Monday, 26 September 2016

My Top 5 Moisturisers for Oily/Combination Skin




Moisturiser is as much important for oily skin as it is for dry skin. Usually oily skin folks think that 
applying moisturiser will stimulate the oil glands in skin to produce more oil. Which is totally false. Dehydration and constantly stripping skin oils with harsh chemicals and not adding any moisture back to the skin is triggering the increase oil production. Because it is a natural defence system of skin where skin tries to protect itself from environmental elements with oils as a protective barrier.


Today I am sharing my top favourite moisturisers for oily and sensitive skin all year round. I do use some other moisturisers and oils time to time but the ones I am sharing here are basics for me. They are tried and tested and don’t break a bank other than one.



Let’s start with the one which is in my skincare routine for so long, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. This moisturiser is my all-time favourite. Light gel texture absorbs into skin immediately without leaving any sticky residue behind. It makes skin so soft and hydrated. It is perfect for summer time as it is very light weight. I find it also a great moisturiser to use underneath makeup.  

Avene Skin Recovery Cream is also non sticky slightly rich moisturiser. It is suitable for sensitive skin. I use it mostly in winters and specially after chemical exfoliation because of its rich nature and calming properties. Read my full review along the glycolic acid based Cleanance mask from Avene. 

Trilogy Rosehip Oil is another skin saviour for me. My skin loves oils in spite of being oily. Rosehip oil has a lot of great properties. Regular use of rosehip oil can fade the scars and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is perfect for lymphatic drainage massage too. I prefer rosehip oil over other oils because it is not very oily and doesn’t clog pores. I use oils at night. Oil can make moisturiser sinks into skin better as well. 

The Body Shop Vitamin E cream is another cult classic. I don’t like the seaweed moisturiser from TBS. It never worked for me but vitamin E is great for daytime use in winters. It absorbs into skin nicely and doesn’t make skin excessively shiny during the day.

Elemis Biotec Energizing day cream is the most expensive one among all the moisturisers I have but its worth every penny. My skin gets dehydrated very easily when the weather changes. It does not cop with the change very efficiently. It always need a little kick and energizing cream is helping it in that department. I also use the night cream from the range. You can read my full on review here.

Honourable Mentions

There are few other moisturisers which I quite like but I am not owning them at the moment. However, I decided to mention these anyway to give you more options as well.

Garnier Skin Naturals Soft Essentials 24hr nourishing daycream with grape water. It has such a long name but this is very beautiful moisturiser. The link is for rose water cream which is slightly richer, more suitable for normal to dry skin but I couldn’t find the grape water based cream on Boots website. However, you can find it in stores. The grape water cream has very light texture and is great for daily use. I wash my face several times a day and constantly need a moisturiser handy. It is economical and gets the job done.

Avene Cleanance MAT Mattifying Emulsion and Avene CleananceEXPERT are two other favourites from Avene. I am a huge fan of French pharmacies and their products. Avene delivers quality products without a huge price tag. Cleanance range is suitable for oily/blemish prone skin. Cleanance MAT is perfect for summer times. It is mattifying moisturiser while hydrating skin at the same time. Avene Cleanance EXPERT replaced my other favourite from Avene which was Cleanance K and had some AHA and BHA in it but this is equally good.

Oily skin beauties are always frustrated with shine and take every possible step to keep it at bay. However, this is also true that oily skin ages slightly at slower rate than other skin type. Because oil keeps the skin supple and soft. Now you know how much is moisturiser essential for our skin type.

Keep moisturising <3

DisclaimerThe reviews here are reflecting my thoughts only based on my experience. I always try to give my best opinion on every product I use. However, every product reacts differently on different skin type. I cannot guarantee that the product will work the same for you.

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19 comments:

  1. I am totally hooked on all things Avene. They are honestly the best akin care range I know when it comes to moisturiser and purity. Love them! Interested to try the Clinique gel now too.
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    1. Avene products are very nice and they actually work

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  2. I love the sound of the Elemis cream. I do have quite oily skin so will be bookmarking this!

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  3. I love the Trilogy Rosehip Oil, it is so lovely on the skin x

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  4. I am really suffering with my skin at the moment so trying to use all natural products so I think I will try the Vitamin E one!

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  5. I have nothing for my skin at the moment! I'm going to be looking up some of these!

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  6. I love Liz Earle mouisturiser too, it is very light and nourishing. I also agree you can't go wrong with Elemis.

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  7. I've never really used any of these because my skin is more on the dry side but I think Origins are a great brand to use x

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  8. Great picks. I absolutely love TBS Vitamin E moisturizer. Need to try Garnier Soft Essentials 24hr nourishing daycream too. Sounds good.

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    1. Garnier one is also very nice. You will like it

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  9. The Vitamin E cream is amazing. I use that on my face after each time I wash it. Love it and have done for years.

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  10. Love your post on skin care, and TBS vitamin E cream works wonder for my combination skin <3

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  11. I love this post - I have eczema so I have to be careful with what I put on my skin, but the Avene products usually work really well for me!

    Lottie xx
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  12. I have very oily skin and it can be so difficult to find things that work well, I'm actually using Aloe Vera gel at the moment and it's so hydrating but most importantly... it's super affordable! x

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  13. That oil sounds very interesting. I have never heard of the brand so thanks for the introduction!

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  14. Thanks for this wonderful guide it is really helpful for oily skin like me


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  15. I'm a dry skin type of girl but occasionally find that Clinique works best for me too.

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  16. This is a great guide for those with oily skin. So handy.

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