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3 Must-haves if You’re Looking for the Perfect Moisturizer

By  La Shell Reid Hoilett

I’ve always been an oily girl and so the thought of slathering a product to bring more ‘moisture’ to my skin sounded like an absolute nightmare. Believe it or not, I only came to my senses and started using moisturizer in 2017 and I’ve only now started using the right ones.

The best ones for my oily combo skin are by far oil-free, water-based and/or hand-made with natural ingredients. They’re also usually gel formula and fragrance free. I have a few favorites on rotation right now and a couple can also help you extremely dry girls and guys.

3 Must-have Products if You're Looking for the Perfect Moisturizer

COSRX Oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

This moisturizer is oil free and is perfect for oily and oily combo skin. This brand boasts of minimal ingredients which when you think about it, is all you really need. There is no scent to this and my skin just drinks it up like a cool glass of water. There is no sticky residue and no feeling like something is sitting on your face. My skin feels so hydrated, soft and supple after use, especially when I wake up on mornings. Asian brands are all over now but this one isn’t hype only. I rate this moisturizer as highly recommended.

3 Must-have Products if You're Looking for the Perfect Moisturizer

Theraplex ClearLotion and Eczema Therapy

I’d never heard of this brand before these products were gifted to me for my nephew who has eczema. These products target very dry or eczema prone skin. They moisturize and keep dryness at bay. I am really impressed with these as my nephew has been through many products to help with his eczema and he seems to love these the most. The best part is that they are not extremely expensive and they are free of parabens, fragrances, preservatives, and lanolin. The Eczema Therapy is very thick and rich and glides on with ease. My nephew especially loves the ClearLotion. This  oil seals in the moisture so well as he applies while his skin is still damp from showering. It’s light and absorbs quickly.

 

3 Must-have Products if You're Looking for the Perfect Moisturizer

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Wholesome You Oat and Chamomile Facial Moisturizer

I’m a gel moisturizer kind of girl. Creams tend to stick to the surface of my skin and just stay there. And I absolutely hate to walk about all day with a heavy face. This is the first face moisturizer in cream form that I really really love. I raved about it here as well and I simply can’t stop. It’s hand and locally made, has very little fragrance and is the form of a whipped lotion that is light and airy. Once applied on the skin, it’s absorbs immediately and dries out. So there is no oily or sticky residue. It works so well under makeup as well. Can’t go too wrong with that!

What about you? What’s your favorite moisturizer?

Thanks for stopping by!

Ps ~ In Skincare – I Bought it But How Was it? and Clarins Sunkissed Collection Beauty Review.




  Comments: 22

22 responses to “3 Must-haves if You’re Looking for the Perfect Moisturizer”

  1. Alexandria says:

    I haven’t heard of these products before, thanks for sharing!

  2. Megan says:

    I’ve never heard of these brands before. They seem pretty cool I’m gonna have to look into them.

  3. cait says:

    im always on the hunt for the next best moisturizer so ill def need to check these out!

  4. Those sound like great products to try!

  5. Nicole Green says:

    I’m right there with you on having oily skin and not being sure about finding a moisturizer that would work. I started using the new Patchology one — it’s gel based, and I love how it feels and works on my skin.

  6. Chloe says:

    OOo this looks like something that I must try! I love that it’s oil free! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/vii-code-eye-mask-review/

  7. This came just in time! I need to check out the Theraplex brand for my hubs. His skin is always super dry & red. Ugh. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Marisa says:

    I definitely need to try some of these out! My skin gets super dry in the heat!!! I’m so excited to find out more about these brands!

  9. I’m like you- i have dry skin though but some of the stuff i have tried seeps in and sits and i’d rather just use a good sugar scrub with essential oils in it that actually sink in and protect my skin. I had no idea a gel existed! Is it worth a try for dry skin, do you think?

  10. this is a great list of items to try!

  11. I need to try some of these brands! I also have oil skin but I’m super sensitive, so finding the perfect moisturizer can sometimes be tricky.

  12. Victoria says:

    The oat and chamomile moisturizer sounds so soothing! I’m glad it feels light and airy; greasy moisturizer is the worst.

  13. olia says:

    These sounds amazing, new to me, so thanks for sharing

  14. Sunrita says:

    It heard of many of these products before. They sound very good though. Need to look out for them!

  15. Terrah says:

    omg I needed this post

  16. adriana says:

    I need to try these out! I haven’t tried any of these – I’m obsessed with trying new moisturizers lol!

  17. Jenna says:

    These are great!I love the first one that is oil free!

  18. Jenna says:

    These are great!I I love the first one that is oil free!

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