The Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin Types, According to Our Editors
Contrary to popular belief, oily skin types are not exempt from applying moisturizer. In fact, skipping out on moisturizer can dehydrate the complexion and cause your sebaceous glands to overcompensate by producing an excess amount of oil. Fortunately, there are a variety of moisturizers available that are specifically formulated for oily skin. They’re often lightweight, fast absorbing, come in gel-like formulas and are formulated with ingredients that can nourish, hydrate, and comfort the complexion without being greasy. Check out some of our favorite moisturizers for oily skin, ahead.
Enriched with amino acids and glacial glycoprotein extract, this facial cream is an oil free, fast-absorbing hydrator that can moisturize the skin without leaving it looking and feeling greasy.
Give your skin a burst of instant hydration with this water-based formula that glides on and absorbs easily. Not only does it provide the skin with hours of continuous hydration, it also removes excess sebum for a fresh feel and a matte look.
In addition to providing the skin with a dose of hydration, this dual-action moisturizer also mattifies the skin and refines the look of large pores. Go ahead and use it as a daily moisturizer and as a base for makeup to avoid that inevitable slick look that happens after a few hours of wear.
If you experience oily skin and acne, try this moisturizer that’s formulated with salicylic acid to help clear pimples and blackheads, improve your skin’s texture and reduce the look of large pores. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and vitamin C to brighten.
Made for combination to oily skin types, this multipurpose formula is a serum, moisturizer and sunscreen in one. It’s formulated with cannabis sativa seed oil and niacinamide to improve skin texture, tone and the look of large pores. It’s very lightweight and fragrance-free making it suitable for sensitive skin types as well.
If you typically associate balms with dry skin, think again. This one is a lightweight formula that’s made with salicylic acid, alcohol-free witch hazel, tea tree oil and aloe vera to clear existing blemishes and clogged pores.
This gel-based moisturizer is oil-free and works to reduce shine while simultaneously offering your skin light and comfortable hydration. It quickly absorbs into the skin and has a refreshing scent.
Formulated with pomegranate extract, salicylic acid and willowherb extract, this cream-meets-gel moisturizer is made to gently exfoliate the skin, smooth out the look of pores, absorb excess oil and keep acne at bay. It also provides a beautiful, soft and healthy-looking glow.
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