Simple Clear Skin Oil-Balancing Moisturiser, £4.27. Clear Skin Oil-Balancing Moisturiser instantly smoothes skin, leaving it clear and glowing but shine-free, thanks to its key ingredient - zinc PCA - which absorbs excess oil. Zinc PCA moisturises the skin and regulates the skin's sebum production thereby controlling excess oil production. Several research studies have shown that zinc is effective for helping to treat acne and eczema.
Combination skin can be tricky to treat – dry cheeks and oily t-zone mean you need to pick your beauty routine carefully. We put masks, primers, serums, lotions and more through their paces to find the ones that really do work. Here is our pick of the bunch. 1. Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Skin Serum, £36 for 50ml, amazon
Have you heard about the Oil Cleansing Method? It's practically an internet cult. The idea is that you wash your face with ... wait for it ... OIL! Yes, oil. When I first heard about the Oil Cleansing Method (or OCM, for short), I thought it was crazy. That it would never, ever work for my oily, problematic skin. I'm always up for a homemade beauty experiment, so I gave it a try. And it's actually really good. Really good! The theory is that like dissolves like, so if you want to…
My new favourite moisturizer from LUSH. I usually get oily skin about mid-day if I don't put on make-up, or wake up a little oily. Heavy moisturizers leave me greasy, but light moisturizers or cleansers designed for oily skin dry my skin out. This cleared that all up! Feels a bit thick when you put it on but it is super mattifying and controls oils throughout the day - and it smells delicious!