best moisturizer for oily skin

Do oily skin types need to moisturize?

Do oily skin types need to moisturize?

best moisturizer for oily skin

The short answer is yes, even oily skin benefits from moisturizer. This may sound counterintuitive. You may be thinking, “Why would I put more oil or moisture on my already oily skin? Wouldn’t that just make it worse?” “How can I add a moisturizer to my luxury organic skincare routine for oily skin?”.

Oily skin is caused by the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands. Sebum is an oily substance that mixes with lipids to coat and protect your skin. Excess sebum production can be caused by stress, diet, hormonal shifts, pollution in the environment, or incompatible skin care. Basically, your skin starts to overcompensate and over-protect itself, resulting in what looks like oily skin.

One of the best ways to manage sebum overproduction is to balance out and care for your skin’s moisture. Applying the best moisturizer for oily skin helps retain water and, thus, moisture. By applying moisturizer to your skin, your sebaceous glands will not launch into overproduction, your sebum levels will balance out, and your skin will not look so shiny and oily throughout the day.

However, if you have an oily skin type, it’s important to find the right moisturizer for you. Hydration and moisture are different from oil. Healthy hydration of the skin is a result of healthy water retention in the skin. Oil-based creams can help you retain moisture in your skin because it keeps water from evaporating and drying out from your skin. However, if you have already oily skin, you don’t need to apply more oil. Instead, you need a cream that will help store hydration in the top layers of your skin. Look for water-based face creams or products that claim to have humectant or occlusive properties. These products will aid in the moisture retention in your skin without adding unnecessary oils.

So, yes, even your oily skin needs moisturizer. But the key to keeping this skin comfortable and healthy is to use a moisturizer that is tailored to oily skin. Azuri’s Ashwagandha Renewal, the best moisturizer for combination skin, is the lightest crème in the Azuri Skincare line so it’s great for folks with oily skin or those who generally prefer a lighter feel to their moisturizers. Powerful ayurvedic botanicals easily absorb into the skin.  Adaptogenic Ashwagandha, Anantmool, Manjistha, pea extract, and Hyaluronic Acid create a healing, anti-aging effect that also helps with hyper-pigmentation. These ingredients help your skin retain moisture and balance sebum production so your skin looks and feels healthy.

Wondering how to use moisturizer for oily skin? Get in touch with us now to choose the best products for your oily skin and your luxury organic skincare routine.


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Azuri Elixir – A Signature Blend of Six Ayurvedic Herbs

Azuri Elixir – A Signature Blend of Six Ayurvedic Herbs

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The Azuri Elixir is the signature elixir that makes our products ours. This proprietary blend consists of six Ayurvedic herbs and combines water- and lipid-based extractions to get the maximum nutritional benefit for your skin. This signature blend is the base for most of our hand and body crème formulations. Our Azuri Elixir is made of Ashwagandha, Anantmool, Gudduchi, Calendula, Licorice, and Manjistha. Keep reading to learn why we selected each of these potent herbs for our range of luxury organic skincare products

  • Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb rich in alkaloids that can bring stressed skin back to a balanced state. It also has exceptional anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal the skin, soothe irritation, and protect the skin from pollutants, free radicals, and UV damage.
  • Anantmool: Anantmool has balancing and cooling qualities. It evens skin tone and smoothens texture. It also reduces redness and inflammation, making it great for everyday use as well as common ailments like cystic acne and eczema. Anantmool detoxifies the skin and leaves it with a natural glow, hence used in our luxury organic skincare products.
  • Gudduchi: Gudduchi is another adaptogenic herb with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It slows down signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. It soothes irritation and inflammation and even revives damaged skin tissue, effectively healing and protecting your skin.
  • Calendula: Calendula is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal. It increases blood and oxygen flow to the skin, which helps your skin heal and protect itself. This powerhouse of an herb is even potent enough to be used as an antiseptic. It is another herb that is rich in antioxidants, which protect your skin from pollutants, free radicals, and UV damage.
  • Licorice: Licorice is an incredible herb for reducing discoloration and evening skin tone. It removes excess melanin from the skin, fading old dark spots and preventing new ones. It also regulates oil production in your skin, which aids in chronic dryness. It is another anti-inflammatory herb high in antioxidants, aiding in the soothing and protection of your skin. Nilotica Dew, the best moisturizer for combination skin, uses a combination of Azuri Elixir and reduces the appearance of fine lines and protects the skin from environmental stressors.
  • Manjistha: Manjistha is a detoxifying herb. It increases the circulation of blood and oxygen to your skin, aiding in lymphatic drainage and clearing your skin of toxins. It can relieve common skin diseases, aid in wound healing, and soothe redness and irritation. Manjistha helps your skin protect and detoxify itself.

Each of these herbs are commonly used in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian wellness practice that dates as far back as 6000 BCE. In keeping with our traditions, we chose these herbs for their proven healing and protecting qualities. Not only do these herbs leave your skin looking healthy, they also help to regulate your skin’s function so it can continue to protect itself and glow from the inside out.

Patchouli Soothe, the best moisturizer for oily skin, is formulated with Azuri Elixir, a signature blend of 6 ayurvedic herbs and promotes deep moisturizing. The Azuri Elixir can be found in all our hand crèmes as well as the Ashwagandha Renewal body crème.