oily skin


Oily skin can cause pores to clog up, and the result of clogged pores is breakouts and blemishes. Getting the oil under control may seem like an uphill battle, but there are products available that are specifically formulated to help with oily skin.

causes of oily skin

Causes of oily skin


But in Asia, there is one product that has completely taken over regular creams and completely changed the way women use skincare products – and that is an “emulsion.” This effective product is a must-have for anyone who is dealing with oily, shiny skin that easily breaks out.

About Emulsions

This skincare product uses emulsifying agents that work to bond oil and water together. Oil and water normally repel each other, but the emulsifier allows them to mix to create a skincare product that is similar to a moisturizer.

what is emulsion

Example of emulsion


What an Emulsion Does

While using emulsifying ingredients allows oil-based and water-based ingredients to be mixed together, the purpose of emulsifiers is to create a protective layer on the skin. The oil in the product helps to keep dirt and debris away from the skin, and it also provides a healthy source of moisture. Women with naturally oily skin can use a product with an emulsifier to keep additional debris from clogging the pores, but it is important to note that the skin should be washed before applying the product and again at night to keep the product itself from clogging up pores.


How to Use an Emulsion

apply_emulsions_stepIt is essential for an emulsion to be used properly to provide the intended benefits. Proper technique ensures that the product provides the intended protection.

  1. The first step is to apply a light moisturizer to the skin.
  2. Rub the moisturizer in until it is completely absorbed.
  3. Apply the product with emulsifiers to the forehead, chin and cheeks before spreading it in a thin layer across the entire face.
  4. Use the palms to press lightly on the cheeks to work the product into this area of the face. The fingertips can be used to work the product into the area around the lips and eyes.


A generous amount of product can be used. It is important to rub the product into the skin, and it is recommended that a massaging motion be used. Use spiraling motions across the cheeks, forehead and chin to spread the product evenly.

circular motion

Use spiraling motions to apply

Dealing with oily skin that causes unsightly shininess, clogging and breakouts is a difficult skincare issue to tackle. Fortunately, using products with emulsifying ingredients can help to create a protective layer that deflects dirt and debris for better skin health. If you’re curious to give it a try, you can get your hands on emulsion in Singapore.