One of the biggest misconceptions in skin care is that oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturized.
While it’s easy to understand where this myth comes from, the truth is that failing to moisturize oily skin can result in dehydrated, irritated, and congested skin. And ultimately, even oilier skin!
When oily skin types don’t moisturize out of fear of making their skin even oilier, that’s what happens - their oily skin gets even oilier!
Moisturizers help the skin hold on to hydration, which keeps the skin comfortable, calm, and balanced. Excess oil is often a result of dehydrated skin due to hydration leaching out (called transdermal water loss or TEWL).
The solution is to hydrate the skin with water-rich ingredients and support the skin’s barrier function to prevent TEWL.
That’s where the hydration-packed, skin-supporting blend in Balancing Bergamot Facial Moisturizer comes in. When the skin is well hydrated and moisturized, our skin naturally dials back the oil production.
Aloe vera, the first ingredient in this daily moisturizer, increases hydration levels to combat dehydration and TEWL. Aloe rehydrates skin with a nutrient-rich drink for thirsty skin and sets oily skin up for more balanced days ahead!
Next, plant-based emollients soften the skin and create a protective (yet non-pore clogging) barrier that seals in the hydrating aloe vera while inhibiting microbial growth (which can often plague oily skin types).
Jojoba oil, the closest plant-based oil to our sebum, moisturizes without clogging pores or contributing to pore congestion. It provides vital building blocks for damaged sebum (our skin’s natural oil) to protect the skin without feeling greasy. It also helps control bacteria by attracting certain harmful bacteria and fungal species (like candida) and neutralizes them with its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
The purifying and antiseptic bergamot fruit oil we’ve infused into this facial moisturizer supports oily skin by naturally combating congestion, unclogging pores and balancing oil levels.
Pore-minimizing niacinamide (vitamin b3) helps build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm. It also balances excess oil by encouraging a healthy ceramide (lipid) barrier on the skin's surface, reducing transdermal water loss.
Balancing Bergamot also contains barrier repairing shea butter, soothing calendula, hydrating anti-aging super ingredient hyaluronic acid, redness-reducing lavender, and bacterial busting rosemary.
- Oil balancing moisturizer
- Lightweight yet moisturizing
- Non-greasy and absorbs quickly
- Non-drying and comfortable for combination skin
- No fragrance oil or harsh perfumes.
- No mineral oil, silicones, or pore-clogging ingredients
- Gentle on reactive, sensitive skin
- Nourishes and feeds the skin with antioxidants
- Formulated with clean and kind ingredients
How to Use: After cleansing and applying a hydrator, start by applying a nickel-sized amount of moisturizer to the whole face. A little goes a long way, so start light and add more as needed. Don’t forget to moisturize your neck as well. Allow the moisturizer to absorb before applying makeup (if applicable).
Full Ingredient List:
*Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, caprylic capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, polyglyceryl-2 stearate, glyceryl stearate, *simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate citrate, *citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) oil, *butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), *calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, hyaluronic acid, glyceryl caprylate, xanthan gum, tocopherol, niacinamide (vit B), *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, glyceryl undecylenate, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *glycerine
* Organic Ingredient
- Size: 50 ml
- Packaging: Amber glass jar