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Skin care products for oily skin Part 1

I've been using Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy cream for years and it is brilliant. It keeps my pores clean and prevents breakouts. It contains both AHA and BHA. I wish that it didn't feel as rich and oily on my skin and that it was cheaper.

Because I wanted to find an alternative product to this cream, I tried Cosrx BHA and Cosrx AHA. But my skin did not like these two Cosrx products. With the first use of these products I started getting breakouts. I tried to return them but the Amazon seller refused. So now I am stuck with these two products that I won't dare use again. It is such a shame that they didn't work for me, while many people around the world love them. So it seems that I will be using the Gamma Hydroxy cream for longer...

I purchased the  Innisfree Green tea Fresh cream because I thought it would balance my oily skin. I read about the benefits of  Green tea extract in skin care for oily acne-prone skin and hurried to buy this cream. Click here to read about the benefits of Green tea extract for oily and acne prone skin

But after using Innisfree Green tea Fresh cream for two days, I gave up. It is hugely moisturizing and it leaves my skin wet looking. Not only that, it makes it impossible for make up to stay in place. Throughout the day I had to pat my face dry numerous times because my skin looked wet and sweaty.

But then in order not to waste the product I started applying it to my neck and decollate and now I love it. What is particularly amazing is how well moisturized my skin is all day long. In the evening my skin is just as soft and moisturized as if I had just completed my skin care.

I don't know how that is possible. I've used several sleeping masks, but this cream is 10 times more moisturizing than them. In regard to balancing my oily skin, I will look for a  Green tea serum of some kind. I haven't found anything interesting yet. Will I repurchase the Innisfree Green tea Fresh cream, most likely not. Why? Because I'd like to try some other Innisfree products that people rave about. I anticipate that they will be just as moisturizing or even more so.

There is a cream I am keen on trying and that is The History of Whoo Qi&Jin cream. I had some samples of it and loved using it. It was just so luxurious on the skin and it moisturized, nourished, calmed and improved my skin instantly. I imagine that the anti-aging benefits of this cream would be amazing and if I was to use it for several months, my skin would be transformed.

But I will not be buying it any time soon because I started using the totally amazing Sulwhasoo Harmonizen Regenerating cream. Instead of the Qi&Jin cream I am thinking of getting the essence from the same line, because I am running out of the Missha Time Revolution essence.

I will try the Harmonizen cream for a couple of weeks and see how my skin reacts to it. Apparently this is Sulwhasoo's best cream to this date. It smells of rosin, the kind they use for the violin bow. I love that smell. It is the thickest cream I have ever come across. It looks like hair wax, it is that thick. But it spreads easily onto the skin and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and supple. It is too rich for my oily skin, but I am after its magical  regenerating benefits so I will give it a go.


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