Deconstruct Oil Free Moisturizer Review

Last updated on 4 February, 2024

I have been using oil free moisturizers even before they became a trend in the skincare arena. I was fed up of my acne flare ups every now and then that’s when I decided to give up on facial oils. After seeing a considerable amount of reduction in my acne I started using oil free moisturizers. Today am going to tell you about my current favourite moisturizer that is not only oil free but provides excellent hydration to my oily acne prone skin all day long. Let us check Deconstruct Oil Free Moisturizer Review.

Deconstruct oil free moisturizer review

Brand Claims

The NMF complex is a mixture of amino acids and other derivatives. It is an essential part of the skin as it maintains adequate hydration in the stratum corneum (uppermost layer of skin) by working as a humectant mixture and providing integrity to the skin barrier. The amount of NMF in the Stratum corneum determines how much water it can hold at a particular humidity level. It also contains Panthenol which is a non oily skin hydrator that not just prevents transepidermal water loss but also soothes skin and works well for oily/acne-prone skin.


Aqua, Calendula Officinalis (Flower) Extract, Glycerin, Diheptyl Succinate, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium lactate, PCA, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCl, Threonine, Arginine, Proline

Price, Shelf life and Availability

349 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 2 years from date of manufacturing. Available on Nykaa, Amazon and Deconstruct website.

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance

The packaging is simple, a tube with a flip cap top. The packaging is signature Deconstruct one. The texture of the Deconstruct oil free moisturizer is opaque gel. The consistency is perfect, it neither runny nor thick. The product is fragrance free.

My experience with Deconstruct Oil Free Moisturizer

Deconstruct oil free moisturizer is easily absorbed into the skin and doesn’t feel like you have applied anything. The best part is it makes the skin soft, a little smooth but doesn’t plump it up. As you start applying the product onto the skin it turns into slightly runny texture and spreads easily and gets absorbed. 

The product is made with a unique 3% NMF complex that is a mixture of amino acids and other derivatives. Amino acid and derivatives replicate the Natural Moisturizing factor of the skin and replenishes the skin barrier. The moisturizer also contains 0.2% Panthenol which is a non oily skin hydrator that soothes skin and prevents transepidermal water loss.

I have thoroughly tested the hydrating effects of the moisturizer by using it as a standalone product in my morning routine. I realised it provides around 7-8 hours of hydration. At the end of the day it doesn’t make my skin oily at all not even on the t-zone. The better the skin’s hydration levels, the less greasy, less oily the face will be and this moisturizer perfectly stays true to this claim. Hydration is nothing but increasing or maintaining the water content of the outer layer of the skin. This moisturizer hydrates the oily skin without feeling heavy or clogging the pores. 

Now coming to the application with sunscreen, this product makes it very easy to use a sunscreen on top of it. Just be sure that the moisturizer is well absorbed before applying a sunscreen.

The product is also very good to use if you have damaged skin barrier or are looking to repair the skin barrier. The product being free from fragrance and colour will also suit the sensitive and oily skin types.

Deconstruct Oil Free Moisturizer Review

Deconstruct Oil Free Moisturizer is definitely one of the best oil free moisturizer in India. I have used many oil free moisturizers available in India and this one comes close to being a winner so far. The affordable price, ingredients’ list, packaging, texture, consistency everything is impressive. The product is meant to be used by oily, acne prone skin although it can be used by other skin types in skincare layering. If you are looking for an oil free moisturizer in India, then give this one a try. It is a perfect pick for the oily acne prone skin for day to day use.


About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.