If you are looking for a moisturiser that is lightweight in texture but is still full of skin loving ingredients then a face lotion is the product for you. These facial hydrators are more suited to oily, combination and sensitive skins as they have a thinner consistency so they are less likely to irritate problematic skin types.
Acne-prone and oily skin types can get weighed down by thick face products which lead to blocked pores and more spots. Lotions are easier for the skin to absorb and provide just enough hydration without compromising on your skin’s overall quality.
Even though facial lotions are thinner in consistency it doesn’t mean their ingredients are any less effective. If you want to combat acne then a lotion that contains an effective amount of Salicylic Acid will clear the pores and rid the skin of the acne causing bacteria. If you want to protect your skin from the sun and UV damage then a lotion sunscreen will still provide you with the same level of protection as a cream.
It can be tempting to apply more of a face lotion than is necessary, as the thinner texture might make you feel like you haven’t applied enough to the skin. The main benefit of a lotion is that your skin gets the same intensity of ingredients that you would get in a rich face cream but in a more compatible formula for your skin type, so try and apply the bare minimum for the best results.
Take a look at some of our picks from Epionce, NeoStrata, SkinCeuticals and Jan Marini for effective solutions for all skin concerns from acne to ageing.