Holy Grail K-Beauty for Oily Skin

Holy Grail K-Beauty for Oily Skin

K-beauty has taken the world by storm and is now being used and sold all over the globe. With affordable prices and high-quality ingredients, it's made good skin a more tangible goal, and hundreds of different K-beauty brands means that everyone has something for their skin type and skin concerns!


For those with oily skin, even though dewy glass skin is all the rage right now, it’s still important to be using skincare products for oil control and hydration. With this list of holy grail K-beauty skincare products for oily skin, you’ll be looking glowy instead of an oily mess.

  • No Sebum Mineral Powder - Innisfree

Not only is this a holy grail for oily skin, but it is also a super popular product within the K-beauty community. It flawlessly sets makeup in place while also mattifying the shine from the foundation and it prevents creasing, but is also amazing when you’re going bare-faced. It controls the oil levels so that you start off with matte-looking skin in the morning and slowly becomes dewier throughout the day. The No Sebum Mineral Powder comes in both loose powder and pressed powder, depending on which you prefer.

  • Centella Blemish Cream - COSRX

Those with oily skin are usually more prone to acne, which sucks, especially if you’re super fiddly and handsy. This often results in acne scarring that takes years to completely fade. COSRX’s Centella Blemish Cream works absolute wonders and results can be seen after a mere week of using it every night! This product contains centella asiatica which is amazing for fading acne scarring; and with this thick, highly-concentrated cream, your acne scars can fade completely within a month depending on the severity. Since the cream is quite thick and heavy, it should be used at the end of your nighttime skincare routine and used only to spot treat the problem areas. 

  • All-In-One Snail Repair Cream - Mizon

Oily skin is caused by dehydration, which causes oil production to go into overdrive. So, to battle oily skin, deep hydration should definitely be a part of your daily skincare routine. Mizon’s Snail Cream has been a super popular product, and even became one of the top K-beauty products! Snail products in general are great for oily skin types because they deeply hydrate the skin while being a lightweight cream. Lightweight creams are great for oily skin since heavier creams take longer to absorb, which can add to the oily sheen that we are trying to avoid.

  • Two-In-One Poreless Power Liquid - COSRX

Another con to oily skin is that it causes impurities in the skin to turn into whiteheads and blackheads. Luckily for you, people call this product "glass skin in a bottle." The Power Liquid by COSRX fights off excess oil while clearing the pores of dirt and impurities, and then tightens the pores to lessen the chances of more blackheads. This product does contain some BHA so be sure to use a lightweight sunscreen.

By now, you’ve probably noticed that COSRX is almost always mentioned in skincare routines for oily skin, and this is because COSRX releases lots of products targeting oily and acne-prone skin so be sure to have a browse of their collections.

While having oily skin may suck at times, especially during the warmer months when it constantly looks like you’ve covered your whole face in the brightest highlighter, at least these affordable K-beauty products are here to save the day. With these products, you’ll slowly start to observe that your makeup lasts longer and your glasses slide down the slippery slope that is your nose a little less due to the controlled oil levels.

What product for oily skin is your favorite?
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Written by Stephanie Leung