Skincare Suggestions and Discussion

Korean Skincare Products for Oily Skin

Hmm!! Oily skin?? Before I directly jump to recommendation of Korean Skincare Products for Oily Skin, I would like to point out few general things that can be useful while making the selection of products.

Oily skin doesn’t necessary has to be acne prone. So, don’t directly jump to the conclusion of buying products that contains salicylic acids or benzoyl peroxide because these products over the longer period of time can increase the sensitivity of skin. Therefore, use products or key ingredients you really need.

So, for oily skin, just take care of proper cleansing without overdoing it, hydrate and hydrate throughout the year, and if the acne condition is severe, stop experimenting and visit the dermatologist! This being said let’s start the actual topic! Products I have recommended are meant to hydrate skin, control excess sebum production, control breakouts and soothe skin!


“Note: Do not use Vitamin C serum or any other Strong Acid Exfoliator with this routine”.



1. Oil Cleanser : Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Oil

Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Oil


For What? To Remove makeup and impurities.

When? Night time!

This Oil Cleanser removes all kind of stubborn makeup! Whether it is a base makeup or waterproof point makeup, nothing can come in its way! Most importantly it doesn’t burn eyes nor it irritates sensitive skin around eyes. It also emulsifies really well and washes away easily without leaving any oily residue. Also, its among those rare oil cleanser that doesn’t contain skin irritating ingredients. This works perfectly on dry sensitive skin as well as on oily acne prone skin. This is one of my personal favourite product from innisfree. 😘

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2. Foaming Cleanser: Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser

For What? Second step Cleansing, to remove remaining impurities and mildly exfoliate skin.

When? Morning and Night Time!

This low ph Gel Cleanser is SLS Free, Paraben Free, PEG Free and Alcohol Free. It cleanses skin without irritation while controlling acne breakout! It’s made with Betaine Salicylate, Saccharomyces ferment, Tea Tree Oil and many plant extract. Due to its functional ingredients, easy availability and affordability it’s a long time and still the number one pick by many Kbeauty Gurus!

Still I would like to point out that if your skin is super sensitive to Salicylic acid and any of its derivatives, do try out the patch test with samples before going for a full size! Usually Oily skin doesn’t have problem with salicylic acid!

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3. Toner with mild exfoliation: Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad

Cosrx one step moisture up pad

For What? To tone and prep skin for upcoming skincare products.

When? Preferably at Night Time only, but can be used in the Morning Routine!

This is a multi-tasking product. Use it to remove base makeup or exfoliate skin or Prep skin for skincare routine! Propolis Extract, Betaine Salicylate and Sodium Hyaluronate are the main ingredients. If Cosrx One step Original Clear pad is too harsh for you then this is the best alternative. Plus its travel friendly with reusable jar! Who can say no to cute Mr. Rx? 😜

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5. Skin Treatment with Ampoule: Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampoule

Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampoule

For What? To control excess sebum production and soothe irritated skin.

When? Use it on full face at night time, with concentrated layer on irritated part of the face.

Exfoliating skin with salicylic acid or its derivative is definitely beneficial to oily skin but it can increase the sensitivity of skin. So, this product with its high concentration of centella asiatica surely soothes irritated skin and strengthens skin barrier over the time, while controlling erratic acne breakout due to skin irritation! Also, this aids in healing acne scars!

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6. Moisturizer:  Cosrx Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

Cosrx Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

For What? To hydrate, hydrate and hydrate skin!

When? Morning and Night Routine!

This product is more than just regular lotion. A sure blind pick from cosrx. It contains 70% of Birch sap and its oil free. It is curated to compliment freshly exfoliated skin. Birch sap is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Not just oily skin, this hydration bomb is suitable to all skin types! Use it alone or beneath your rich moisturizer or mix it with Blue cream or face oil or centella cream. I should stop now! 😎😘

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7. Sun cream: Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion

Klairs Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion


For What? For UV Protection!

When? Only in the Morning Routine!

You don’t wanna sun to steal all the hard work from last night! So, Sun protection is a must, especially when you have exfoliating ingredient in the routine!!

Klairs Blue Sun Lotion, offers more than just a sun protection. Its lightweight, non-sticky and hydrating! The Adenosine and Ginseng Extract provide anti-aging benefit. The Niacinamide aids skin brightening! The Guaiazulene, Centella Asiatica and Panthenol provides soothing effect! Plus, enjoy it as a primer! 😍

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Few Honorable Mention

8. For skin Nourishment: Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

For What? For skin Nourishment!

When? Morning and Night time!

What? Skin Nourishment? For Oily skin? Skin Nourishment without suffocating skin is necessary for all skin types. This strengthens skin barrier!

Cosrx Snail essence consist of 96% of Snail Mucin Filtrate and is 100% Oil Free. Snail Mucin Filtrate does the job of skin nourishment without stickiness, hydrates skin, brightens skin, aids anti-aging benefit and literally improves overall skin texture! That’s why I call Snail Mucin filtrate as Skin’s Food! So, if you are comfortable with this wacky ingredient, this is again a sure pick from Cosrx, especially during winter! 😍

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9. Spot treatment: Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Essence

For What? SOS for those random sudden breakout.

When? Only at Night time!

My skin is in perfect situation! Ready for an occasion and then a little angry head says hello on face! 😭 This is so annoying!! Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Essence comes to rescue! This 15 ml essence is actually a concentrated spot treatment with Retinol, Centella asiatica extract, Salicylic Acid and Torreya Nucifera Seed Oil as its key ingredients.

Use it only on those active breakout only at night time, till it calms down! Usually 1-3 application are sufficient! This is really small travel friendly tube! A must have for everyone! 😘

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10. Pamper your Skin: 23years C-Tragel Modeling Mask

For What? Weekly Skin pampering Routine to calm, soothe, hydrate and brighten up skin.

When? Night Time!

Modeling Mask are great way to destress Oily skin, but all Modeling mask aren’t same!

Firstly C-Tragel modeling mask contains hell lot of skin soothing and brightening ingredients. I am glad to see Licorice Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Niacinamide, Tea Tree Leaves extract and Witch Hazel Extract!! Phew!! Each Jar contains 4 sets of modeling masks!!

Secondly, mixing and application is easier than conventional modeling mask, since mixing liquid is a gel. So, just mix the powder and the gel base in the bowl provided and apply with the spatula given inside the Jar!

Thirdly, even if it is left for more than 20 mins, it doesn’t dry up. It sets from outside but retains moisture on the inside! So removing is very easy. It can be left for 30 mins or so!!

There is no need to wash up! Just pat the leftover essence and follow up with a moisturizer!

How to use: Cleanse with Cosrx Low Ph Cleanser > C-Tragel Modeling Mask > Cosrx Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion.

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Night Routine:

  1. Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Oil.
  2. Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser.
  3. Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad.
  4. Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. (Winter addition)
  5. Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampoule.
  6. Cosrx Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion.
  7. Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Essence. (Optional)


Morning Routine:

  1. Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser.
  2. Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. (Winter addition)
  3. Cosrx Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion.
  4. Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion



Who says Korean Skincare is daunting? With Few right and basic products as per the skin type, good skin days are not far away!

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