These are the best K-Beauty products for oily skin in 2020!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 that won’t break the bank, try Innisfree Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. 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.
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