These are the best K-Beauty products for oily skin!
While it might sound counter-intuitive, using an oil-based cleanser is actually beneficial for oily skin, as it assists to naturally balance the skin’s oils.
We love Subi Bare Skin Balm.
A pH of around 5.5 helps keep the skin’s barrier healthy and strong. Most importantly, it keeps bacteria out and moisture in. Maintaining the correct pH balance starts with a proper cleanser.
Try Subi Powder Cleanser.
Remember, the purpose of exfoliation is not to take your skin off; it is to provide a gentle buffing!
Products containing BHAs are perfect for oily skin because they offer a chemical (rather than manual) exfoliation that penetrates through oil. BHAs are also anti-inflammatory.
For a gentle BHA treatment that won’t ruin your skin (ahem, Stridex patches), we love COSRX Blackhead Power Liquid.
Dehydration is not good for you or your skin. Especially for oily skin types, dehydration can lead to excess sebum production.
To counteract this, we recommend using products containing hyaluronic acid. They help skin to maintain the correct balance of oil and moisture.
For more on picking the perfect K-Beauty product, tune into the Korean Beauty Show Podcast:
Water-based and other lightweight creams are great for oily skin, as they are light enough to be absorbed by the skin and don’t cause excess oil production or create more shine.
We love APLB Premium Aqua Moisture Cream.
Night creams are often a bad fit for oily skin types because they're made for mature skin, which tends to be drier. Enter - the sleeping mask! Sleeping masks are perfect for oilier skin types because they're usually gel based.
Jelly Ko's Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask is an ideal option to add into your routine 3-4 times a week. A pea sized amount is all you need to wake up to glowing, soft, hydrated skin the next day.
Snail mucin contains a myriad of skin-friendly ingredients that work wonders on Oily Skin, including cleansing properties that help minimise breakouts.
STYLE STORY loves APLB Healing Moisture Snail Cream.
Green Tea is not just a great drink, it is also great for your skin. With skin benefits including reduced inflammation, a high antioxidant content and a decrease in sebum production, green tea is perfect for oily skin.
STYLE STORY loves Tosowoong Pure Green Tea Mask.
Clays, muds and charcoal are powerful at absorbing oil and sebum and removing impurities from the skin. This makes them perfect for congestion-prone and oily skin.
For a great sebum-busting treatment try Subi Holo Dream Face Mask &. Brush Set. Just twice a week with this wash-off face mask keeps large pores and overactive oil glands at bay.
For other charcoal-based K-Beauty face masks, check out our blog post here.
Still looking for your perfect fit? Don’t forget you can also ‘Shop By Skin Concern’. Simply click ‘Shop By Skin Concern’ for our full dropdown menu for all skin types.
Still feeling overwhelmed or unsure? Contact us for a tailored recommendation.
"Oily skin is characterised by excess sebum (or an over-production of oil). Often, it goes hand in hand with breakouts and larger pores"- STYLE STORY
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