Acnemoist – Oil Free Moisturiser for Acne Prone Skin Review

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 :-* :-* :-* :-*

Have you used Acnemoist? Please rate in the box below.


35 thoughts on “Acnemoist – Oil Free Moisturiser for Acne Prone Skin Review

  1. 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:

    1. Sometimes hormonal imbalances causes severe acne that worsen acne so much
      Have u any health issue like gynecological problem consult doctor
      It would be better rather applying variety things on ur face
      Don’t forget to moisturize( cetaphil dam ultra hydrating lotion ) ur face 2 times atleast

      Wash face in every interval…massage ice cubes twice a day

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

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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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… 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 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:

  10. 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..

  11. 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.

  12. I just bought and applied befor bed. It gives a white those of sunscreen.. and the smell is really bad. I couldn’t sleep.

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