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Best Moisturisers For Oily Acne-Prone Skin under £30

Finding a good moisturiser for my oily acne-prone skin has always been a challenge. I've kissed many frogs and found some princes (under £30) that I'm happy to recommend to you.

When searching for a moisturiser for oily skin, acne-prone skin, it's good to look for an oil-free, gel based formula. Avoid products that include silicone as it acts as a barrier for the skin, trapping dirt, oil and dead skin cells which will make acne worse.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Barrair Cream

This weightless moisturiser is marketed towards normal/combination skin types however this has been great for my oily skin, it has helped to control the excess oil. This formula focuses on strengthening the skin barrier, balancing the complexion and providing adaptable hydration. Collodial Oatmeal and antioxidant Vitamin E calms and soothes with improved absorption thanks to an innovative Oxygen technology that shrinks and expands with air, and boosts efficacy by helping to deliver actives deeper into the skin’s layers.

Free from parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, talc, sulphates, artificial fragrance/colourants and alcohol. Vegan-friendly.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA

This moisturiser was recently introduced into my morning skincare routine and I must say - I was pleasantly surprised by how great this performed on my skin!

Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) are elements that keep the outer layer of the skin protected and well-hydrated. NMF are made up of multiple amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid and many other compounds that are naturally present in the skin. This formula offers non-greasy hydration that acts as a direct topical supplement of impaired NMF components. It contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols and sterol esters, glycerin, ceramide precursors, urea, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid. It offers immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use. (deciem.com)

This formula has provided my skin with effective skin hydration, helped control my oils and even acted as a great primer for makeup.

Alcohol free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free.

COSRX Aloe Vera Oil-Free Moisture Cream

This is a fresh, soothing gel multi cream for face and body which contains aloe extract and hyaluronic acid, helping to calm the stimulated skin and fills it with moisture. Super lightweight feeling and hydrates skin well. I have never reacted badly to this or had breakouts, considering the ingredients this is safe for sensitive skin also. The only reservation that I have with this formula is that it does not control oil well so my face gets shinier quicker than normal.

Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist tested. Cruelty FREE. Paraben FREE. Sulfate FREE. Phthalates FREE. Alcohol FREE.

First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream

While applying this, it feels as if your skin is drinking a cool,refreshing glass of coconut water. If you enjoy scent in skincare you will love the coconut scent that this quick-absorbing, oil-free formula provides. Formulated for oily/combination skin types, this light water cream moisturiser is infused with skin nourishing Coconut Water which hydrocharges your skin with a burst of electrolyte-rich moisture for softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Free from alcohol, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates and petrolatum.

What is your favourite moisturiser for oily, acne-prone skin?

Vernita x

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