If you have oily skin, you’ll know that it comes with both pros and cons. While experts say that your complexion is typically more resistant to ageing, and you have no problem at all when it comes to achieving a natural glow, it also means you’re probably prone to clogged pores and acne, and your make-up has a harder time than most when it comes to staying on your face.
The team behind cult skincare brand Glossier know this struggle, and they want to help you solve it, with the launch of the new Glossier Priming Moisturizer Balance oil-control gel cream.
‘Oily skin needs the right kind of moisturiser: something that hydrates so your skin stays healthy, doesn’t add additional shine (or dry out skin, which actually results in…more oil), and addresses midday oil breakthrough (so you can skip the powder and blotting papers and still have that mattified look),’ the brand explains. ‘That’s why we created Priming Moisturizer Balance—our ultra-lightweight, 3-in-1 gel cream, specifically formulated to care for oily and combination skin.’
Glossier already has a great all-rounder in the form of its £18 Priming Moisturizer, as well as the £29 Priming Moisturiser Rich, a thicker, deliciously buttery option that’s designed to combat dryness. However, the new launch is the first in the range to target oily and combination skin specifically, arriving just in time to rebalance skin before any high summer hot weather meltdowns.
With ingredients like Apple Fruit Extract to hydrate, Niacinamide to help improve the look of pores, and Marine Extract to reduce the appearance of shine from first application, the tube is a small yet mighty powerhouse that will keep skin looking bright and fresh, while still cutting down on greasiness and any unwelcome oil-slick shine. Simply massage it on after your morning and evening cleanse and you should see continued improvement over time.