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Old 05-27-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
 
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Default Lighter alternative to jojoba oil

I've been using jojoba oil as my moisturizer for a few months. It was great during the winter, but now that the weather's warmer, it seem to be too heavy for my skin and I keep getting an oily sheen by mid-day. Is there a similar oil that's good for skincare but is lighter?
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
 
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Plain hyaluronic acid is a very light, yet still effective moisturizer.
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I second the hyaluronic acid! Its the best! If you feel like you need somemore emollience, try a few drops of squalane with your HA. Squalane disappears into your skin & leaves behind a "matte" almost dry/powdery finish, but is still very moisturizing! Nice stuff!
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Squalane is very comedogenic. It's an olive oil derivative and tends to make zits for those susceptible.
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Really? Wow! I didn't know that! It's funny, because my skin is oily & prone to breakouts & my skin is loving the squalane! It absorbs right away & doesn't make me get oilies throughout the day. I haven't got any more breakouts since I've started using it. Maybe I'm just lucky?

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Old 05-28-2009, 05:20 AM   #6
 
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Diluted honey.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:34 AM   #7
 
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Thanks, everyone. I'll look into HA.

Phoenix, how do you use diluted honey? And what ratio of water:honey? This is intriguing.
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After you wash your face, leave it wet and get a dab (dime sized) of honey on your finger tip. Dot it all over your face and massage in. Let dry.
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I second the honey. I put a pea sized amount in my palm, spray with rosewater, emulsify then apply. It has lots of healing properties too.
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