3 Matte-Finish Moisturizers to Help Oily Skin Kiss Shine Goodbye
Is your current moisturizer leaving your oily skin looking and feeling greasy? Swap it for one of these matte-finish moisturizers and kick unwanted shine to the curb!
You may think your oily skin doesn’t need applications of daily moisturizer, but newsflash: it does. Neglecting to properly hydrate your skin with moisturizers and creams can cause your skin to produce even more oil to make up for what is believed to be a loss of moisture. The key is to pick an oil-free moisturizer that leaves behind a matte finish. Bonus points if it can control excess shine, too! Ahead, we’re sharing three of our favorite matte-finish moisturizers—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that can help keep oily, shiny-looking skin looking fresh!
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR MAT
If you’re unfamiliar with La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar line of products and you have oily skin, you’re doing your skin a great disservice. The brand’s Effaclar range features formulas designed specifically with oily and acne-prone skin types in mind. From cleansers to serums, the products in this collection target excess sebum to help keep your skin’s shine under control.
The line’s moisturizer, Effaclar Mat is formulated with a blend of antioxidants and minerals and can help prevent shine and reduce the look of enlarged pores while hydrating the skin. What’s more? The formula makes an excellent base for makeup. Smooth this formula onto skin after cleansing for a layer of hydration and shine-insurance.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat, $31.99 MSRP
KIEHL’S RARE EARTH PORE MINIMIZING LOTION
Skin care products formulated with clay are a fan-favorite for oily skin types. Why? Because many of them—the good ones, anyway—can not only help absorb excess oil and help reduce the appearance of shine. And while you probably have come across a handful of masks formulated with clay, the ingredient can make a cameo in moisturizers too, like the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion. Formulated for normal to oily skin types, this formula—with Amazonian White Clay—helps minimize the appearance of large pores, refine the skin’s texture, and absorb excess sebum. For best results, pair Kiehl’s Pore Minimizing Lotion with the rest of the Rare Earth line.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion, $29.00 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS HYDRA GENIUS DAILY LIQUID CARE — NORMAL/OILY SKIN
All day, continuous hydration is key to achieving a healthy-looking complexion and to reducing the look of excess shine. L’Oreal Paris’ Hydra Genius moisturizers—formulated with aloe water and three types of hyaluronic acid—offer lightweight hydration in three variations suited to specific skin types and concerns.
For oily skin types, L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care — Matte is an excellent choice.The oil-free formula glides onto the skin easily to infuse all-day moisture while mattifying the skin to remove excess sebum for a fresh feel and healthy look. Immediately after use, excess shine is reduced, the skin appears mattified, feels softer and suppler, and is plumped with hydration. With continued use, skin texture feels smoother and the skin appears less shiny.