[Updated March 30 2023] 7 Step Korean Skincare Routine for Beginners: Oily Skin Edition

Here at Eunogo Shop, we know how confusing it can be to come up with a whole new skincare routine, especially when there are so many steps involved. In this article, we've curated a handy skincare routine for those with oily skin type:

Step 1: Cleansing

While it is common for many K-beauty routines to include double cleansing (one oil-based cleanser/balm to remove makeup and one water based foam/gel), we consider cleansing collectively as Step One. Our recommendation is the OxygenCeuticals Pore Mask, a foamy face cleanser with oxygen bubbles. It reaches deep into pores boosting out dirt & oils with its soft, rich foam. Micro bubbles containing oxygen and lavender oil gently remove dead skin cells and wastes deep in the pores and brighten your skin.

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: OxygenCeuticals Pore Mask Facial Cleanser

Step 2: Exfoliation

Did you know that our skin cells have a turnover cycle of 28 days? That makes it so important to exfoliate the dead skin off your face and let the new cells celebrate their glow up! Team Eunogo recommends one that can deep cleanse impurities and makeup residues that can clog pores and make skin dull, without any irritation. Exfoliate 2 times per week for oily skin to help increase both your glow, slough off unnecessary dead layers, and increase the absorption of your follow-up skincare steps. 

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: BEIGIC Correcting Exfoliator

Alternatively, instead of using the BEIGIC Correcting Exfoliator, you may choose to indulge in a unique home spa session with the Antitox Spa Clean Bubble Mask that deep cleanse your pores and control oil production while simultaneously keeping your skin moist and supple with hyaluronic acid.

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: Antitox Spa Clean Bubble Mask

Step 3: Toner

Gone are the days when toner used to be astringent and strip your face of all the oils your skin needs to regulate sebum. Welcome to the modern age of toners, where we use them to calm our skin, give it extra hydration, and even help prime your face so that makeup sets more beautifully! Our favorite toner for acne-prone skin is the Pure Energy CICA+ Tonerpacked with 85.9% pure natural Centella Leaf Extract (CICA) and Green Detox Complex from Madagascar instead of purified water, to give you that extra glow. Did you know that CICA is a key ingredient that targets acne-prone skin? Try the Pure Energy CICA+ Toner to achieve a healthy skin!

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: Pure Energy CICA+ Toner

Step 4: Serum

What is a Serum? In short, a serum contains a concentration formula of active ingredients with a light, easily absorbed consistency. Usually a serum will target a specific skin concern and will be used after toner but before applying moisturizer. For oily skin, Team Eunogo recommends a serum that uses the power of Centella Asiatica (CICA) and Madecassoside to protect and strengthen your skin barrier and keep your face soothed and smooth.

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: Pure Energy Cica+ Ampoule

Step 5: Cream

Now that you’ve given your skin all the nourishment and attention that it deserves, lock in the moisture and all those ingredients with a hydrating cream! When searching for an excellent moisturizer for oily skin, keep Hyaluronic Acid (“HA”) in mind as a key ingredient. If you don’t already know, Hyaluronic Acid’s main job is to hydrate, hydrate, and then hydrate some more! If you have oily skin and you’ve already used the CICA+ Ampoule as a serum in your previous step, Team Eunogo recommends an HA based cream to seal the deal.

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: OxygenCeuticals Moisture Aqua Serum

Step 6: SPF

If there is one step you cannot, and we mean CANNOT skip, it is applying sunscreen on a daily basis. You can read more about it here but please take our word for it: SPF is indispensable. For combination skin Team Eunogo recommends the Rovectin tinted sunscreen that has a velvet finish and gives a tone-up look to your complexion without any white cast. 

Eunogo Shop’s Picks:

Rovectin Anti-Irritant UV Defense Tinted SPF 50+ PA+++ (Tinted Sunscreen)


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