Looking for the best fragrance-free Korean beauty products? We created an entire 10 step routine for you.
If you have sensitive skin, you probably know there are a number of triggers that can cause a complexion flare-up. Heat, cold air or certain ingredients, including fragrance, can lead to redness, itching or even breakouts. That’s why it’s important to carefully check the ingredient lists of the products you use and to reach for products that are fragrance-free.
Thankfully, there are plenty of K-beauty products that are not only fragrance-free, but have additional properties that help to soothe and repair sensitive skin as well. Add these products to your regimen for a full K-beauty routine that will keep your complexion glowing and calm.
Oil-Based Cleanser: Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity
Break down impurities and even waterproof makeup with Banilo Co Clean It Zero Purity, which is a gentler version of the brand’s classic sorbet cleanser. Free from fragrance, alcohol, colorants, parabens and mineral oil, this solid balm melts on contact with the skin and deeply cleanses without irritating.
Water-Based Cleanser: Cosrx Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser
Keep sensitive skin happy with a mild pH of 5, found in the Cosrx Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser. This gentle, fragrance-free cleanser foams up to leave skin feeling clean but doesn’t strip it of its natural oils. In fact, it’s so mild it can be used day and night.
Exfoliator: Erborian Perfect Morning BB Mask
The powder texture of the Erborian Perfect Morning BB Mask, when mixed with water, creates a gentle fragrance-free exfoliating paste that brightens and tightens skin and protects with antioxidant green tea.
The right toner will help replenish moisture into the skin after cleansing and prepare it to receive essence and treatments. With 60% black bee propolis in its fragrance-free formula, the CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol helps to soothe, repair and hydrate the skin while inhibiting bacterial growth that can cause breakouts.
Essence: Benton Fermentation Essence
Brighten and nourish sensitive skin by patting on the Benton Fermentation Essence after toning. With fermented yeast extract, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid, your complexion will be evened out and supple.
Antioxidants, like vitamin C, can help protect the skin from harmful pollutants that cause sensitivity and long-term damage. The Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum is a fragrance-free option that provides the protective benefits of vitamin C while also helping to brighten brown spots left behind from sun damage and breakouts.
Sheet Mask: Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask
Snail mucin is known to calm and nourish irritated skin. You’ll find it in the Benton Smail Bee High Content Mask. The fragrance-free formula also contains bee venom, which helps to improve skin tone and texture.
Eye Cream: Erborian Ginseng Infusion Total Eye
Ginseng is known to brighten and soothe tired eyes while also minimising fine lines. Find the powerful ingredient in the Erborian Ginseng Infusion Total Eye, a fragrance-free eye cream that takes cues from traditional Korean herbal medicine to protect and nourish the delicate skin around the eyes.
Moisturizer: Etude House SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream
The sunflower seed oil and shea butter found in the Etude House SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream help to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin while a derivative of Centella asiatica repairs skin damage. Free from fragrance, parabens or artificial color, this cream will strengthen the barrier of sensitive skin, helping it protect itself in the longterm.
Sun Protection: Neogen Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF 50/PA+++
Many SPF products add fragrance to hide the tell-tale “sunscreen” scent, but the Neogen Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF 50/PA+++ has no added fragrance, and its light citrus scent is thanks to the fruit extracts in its formula. Rose extract adds hydration to keep skin looking dewy while protecting it from UV rays throughout the day.