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Article: What is your Skin Concern?


What is your Skin Concern?

Skin Concerns | BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Store in Australia


Wrinkles / Fine Lines

As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, causing the skin to become thinner, less firm and sagging, which results in fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles start forming around eyes and mouth area, usually in our 20s or 30s. Sun exposure is another critical factor that contributes to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and other aging signs. Even though there is no way to avoid aging, there are some skin care treatments that can help to slow down the process.

>> Read more on Anti-aging Care - Maintain your glow for premature skin >>

How to treat it?
For pre-mature skin, try to look for skin care that has antioxidants and vitamins. Antioxidant-rich skincare help prevent, delay and combat aging signs while keeping your skin healthy. For mature and aging skin, we recommend using skin care with high concentrated anti-aging formula that stimulates and boosts skin’s collagen production, improves skin elasticity and reduces fine lines and wrinkles with deep moisturizing and nourishing effects.

It’s never too early, or too late to start prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Prevent, stop and reverse the aging signs with some of our Anti-Aging selection.




Acne / Pimples

“Dear Pimples, can you please go away?” Acne is a common skin issue among teenagers, yet it can still be a concern for adults and beyond.

The increase in oil in the follicle, resulting in a blockage in pores is the main reasons for acne breakouts. Meanwhile, dead skin cells, clogged pores, hormonal changes, stress, lack of sleep, imbalanced diet and other environmental aggressor can also be a contributing factor.

>> Read about ACNE 101: Causes, Solutions and Tips  >>

How to treat it?
Regular exfoliation helps reduce acne as it unclogs pores and remove dead skin cells. Best to cleanse and exfoliate with acne-fighting ingredients like Salicylic acid. COSRX Salicylic Acid Cleanser effectively removes and cleanses away dead skin and unclog pores that can lead to breakouts.

Maintain a good balance between oil and moisture is also critical by using in low-irritant skin care such as THE FACE SHOP Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Toner, that cares for excess oil, oil-water balance, soothes skin and provide moisture to skin.

Check out our products treating acne and pimples below





Blackheads can be the most annoying thing ever. They are usually formed when our pores are blocked with debris, oil or dead skin cells.


How to treat it?
Ongoing and consistent treatment is required to completely remove blackheads as they will not be removed in one-off treatment.

The first step of getting rid of blackheads is exfoliating. Exfoliation is effective when it comes to removing impurities within pores and reducing the production of oil. It helps remove dead skin cells which prevents the transformation of your makeup residues, dirt and dead skin into blackheads. Yet, remember not to over-exfoliate as it can cause damage to your skin, causing dryness and irritations. We recommend exfoliating once or twice a week with gentle yet effective exfoliator like KLAIRS Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish or any of our facial exfoliator and scrubs.

Look for skin care that does not clog your pores and helps dissolves dead skin cells. AHA and BHA can be effectively used when it comes to treating blackheads. Skin care with AHA and BHA such as COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid and COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid help break down blackheads within pores and dissolve dead skin cells, dirt, impurities and unblock pores.

It is also important to avoid using heavy and rich moisturizer that can easily clog your pores. Try using a light moisturizer that can balance your oil production. Say goodbye to your stubborn blackheads with more of our selection below.





When your skin produces too much oil, it can look greasy and shiny, and may lead to other skin concerns such as clogged pores and acne. This can be caused by using harsh products or products that clog your pores, over-exfoliation, which causes your skin to produce more oil.


How to treat it?
Washing your face thoroughly and regularly can reduce the amount of oil on the skin. Avoid using oil-based products or ones that consist alcohol. Gentle cleanser such as KLAIRS Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser and BY WISHTREND Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash to cleanse away impurities while controlling shine, leaving skin clean and refreshed.

Add in skin care that is formulated with oily-skin loving ingredients such as Green Tea, can effectively control oil production while balancing oil and water level with a refreshing feeling. ISNTREE Green Tea Fresh Toner BEYOND Deep Green Tea Toner is a great option for people with oily skin, as it clears out impurities and excess sebum while calming down irritated skin. Witch hazel is also another star-ingredient in treating excessive oil production. Just like SOME BY MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner, not only does it helps shine and sebum production, it also gives anti-inflammatory properties to skin that prevents breakouts.

Even though excessive oil can be troublesome, it can be controlled if you maintain a good balance between oil and your natural moisture. Check out more of our picks for this skin concern below.




Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin or skin reaction can happen to anyone, despite your skin type. It can be triggered by something that is applied onto the skin or something you have eaten or inhaled. This leads to rashes, irritations, redness, tightness, burning and extreme dryness.


How to treat it?
Don’t scratch! Skin reactions may cause irritations and itchiness. Avoid scratching as it may cause further infections. Apply moisturizer such as KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Cream that can instantly cool down, calm, soothe the irritation and reduce the redness while delivering rich moisture to your damaged skin. Look for products that are dermatologist tested, with gentle formula and ingredients.

Brands such as DR.JART+, PYUNKANG YUL and KLAIRS deliver the safest and most gentle products that are tailored to treat sensitivity. Recover your skin with some of our top collections of your skin concern below.




Enlarged Pores

Pores become enlarged due to acne, excess oil production, sun damage or comedogenic makeup.


How to treat it?
Assess your skin care and makeup products. The main reason that causes enlarged pores is the products that you use. Products that are oil-based or comeogenic can cause your skin to produce more oil which leads to clogged and enlarged pores. Over-usage of products, especially scrubs and exfoliators can also damage and irritate your skin. Assess your products and skin care routine and make sure to change up products that may cause this skin concern.

While preventing further formation of enlarged pores, add in skin care that are tailored to shrink the sizes of your pores. COSRX Two In One Poreless Power Liquid are some of the best ones that minimize large pores while controlling and balancing oil production.





Pigmentations and dark spots can be caused by excessive sun exposure, inflammation and aging. 


How to treat it?
Love Vitamin C. Vitamin C is well known for its outstanding brightening function, especially for improving the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots. KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop and BY WISHTREND Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum both contain high concentrated Vitamin C that effectively brighten up your dark spots and correct pigmentation while leaving your skin more healthy and glowy.

>> Find out more about Vitamin C - We have the results! >>

Brighten it up. Skin care with brightening properties such as THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum and SULWHASOO Snowise Brightening Serum reduce the appearance of dark spots, dull skin and pigmentation while restoring radiance and moisture to skin.

Always wear on SPF, even on cloudy and rainy days. Sun exposure and harmful UV rays can cause dark spots and pigmentations. That is why you should wear SPF to protect your skin from forming dark spots as well as aging signs.

Get clearer, brighter and radiance skin with some of the pigmentation products that we love below





If your skin is dehydrated, that means your skin is lacking water. Dehydrated skin can be dry and itchy with dull skin complexion while fine lines can be more visible. However, do not mix it up with dry skin. Dehydrated skin is when your skin lacks water which is a skin condition. Meanwhile, dry skin is a skin type as it lacks natural oil.


How to treat it?
Keep your skin well moisturized! Use skin care such as BELIF The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb and ISNTREE Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence that delivers deep moisture to skin and strengthen skin barrier to prevent moisture loss.

Drink up, it is as simple as that. As dehydrated skin is caused by the lack of water, replenishing your hydration is the first step that you should be doing to combat this skin concern. Keep your skin well hydrated while avoiding alcohol and caffeine. Maintain a good and healthy lifestyle help hydrate from the inside out, with a nice glow.

Dehydrated skin can be easily manageable with a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and of course, a little help from our collection here.




Dullness/ Lack of Radiance

Is your skin looking dull, tired and lack of glow? Common causes of dull skin can be a build up of dead skin cell, the lack of moisture, misuse of products and etc.


How to treat it?
Exfoliate and exfoliate. Exfoliate your skin once or two a week can help your skin appear brighter by removing impurities and dead skin cells. We recommend using a gentle exfoliator like NEOGEN Dermalogy Bio-peel Gauze Peeling Wine, which not only does it remove dead skin cells, but also tightens and firms skin with antioxidants.

Get the Glow and GLOW ON. Include Vitamin-rich skin care into your daily routine. KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop contains 5% of concentrated Vitamin C that transform your skin into a healthier and brighter complexion with a glow. Boost the glow with KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask which works perfectly with Vitamin C by doubling the brightening functions while boosting collagen production to help firm the skin.

Remove your makeup & keep moisturizing. Always remember to cleanse and remove your makeup thoroughly before sleep as makeup residues and dirt can get inside your pores which leads to clogged pore and making your skin looks dull.

Keep your skin happy with hydration. Hydration is the key when it comes to youthful and healthy skin. Make sure to apply an appropriate amount of moisturizer every morning and night, to get the radiant-looking and well-hydrated skin.

Revive your dull skin and get your youthful glow again with more of our selections here.




Redness/ Damaged

Skin redness can be a result of sun burnt, skin reasons, irritations and other health concerns, which could lead to itchiness, skin peeling and damaged skin.

How to treat it?
Be gentle to your skin. Reduce and calm down the redness with mild and gentle products such as MAKE P:REM Safe Me. Relief Moisture Green Ampoule. This ampoule uses only 17 kinds of EWG green-rated ingredients, designed to reduce irritation by calming down itchiness and redness while delivering moisture and building strong skin barrier.

Recover your damaged skin with our CICA range. Centella Asiatica, a powerful recovering and repairing ingredient, is the best when it comes to healing damaged skin cells. Skin care like THE FACE SHOP Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Peptide Ampoule and DR.JART+ Cicapair Cream that use Centella Asiatica extracts to strengthen and improve damaged skin barrier while promoting skin elasticity.

>> Read more about Centella Asiatica >>

Now don’t you worry about your red and damaged skin as we have got your back with more variety of skin care here.



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