Target redness and inflammation with Korean these skincare must-haves

There can be a whole host of reasons as to why your skin is red, blotchy and inflamed. Some common reasons are acne, sensitive skin and hormones, and we at Skin Cupid can appreciate just how frustrating and upsetting this can be. Whilst you may be able to cover up with make-up, that doesn’t take away any insecurities you may be feeling. 

When it comes to your skincare routine, it’s important to look closely at the ingredients that are in your current products. Avoid anything with alcohol and look for kinder ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Calendula and Centella Asiatica.

If you want to tackle your redness and inflammation, you can do so with these fantastic Korean skincare products

For those who are in need of a cream which is gentle on sensitive skin, the ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream is a must-have. This best-selling hypoallergenic cream is created with 93% organically derived components that work to balance, heal, moisturise, and soothe the skin. Panthenol, Madecassoside, Green Tea Extract, and Sunflower Seed Oil are the hero components that repair skin damage, nourish the skin from within, alleviate redness/irritation, and keep the skin soft and smooth all day.

The COSRX Centella Blemish Cream is also a great choice to tackle redness and inflammation. This calming and efficient treatment cream is perfect for acne-prone, itchy, and parched skin, as well as fading red and black spots caused by acne. This acne cream reduces excess oil production and unclogs pores by dissolving the glue that holds dead skin cells together, preventing future outbreaks and moisture loss. The formula's Centella and Tea Tree Leaf soothes and alleviates irritated skin.

If you’re looking for a cleanser that doesn’t dry out your skin, the INNISFREE Green Tea Hydrating Amino Acid Cleansing Foam is a great choice and is one of our very own personal favourites when it comes to cleansers. The improved version of Innisfree's best-selling Green Tea Cleansing Foam. This moisturising and invigorating green tea cleanser eliminates pollutants and unclogs pores while renewing the skin with antioxidants and amino acids, leaving it clean and refreshed. 

As for serums, the BEAUTY OF JOSEON Calming Serum is a popular choice. This lightweight soothing serum soothes skin, targets redness and irritation, and controls sebum/oil production to keep skin even, supple, and smooth. Green Tea Leaf Water (76.49%) is the key ingredient in this serum, which is high in antioxidants and protects the skin from UV rays. The Centella Extract in the composition soothes the skin, while the Algae Extract hydrates and nourishes it.

The serum contains traditional Korean herbal medicine ingredients ('hanbang') and is free of artificial scents, colours, alcohol, silicone, mineral, and essential oils. Also great for delicate skin.