Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oil-Free Skin Care Steps Into the Reality TV Spotlight

The moisturizer behind Kourtney Kardashian's man. 

Is Scott Disick leaving reality TV to become a skincare crusader? Probably not. But the main squeeze of Kourtney Kardashian and father of their two children recently became an unlikely hero in the beauty world. 

In the season finale of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Disick made a random comment about skin care that set social media ablaze. The buzz came about when he and Kardashian started making overnight hospital plans for the impending birth of their daughter Penelope, who arrived last July. 

Kardashian: "What are you going to pack?" 

Disick: "A tuxedo...toiletries and probably an oil-free moisturizer."

The exchange created such a stir on Twitter and Tumblr that beautynistas urged Disick to run for president. However, before anyone starts actively campaigning, we think it's the perfect opportunity to underscore the benefits of oil-free skincare products. These water-based formulations help regulate oil production and soothe inflammation. They also keep the skin from drying out, prevent pores from clogging, and minimize breakouts for people with oily or acne-prone concerns. 

We don't know Disick's skin type or which oil-free products he uses, but we've compiled the ones that deliver the best results. They include top moisturizers, SPFs, serums, mattifiers and peels. Keep in mind, if you suffer from acne, you may need to experiment with different oil-free products before you find the ones that suit your skin the most.

SHINE: Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30. BEAUTY: Provides defense against the sun, and prevents shine without powdery residue with caffeine, grapefruit peel, yeast extract and vitamin E. BEACON: Free of artificial fragrances and colors. Supports Skincare for Kids in Need and joinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship). 

SHINE: Elizabeth Grant Exclusives Light 99% Oil Free Moisturizer. BEAUTY: Algae extract, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera leaf juice promote radiant skin without the use of additional oils. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports the Children's Diabetes Foundation and Hollyrod Foundation.

SHINE: Kate Somerville CytoCell P299 Oil Free Anti-Wrinkle Serum. BEAUTY: Counteract signs of aging by strengthening and smoothing the skin with hyaluronic acid, peptides and algae extract. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: LATHER Blemish Control Cleansing Gel (for oily or problem skin) and Shine Control Face Lotion. BEAUTY: Witch hazel and aloe vera extracts help balance and soothe skin to prevent blemishes from forming. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no sulfates or parabens.

SHINE: M-61 Hydraboost Oil Free Firming Serum. BEAUTY: Plump and replenish skin with tamarind seed extract, peptides, aloe vera leaf juice and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances and dyes. Supports Action Against Hunger

SHINE: Murad Clarifying Cleanser, Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel and Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15. BEAUTY: The cleanser maximizes antibacterial protection with salicylic acid, the gel reduces breakouts with glycolic acid, and the mattifier controls oil production with willow bark and argan extracts. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Naturopathica Glycolic Purifying Peel (normal to oily skin) and Rosemary Oil-Reducing Moisturizer (normal to oily skin). BEAUTY: The peel minimizes irritation with glycolic, salicylic and hyaluronic acids, while the moisturizer nourishes skin with rosemary leaf oil and aloe vera leaf juice. BEACON: ECOCERT seal. Free of sulfate detergents and parabens. Supports the Stop Global Warming Virtual March

SHINE: Phytomer Hydra Original Non-Oily Ultra Moisturizing Fluid. BEAUTY: Algae, glasswort oil and vitamin E maximize the skin's resilience and water-retention capacity. BEACON: No animal testing. Collects seaweed from natural forests to respect periods of reproduction and local regulations.

SHINE: Sanítas Oil Free Moisturizer. BEAUTY: Promotes supple skin and a non-shine finish with vitamin A and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: Supports the Cinderella Foundation

SHINE: SkinCeuticals LHA Solution (for oily or problematic skin). BEAUTY: This toner removes dead skin cells and excess residue to help decongest pores with glycolic and salicylic acids. BEACON: Free of parabens.

SHINE: Soy Doctor by Nature Pure Labs Oily Skin Rectificator. BEAUTY: Increase the skin's natural resistance to inflammations with cranberry extract, hyaluronic acid and a patented soy complex. BEACON: Contains no parabens.

1 comment:

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