The key to well-behaved, healthy skin is to tailor a routine according to your skin type. Skincare staples are formulated to suit specific skin needs, and if you get it wrong, they can do more harm than good.
One of the things that most of you oily-skinned girls tend to get wrong very often is picking the right moisturiser. And yes, oily skin types need moisturisation too. A lack of hydration in the skin can lead to your sebaceous glands overproducing sebum, leading to excessive oiliness. It is a vicious cycle that you can easily get caught up in, and only a proper hydration system can help you break out from it. Here are four mattifying moisturisers that will not only hydrate the skin but do so without leaving behind that icky feeling we oh-so-hate.
- 01. Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser
- 02. Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser
- 03. Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser
- 04. Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser
01. Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser
Infused with antioxidant-rich green tea extracts and the natural astringent witch hazel, the Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser promises nourishment and oil-control for 12 whole hours. This means that you don’t have to resort to continually dabbing blotting papers on your face! The lightweight and oil-free texture helps reduce the appearance of pores and give you shine-free complexion all day long.
02. Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser
An excellent way to pick the right moisturiser for oily skin is to look for the right mix of sebum-balancing and nourishing ingredients. Which is why the skin-loving cocktail of witch hazel, zinc and thyme in the Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser has earned it a place in our favourites list. The non-greasy, water-based formula promises 24-hour skin hydration and helps balance sebum production in the skin after regular use. It also happens to be a gentle lotion that absorbs into the skin like magic, you won’t even feel you have anything on your face!
03. Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser
Sometimes, the right moisturiser is just a hydration-rich formula that feels super light on your face. Infused with coveted ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser promises to keep the nourished skin all day long. But without leaving behind that annoying feeling of greasiness or stickiness. Regular use of hyaluronic acid has been known to train your skin to produce just the right amount of oil to moisturise it. Combined with vitamin E, this moisturiser can turn dull looking, oily skin to a visibly matte and radiant complexion.
04. Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser
We love Dermalogica’s innovative approach towards skincare, and their Active Moist Moisturiser is one of our absolute faves! Infused with silk amino acids, which is known for its high level of moisture preserving compound called serine, this sheer moisturiser is a god-send for lovers of plant-based skincare staples. The moisturiser is also known to help improve skin texture and directly combat surface dryness. This will give you oil-free hydration for long hours with none of the shine!