GINGER LILY Oil control face gel-cream

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A lightweight gel-cream with over 230 skin-clearing pumps in your 50 ml bottle. Formulated with a blend of non-comedogenic (AKA don’t clog pores) oils that rapidly absorbs into skin (yay! - no oily skin feel). Enriched with Zinc PCA and Quora Noni for enhanced oil control and no more 11 o’clock T-shine.

 ◦ Perfect for balanced to oily skin types
 ◦ No more oily skin with dry patches in between
 ◦ Balances sebum production
 ◦ Promotes a clear complexion


WHAT is Ginger Lily Oil Control facial gel-cream moisturiser?

Fast-absorbing, non-comedogenic (aka non-clogging) gel-cream to help control oil + keep your skin hydrated and your barrier healthy and functional. Infused with African Ginger, Zinc PCA and a natural clean scent derived from botanical extracts to help you control oily skin.

WHY does skin get oily?

Heredity (your genetics) is a key factor in oily skin. Hormones, over-cleansing, a humid climate and a high glycemic diet can all make oily skin worse. If you have overactive sebaceous glands that over-produce sebum (sebum = your own skin oil) you probably also struggle with breakouts.

Ginger Lily helps you control oily skin, lessening daily skin and also helping reduce breakouts.

HOW do Ginger Lily’s hero ingredients treat/benefit oily skin?

Zinc PCA, African Ginger, Rosemary & Quora Noni regulate sebum production, help control shine, and keep the skin’s microbiome in check (especially acne-causing bacterium, P. acnes). Non-comedogenic oils - MCT Oil, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil and Squalane - help to retain moisture via a healthy skin barrier and reduce inflammation without increasing the risk for breakouts since these oils do not clog pores.

Explore the ingredients inside Ginger Lily Oil Control Face Gel-Cream Moisturiser. Learn about how they work to combat issues associated with oily skin.

Zinc PCA

Regulate sebum production and combat P. acnes

Zinc PCA is the synergy of two components - Zinc and PCA (Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid). PCA’s are a key part of the ‘Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF)’ in your skin. NMF’s play a significant role in your skin barrier, helping to prevent loss of moisture. The superb mineral, Zinc, helps to control excessive sebum production via inhibition of the 5 alpha-reductase enzymes which helps to starve acne-causing bacteria that feed off excess sebum.

African Ginger + Rosemary CO2

Anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory

The sublime A-Beauty extract, African Ginger, is one of the most sought-after medicinal plants in South Africa. African Ginger is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Combined with Rosemary CO2 Extract which is a potent antioxidant with additional antimicrobial activity. The perfect duo to control acne-forming bacteria and red marks.

Quora Noni

Prevent overproduction of bad skin bacteria

This genius extract from the Noni plant stops bad bacteria (aka acne-forming bacteria) spinning out of control, by blocking communication channels between skin micro-organisms. Less “chatter” between the baddies means the micro-organisms on your skin will be in balance. A balanced skin microbiome means less breakouts and happy skin.

MCT Oil (Capric triglycerides)

Lightweight, non-greasy, non-clogging moisture

MCT Oil (aka Caprylic/Capric triglycerides) is extracted from coconut oil. MCT Oil contains none of the saturated fatty acid, Lauric Acid, and is extremely lightweight, non-greasy and non-clogging.

Kalahari Melon Seed Oil

Reduce inflammation, cleanse and nourish skin

Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is an A-Beauty wonder packed with nutrients - up to 70% essential fatty acids + Omega 6/Linoleic Acid (LA). LA has a high relevance in skin barrier repair. Harvested from seeds found in the Kalahari Desert this golden oil has a skin friendly non-comedogenic rating of 0-1.


Effective emollient for soft skin

From a dermatological viewpoint, the major characteristic of sugar Squalane is its excellent quality as an emollient (softening agent). Due to its natural affinity for skin, squalane penetrates easily without leaving a greasy feel, and at the same time gives the skin a soft and silky feel.

What our customers say: Ginger Lily 28-Day Consumer Trial

Our 28-day consumer trial/product efficacy survey was conducted using 50 participants from our customer database - and the results were amazing!

We were able to conclude that Ginger Lily:

Helps your skin feel calm and less irritated.
Reduces the appearance of redness.
Maintains hydration without an oily skin feel.
Visibly improves clarity and skin complexion.
Leaves skin feeling less oily, with no shiny finish.
Visible improvement in skin tone.

We’re publishing a case study on our blog soon to take you through the steps we took and our findings in detail.

For now, have a look at the before and after photos of customers with oily skin that applied Ginger Lily for 28 days.

Advice for oily skin:

Why does your oily skin need some ‘good’ oil? We know you love really clean skin. Nothing better than a shrink-wrapped feeling after removing every drop of oil; however, it’s not a good idea. If you strip your skin of every last bit of oil you may find yourself with simultaneous oily skin + dry patches. You’re not alone. Because we have so many customers in the same boat we actually named a special skin type: Oily + Dry Patches.

Here’s why your skin is so confused. Your sebum (skin oil) keeps your skin barrier healthy. A healthy barrier keeps skin hydrated. If you keep stripping away vital skin oils, your skin will produce twice as much oil. Hence the ‘11 o’clock oil slick.’ At the same time your barrier is impaired by all the strip-cleansing. An impaired barrier leads to rapid moisture loss and dryness and will finally turn inflamed and red. Classic dry patches.

So don’t be afraid of oil - just make sure you are choosing the right oils that will bring balance to your skin. That’s why we love our Ginger Lily Gel-Cream moisturiser. It fights excess sebum production and helps balance the skin microbiome to prevent breakouts and calm inflammation while providing lightweight balanced moisture to repair the skin barrier and soften skin.

Purchase Ginger Lily Oil Control Face Gel-Cream Moisturiser

Try Ginger Lily, a potent lightweight moisturiser that provides oil control and balances skin moisture. Features hero ingredients Zinc PCA, African Ginger extract, Rosemary CO2 extract Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, MCT Oil, and Quora Noni.