Who Should Use a Moisturiser?
If you've heard that moisturisers should only be used for those with dry or mature skin, then you've heard wrong. Moisturisers are essential for all skin types, including those with oily skin.
The key is to find the right one for your skin type.
Korean moisturiser come in different types to suit individual skin types and skin concerns.
How to choose the best facial moisturiser for your skin type
Korean moisturisers come in a variety of types - mattifying, hydrating, anti-aging, deeply moisturising and nourishing.
Each of these caters to different skin types, skin concerns and age groups.
Mattifying & Clarifying Moisturisers
Mattifying moisturisers are perfect for those with oily, combination skin types that are prone to acne, breakouts and troubles.
They have lightweight textures that can sometimes come in the form of an emulsion or gel, which absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Commonly found ingredients in mattifying or clarifying moisturisers include gentle chemical exfoliants, tea tree, Centella asiatica, mugwort and green tea.
Clarifying moisturisers are perfect for those with troubled skin, acne and pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.
Hydrating moisturisers replenish the skin’s water contents. They are packed with ultra-hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan, squalane, and naturally hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and cucumber.
Hydrating moisturisers can come in the form of gel creams, emulsions or a lightweight cream that does not feel dense or sticky when applied to the skin. They are designed to leave the skin feeling supple, plump and fresh.
Deeply moisturising moisturisers
Hydrating moisturisers are perfect to repair and strengthen the skin's barrier. Made for those with dry skin that requires long-lasting moisture, they rebuild and enhance the skin;s barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Look out for ingredients like ceramides, collagen, peptides, oils and vitamins.
These moisturisers work by softening flaky, rough patches, shielding the skin from external environmental stressors and enveloping the skin in a layer of moisture.
Nourishing & Anti Aging Moisturisers
These creams contain a high concentration of active ingredients that firm and lift the skin. This can include natural Korean ingredients like ginseng and mugwort, or anti-aging ingredients like adenosine, peptides and collagen.
In general, anti aging Korean moisturisers contain a variety of repairing and regenerating skin ingredients. That is because they are designed to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sagging or dull-looking skin.
Anti aging moisturisers generally have the richest, most concentrated texture of all the types of Korean creams.
How to Use a Korean Face Cream
Korean moisturisers are designed to be used at the final step of your day and night skincare routines.
To make the most out of your facial moisturiser, ensure that your skin is clean by double cleansing. Start with your choice of Korean face cleansers followed by toner, essence/serum/ampoule and eye cream. Finish by layering your moisturiser while your other skincare products are still wet to quickly lock in all the hydration and moisture.
To get the best benefits from your hydrating cream, apply a generous layer of Korean moisturiser on your face and neck, then gently pat to promote absorption.
Using a good facial moisturiser day and night keeps your skin well moisturised and promotes a smoother makeup application as well.
Best Night Cream Routine
At night, using a moisturiser will ensure that all the benefits from different Korean skincare products like toner, essence, serum or ampoule are locked into the skin and properly absorb.
Since the skin’s repairing and regenerating abilities are at their peak while you sleep at night, it is crucial to not skip moisturiser as part of your nighttime Korean skincare routine.
The Best Korean Face Moisturiser
From skin brightening, hydrating, oil-controlling and anti-aging, find the best Korean moisturiser for your skin at STYLE STORY!
Explore our wide selection of Korean facial moisturisers from the best Korean beauty brands to add to your daytime and nighttime skincare routines.
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