Looking for the perfect sleeping mask to soothe skin when using medicated acne products or Roaccutane? Try Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask.
Another product jam-packed with Centella Asiatica is this recovery cream from Purito.
Over 50% of the formulation is Cica, which not only helps to calm and soothe troubled skin. It also helps care for acne scars and pigmentation.
Finally, the formula is rich in Amino Acids, Beta Carotene, Fatty Acids and Phytochemicals.
Another Dr Jart product we can't recommend enough for acne and breakouts is this cult Korean favourite serum.
The liquid-gel texture is easy to apply, non-sticky and offers lightweight hydration to the skin. It is made for sensitive skin and instantly refreshes and cools minus any stinging.
The formula is free of parabens, sulfates, chemical additives and harsh binding agents.
COSRX's collection is perfect for skin in its teens and twenties because it cares for the key concerns of oily, acne prone skin. This spot cream is no exception.
In fact, we love to apply it after using a pimple patch!
That's because the cream works to soothe and repair skin thanks to its Aloe Vera Leaf Water, CentellaAC-RX Complex, Zinc Oxide and Calamine.
You'll find that your skin is visibly less red and irritated after use. It also helps say goodbye to those pesky marks left after acne!
This ultra hydrating cream combines Centella Asiatica with Mugwort, Tea Tree Leaf Extract, and Beta Glucan.
It effectively works to soothe and clam the skin, boost elasticity, and repair the skin's barrier. This is a great option for those with combination skin. You'll also reap anti-ageing benefits from the formulation.
If you are wanting to make life easier then try one of these amazing starters kits for acne prone skin:
This set features all the hits from iconic K-Beauty brand SOME BY MI, including full size versions of:
Packed with Alpha, Beta, and Poly Hydroxy Acids this trio are a godsend for acne prone skin.
Featuring all of the best-selling products from COSRX, this set will help kick your acne’s butt. The set includes:
This set is exclusive to STYLE STORY and features everything you need to gently care for oily skin. You'll find a full size cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturiser.
Exclusive to STYLE STORY, the K-Beauty Acne Skincare Set is the ultimate acne fighting kit.
The set includes:
As always if you have any questions, please reach out to a member of our STYLE STORY team. We are always here to help.
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