Today, we’re exploring Korean beauty for rosacea, including the best K-Beauty ingredients that work well for soothing skin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
It’s also a good idea to avoid astringent products, exfoliators and other skincare products that are harsh on sensitive skin.
STYLE STORY’s top picks for Korean Beauty products for relieving and soothing skin are:
iUNIK Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam – This gentle pH balanced cleanser replaces ordinary water with 69% centella asiatica extract water to softly cleanse damaged, irritated skin. It also comes in a pre-foamed bubble, to reduce any friction or irritation on the skin.
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.
Purito Centella Unscented Toner – This unscented toner is a new release from Purito. Designed to replace their Centella Green Level Calming Toner for those with truly sensitive skin, this product is completely free of fragrances AND essential oils.
If you're after single-ingredient toners with minimal ingredient lists, try One Thing's Centella and Mugwort Toners.
Purito Unscented Centella Serum – is a super solution to rescue super sensitive skin. If your damaged skin is particularly sensitive to fragrance and alcohols, then this is the product for you!
Benton Centella Redness Mask cares for easily irritated, sensitive and blemished skin with centella asiatica.
Benton Aloe Maskoffers soothing, hydrating, nourishing, cooling and revitalising benefits to sensitive, easily-irritated skin.
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.
"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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