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Oily skin moisturizer awards 🤩

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Mallory
To piggy back on my “oily skin still needs a moisturizer” post I thought I’d present my oily skin moisturizer awards to give a boost to three of my favorites. I wanted to start this out by stating I do have very oily skin. My main concerns are large appearing pores, uneven skin tone, dullness/dehydration. My Holy Grail Moisturizer - FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya
If I had to pick one moisturizer to use for the rest of my life this would be it. For $38 you get 1.7oz of whipped hydration. Despite it being a whipped gel texture it’s very lightweight on the skin. A little goes a very long way as it smooths on to give your face the hydration it needs without it feeling heavy. Farmacy claims it has moringa seed extract and moringa water to remove skin impurities while papaya extract gentle exfoliates the skin. I have seen a little difference in the appearance of my pores while using this. I think the only turn off to this product is the very strong sweet smell it has. Best Moisturizer for Oily yet Sensitive Skin - CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
This is my go to moisturizer for myself when my skin is freaking out and I need to take a step back from my routine. It’s also what I recommend to customers at work if they have oily yet sensitive skin. It’s one of the best no nonsense moisturizers on the market. It’s fragrance free, dye free, sulfate free, and oil free. The jelly is super lightweight and feels very hydrating on the skin. It contains sunflower seed cake, barley extract, and cucumber fruit extract to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier which is paramount of sensitive or compromised skin. For $28 you get 4.2 oz of product which will last you a while. They also have iD cartridges you can put into it which dispense serum into the moisturizer. The one I have above targets pores which is a concern of mine. It helps bring my skin back to its normal state when irritated while delivering the hydration I need. Best Exfoliating Moisturizer for Oily Skin - GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask
Exfoliation is important for oily skin! When I do take a step back from my normal exfoliators I like to use this product in its place. The texture of it isn’t for anyone. It does have a more gloopy formula but I feel like once I work it into the skin it absorbs really nicely. For $45 you get 2.7 oz of product. It has hyaluronic acid and glycerin to hydrate the skin and glycolic and lactic acid to help exfoliate. When I do use this I tend to use it every other day because I don’t want to over do it (even though it is more on the gentle side of chemical exfoliators). When I do use this I notice my skin is extremely soft and hydrated in the morning. It also smells of watermelon jolly ranchers which is amazing!
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mariannee.fThese products look awesome, which one do you prefer?
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MalloryThe farmacy is my favorite out of the three!
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A great summer moisturizer for oily skin!
a.My skin type is combination, often with hormonal acne during parts of the month. I generally have pretty balanced skin! b.This product is an oil-free moisturizer meant for oilier skin types, and it mattifies the skin and prepares it for sunscreen! c.The texture is so beautiful! It’s a creamy gel that sinks in really quickly and definitely mattifies the skin. It does not leave a dewy finish at all. The packaging and color of the product are beautiful, just as all Farmacy products! d.Sometimes my skin can feel a little dry after using this so I tend to use it on days when I feel oily or know I’m going to follow with a dewy sunscreen. I also only use this in the mornings after my vitamin c serum, since I prefer heavier moisturizers for my nighttime routine! e.I would recommend this to my friends with oily or combination skin! I would rate this product a 4/5 stars because the smell can be offputting to some people (all natural ingredients), and it is a bit expensive. However, I believe the cream does exactly what it says it will, so it’s a solid choice for the summer months too! FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya #cheriecreator
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thehappyskinglow
Farmacy Faves 💚
Farmacy has quickly become a hot market brand! They preach green beauty and skincare with natural ingredients that work! I’ve had the pleasure of try quite a bit from their line but these were my 1st products I ever tried from them! FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya this moisturizer is a great moisturizer for the day, the smell is fresh and light and the color is very vibrant! For my dry skin I need something a little more intense for the night time but I love this product for the day after my morning cleanse! FARMACY - Lip Bloom this lip bloom is such an interesting scent, very summery and I’m obsessed. Although I don’t notice a ton of hydration it’s perfect before my makeup and the smell is pleasant! I do like it, but I have other products that work better for hydration!
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lilfitwhit
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The Truth Behind Propylene Glycol
You may have read articles about this ingredient used in both kitchens and beauty counters - Propylene Glycol (PG) but what exactly is this chemical? I decided to do some research on credible sources online to find out if the ingredient is beneficial for my combination skin.   A colorless and odorless liquid that is completely water-soluble, PG is mainly regarded as a moisturizing agent used in skincare products to attract hydration and locks it into the skin. Generally, anyone who is seeking deep hydration and smoothness of the skin can use products containing the ingredient.   The Cosmetic Ingredient Review board (an organization of scientists who review the safety of cosmetic ingredients) have confirmed that it’s ”safe for use in cosmetic products when formulated to be non-irritating.” This means that companies need to conduct skin irritation testing on new formulas to ensure PG does not cause irritation when mixed with other ingredients, which is a standard test that many skincare companies run before launching any new product.   As long as you do not have an allergy to PG, it is a safe ingredient to use regularly. Due to its multiple functions, PG works well with almost all other ingredients.   While I do not specifically seek products that contain PG, I find that products that contain PG helps to hydrate my combination skin well, giving it a dewy glow throughout the day. Other than its main function as an emollient, there are also various other benefits, including addressing visible signs of aging, enhancing penetration of the skincare product, and prevent skin hydration loss.   I have two products containing PG in my bathroom counter now. I use Nivea Oxygen Boost Micellar Water as a make-up cleanser before my gentle facial wash. Micelles in the liquid cleanser help to attract water, oil and the dirt that comes with them, which is effective when combined with a cotton pad or wipe work to remove stubborn make-up. Micellar water works well for my combination skin as a gentle and hydrating cleanser that is powerful to remove water resistant make-up at the same time. My skin does not feel too tight and taut after using this, thanks to its water based formula of hyaluronic acid, golden algae, Hydra IQ and marine salt.   Another product containing PG is CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. The lightweight water-jelly face moisturizer looks and feels different than most creams. The unique clear water-jelly texture feels fresh and penetrates quickly into my skin, especially for hot summer days. It delivers round-the-clock hydration repair, plus pollution protection with the formula’s “Clean Shield Technology”, formulated with a moisture barrier blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber fruit extract to strengthen skin’s barrier and retain skin’s moisture levels. On days when I want a lighter and more refreshing moisturizer, this is a nice change of texture.    
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backyardbeauty
The secret to GLOWING skin!!!
goodal - Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum Set The Goodal Green Tangerine Serum helps add moisture to my skin. I especially like applying this at night so it can help in healing and repairing my skin as I go to sleep. It doesn’t feel very sticky even if it’s a serum, and my skin easily absorbs it. When I started using it consistently, I noticed my skin brightening and there are no additional dark spots on my cheeks. A couple of pumps is what I really need with this one. When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels so supple and soft so I know it is really working.   CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly As soon as I am done with my toner and serums, I apply the Clinique Anti-Pollution Moisturizer. I like using this during the day before I go out because it feels really light on my skin. It works well with my dry combination skin type by keeping it hydrated and preventing it from drying out. It has a  jelly consistency, and is lighter than a cream so this is perfect for those who have oily skin too. My skin absorbs it easily and it’s perfect for daily use.
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thebeautyedit
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😑Cute BUT Useless😑 I really want to love it, BUT...
When GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask was first launched, it was out of stock everywhere. My first impression of this sleeping mask was great as it looks cute and smells good, but it turned out that besides that, it was practically useless. It has a weird texture and I see a layer of oil on top when I open the jar. I have combo skin. I tried applying it with the oil and without the oil, but both leave my skin greasy and it can't be fully absorbed. As a moisturizing mask, it's not moisturizing at all, it doesn't absorb and you can still see the dry lines on my skin after I apply it. It smells like watermelon in the jar but once applied, it gives off a strong smell of alcohol. The layer of grease on my skin enlarges my pores instantly. The alpha hydroxy acid in it didn't work at all either. It might even cause acne breakouts. There's no way this can be used as a sleeping mask. It's even hard to wash off with just water when it's applied thickly and I need to use a facial cleanser to get it off. In conclusion, it's just an expensive and greasy aloe vera gel which can't be absorbed by my skin. Have you used this product? How do you like it? Comment here!👀
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ellemlove
Why you should choose chemical exfoliation 🖤
Exfoliation is such an important, and sometimes over looked part of a skincare routine. You need to get rid of the dead skin cells in order for the new, fresh ones to shine through. You also want to eliminate any spaces for sebum to hide under which is turn clogs the follicle and results in acne. 9 times out of 10 I will always recommend a chemical exfoliator. Unlike physical exfoliators, which use scrubs to slough off the dead skin, chemical exfoliator use acids or enzymes to loosen the bonds between cells so they can easily be washed away. Physical exfoliators often contain harsh ingredients, like walnut shell powder, that can create micro tears in the skin. It’s also very easy to go overboard with. With a chemical exfoliator as long as you’re using it properly they are a lot gentler. I have oily skin so I prefer glycolic acid (if you have dry you might prefer lactic acid). I always exfoliate my face once a week with glycolic acid. My personal favorite right now is the StriVectin - Glycolic Skin Reset Mask . After cleansing my skin I apply the mask and leave on for 5 minutes at least once a week. With this mask my skin always feels a lot smoother afterwards. I’ve seen a good reduction in the texture of my skin. Exfoliating once a week will help your skincare work even better since it doesn’t have layers of dead skin to go through. It helps those with acne prone skin because you don’t have places for sebum to get trapped and it will also help even out any post acne hyperpigmentation. If you’re just wanting to get into chemical exfoliating I would definitely do research on it first. Always do a patch test to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction and work your way up to it slowly. Always follow the directions as well so you don’t burn your face. I say do it once a week and see how your skin feels because there is such a thing as too much exfoliation. Also, when you do exfoliate don’t put anything harsh on the skin afterwards as it’s going to penetrate deeper than it normally would with the fresh skin.
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Mallory
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