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Best Korean Exfoliator for Your Skin Type

What’s the best Korean exfoliators for your skin type?

What is Exfoliation and what are the best Korean Exfoliators for your skin type? Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface and helps to clean pores for visibly brighter and smoother skin. Exfoliating regularly or incorporating it into your skincare routine also helps your skincare products absorb and work better for you. 

For absolutely glowing radiant skin, choose an exfoliator that works best for your skin type so that you can get the best results without irritating or drying out your skin. The best products are ones that work with your skin not against it. With that said, these what we believe to be the best Korean exfoliators for your skin type. 

Best Korean exfoliators for: 

OILY SKIN

COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-SOL

The natural BHA Skin Returning A-SOL is both a toner & exfoliator working hard to hydrate and exfoliate your skin in preparation for the next step in your routine. 

Contains 69.8% Black Bee Propolis to soothe, repair and hydrate skin while inhibiting bacterial growth which is great for sensitive or acne prone skin. Natural AHA and BHA also aid in controlling excess sebum production clearing impurities and dead skin cells. 

Great for oily skin especially those prone to break outs or acne.

Fragrance fee and has a PH level of 4!!

Ingredients

Propolis Extract, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, water, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

SENSITIVE SKIN

REP Bio Fresh Mask with real Calming Herbs

Sensitive skin requires the most caution when exfoliating and manual exfoliants are generally too harsh for the skin and tend to do more damage than good. This is why mask exfoliants are the best for this skin type.

Kaolin clay draws out impurities to leave skin looking smoother and pores clean and clear. Calming Calendula and Chamomile soothes irritated skin and reduces inflammation.

Leave on for 10 minutes until dry, wet your fingertips and gently massage the formula into your skin before rinsing. 

Ingredients

Crushed calendula and chamomile, visible in the formula, reduce inflammation and aid in skin recovery. Formulated for sensitive skin.Free of mineral oil, sorbic acid, animal ingredients, surfactants, parabens, mineral oil and propylene glycol

DRY SKIN

SKINFOOD Black Sugar Wash off Mask

Cult Product: Not only does this mask smell heavenly of brown sugar, it leaves skin feeling porcelain smooth.

Fine black sugar grains work as an effective manual exfoliator and slowly dissolve as you massage them into your skin with warm water. Formulated with hydrating shea butter and lanolin means you won’t have to worry about that dry, tight feeling often associated with exfoliating scrubs. Instead, you’ll discover soft and supple skin that’s clearer than ever.

Has a PH Level of 5-5.6!

Ingredients

Sucrose, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lanolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Laurate, Bht, Butylparaben, Fragrance, Caramel.

ACNE PRONE SKIN

COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

Gentle yet effective exfoliant containing 4% natural BHA component of Betaine Salicylate, which not only gets rid of blackheads and sebum inside of the pores but it also prevents sebum from turning into blackheads via oxidation and helps skin rebuild its moisture barrier. 

Willow bark Extract and Niacinamide also help to brighten the skin with gentle exfoliation while Sodium Hyaluronate boosts hydration and keeps skin feeling soft and plump. 

Great for most skin types, especially beneficial to Acne Prone skin.

Free from Parabens, Synthetic Dyes and Mineral Oils.

Ingredients

SalixAlba (Willow) Bark water, Butylene Glycol, Betaine Salicylate, Niacinamide 1, 2-Hexanediol, Arginine, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol. 

COMBINATION SKIN

Korean Skincare Routine COSRX One-Step Pimple Pad Original

COSRX One Step Pimple Pads

If you have an oily T-Zone with a dry forehead and cheeks, opt for a combined BHA and AHA to eliminate unwanted dry skin while also treating areas prone to oil. 

Award winning Pimple pads are pre-soaked in Betaine Salicylate and Willow Bark Water to chemically exfoliate without leaving your skin dry. 

The active ingredients penetrate deep into pores to dissolve oil and dead skin cells which help in controlling break outs. 

Ingredients 

Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine Salicylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate,Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil,Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil , Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Hydroxide.

NORMAL SKIN

SON & PARK Beauty Water

2015 Soko Glam Winner. Multi-tasking toner, cleanser and exfoliator: It creates a clean base for the next step of your skincare. 

Mildly exfoliates with Willow Bark & Papaya Extract to help sweep away dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin tone and smoother texture. 

Lavender water, rose water, and orange fruit extract impart a subtle hydration so your skin can be prepped to absorb the next skin care steps, while adding in a bit of moisture.

Has a PH level of 4.5!

Ingredients 

Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, PEG-7 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Pentylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Xylitol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Water, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract , Mentha Piperita(Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Mentha Spicata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Octanediol, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Protease, Alcohol Denat., Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.

Our advice: 

It’s always important to remember to find out what your skin type is and to find the products that work best for you. Be mindful that though parts of your skin may be dry doesn’t necessarily mean that you have all over dry skin. Using different products on different areas of your face may also help in this case.

There is a product that works best out there for everyone and the only thing stopping you from finding that product is fear of experimenting. Our skins ability to recover is better than you may imagine, if something doesn’t work right for you for the first few days it may just be that your skin is trying to get used to it. Give it some patience and see how it goes. If after a while it’s still not working, it simply means that there is another product out there better suited. After all, the pyramids weren’t built in just one day. 

Let us know how these products worked for you. We’d love for you to share your feedback and drop us some comments on what you liked most.

Jessi

Korean Beauty Gal!

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