Are Oil Free Moisturizers Really Beneficial?
It makes sense that oil free moisturizers are ideal for people with naturally oily skin or who suffer from acne, because after all, who wants to add more pore clogging oil to their skin? The problem is that if you don’t use a moisturizer, you miss out on all the fabulous antioxidants and super hydrators (for example – hyaluronic acid) that can really turn your skin around. Just because you have oily or acne prone skin, doesn’t mean that you won’t benefit from a quality moisturizer that hydrates and nourishes your skin, rather than covers it in a layer of cloggy oil.
This is where oil free moisturizers can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your skin – but which of these products is the right one for your skin? Well, let’s take a look at five of the best oil free moisturizers that are affordable, popular and have good online reviews.
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizers
Neutrogena have three really good oil free moisturizers – one for sensitive skin, SPF 15 and a combination skin. All three moisturizers are non-comedogenic, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, allergy tested and alcohol free. FYI: These Neutrogena skincare products do contain parabens.
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin: This is a lightweight, water based moisturizer that doesn’t irritate your skin and is extra gentle, designed specifically for sensitive skin.
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizers with SPF 15: This lightweight, water based formula not only hydrates your face for up to 12 hours, but with a broad spectrum SPF 15 formula, it gives you added protection from the sun – ideal for normal to dry skin types.
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizers for combination skin: For people with a combination skin, finding the right moisturizer can be a problem. So it’s good to know that this oil free moisturizer hydrates your dry skin, whilst controlling the amount of oil, giving you a shine free complexion.
Brickell Men’s Oil Free Moisturizers
This oil free moisturizer with Jojoba Oil and Green Tea is perfect for men with oily, sensitive, dry or combination skin. You don’t need to worry about the Jojoba Oil however, because this is an oil-free ingredient! Jojoba Oil is a fabulous moisturizer, as it mimics the natural sebum in your skin and is used to balance the oil in your skin, it doesn’t add oil – instead it balances the oil.
All of the ingredients in the Brickell Men’s Oil Free Moisturizer are natural & certified organic, and they also include aloe, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and green tea – all 100% natural and 83% organic.
Garnier SkinActive Oil Free Moisturizers
Garnier has two oil free moisturizers in their SkinActive range – one for normal to dry skin and the other for normal to combination skin. Both of these products lock in moisture for 24 hours and are completely oil free. They also both contain vitamin C, fruit water and antioxidants, so they are jam packed with plenty of ingredients to fight free radical damage and hydrate your skin, and as the moisture barrier of your skin is strengthened, your skin looks softer and feels smoother.
These oil free moisturizers are definitely worthwhile checking out!
Cosrx Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
This mild and gentle lotion by COSRX is made with Birch sap, and is an all in one moisturizer suitable for all skin types, especially oily and acne prone skin. Birch sap isn’t a widely known ingredient in the west, but it has been frequently used in Korean skin care products, because it’s chocked full of vitamin C that helps to fight free radical damage and lighten your skin.
Birch sap is harvested from trees in the early spring just as it is starting to burst into life with new growth. This makes the antioxidants and nutrients in Birch sap really intense and ideal for hydrating, rejuvenating and nourishing your skin. Tree saps are said to be the next ‘big thing’ in skincare!
Olay Total Effects Oil Free Moisturizing Lotion
The Olay Total Effects Oil Free moisturizer is a lightweight lotion that deeply hydrates and nourishes your skin, reinforcing the skin’s moisture barrier. With vitamins E and green tea, you have oodles of antioxidants to fight free radical damage, as well as SPF 30 to protect your skin from further damage.
Not forgetting B3 and B5 that gently exfoliate your skin, remove dead skin cells and stimulate your skin’s self-renewal process. The 7 benefits of using this moisturizer include: hydration, more even skin tone, brighter and smoother skin, smaller pores, fewer dark spots and increased firmness.
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