When your skin is in a constant battle with acne and the
excess oil that comes with it, you can be left wondering if your moisturiser is to blame – or if you should be moisturising at all!
Well the truth is, you absolutely should be using a moisturiser as your skin is actually craving deep hydration. To help you on your way to hydrated, more balanced skin, we’ve rounded up the best moisturisers for acne-prone skin.
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How to treat dry skin AND acne Alpha-H Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant
Super light and fast-absorbing, this moisturiser is packed with 10 per cent glycolic acid to help combat blemishes and imperfections, as well as refine your pores. Find it
here. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
This new and unique formula from Clinique is oil-free, fast-absorbing, improves skin’s resiliency plus protects skin from harmful and potentially acne causing environmental pollutants. Find it
here. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturiser
Rich in antioxidants and fruit acids, this moisturiser refines uneven skin tone and brightens, while providing the skin with long-lasting hydration. Find it at sephora.com.au
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
With an ultra-light texture, this formula utilises actives including salicylic acid, niacinamide and sebum reducing zinc to unclog pores, reduce redness and hydrate. Find it
here. Proactiv Green Tea Moisturiser
Green tea as the hero ingredient means this moisturiser is seriously soothing, as well as neutralising red tones. Find it
here. Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil-Free Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF25
The OG for a reason, this dermatologically tested skincare brand can do no wrong. Ideal for acne-prone skin due to being oil-free and non-comodogenic, it also has an SPF rating of 25, but with fewer traditional sunscreen agents for minimal irritation. Find it
here. Tatcha The Water Cream
Unique Japanese ingredients like Japanese Wild Rose and Leopard Lily work to hydrate, tighten pores and smooth skin texture without leaving skin sticky or greasy. Find it at mecca.com.au
Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Water Gel
Infused with hyaluronic acid, this moisturising gel is fast absorbing and deeply hydrating. Find it
here. Avene Cleanance Expert
Working to regulate the production of sebum, reduce redness and eliminate spots – this uber hardworking emulsion is perfect for acne-prone skin. Find it
here. Bioderma Sebium AKN
Made up of salicylic acid, AHAs and zinc, this moisturiser purifies acne-prone skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Find it
The product recommendations in this article have been updated to keep beautyheaven members informed of the most up-to-date related products.
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Do you have acne-prone skin? How do you deal with it?