Despite having oily skin, dehydration is something that is a problem for me, especially during the colder months. Moisturiser is a product I always have on hand and a product I’ve always switched brand-wise. Finding the best moisturiser for oily skin has been one of my beauty challenges and I’ve found a pretty darn good staple.
The moisturiser is question is the Your Good Skin Pro Vitamin Overnight Cream £6.99
This is honestly one of the best moisturisers for oily skin and its one of the most affordable. The moisturiser is a lightweight cream that’s non-comedogenic (doesn’t block pores), paraben and oil free. The formula does contain fragrance and alcohol, which are two ingredients I try to avoid, but it does have glycerin – a natural moisturiser that’s in our skin, octyldodecanol – an emollient in many skin products, citric acid – an AHA which removes dead skin cells, panthenol – pro-vitamin B5 which hydrates and works as a humectant to attract water to the skin and hold onto it.
Essentially, this is more of a no-frills moisturiser rather than a luxe night cream, but it works really well to hydrate, balance and leave the skin looking healthy. I’m really impressed, especially as its so affordable.
For extra hydration, I like to use The Ordinary 100% Organic Argan Oil £6.
Side-stepping around the controversy with The Ordinary at the moment, I’m still enjoying using their products – I’ve definitely become more interested in researching ingredients since I found their line. I’ve been using argan oil on both my hair and skin. To be honest, I only use this oil on my skin once a week as I generally find oils too heavy. However, argan is brilliant for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as providing intense hydration. I’ve got the marula oil on my list next – its meant to be a dupe for the Drunk Elephant marula oil.
Oskia isnt a brand I’m overally familiar with but I’ve recently been using the Oskia Renaissance Mask £51 (full size)
This is a super softening mask for dull or dehydrated skin. The formula contains lactic acid to eliminate dead skin cells, as well as natural fruit acids to alleviate congestion. I find this mask is particularly good for brightening and enhancing radiance. I like to use it before moisturiser as an extra treat for my skin.
The Natural Spa Factory Eye Contour Serum* has become my favourite eye treatment for tired eyes. It lifts, hydrates and replenishes. My upper eye area is naturally oily but this serum feels light and soothing. I’ve even found that the dark circles under my eyes have improved with this serum.
What are your favourite moisturisers? Do you have an essential moisturiser for oily skin?2