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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.



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:

  • Alcohol
  • Witch hazel
  • Fragrance
  • Menthol
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus oil

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.



Olivarrier Dual Moist Toning Lotion – This barrier-rebuilding, pH balancing toner is perfect for rebuilding a damaged skin barrier, calming inflammation and delivering a high-energy dose of antioxidants to compromised 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.



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.

Olivarrier Dual Moist Hyaluron Essence is packed to the brim with squalane, panthenol, hyaluronic acid, oatmeal, broccoli and ceramides. It helps to soothe and hydrate skin.



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!



Olivarrier Fluid Oil is a 100% Squalane oil that solves a multitude of skin-concerns. It’s easily-absorbable and lightweight texture is instantly nourishing without leaving the skin feeling greasy.



Etude House SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream – Soothe and repair a damaged skin barrier with this innovative balm made with K-Beauty’s latest obsession, Centella asiatica.



Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack cares for easily irritated, sensitive and blemished skin with centella asiatica.

Benton Aloe Soothing Face Mask offers 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.


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


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