Everyone with acne-prone skin knows that dealing with breakouts involves a lot of trial and error. Aside from trying to look for products that'll zap your zits, you also have to avoid whatever can make them worse. Thankfully, though, the latter is much simpler to do.
Opting for gentle skincare, for one, helps you drop ingredients that'll irritate your skin so you can soothe it to recovery. Entire product lines targeted towards sensitive skin are practically everywhere, but you can still kick it up a knotch—have you ever considered using skincare for babies? We know it sounds a little odd, but hear us out.
Korean brand Boyan-I is a line of hypoallergenic products formulated without common irritants such as parabens, alcohols, artificial color, steroids, or strong scents. It was originally made for children, but adults with sensitive skin can definitely try it out, too. Aside from its lack of usual irritants, the highlight of Boyan-I skincare is the fact that it contains probiotics—not the kind you supplement for better digestion, mind you, but you could say it works similarly.
The brand claims that probiotics, specifically the Lactobacillus sakei ProBio65 in their products, can control the growth of bad bacteria on your skin to let the good bacteria thrive instead. According to them, this can help improve your resistance against breakouts and other skin flare-ups overtime—good news for those with acne-prone skin or eczema. Ingredients like ceramide, hyaluronic acid, copper peptide, and fucoidan are also there to boost repair and hydration for baby-soft skin.
Best of all, you don't have to fly to Seoul to get your fill, because Boyan-I is now available locally online (Lazada) and offline (Beautiqa, Shangri-La Plaza). The brand's gentle cleanser, lotion, and cream should cover your sensitive skin's basic needs, and here's a tip: You can use them on both your face and body!
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