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I need a new moisturizer...

I have been using Boscia's Black Hydration Gel for a long time and have loved it. But recently I went off BC (to prepare my body for a pregnancy) and my skin has been kinda awful. I used Boscia's Nightly Hydration the past couple days but wondering if you ladies could recommend your fave moisturizers. I have oily-ish skin and acne that is controllable with the right products. It seems like the Black Gel was increasing my breakouts bc the last two days have been significantly better with the other Boscia moisturizer. Just don't know that I love it.


P.S. I have tried Fresh Umbrian Clay Face Lotion in the past, wondering if I should try it out again.




Re: I need a new moisturizer...

Hi Pinktorridora,

Take a look at Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturiser.  It's pore-minimizing and mattifying while providing lasting hydration. It's great for balancing oily to combination skin tones. Smiley Happy -Laura


Re: I need a new moisturizer...

Thanks! Will definitely check it out!

Re: I need a new moisturizer...

Laura, I finally tried this out in store today and it felt really nice on my face so I bought it. Thank you so much for this recommendation!

Re: I need a new moisturizer...

Can anyone else chime in? I'd like to have a few to try out.

Re: I need a new moisturizer...

First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream


It comes in a smaller 2oz tube with a cleaner for $10 if you want to try it out.

Re: I need a new moisturizer...

You could look into Murads Skin Perfecting Lotion. It's for Blemish Prone/Oily skin. I like it in terms of controlling breakouts, It does help keep my face at bay. I can't help in terms of Oil control, But you could look into the their Oil Control Mattifier as well. 

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Thanks! I've never tried Murad before.

Re: I need a new moisturizer...

Im really loving my Shiseido Ibuki Ready for any skin set, they have a kit for 25.00 so you can try it out comes with  cleanser, skin softner, and moisturizer. I recently swithched my skincare line from Clarins Shiseido and my skin has never been softer! I love the way it smells also Smiley Happy

Re: I need a new moisturizer...

Look into Caudalie if you have a chance. It is made from french grape seed oil/grape extract. They have different lines of products. I love the hydrating sorbet and their moisturising serum for face and eye. Also love their exfoliating+toning balm. The product smells nature and delicious. I like it better than Korres. 

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Update: The Korres moisturizer is without a doubt causing new and painful pimples every day I have tried it. And I'm sooooo oily within an hour.


Ladies, please recommend a lightweight moisturizer that is non-comedogenic.


Should I be exploring facial oils?

Re: I need a new moisturizer...

I enjoy the Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil and don't find it to make me oily (unlike Josie Maran's Argan Oil, which turned me into an oil slick). Also I'd recommend Murad's Oil-Control Mattifier. I use them together and they work great under my make up or even just under powder.


Re: I need a new moisturizer...

I have tried a few lighter gels and moisturizers this month for daytime under make up (I use heavier at night).


Here are some favs of mine (none caused breakouts on me):


1.  Skyn Iceland The Antidote (cooling sensation too, neato), this is my favorite.

2.  Fresh Umbrian Clay lotion, lol you know that one

3.  Dr. Hauscka Melissa day cream for combination skin (I didn't love this one but it was ok!)

4.  Jack Black Dry Erase calming face balm for oily skin (neat product, didn't really control my oil but love the light balmy texture!!!)


I am thinking of trying Kate Spade oil free moisturizing gel next!


Good luck.



Re: I need a new moisturizer...

Thanks for the input, ladies!


I got samples of these today and hope to try them out and find a winner...I swear I am on a never ending search for the perfect moisturizer...


Should I consider myself to have sensitive skin if I break out in one day from a moisturizer?

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