Why Mandelic Acid Is The Acne-Fighting Ingredient Your Skin Needs

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There’s a skincare acid that you should be including in your skincare routine if you want to reduce breakouts (and fade acne scars): mandelic acid. Read on to discover everything you need to know about how mandelic acid works to fight acne and how you can incorporate this skincare acid into your routine. What Is Mandelic Acid? First of all …

The 5 Best Korean Moisturizers For Oily Skin

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Many people with oily skin tend to avoid using moisturizers, not only because they can feel heavy, greasy and suffocating, but also because of the fear that they will clog up pores and lead to acne. However, even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is a very important step in your skincare routine that you shouldn’t skip. Although oily skin …

The 7 Best COSRX Products For Oily Acne-Prone Skin

COSRX is probably one of the most popular Korean skincare brands, with many of their products being long-term bestsellers and favorites for many skincare enthusiasts. It is actually the first Korean skincare brand that I turned to last year when I started looking after my skin. But, COSRX has a pretty big range of products, making it overwhelming trying to …

Is Mugwort The Korean Skincare Ingredient of 2020?

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Korean skincare is definitely trending towards cleaner and simpler product formulations with more natural, and Asian-centric ingredients (those used for centuries in traditional herbal medicine). Say goodbye to the 10-step Korean skincare routine and products which promise ‘glass skin’, because 2020 is all about keeping it clean and simple (yet effective) by incorporating soothing, healing and protective ingredients into your …

Is AHA or BHA Better For Acne?

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A popular step in the Korean skincare routine is using products containing the chemical exfoliants: AHA and/or BHA. Both these ingredients have fantastic benefits for our skin, but which one is better in helping to clear acne? In short, both AHA and BHA are effective at combating acne although they both do so in slightly different ways. Which chemical exfoliant …

Why Korean Skincare Loves Bee Propolis & How It Can Help Your Skin

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It’s time to talk about another amazing ingredient that’s so often used in Korean skincare products – propolis! You might be wondering like I was when I first started my Korean skincare journey: What is propolis even? And what are some of the benefits that propolis can have on my skin? In short, propolis is a resinous mixture produced by …

How To Get Rid Of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation – AKA Acne Marks

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As if having acne isn’t torture enough (and a blow to our self esteem), we’re then left with pesky marks on our skin known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (or PIH for short). Can you get rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – and if so -HOW? I’m here to tell you that YES, you can get rid of them (and I’m not talking …

The Best Korean & Japanese Water-Based Cleansers For Oily & Acne Prone Skin

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The first step to starting your Korean skincare routine is finding the right cleanser for your skin type (this post is talking about water-based cleansers AKA second step cleansers only). If you have oily and acne prone skin, this can be especially difficult since you don’t want to start your skincare routine with something that will cause your skin to produce more oil or …

The Best Korean Centella Asiatica Skincare Products

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Do you have red and inflamed skin? Perhaps you suffer from acne, eczema or rosacea. Or maybe your skin is struggling with changing seasons and other products you are using on your skin. There’s an ingredient you should know about that works wonders for soothing and calming red and inflamed skin: Centella asiatica – also known as cica in the …

The Best Korean Skincare Products For Oily Acne Prone Skin

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If you have oily acne prone skin then you’d understand the frustration when it comes to creating your Korean skincare routine. It can be really difficult and take a long time to find skincare products that don’t cause your skin to break out. So, what are the best Korean skincare products for oily acne prone skin? TL;DR: Don’t have time …