I’ve received lots of DM on my IG about this topic, and I’m trying to find ones that are safe for fungal-acne prone skin. Feel free to add to this list, please DM me on my IG, here.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you will know that I did recommend to do the basic skincare routine while dealing with Fungal Acne. You can build up your routine once they’re completely gone. Personally, I will stick with cleansing, toning and hydrating steps. That’s it. No makeup added, just the good ol’ basic skincare routine.
When to use
mist & essence in your fungal-acne prone skincare routine?
me, mist can go beyond their original duties. Mist can fit in nicely to my
hydrating toner step, especially after that harsh exfoliating toner. And of
course, spritzing mist on before makeup (after SPF) will help to prepare skin
to enhance our makeup staying power. Or, impart that dewy glow by spritzing
mist after makeup. There’s more: try spritzing before applying sheet mask or on
beauty blender or cushion puff to even out foundation and help it blend
seamlessly. Throughout the day, mist can also help to refresh skin and makeup.
the mists I love that are safe for fungal-acne prone skin.
essence? Well, if you are into Korean skincare routine, you’ll find that
essence is actually the heart of the skincare routine. Use after hydrating
toner and before serum, usually essence comes in thicker liquid form than
toner. Think of essence like a base layer of hydration and moisture.
These are the essences I love that are safe for fungal-acne prone skin.
To cut the
post short, I’ve been looking for skincare with green tea.
it’s rich in EGCG (that’s Epigallocatechin Gallate), that research has shown
can improve acne and oily skin. As I’ve been dealing with never ending hormonal
acne, thanks to my fluctuating androgen levels, I need EGCG’s help. Not only
that, EGCG is also a great anti-aging oxidant which helps fight wrinkles by
increasing cell turnover.
googling journey came to this product. An expensive product for a bottle of
essence. What made them so bloody expensive? Well, it carefully utilizes green
tea cultivated from the Dolsongi Green Tea Garden, the first of the three
garden tea gardens that the company owns and operates on Jeju Island, off the
South Coast of Korea. The green tea leaves are handpicked and naturally
fermented in optimal condition for 50 days, then transferred by tea masters and
placed into this traditional Korean earthware band buried in the earth, to age
naturally for another 50 days.
So yes, it
needs 100 days of waiting and another 24 hours slow extraction process to make
this worthy essence. But, does it worth my splurge (btw, it costs me IDR1,5 mio
for 120ml bottle).
those who love minimal ingredients. It only consists of 6 ingredients: Water,
Propanediol, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (aka the green tea),
1,2-Hexanediol and Ethylhexylglycerin. And yes, this product is also vegan.
As the name
stated, it is an essence, so it goes straight after toner. I use this twice a
day, morning and night by pouring three drops on the palm of my hand and pat. If
you’ve been reading my post, you know I still believe in essence step, as it
will help skin to absorb serum and moisturizer more effectively.
So how did it perform on my skin?
Well, I can see a huge difference when I applied this on night time. When I woke up in the morning, I saw less oil on my face. And if big painful zits, especially on chin area started to appear, this will lessen the red appearance. I believe, it also brighten my skin tone.
very watery with no scent. It looks more like a black tea essence, even though
it’s supposed to be green tea.
Is it safe for Fungal Acne? Yes, even though it comes from fermented green tea.