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4 Skincare Ingredients Used In K-Beauty To Combat Acne Problems

Unless you’ve been off the grid in the beauty scene, you would know that K-beauty has taken over the industry by storm. You can’t go into a beauty supplies store without seeing CC creams, cushion foundations and lip tints that hail from the land of the morning calm. K-beauty products harnesses a plethora of unusual ingredients that you might not see used in your typical beauty staples.

This is what makes K-beauty so fresh and exciting. If you are looking for a new beauty regime that will help you achieve clear and blemish-free skin, here are 4 unusual K-beauty skincare ingredients to look out for.

#1: Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream, $30.90, Watsons
Also known as Gotu Kola, Centella Asiatica is a plant found in Asia that has harvested since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Packed with amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids and potent phytochemicals, when applied topically, this anti-oxidant rich plant extract stimulates collagen production and promotes cell regeneration, which is helpful for acne scars and inflammation. #2: Leaders Insolution AC-Dressing Skin Clinic Mask, $4, Sephora
  While it might sound a little icky, snail mucin has established a firm standing in skincare and has found its way into many products you find on shelves. Because of the careful and thorough filtration processes, the products rarely come with that slimy consistency you would associate the gooey secretion, but are in the form of serums, essences and creams that are easy to apply with your hands. Snail mucin is prized for its high concentration of skin-loving nutrients like the hydrating hyaluronic acid, copper peptides and glycoproteins. In addition to hydrating the skin and protecting the skin from UV damage, snail mucin also helps to speed up recovery of skin issues like acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. #3: Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack, $20
Fancy a tipple? Red wine is not only for your wine o’clock, it also does wonders for your oily skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, as a topical skincare ingredient, it is also said to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, making skin texture look more refined. #4: Propolis Ampule Oil In Cream, $54.90,
Propolis will always be the bee’s knees of natural skincare ingredients. It is the resin-like substance made by bees to fill in the crevices of the honeycomb for protection. Propolis is prized for its ability to fight against powerful bacteria and reduce overactive sebaceous glands to keep acne at bay. Also, propolis is also great for soothing inflammation and wounds and speed up the recovery process.   This story first appeared on Like this? Check out the new Korean beauty brand in town that we are loving, these hydrating cushion compacts that will save your dry skin and the red tinted lip balms we never leave home without.