Fungal Acne Review: Krave Oat So Simple Water Cream

Why It’s Useful

Fungal Acne’s annoying since you need to use products that won’t help feed it. That’s hard to come by.⁠ Krave Oat So Simple Water Cream ($28) is intentionally fungal acne safe. (Woop! )⁠

Quick Take

IMO, this moisturizer was designed to be layered with other products. For the face, I suggest layering it atop other hydrating products like an essence and/or serum.

When used alone, it left my skin underhydrated + looking taught. But this didn’t show until about the 2-week mark of testing. If you need something calming to unproblematically layer on top of other products, I could see this working. It did a great job at calming redness.

The cost, according to a cosmetic chemist’s review, is due to the repeated reformulation this product had to go through.

Senstitive Skin Acne Review

⁠This calmed the redness that goes with fungal acne either overnight or within about 2 days. And didn’t cause a flare (fab). I was able to use this alongside my usual fungal acne treatment + it worked well. Minus the calming oat, it reminds me a lot of the Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream which is $23 for 1oz less product + is also fungal safe.⁠ Of the two, my pick is Krave Oat So Simple Water Cream for the noticeable calming for sure.⁠

For regular sensitive skin acne, this didn’t bother existing acne or cause a breakout. In fact, I used it as a control to test if another moisturizer was causing a reaction. That’s how neutral it is. For some reason, moisturizers are difficult for me so finding a moisturizer that doesn’t cause a breakout is a plus.⁠

However, with extended use, I noticed faint pull or stretch lines began to appear on my face. (I’m sure only I could see them.) I’m guessing that’s a sign of dryness for my skin. I hear dryness sometimes described as flaking skin, but that only happens for me if I use an overly harsh product intended to dry.⁠ And tight feeling skin only happens if I strip off all my facial oils (a big nope for me).⁠

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