As far as under masks goes, dermatologists recommend keeping skin well-hydrated to protect from irritation and avoiding heavy, oil-based creams (no matter what your skin type may be). "Oil can mix with the increased moisture under the masks, forming a waxy substance in our pores that can lead to breakouts," according to Arash Akhavan, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
I've been patting the Priming Moisturizer Balance onto my acne-prone skin, though, and it makes my foundation (Milani's Conceal + Perfect Foundation Stick, at the moment) buff on more evenly and smoothly.
I also don't love it for days when I skip makeup (or going outside). For my p. m. and makeup-free routines, I prefer a moisturizer that gradually absorbs into my skin, like the SNP Prep Cicaronic Soothing Cream or Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream. But that's just me.
No matter if you're using it under makeup or a mask, the moisturizer is formulated to prevent and heal blemishes with the aforementioned antibacterial, soothing bamboo extract and willow bark extract, which is a natural derivative of pore-clearing salicylic acid.
Glossier's Priming Moisturizer Balance fits the bill as it doesn't have any oils on its ingredient list but a handful of hydrators, including apple fruit extract.
All the while, the moisturizer should also help protect our skin from breakouts the added layer may cause while keeping it the right kind of dewy.
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The new Glossier Priming Moisturizer Balance, which launches today, June 30, fulfills these requirements — all housed in a hygienic pump-topped tube.