Moisturizers and Oily Skin – Do They Gel?
Updated: Jun 24
Oily skin needs hydration too
To dispel the myth immediately—a resounding YES!
There’s absolutely no reason why oily skin shouldn’t be adequately moisturized. Just like how you are encouraged to drink enough water in a day for clear, glowing skin from within, topical application of the right moisturizer will do wonders to looking radiant.
Understanding how a moisturizer works
To put it quite simply: a moisturizer increases water content in your skin—something we believe everyone needs no matter your skin type—because of multiple factors that cause our skin to lose moisture rapidly such as age, climate, et cetera. Naturally, different skin types require different formulas. Today, we’re talking oily skin.
Meet The Moisturizers Co’s latest Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream, the new essential for the busy urban woman who wants a quick, effective solution to oily skin or acne, blemishes, pimples and large pores.
Why the Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream?
1. It’s a milky gel that’s perfectly gentle
Gel moisturizers are perfect for oily skin for a multitude of reasons. They’re not as heavy as conventional cream or lotion-type moisturizers which can be too rich—resulting in your skin being unable to absorb it. A cream too rich means products just sits on top of your pores when applied. Not ideal. The Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream is also non-greasy and non-drying, so you get the perfect skin texture upon application.
2. It’s formulated with niacinamide
Think of niacinamide as silicone for your skin—except it’s actually good for you. While silicone-based products like primers and foundations are popular because they glide smoothly onto the skin to act as an instant cover for imperfections, niacinamide works to provide long-term benefits like minimized large pores, reduced redness, breakouts, blemishes and hyperpigmentation. You may have to wait a little longer to see results, but for something that’s permanent, we say it’s well worth it!
3. It contains witch hazel and AHA
Lots of acne products contain witch hazel, and that’s because it’s a powerful natural antioxidant that is effective in reducing inflammation, clearing blemishes and lock in moisture, and a whole lot more. The Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream also contains a potent blend of Glycolic Acid 0.5% and Lactic Acid 0.5%, which further clears out pore-clogging sebum while tightening them, and aid in reducing blemishes for clear, smooth and beautiful skin.
Sounds good! But how should I apply it?
Typically, all moisturizers should be applied as the last step in any skincare routine. However, if you have acne, using the Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream is a great way to hydrate and prep the skin before proceeding with the application of any acne products, which can be potentially drying for your skin.
Oily skin can be a pain—but don’t deprive your skin of the hydration it deserves because of pre-conceived beliefs that moisturizers are bad for you. Using a moisturizer that works to combat and complement your skin needs will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make, so get started with the Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream and start reaping the benefits now!
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As featured in Her World, CLEO, FEMALE, Shape, Nuyou, Singapore Women’s Weekly, Daily Vanity, Layers of Skins.