Raise your hand if you think exfoliation is one of skincare’s greatest joys! Sloughing off dead skin feels so darn gratifying, we wish we could do it every single day. But most exfoliants are way too abrasive for that—especially if your skin is sensitive. Fortunately, these 4 gentle Korean formulas exist. Keep reading to find out how they reveal your best skin ever—sans the pain and suffering.

1. Nuganic Brightening Peeling Gel, P1,900
Just to be clear: peeling gels don’t really peel off your skin. Unlike physical scrubs, these gentle formulas use plant-based enzymes to dislodge impurities. When peeling gels are massaged over the skin, you’ll actually see tiny balls of dirt rolling up between your fingers!

Nuganic’s blend is worth a try, especially if you want instant satisfaction. A combination of papaya and sophora root extract, this brightening gel gradually smoothes out texture to reveal more radiant skin underneath.

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2. CosRX One Step Moisture Up Pad, P900
Cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating are the Holy Trinity of skincare. Lucky for you, these CosRX moisture pads do all three! Each individual sheet is soaked in hyaluronic acid. When swept across the face, the soft cotton material lifts away impurities, while the solution moisturizes the skin all the way through. Did we mention they’re travel-friendly, too?

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3. Neogen Real Fresh Cleansing Stick, P1,400
While cleansing sticks are relatively new to the game, their benefits certainly aren’t. Their foaming action is just one part of it. Like a scrub, only handier, these sticks physically rub off dead skin. All you have to do is moisten the tip with water and massage it over your face.

This green tea blend by Neogen is ideal for sensitive complexions. Made with 13 essential oils and a low pH, it melts away deep-seated debris without causing redness or breakouts.

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4. Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash, P545
Mild yet thorough, powder washes are probably Korea’s best-kept secret. This Tosowoong formula provides a rich cleanse, just like a facial foam should. But the real doozy? Its unique powder format doubles as a gentle scrub! Loaded with papain enzymes, it can buff away makeup residue and oil build-up. All this without disturbing your moisture barrier. Five-stars from us!

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