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Does oily skin need a moisturizer?

Most people with oily skin believe that they don’t need to moisturize their skin. Well, it’s a myth.

The truth is, for those with oily skin, you DO need a moisturizer.

For your skin to be healthy, it needs both hydration and oil. Sebum- the oil produced naturally by your oil gland- plays a role in retaining moisture in your skin. When your skin is dehydrated, excess sebum may be secreted in order to keep water from evaporating and to maintain the barrier function of the skin.

Moisturizing your skin properly would therefore reduce the chance of excess sebum production, and thus the risk of breakouts.

Here are some moisturizers that are great for oily skin.

LA ROCHE-POSAY

Effaclar Duo (+)

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo is an anti-acne & pimples treatment moisturiser formulated with Niacinamide for oily acne-prone skin. It helps rapidly clear existing spots, prevent their reappearance and limit the risk of marks. The gel-cream texture leaves skin with non-greasy and matte finish. The effaclar is allergy tested, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin.

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HADA LABO

Hydrating Water Gel 

The light weight and fast absorbing water gel is suitable for combination and oily skin. It contains Hyaluronic Acid that deeply penetrates into skin to hydrate and restore skin’s moisture barrier and prevent moisture lost, so that the skin is smooth and plumped after use.

PLACENTOR VEGETAL

Vegetal 10 Regulating Cream for Combination & Oily Skin

The regulating skincare limits excess sebum and purifies combination to oily skin, for a matt finish. Blemishes (acne, blackheads, etc.) are reduced, leaving the complexion clear and the texture refined. The product is tested under dermatological control and is non-comedogenic.

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BIODERMA

Sebium Mat Control Mattifying Moisturiser

The moisturizer contains Fluidactive to regulate sebum quality and prevents blocked pores – oily skin generally has a thicker texture, dilated pores and a gull greasy appearance due to excess sebum, which promotes the appearance of skin blemishes such as ‘ blackheads’ and ‘pimples’. It provides 8-hour shine control and 12-hour hydration. With salicylic acid to refine skin texture, and agaric acid to tighten pores, this mattifying oil-free moisturiser gives you as clear, smooth, shine-free complexion in just 7 days.

ACNES

Anti-Acne & Oil-Control Moisturiser

The lightweight moisturiser can hydrate and plump your skin along with oil-control and anti-acne properties. Key ingredients include Apple Extract (AHA) & Salicylic Acid (BHA) to gently exfoliate and unclog pores to fight acnes, Avocado Extract to regulate sebum production for optimal oil-water balance, Vitamin C&E with power duo to lighten scars and promote skin elasticity. Centella Asiatica Extract can aid recovery of blemish through prmoting collagen to help prevent scars, while Apple, Aloe Vera, Seaweed & Chamomile Extract to moisturize and calm inflammation or sensitivity for soft healthy skin.

DERMALOGICA

Skin Smoothing Moisturizer Fragrance-Free Cream

The medium-weight moisturizer is suitable for all skin type. This next-generation formulation of our best-selling moisturiser features state-of-the-art Active HydraMesh Technology™ to infuse skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration and help protect against environmental stress. Smooths fine lines and promotes elasticity. Shields against dehydration and pollution. Antioxidants help fight skin-aging free radicals.

ANTHONY

Oil Free Facial Lotion Normal to Oily Skin

The Oil Free Facial Lotion is a nourishing lightweight formula designed to absorb quickly, effectively hydrating skin and minimizing the signs of aging, without clogging pores. This grease-less lotion lightly hydrates and smoothes oily skin preventing dryness around-the-clock. Moisture-binding glycerin keeps your skin soft and supple while vitamin B5 conditions your skin’s texture. Aloe and chamomile help calm and maintain your skin for a clear and healthy appearance.

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