“Oily skin? Skip moisturiser.”
Are you familiar with this skincare advice? Well, we’re here to dispel this myth once and for all. Moisturiser is an integral part of your basic skincare routine and you shouldn’t leave it out, no matter what skin type you have!
But we can understand why you may have the misconception that you shouldn’t use one if your skin is oily – after all, the slippery and sticky sensation left behind by regular moisturisers tend to make you feel even greasier and may feel uncomfortable when it sits on top of your oily skin. What’s more, you don’t appreciate the “dewiness” of the moisturiser because it seems to accentuate the greasy-looking shine that you find pesky.
Best moisturiser for oily skin?
The reason why you’ve been having such bad experiences with your moisturisers could be because you haven’t found one that suits your skin type. As with any product, there’s never a one-size-fits-all solution, but the good news is, all you need to do is to search for the one that fits your skin type perfectly.
If you have oily skin, the perfect moisturiser should be one that maintains your skin’s hydration level so that it looks healthy and bouncy, but at the same time, offers mattifying and shine-control benefits so that your complexion will feel smooth and grease-free.
The recently launched Bioderma Sebium Mat Control may just be what you’re looking for. Fun fact: Bioderma is actually a dermatological brand from France known worldwide for their iconic Sensibio H2O micellar water. The brand is actually prescribed by 44,000 dermatologists worldwide, with their products formulated to suit sensitive skin! Their daily moisturiser has joined the Bioderma’s Sebium range of products that are designed for oily skin.
This moisturiser is one of the very few ones in the market that is able to control excess sebum while providing hydration to skin. In fact, besides promising eight hours of mattifying effect (with the mattifying micro powders in its formula). It also offers 12 hours of hydration (thanks to Glycerin), and is paraben-free, oil-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and contains a allergen-free fragrance.
On top of these essential benefits, the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control also reduces sebum production in the long run, minimises the appearance of large pores because it has astringent properties, and refines and improves skin’s texture in seven days with the help of Salicylic Acid.
Use it together with the newly launched Bioderma Sebium Lotion, a non-sticky toner that helps balance skin’s pH and controls oil and shine, for best results.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, these products are also suitable for men, who tend to have greasier skin than us. So you can share this beauty secret with your beau!
Can I use it if I have combination skin?
Here’s a tip: If you tend to oil up in your T-zone but have normal to dry U-Zone, consider using the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control only on the areas that are inclined to get greasy. You can use your favourite hydrating moisturiser for the rest of your skin!
We tried the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control for ourselves!
Most people with oily skin hate using products that are sticky – it just doesn’t go well with grease! We applied the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control and then tried to see if our skin can pick up any shredded paper. This is how it went:
See – no stickiness! We love that the non-sticky and non-greasy texture melts into our skin immediately, leaving behind a matte finish that feels refreshing. The fact that it comes with a fresh scent doesn’t hurt too!
We also put it through an eight-hour wear test.
On the left, you see the amount of oil on our forehead after eight hours (one swipe only) when we are not wearing any moisturiser.
On the right, you see the amount of oil on our forehead after eight hours (one swipe only) when we have applied the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control. There’s a little grease, but very negligible.
The Bioderma Sebium Mat Control retails at SGD36.90, and is available at Watsons, Guardian, Robinsons, Unity, Welcia-BHG, Lazada Official Store, and Zalora Official Store. You can find out more about the the Sebium Mat Control and other products in the Sebium range from the Bioderma website.