Oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin can be a real burden to take care of – especially when it seems to clog up at the slightest irritation. But the latest innovations in the beauty industry appear to offer an easy way out. Here are two ways to deal head-on with your skin woes, once and for all.

Use a featherlight foundation


Those with oily skin should lay off thick and creamy formulas. Stick to lightweight ones such as these RMK liquid foundations – you don’t have to worry that they’ll clog your pores or leave your face feeling greasy. We picked these two from the brand’s 20th Anniversary collection and immediately fell in love with them for their high coverage yet weightless feel.

Liquid Foundation ($70) is formulated with Silk Essence and shea butter, which makes it incredibly hydrating (perfect for oily, dehydrated skin), while UV Liquid Foundation ($70) has anti-inflammatory ingredients such as bilberry leaf extract, as well as antioxidants such as salvia and rosemary extracts to soothe irritated skin.

Counter oily skin with algae extracts


Before you cringe at the idea of algae (or seaweed) in your skincare, read on. Depending on the type of algae, how it’s extracted and its concentration in the formula, algae has been scientifically proven to aid in hydration, reducing acne, brightening skin and protecting it from UV damage – all without irritating the skin. A skincare range that harnesses the benefits of algae? Estee Lauder’s latest Nutritious Micro-algae range, comprising four products that cleanse, tone or moisturise.

Every one has three types of algae that reportedly detoxify and regulate sebum production. Use either Pore Purifying Cleansing Jelly ($30), which is really a gel, or the gentle Pore Purifying Cleansing Bar ($30) as the first step to draw out impurities. Follow with Pore Minimizing Shake Tonic ($30), a unique two-layered toner you shake up before use – the liquid tonic refreshes the skin while the micro-clay layer absorbs excess sebum. Finish off with the comforting Pore Minimizing Hydra Lotion ($66), a milky hydrator to prep your face, either to combat the day’s aggressors or for a good night’s sleep.

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This story first appeared in Her World’s June 2017 issue.

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