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Korean Beauty For Rosacea

December 30, 2020

Korean Beauty For Rosacea

Korean Beauty For Rosacea

If You Suffer From Rosacea, You’ll Know The Ongoing Battle To Find Skincare Products That Won’t Irritate Your Skin. It Can Be Even Harder Trying To Find Products That Will Soothe And Calm The Skin

Today, we’re exploring Korean beauty for rosacea, including the best K-Beauty ingredients that work well for soothing skin

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic disorder characterised by flare-ups on the skin (often of the face). Rosacea typically begins after age 30 and presents as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go.

Dealing With Rosacea

As rosacea is often highly personal, the beauty products that work for one person with rosacea may not work for another. The key is to minimise the amount of different skincare products you use on your skin. Make sure you test out any new products before applying them to your face.


Tune into the Korean Beauty Show podcast to learn more about rosacea here:



It is a good idea to “patch test” new products so that you can see if you have a reaction to it before applying it all over your face. To patch test, simply use a small amount of product on your neck. If you have any adverse reaction to it, stop using it. Instead, make a note of the ingredients in the product to help you isolate any ingredients that trigger flare-ups.

When applying your skincare products, use the least amount of friction possible. Avoid using cotton pads and instead spray or gently tap products onto the face.

Ingredients To Try

Opt for ingredients that have soothing, moisturising and skin softening properties.

Ideal Korean Beauty ingredients include green tea, snail mucin, aloe, bamboo, honey/royal jelly/propolis and Centella asiatica.


Ingredients To Avoid

There are a wide range of ingredients that are known to trigger or exacerbate rosacea and redness. The National Rosacea Society recommends avoiding products containing:

1 Alcohol
2 Witch hazel
3 Fragrance
4 Menthol
5 Peppermint
6 Eucalyptus oil

    It’s also a good idea to avoid astringent products, exfoliators and other skincare products that are harsh on sensitive skin.

    Korean Beauty For Rosacea

    STYLE STORY’s top picks for Korean Beauty products for relieving and soothing skin are:


    Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser - simply mix the soft powder with water on your hands before applying the foam to lightly damp skin. This ultra-gentle low pH cleanser is the ultimate luxury cleansing experience for sensitive skin. 

    Korean Beauty For Rosacea




    Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner- combining traditional Korean ingredients with modern skincare technology, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner provides intense hydration to dry, sensitive skin. The formula contains no water, fragrance, dye or irritants. Instead, the formula uses milk vecht root extract, full of skin-beneficial betaine and minerals.


    Dr Ceuracle Tea Tree Essence – formulated with 90% natural tea tree extract, this cult Korean beauty product alleviates uneven skin tone, minimises redness and irritation and improves the complexion.


    Pyunkang Yul Moisture Ampoule - this hydrating moisture ampoule contains Barberry Root, which is ideal to replenish nutrition and strengthen the skin barrier. It also helps skin to maintain optimal moisture levels all day.

    Kbeauty for Rosacea 


    Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream - is a great option if you’re concerned about skin sensitivities and rosacea. It is perfect for those with fragrance allergies as well. 


    If you're concerned about pore care without triggering your rosacea, then it's crucial to opt for gentle products. 

    Unlike many other clay masks on the market, Subi's Holo Dream formula is soft and creamy. It contains zero fragrances or essential oils, which can irritate rosacea.

    Instead, it contains Australian Kakadu Plum, Ceramides, Sodium Hyaluronate and Kaolin. 



    If you’re suffering from rosacea you’re not alone! While it can be a process of trial and error to work out the best products for your individual skin that help avoid flares, it is possible to keep the redness at bay with the help of gentle products.

    Let us know your top tips for avoiding rosacea in the comments.

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    "There are a wide range of ingredients that are known to trigger or exacerbate rosacea and redness. It's best to avoid these"

    - The National Society for Rosacea

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