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Purito Oat-In Calming Gel Cream Review

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I have combination skin and for about half of the year using a vitamin C serum and SPF in the morning is enough for me. However, now that it’s finally no longer summer, I like to introduce a light moisturizer before sunscreen to make sure my skin feels comfortably nourished all day and not dry or tight.

I’m a long-time fan of Purito, so of course I had to try their new Purito Oat-In Calming Gel Cream. You can read my other Purito reviews by clicking #Purito tag. This gel cream is made with oat seed water, squalane, and beta glucan to calm the skin while providing lightweight moisture and hydration. It is available on YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), Amazon, and Jolse.

How to use:

  • Apply to the entire face and neck after cleansing, toning, and serum

  • Gently pat in

  • Let absorb and follow with SPF in the morning

  • Can be used in the AM or PM (or both) - if you have very dry skin, feel free to layer with a more intense moisturizer (Purito first, then a richer formula, if needed)

I have been using Purito Oat-In Calming Gel Cream mostly in the mornings. Someone with very oily skin may enjoy it at night as well.

The cream has a gel texture (as one may expect based on the title) and no noticeable smell. It’s light yet still moisturizing and dries down without any stickiness. That’s a huge plus for me since I do not tolerate sticky products in my morning routine.

The formula is vegan (no animal ingredients) and cruelty free (not tested on animals). It’s also completely free of fragrance, including essential oils. Purito advertises this as fungal acne safe. I am not a fungal acne sufferer or an expert in that area, so I can’t comment on that.

My impressions

Purito released this just in time for Fall where I live, and Oat-in Calming Gel Cream has been a welcome addition to my morning routine. My combination skin is plumped up and stays comfortably moisturized all day. Equally as important - there are no oily “side effects”, no congestion and no shiny t-zone, even in the evening. The cream plays well with all the sunscreens I’ve tried, including Purito’s newest sunscreen (review here). It’s rare, but some formulas do pill when in contact with SPF (or make the SPF pill), but I haven’t had that issue here.

Overall, I’m very pleased. While I’m not usually sensitive to fragrance, I appreciate a fragrance free product so that more people can enjoy it. The tube itself deserves a special mention - it’s 58% paper-based and has a unique feel that I haven’t encountered before. The cap is made from post-consumer recycled materials.

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Purito Oat-In Calming Gel Cream ingredients: Avena Sativa (Oat) Seed Water(77.05%)(Solvent), Butylene Glycol(Skin-Conditioning Agent), Glycerin(Humectant), 2,3-Butanediol(Humectant), 1,2-Hexanediol(Solvent), Water(Solvent), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer(Viscosity Increasing Agents), Squalane(Skin-Conditioning Agents), Hydroxyacetophenone(antioxidant), Carbomer(Viscosity Increasing Agent), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate(Skin-Conditioning Agents), Panthenol(Skin-Conditioning Agents), Tromethamine(pH Adjuster), Ethylhexylglycerin(Skin-Conditioning Agent), Inulin Lauryl Carbamate(Emulsion Stabilizer), Sodium Surfactin(Solubilizing Agents), Beta-Glucan(Skin-Conditioning Agents)

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