Acnemoist – Oil Free Moisturiser for Acne Prone Skin Review

by jomol on December 10, 2010 · 33 comments

ACNEMOIST : Winter poses a peculiar threat to people with sensitive and oily ACNE-PRONE skin. The skin can neither be left without putting anything against the sharp, cold wind, nor can it bear the usual moisturising agents that catalyse acne eruption. Luckily I stumbled upon a wonderful, wonderful moisturiser tailored for this purpose specifically, that can be used independently, or mixed with sunscreen and anti-acne ointments as necessary. ACNEMOIST is available in pharmaceutical stores rather than in cosmetics shops and very much within moderate affordability.

This is how the bright orange Acnemoist tube looks:

Acne MOist

Acnemoist helps parched but sensitive skin to get adequate moisture in the dry, cold winter without making it oily or aggravating the pimples problem any further. The easy compatibility with other products like sunscreen and other dermatological ointments enable using those products according to usual needs.

The positives for which I will endorse acnemoist are:

  • Works well on sensitive, acne-prone skin.
  • Oil-free but has cream base (yes baby, yes!).
  • Can be used mixed with regular dermatological products like sunscreen and anti-acne gel (and it gets even better!!).
  • A pea-sized quantity spreads over a large area smoothly.
  • Washes off easily with a mild/soft face wash.
  • It is easily affordable, though not dirt cheap.
  • The tube is handy and can be stored easily in a purse/hand-bag.
  • Has a mild floral fragrance that does not tickle sensitive/sneeze-prone noses (stealthily tested upon an unsuspecting nephew who is allergic to almost all sharp odours).
  • Offers mild sun-protection on its own (though I choose to rely upon my sunscreen, in this case, mixed with Acnemoist).

Negatives (though minor) that you may want to keep in mind:

  • If applied mistakenly on the eyebrow, makes it limp and saggy.
  • You do not get it in a cosmetic store, but you have to buy it from a pharmaceutical one. So you are denied the psychological satisfaction of buying a beauty-product.
  • Hurts a lot if it gets into the eye, even if it comes in contact in a dilute form while you are washing your face.

This is how it looks while applying on an acne-decorated, winter-dried cheek (The model refuses vehemently to show the rest of her face. lol):


Now let us take a look at the overall profile of Acnemoist.

Manufactured by: Avalon Cosmetics

Marketed in India by: Curatio

Key Ingredients: Jojoba and PentavitinTM – these help in providing extensive moisturising without making the skin oily.
Net Quantity: 30g
MRP: Rs 99

This is how the acne-prone skin looks after it has been moisturised by Acnemoist (compare with the picture above – the effect on the skin is clearly visible, there is a healthy glow while the acne are not aggravated further):



Overall verdict: I am stocking up on ACNEMOIST to last me the whole winter. It is really good, especially if combined with sunscreen when going out in the day and also mixed with anti-acne gel at night. On my side, I will grade it a :-* :-* :-* :-*

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

rids December 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm

ll try dis one sometime ….. cant we use this for all d seasonz ?:) ? ? ?


bhumika December 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm

this sounds interesting..esp for acne prone ppl…bt u dont have dat much acne scarlett..
nice review.. :waytogo:


naina December 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

m soo glad this post came up , my acne is worsening day by day … i feel like 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 … tried everything home remedies, professional advice, nuthing seems to work .. 🙁 🙁

can somebody please help me with aroma magic essential oil, is it good ?? doe sit actually work ?? :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:


anisa December 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm

this product is surely gonna come home soon :yahoo: !!!!
looks like uv revamped the site & uve done a great job!!!!


jomol December 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Great review Scarlett……..all oilies here will be happy….first time a cream moisturizer for oilies :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Bee December 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

ive already suggested it to a frnd 😀


Bee December 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

i mean aftr I read ur review 🙂
thnks gal


Prerana Sharma December 10, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I was really in need of such a product. Being cursed with super oily skin i never had pimple/acne free cheeks in life. I just wish this time this product will do wonder for me 🙂


Mitra20 December 10, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Aah…sounds nice….what anti-acne medication do you mix this with for nights?


Mitra20 December 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Haha….thanks for the reply…


radhika December 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm

nice review scarlett! this is on my list as vichy is about to end! 😉


Rati December 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Hi Scarlett, welcome to IMBB. :))


Sweta December 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm

i think i nw hv an altrnative 2 LC…wil try ths though in summers….


Shyna December 11, 2010 at 10:42 am

I have used this before..really good product for winter though skin gets a bit oily in summer


Sweta Mukherjee December 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I was unaware of curatio’s this product…. this is a dermatologist recommended brand!
My skin is very sensitive and I suffer the same problem during winters… last winter I used Aloekin lotion by Liva Pharma … this time I will try your option!


Sweta Mukherjee December 13, 2010 at 1:16 am

Hi Scarlett …

Aloekin lotion was suggested by my dermatologist only…. the composition is quite similar to this …. 😐


orange December 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

My skin is acne prone too. As I started taking zinc capsules with food, and using an oil free moisturizer (clean & clear acne clearing moisturizer) I am almost acne free after 15 years. Its like A big victory to me.

I will try this AcneMoist too. 🙂


orange December 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

thanx Scarlett 🙂


orange December 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm


Love your name.


Amruta April 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I have used the product tooo as it was recommended to me by my skin doc….. The product leaves a whitish layer and takes time to absorb… :struggle:

Otherwise a good product… worth a try… may work better for others… 🙂


shivani s August 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

thanks Scarlett!! I am so glad it worked for you. I kept eyeing this in my local dispensary but never bought it…i think i will now.


sneha October 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm

the review seems interesting :thanks: my skin is oily n acne prone n i hate my skin……i just hope this product will works on my skin………….after apply lakme product i brokeout :yuck:


Cool Annu November 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

mine is also oily and acne prone skin, its texture is gud bt it leave my skin so shiny…….. :yuck: :yuck:


Gayathri.c March 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

its really a good acne cream, but i m searching in medical shop, none of shops this acne moist cream not available.

can you please where it is available how to buy this online
i m living in pondicherry

if any one know this can you please inform me. how to get this..


Suja February 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I am using this product since years. This can be used in all seasons. It will never make your face oily, infact it makes your skin glow. It is very good for acne prone dry skin people.


Suja February 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

The problem is that most of the medical shops will not have the supply of this product.


Vinita October 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Tried acne moist. Good. But it was absorbed from my skin and irritated my throat. Dr was surprised but I feel it


Mittal. Patel September 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

I have very sensitive skin. Have been using this cream since 2 days’s works amazing…


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