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is moisturizers sposed to say OIL FREE?

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like my moisturizer says ACTIVE DAILY MOISTURE LOTION and it doesnt say like oil free or anything like that. Its loriel. Sooo i was just wondering if since it isnt OIL free that it would be bad? ok thanks haha

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I have found that for me (I have combination skin) that it doesn't matter if the product (moisturiser) is oil-free or contains a small amount of the right oils...

my fave is Guerlain Super Aquaserum -- it's sooooooo expensive, but buy a small bottle (15ml / half ounce) for about $15 on eBay (here in Australia it's $308 for a 50ml bottle, but it lasts AGES!).... you only need the tiniest amount (the size of a pea) and it will go all over your face... after a few days, your skin will regulate itself... if your skin feels a bit oily about 10 mins after you've put it on, just wipe the excess off.... or just test patch it on one cheek for a few days... if it ends up not being right for you, give it to your mom, she will LURVE you for it, or use it as the best hand moisturizer ever!!! Or go to a Guerlain counter and ask for samples -- they are so good at the Guerlain counters (well here in Oz) - they are very generous with samples...

see, the right oils, are actually good for your skin because they help to regulate the amount of your own oil you produce...

mineral oil, widely used in skin care products is not the best oil to use - it's not exactly natural because it's a by-product from petrolatum, the oil refining process, oils used for cars and industry -- so avoid that one, and the process by which they extract it means there are a lot of nasties in it that irritate the skin...

but oils most similar to our own are squalene (extracted from olive oil) and jojoba (there are some others i can't think off right now) -- and even though these are most similar to our own they dont clog pores, they actually help dissolve sebum which does clog pores and they also rebalance our skins own oil production -- ie. you put these oils on your skin, your own oil glands say "hey, it's not dry and parched up there like it used to be so we can stop producing so much oil down here guys, let's take a break, put our feet up"...

so even people with oily skin will benefit from the right oils...

as everyone knows, you dry your skin out too much and you end with more problems, more oil being produced....

for years i thought i had oily skin, but i truly didn't, i have genuine combination skin that tends toward dry -- but because i thought it was oily, i kept using oil-free and mattifying products that kept drying it out more and more, so my skins response was to keep producing more oil !! Catch-22 !! I'd have oil-slick skin that was sooooooooooo dehydrated... my skin would look oily and shiny, but have a very fine dried prune wrinkling look to it!

When i used oil-free foundations, i break-out MORE! if I use a slightly moisturizing foundation like Estee Lauder Lucidity, my skin is clearer and softer!

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Try Complex 15. It is recommended by the derm. It is non greasy. It is on the shelf in the drugstore and is really cheap. ($9.00 in Canada)

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'Oil Free' is just a marketing gimmick. Oil does not necessarily mean it will give you acne, clog your pores or leave you looking greasy -- those are all just stereotypes created by cosmetics companies. Choose what works best for you whether or not it has oil.

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see, the right oils, are actually good for your skin because they help to regulate the amount of your own oil you produce...

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Try Complex 15.  It is recommended by the derm.  It is non greasy.  It is on the shelf in the drugstore and is really cheap.  ($9.00 in Canada)

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I brought some Loreal for men oil controller + mosturizer. It does say Oil-fee tongue.gif, *WELL DURHH! IT CONTROLS OIL* But in the day my face looks greasy and feels greasy.

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see, the right oils, are actually good for your skin because they help to regulate the amount of your own oil you produce...

Sure they do, sure they do. Yeah, uh-huh.

you put these oils on your skin, your own oil glands say "hey, it's not dry and parched up there like it used to be so we can stop producing so much oil down here guys, let's take a break, put our feet up"...

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I speak only from my own experience but . . . I really think you have to go product-by-product and to a certain extent disregard the need to be totally oil-free . . . but within reason. I think it's more important that the ingredients are non-comedogenic and non-irritating. Obviously don't go get something for 'dry' or 'mature' skin, but if you see a moisturizer for oily or acne-prone skin that has, say, jojoba oil in it, don't let that put you off. However, stay the f*ck away from wheatgerm oil. That said, squalane, derrived from olive oil, is a really nice gentle moisturizer so that too is an option that should not be disregarded just bc you are afraid of oil. Basically, I would say to look for something that is made for the face, possibly made for sensitive skin, possibly says non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic, has an SPF (if that doesn't irritate your skin and you are looking for a day cream/lotion) of at least 15 but possibly 30, and probably something which is made for oily-to-normal skins.

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I speak only from my own experience but . . . I really think you have to go product-by-product and to a certain extent disregard the need to be totally oil-free . . . but within reason.  I think it's more important that the ingredients are non-comedogenic and non-irritating.  Obviously don't go get something for 'dry' or 'mature' skin, but if you see a moisturizer for oily or acne-prone skin that has, say, jojoba oil in it, don't let that put you off.  However, stay the f*ck away from wheatgerm oil.  That said, squalane, derrived from olive oil, is a really nice gentle moisturizer so that too is an option that should not be disregarded just bc you are afraid of oil.  Basically, I would say to look for something that is made for the face, possibly made for sensitive skin, possibly says non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic, has an SPF (if that doesn't irritate your skin and you are looking for a day cream/lotion) of at least 15 but possibly 30, and probably something which is made for oily-to-normal skins.

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Well bryan, you have all the answers... what do you use, oil-free or pure straight sump oil?

It works for me... and speak to a good derm or facialist and they will tell you the same as what I have written...

people who believe oil-free WON'T cause breakouts is like the flat-earth society notion... bryan, have you spent your life living under a rock or something! this is COMMON KNOWLEDGE!!!

i spent years going nuts wondering why i would get breakouts when all i put on my skin was oil-free - i kept thinking there is nothing there to cause the breakouts... it ended up that my skin was totally dehydrated because i stripping all the oils off and then drying it out with oil-free and matifying products, so my sebum glands kept producing more oil! Accutane only worked while I was on it, following by the next 12 months, and then my skin went back to doing the only thing it knew what to do - BREAKOUT because it was dehydrated -- and what do you think Accutane did? Dry it out more!!! Moron!

bryan f**k off and pick apart someone elses post... it's people like you that make people like me go "why bother trying to help other people, let them waste their own time and money and look like a stupid pizza face in the process"....

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people who believe oil-free WON'T cause breakouts is like the flat-earth society notion...  bryan, have you spent your life living under a rock or something!  this is COMMON KNOWLEDGE!!!

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