How To Choose The Right Products For Your Skin: A Mini Guide To Skincare Ingredients

We all know by now that not everyones skin is the same, and thus not everyones skincare routine should be the same. Products that work for oily skin types might be too drying for those with dry skin, or products for normal skin types might be too harsh for those with sensitive skin.

With so many products to choose from, selecting the right skincare products for your skin can be a little daunting. That's why we've compiled a little guide for you, along with some product recommendations based off of what ingredients will help you achieve perfect skin.

For Acne Prone Skin

If you suffer from acne, then products containing salicylic acid or antibacterial agents such as honey and propolis are your friend! Salicylic acid helps prevent cell-overgrowth and unclogs the pores to prevent acne from forming, whilst honey and propolis both fight bacteria and help soothe irritation.

We recommend trying:

COSRX Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask

COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

For Dry Skin

Dry skin types need extra love, particularly in the cooler months. Products containing hyaluronic acid and ceramides will help provide your skin with much needed moisture and assist with locking it in. 

We recommend trying:

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack

Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner

For Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin can be hard, and there are many different levels of sensitivity. Some people may be sensitive to specific things such as physical exfoliators or a certain ingredient, whereas others may just be sensitive all round. Either way, a good way to minimise the risk of irritation and sensitivity, is to stick to natural products, with minimal ingredients, that are free from synthetic dyes, parabens, and harsh chemicals.

We recommend trying:

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Secret Key Fresh Nature Toner

For Normal Skin

You lucky duck, you! Normal skin is the skin type everyone wishes for. You likely don't need anything specific to happen to your skin, but it's a good idea to steer clear from products containing alcohols that may irritate your skin. You basically just want to keep your skin the way it is - beautiful and smooth! Sun protection is also a great preventative measure against premature ageing, which since your skin lacks the oiliness of oily skin, you could be susceptible to. 

We recommend trying:

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream

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