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This Editor-Approved Moisturizer Is Finally Back In Stock

Hannah Frye
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July 13, 2022
Hannah Frye
mbg Assistant Beauty Editor
By Hannah Frye
mbg Assistant Beauty Editor
Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including health, wellness, sustainability, personal development, and more.
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July 13, 2022
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It's a common misconception that oily skin doesn't need moisturizer. While I totally get the thought process, it's simply untrue. In fact, skipping your moisturizer when you're feeling oily can actually cause your skin to produce even more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration.

Luckily, there's an easy way to keep your skin hydrated without making it feel greasy: a water-based gel moisturizer. Unlike heavy cream or face oil, it quickly absorbs into skin without leaving a sticky residue—and there's no formula I love more than the Farmacy Daily Greens Moisturizer.

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Why Farmacy's Daily Greens Moisturizer is perfect for oily skin. 

Many popular gel moisturizers leave your skin feeling great in the moment but then lead to dryness later in the day, which can trigger even more oil production (yikes!). The Farmacy formula avoids this issue by combining a variety of oily-skin-friendly hero ingredients in one product. These include:

Niacinamide: Arguably one of the best ingredients for combating excess oil, niacinamide has been shown to significantly lower sebum excretion rates after two to four weeks of use1. As sebum production levels out, you'll experience less shine. 

Hyaluronic acid + polyglutamic acid: These buzzy ingredients work alongside glycerin to pull water into the skin and give a hydrated (but not oily) appearance. They're also classified as humectants, which means the Daily Greens Moisturizer will help pull water into the skin. 

Moringa + papaya extract: Moringa has about seven times more vitamin C than oranges2, while papaya extract demonstrates powerful antioxidant properties that contribute to combating oxidative stress in clinical studies3. But unlike other antioxidants delivered in an oil form, these extracts can arrive without the grease-inducing ingredients.

Equally important to the ingredients in the formula are those the moisturizer skips. You won't find any mineral oil or synthetic fragrances in this clean formula.

Farmacy

Daily Greens Moisturizer

$42
Farmacy Daily Greens

Why I'm so impressed. 

After going through countless bottles, squeeze tubes, and pots of different skin hydrators claiming to be lightweight yet effective, I'm relieved to finally find an option that performs—and I'm not the only one. 

This hydrating pick actually went out of stock on Amazon on the first day of Prime Day, but it's back in stock. And I wouldn't miss the chance to give it a try; it's rare to find a moisturizer that can help reduce oil production, restore hydration, and deliver a boost of antioxidants to your skin. 

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The takeaway. 

Whether you're prone to excess oil exclusively in the summer months or produce extra shine year-round, the Farmacy Greens Daily Green Moisturizer is bound to be your next staple hydrator. The formula is packed with the best hydrating ingredients for oily skin sans synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, or any other unnecessary additives. (And if you're looking for other ways to tend to oily skin, check out these derm-backed strategies.)

Farmacy

Daily Greens Moisturizer

$42
Farmacy Daily Greens
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Hannah Frye
Hannah Frye
mbg Assistant Beauty Editor

Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including health, wellness, sustainability, personal development, and more. She previously interned for Almost 30, a top-rated health and wellness podcast. In her current role, Hannah reports on the latest beauty trends, holistic skincare approaches, must-have makeup products, and inclusivity in the beauty industry. She currently lives in New York City.