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Oil-Free Moisturisers For Acne-Prone Skin

December is here, along with the dry season. You’re probably already dreading the dry skin and chapped lips that comes with Harmattan and thinking of how to protect your skin from a weather that could turn really nasty.

Before we get right into it, let’s clear up one thing: using oil on your skin isn’t bad. When there is a lack of oil on your face, your skin overproduces oil to combat the lack of natural oil production. This is why people who have oily skin notice a balance in the amount of oil their faces produce when they add one oil or the other to their skincare routine. However, using oils can get a bit tricky because, if too much oil mixes with dead skin cells, you can have breakouts.

If you are prone to breakouts, you need to find a deeply hydrating oil-free moisturiser. Here are some of the best oil-free moisturisers for you to try.

Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturiser

Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer (N18,720)

If you’re looking to shower your skin with nourishment without waking up the following morning with those dreadful spots, then a gel moisturiser is the way for you. This particular ultra-hydrating moisturiser contains squalane and probiotics which help keep bad bacteria away. It locks in moisture, protects your skin and helps to restore a naturally healthy-looking and beautiful complexion.

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream (3,240)


This gel-cream utilises a healthy dose of fruit to fight free radicals and signs of ageing. It is specially designed for acne-prone skin to nourish and restore balance gently while also brightening and clearing your complexion. It also promises 24-hour hydration which is important for your skin to survive the dry season.

Algenist Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Emulsion

Algenist Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Emulsion (N14,400)

Goodbye dull skin! Ideal for ageing and dehydrated skin, this invigorating formula helps revive dry skin, plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines almost immediately with its deeply hydrating and replenishing water-gel emulsion.

Boscia Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturiser

Boscia Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer (N13,680)

The ultimate beauty ingredient of this lightweight, oil-free moisturiser is green tea. It is a brightening, calming and hydrating blend of ingredients that helps calm redness, fight ageing and hydrates your skin deeply while helping to absorb excess oil.

Dr Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisturiser

Dr Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisturizer (N28,080)

The ingredients chosen to create this superhero oil-free daily moisturiser are antioxidants and peptides to protect the skin from the elements, prevent clogged pores and fight ageing. It’s about time you turned your glow button on!

*All items can be gotten from Mall For Africa.

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