Parisod Parisod
3 years ago

Is it oil free?

I have very oily skin, and I usually go for a moisturizer that is oil free so it doesn’t make my acne prone skin worse, I was wondering in any way if this would be good for my acne prone skin, and if it is oil free, and if I should use this in general for my skin?

I Dew Care - Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream
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Short answer - no, this product is not oil free. A long answer: There are two ways to answer this question. The first way is to follow the cosmetics industry marketing speak. In cosmetics industry "oil-free" is a pure marketing term meaning that the ingredient list does not contain a word "oil" in it. This product does contain ingredients called "oil" (for example, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil), so it's not oil-free. The problem with this way of defining "oil-free" does not make much sense in terms of chemistry of the ingredients used (not all compounds that chemically are oils have "oil" in their name, for example, paraffinum liquidum is an oil, and is a synonym to "mineral oil"). It also does not make sense from the point of not wanting your products to be greasy or clog pores, because greasy ingredients are not always called "oils" (for example, shea butter is a great emollient and can feel "greasy" and be comedogenic, but could be included in a formulation that claims to be "oil-free"). The good news is that brands that use the "oil-free" marketing, in most cases, understand that the consumers expect an "oil-free" product to feel light and non-greasy, so they formulate accordingly (such formulations often include more silicones and oil esters). Not so good news is that "oil-free" does not mean better for acne-prone skin.