Skincare can be quite complicated, but for a select few, it’s more than just dealing with dryness, pigmentation, and fine lines.
Take, for example, the Korean YouTuber Ocean (@ocean_beauty). She has pollen allergies, atopy, and fungal folliculitis, which causes small, itchy, red bumps all over her face, in addition to dry and sensitive skin.
You’d never guess it from her clear, glowing skin, would you? Ocean is “serious about home care,” and her flawless skin is the result of extensive product research and testing.
Do you want to know which products made her holy grail list? Continue reading to find out!
Manyo Pure Cleansing Oil
Ocean uses this to cleanse her makeup because “it has more viscosity than other oils,” which makes it highly effective in removing her base makeup and eyeliner.
Cleansing oil has recently gained popularity on TikTok for its ability to eliminate blackheads when used to massage the skin.
Ocean, who tested Manyo Pure Cleansing Oil on her boyfriend, was amazed at how rapidly it removed all of his sebum. Now, they both share and use this product!
Manyo Pure Cleansing Oil (200ml) retails for RM118 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
MediHeal Tea Tree Soothing Ampoule Cleanser
This is Ocean’s favourite cleansing products, thanks to its soothing ampoule ingredients. Her face had been affected by fungal folliculitis, causing tiny bumps all over her skin’s surface and making it too sensitive for regular cleansers.
MediHeal Tea Tree Soothing Ampoule Cleanser was the only one that didn’t irritate her. Moreover, it provides adequate hydration for her dry skin without leaving that uncomfortable “tight” feeling after cleansing.
MediHeal Tea Tree Soothing Ampoule Cleanser (200ml) retails for RM92.30 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Numbuzin No.5 Glutathione Vitamin-Niacinamide Concentrated Pad
Ocean’s obsession with brightening skincare is driven by her desire to address her dull skin tone. Among her top picks, the Numbuzin No.5 Glutathione Vitamin-Niacinamide Concentrated Pad stands out.
This toner pad boasts a jelly-like texture that adheres firmly to her skin, allowing her to use it like a mask pad while she dries her hair. On the other side, it features a gauze texture that Ocean uses to effectively exfoliate and remove her dead skin cells before applying makeup.
Numbuzin No.5 Glutathione Vitamin-Niacinamide Concentrated Pad (70 pads) retails for RM135.71 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
It’s Skin Power 10 Formula LI Jelly Pad Firefighter
What sets this toner pad apart is its exceptionally thin design that easily conforms to the contours of your face.
For Ocean, it’s the perfect choice as a nighttime toner pad. It contains soothing and moisturising ingredients such as licorice root extract, guaizulene, and chamomile flower extract, ensuring that her skin is soothed and hydrated all night.
It’s Skin Power 10 Formula LI Jelly Pad Firefighter (70 pads) retails for RM146.56 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
MediHeal Tea Tree Soothing Moisture Ampoule
Out of all the ampoules Ocean has tried, she consistently returns to the MediHeal Tea Tree Soothing Moisture Ampoule.
As the name implies, this ampoule offers exceptional soothing properties, thanks to its tea tree ingredient. What truly elevates it is its lightweight texture and moist jelly formula, making it perfect for moisturising the inner layers of your skin.
For Ocean, who experiences face redness after a hot bath, applying this ampoule in the morning following the Numbuzin toner pad sets the ideal foundation for her makeup.
MediHeal Tea Tree Soothing Moisture Ampoule (50ml) retails for RM171.73 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Ample N Ceramide Shot Ampoule
According to Ocean, using this ampoule alone at night provides more than enough moisture for her skin, thanks to the formula’s richness and concentration.
Ocean suggests gently patting the Ample N Ceramide Shot Ampoule into your skin to maximise its moisturising benefits.
This hydrating serum not only features ceramide but also includes allantoin, which works to fortify your skin’s moisture barrier, preventing moisture loss and leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and well-hydrated!
Ample N Ceramide Shot Ampoule (100ml) retails for RM153.57 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Real Barrier Extreme Cream
Among all the holy grail products on Ocean’s list, this cream stands as her absolute favorite. According to her, it feels like pharmacy-grade skincare, and she genuinely sensed her skin strengthening after using the Real Barrier Extreme Cream.
This cream employs patented skin barrier repair technology, mimicking the structure of your skin’s natural lipids to restore your skin’s protective barrier system. It’s also able to lock in moisture deeply within your skin for up to 72 hours.
Furthermore, it’s completely hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and non-irritating, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin, dry skin, or skin prone to eczema.
Real Barrier Extreme Cream (50ml) retails for RM137.14 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Yunjac Calming and Comforting Cream
Ocean includes this cream in her morning routine to enhance her makeup application. It effectively maintains moisture in her skin while cooling it down, which is particularly beneficial after her blow-drying session.
The cream features a gel-like texture that doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. It also carries a pleasant “forest” scent, contributing to an overall relaxing experience.
Yunjac Calming and Comforting Cream (60ml) retails for RM276.91 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream
Ocean doesn’t use this cream on a daily basis but reserves it for times when her skin is in dire need.
During episodes of fungal folliculitis and pollen allergies, when her skin was painful, stinging, and significantly red, she used this cream religiously like a prescription treatment.
She applied a thick layer at night, skipping any other skincare products, and went to bed. Thanks to this cream, her skin became better and she could also see immediate improvements upon waking the next day. This is why the Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream has become one of her skincare staples.
Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream (200ml) retails for RM50 and is available at Shopee.
Mask and pimple patch must-haves
Beplain Green Bean Pore Clay Pack
Clay packs and dry skin typically don’t mix well since the clay’s purpose is to draw out sebum, leaving dry skin feeling excessively dry and irritated.
Nevertheless, in hot and humid climates like Singapore, even individuals with dry skin can struggle with blackheads and whiteheads on their nose, making clay mask a necessary step in their skincare routine.
What makes this pore clay pack special is that it doesn’t dry as quickly as other clay masks. Additionally, the small green bean particles provide effective exfoliation without causing irritation.
Ocean’s pro tip is not to leave it on for too long, and you’ll notice that your skin actually appears brighter after using the Beplain Green Bean Pore Clay Pack!
Beplain Green Bean Pore Clay Pack retails for RM68.90 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Ariul True AC Spot Patch Duo Set
Ocean deals with pimples that gradually develop and become inflamed, and after she applies the Ariul True AC Spot Patch Duo Set, particularly the patches meant for “pre-squeezing” to the red bumps, they will visibly subside.
These pimple patches are also incredibly thin and nearly invisible on the skin, making them great choice for use before applying makeup!
Ariul True AC Spot Patch Duo Set retails for RM45 and is available at Shopee.
View Ocean’s full list of recommendations in the video here!
Featured image credits: @재유JEYU/YouTube