Korean Products That Fade Acne Scars
Korean skincare products are marvelous due to its price and efficacy. Hence, we would hope for and expect that there are Korean products that fade acne scars. Scars are even more difficult to treat than acne. You would have thought that the battle would be over once you have treated your acne. Alas, the battle to treat acne scars is even more difficult and time-consuming.
I highly recommend that you treat those acne scars early with these effective Korean skincare products listed below. Scars do not always heal with time so you need to take action fast! Scars that are fresh are easier to heal than old scars.
Do not be afraid when some of these Korean products that fade acne scars claim to whiten the skin. This is because Asian whitening products work to brighten the skin and fade acne scars.
Besides using Korean products that fade acne scars, you should also be using sunscreens because the sun can make your acne scars darker.
Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Niacinamide, C14-22 alcohols, Cyclohexasiloxane, Acetyl glucosamine, Decyl cocoate, Di-c12-13 alkyl malate, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Polysilicone-11, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Thymol Trimethoxycinnamate, Adenosine, Beta-Glucan, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Extract, Geranium Robertianum Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Polydecene, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, PEG-40 Stearate, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated palm oil, Hydrogenated palm kernel oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Squalane, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Flavor, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin)
To lighten scars, you need to look for Korean whitening products. Serum or essence are the most concentrated products so they have the highest whitening effect. The whitening effect here means that the essence is highly effective in lightening scars. Don’t worry about the whitening claim because this product will make your skin naturally radiant instead of whitening your skin.
IOPE Whitegen Ampoule Essence Bio Luminous will make your skin look glowing and luminous, so if you have dull skin and acne scars, this product will be your savior. It is slightly moisturizing and suits all skin types. It absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves you with a non-greasy, radiant glow. The results are quick especially on new pimple scars. The results are even faster than many Korean whitening serum in the market, such as Laneige.
Ingredients: Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Water, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Niacinamide, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-51, 1,2-Hexanediol, Adenosine, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid
This is such a cult product and if you have not heard of it, then you must have been living under the rock or just don’t bother enough about Korean skincare products. Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence is a first treatment product which is sort of like a pre-serum. You are supposed to apply this product after cleansing and before toner. Therefore, it is easy to add this product to your skincare regime as there are not many pre-serums in the market.
Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence is such a cult product because it is a dupe to the famous SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. Even though many users that have used both products claimed that the SK-II is more effective, Missha is much more affordable and still deliver results.
Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence contains 80% fermented yeast extract. If you are familiar with the advertisement of SK-II, yeast extract was discovered to be a very effective ingredient to renew the skin as sake workers have very youthful-looking hands. In addition, this Missha product contains niacinamide which is a proven ingredient to lighten acne scars.
Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence works well to renew your skin and fade your acne scars, and at the same time give you clear and glowing skin. This product is very popular because many people have noticed the coveted glow after using this product!
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Alcohol, stearic acid, Arginine, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine, Phenoxyethanol.
You have probably heard about the snail craze which started a few years ago. Snail slime is used in Korean skincare products due to its regenerative and healing qualities which work well for a variety of issues such as dry skin, wrinkles, and scars. Hence, you may want to try this snail cream to improve your acne scars.
COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream is a Korean snail cream for acne scars which contains a high concentration of snail secretion filtrate so you would not have to resort to picking up some snails from your garden and let them glide on your face. The ingredients are simple with a concentration of snail slime at 92%, with the rest of the ingredients being emollients and preservatives. The products does not have a scent to minimize any potential irritation.
Although the texture of this cream is light and not oily, it hydrates the skin well and leaves the skin feeling very soft. In addition, the snail slime works to fade acne scars effectively. No snails are harmed in the process of obtaining snail slime to make this cream as the snails are just left to sleep in a dark room, and then the snail slime is obtained humanely. If you want more recommendations of snail skin products, click here.
Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, PEG-32, Panthenol, Donkey milk, Salmon Egg Extract, Pyrus Pyrifolia (Pear) Fruit extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Acanthopanax Sessiliflorum Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Panthothenate, Sodium Ascornyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Maltodextrin, Silica, Sodium Octenylsuccinate, Carbomer Allantoin, Betain, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA
Another craze when it comes to Korean beauty products is the usage of donkey milk in the skincare products. Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Pack Whitening is a sheet mask which has a high content of Niacinamide, an ingredient that works very well in fading those acne scars. Niacinamide is listed as the 4th ingredient in this sheet mask, which means it is the 4th ingredient with the highest concentration in this mask.
Sheet masks are known to provide an instant boost to the skin and you would see an obvious result after a sheet mask session. Every time after I remove the Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Pack Whitening sheet mask from my face, my face looks visibly brighter and the acne scars look lighter. My skin would also feel so hydrated and soft, so it is great for dry skin folks too.
This may sound crazy, but if you can, you should use this mask daily. This idea may sound crazy to you if you are non-Asian, but the girls in East Asia are used to using sheet masks daily. I used to do that when I was a lot less busy, and I saw more improvement to my skin.
Another thing that I do to enhance the efficiency of this product is to apply a whitening serum or essence before using this mask and leave the sheet mask on for a longer period of time on my face. Usually, it is recommended to leave a sheet mask on your face for about 15-20 minutes. However, I would leave this sheet mask on for at least 40 minutes, and I definitely see more improvement in my acne scars this way.
The serum in this sheet mask is thick and sticky, so it definitely takes more than 20 minutes for the mask to dry up. If you want to further enhance its effectiveness, you should use the Daiso reusable silicone mask on top of the sheet mask. The silicone mask prevents the sheet mask from drying up quickly, so more goodness gets absorbed into your skin!