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Do you have oily / combination skin?
Have you ever done a (insert preferred search engine here) search for moisturisers, made a purchase and wondered why you ended up looking like you’ve smeared a bucket of KFC on your face?
If you do have combination or oily skin, it is always important to remember that lack of hydration can in turn, cause skin to overproduce oil to compensate for the dehydration. To keep your skin as hydrated as possible, finding a good moisturiser is KEY.
I’ve found it so hard to find a moisturiser that not only provides me with enough moisture and hydration without leaving me greasy but these are three moisturisers that I (and my debit card) swear by!
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
BUY NOW: £57 via SpaceNK
Although a little pricey, this moisturiser is worth every penny. Its smooth, creamy texture keeps skin moisturised, without being too thick or oily and doesn’t clog pores.
Best of all, the packaging means you can easily control how much the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream – £57 via SpaceNK – you use or if you’re doing a million things at once like me, you can even moisturise with one hand.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser
BUY NOW: £12.99 via Boots
I’m not usually a fan of water, gel moisturisers as they can often feel like they’re sitting on top of your face without providing any hydration.
However, this oil-free gel soaks nicely into the skin, whilst leaving you with a refreshed feeling. It is targeted towards sensitive skin so is lightweight and unlikely to break you out.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel – £12.99 via Boots – can be used either day or night. If using during the day, use sparingly to avoid the silicone contents of the moisturiser combining with and balling up on top of your daily SPF / makeup.
Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil
BUY NOW: £35.00 via All Beauty
When I started using this, the word ‘oil’ scared’ me. But fear not! This lightweight oil sinks into the skin, leaving you feeling nourished, without being at all oily. I also noticed it leaves the skin radiant and that pores were slightly reduced after using.
I would stick to night-time use for this as this can feel a little too heavy for the daytime.
Last but definitely not least, the very best thing about the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil – £35.00 via All Beauty – is the scent. It smells luxurious and leaves my bathroom smelling like a spa.