The 13 Best Non-Comedogenic Moisturizers
If clogged pores, breakouts, and blemishes are an increasingly common skin concern of yours, it’s time to take a look at your skin care products. In doing so, allow us to introduce you to a term that should guide your entire arsenal: non-comedogenic. You’ve probably seen “non-comedogenic” stamped across labels on cleansers, moisturizers and more, but what exactly does it mean? When labeled as “non-comedogenic,” products are specifically formulated to not clog pores. If your current moisturizer isn’t non-comedogenic, it’s time to swap it out in favor of one that is. Below, we’re sharing 13 of the best non-comedogenic face moisturizers—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—you’ll want to scoop up ASAP.
Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Night Cream
This gel-to-oil beauty sleep perfector combines the freshness of a gel with the nourishment of an oil to help pamper your skin while you snooze—all without clogging your pores. Give it a try and you may just wake up looking like you got a full night’s rest, even if you truly didn’t.
Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Night Cream, $89 MSRP
Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Lotion Day Cream
A day cream that boasts antioxidants and SPF 30 sunscreen, all-day hydration, and won’t clog your pores? No it’s not too good to be true. Formulated with a complex of nurturing vitamins E, B5 and CG, and broad-spectrum SPF 30, this day cream can help protect your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays while delivering ample hydration for skin that looks and feels its best.
Biotherm Life Plankton — Sensitive Balm
This moisturizer is formulated with a high concentration of Life Plankton, a special micro-organism known for its special regenerative properties, and can help soothe dry skin and reveal a visibly radiant look day after day. The formula is housed in a hermetic pack which protects against contamination and oxidation, and features a unique precision release mechanism that ensures the right amount of moisturizer is dispensed with each pass.
Biotherm Life Plankton—Sensitive Balm, $55 MSRP
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream
If you have oily skin, it might seem logical to skip moisturizer as a way to reduce excess shine and oil on the skin’s surface, but that’s actually not recommended. All skin types require daily hydration, so instead of neglecting to hydrate your skin, simply reach for a formula that’s light, comfortable, and non-comedogenic. Kiehl’s best-selling Ultra Facial Cream was reformulated specifically for oily skin types, and can hydrate the skin for long-lasting moisture without a greasy after-feel.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream, $29.50 MSRP
Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Moisturizer
Clogged pores can often lead to breakouts. Stop acne in its tracks and prevent new breakouts from forming with Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Moisturizer. The formula is infused with salicylic acid and extracts of cinnamon bark and ginger root, and can leave behind a matte finish on the skin.
Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Moisturizer, $25 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Toleraine Ultra
Sensitive skin types can attest to the struggles of finding a moisturizer that soothes skin without leading to additional concerns, such as clogged pores, but La Roche-Posay’s Toleraine Ultra can be just the ticket to success. The formula—rich in La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water—provides intense soothing care to sensitive skin and is free of parabens, fragrance, alcohol and colorants.
La Roche-Posay Toleraine Ultra, $36 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat
Do you despise the way excess sebum can cause your pores to look large and in charge, all while messing with your makeup application? With La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Mat, help counteract excess shine and the appearance of enlarged pores and create the perfect (shine-free) base for makeup application.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat, $31.99 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Toleraine Double Repair Moisturizer UV SPF 30
Not only does this moisturizer double as a sunscreen to provide UVA/UVB protection, it helps flood the skin with long-lasting hydration. Formulated with the brand’s own Prebiotic Thermal Water plus ceramides and niacinamides, the formula can help the reveal skin that’s hydrated, soft, smooth, and protected.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer
Summer is fast-approaching, which may have you reaching for your sunscreen. But since the sun’s rays can be damaging year-round, it’s best to protect yourself from harmful UV rays each and every day—regardless of the forecast. For a moisturizer that also boasts sun protection benefits, reach for La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer. This dual-action formula provides long-lasting hydration and helps protect the skin from UV damage. If using as a sunscreen, don’t forget to reapply at least every two hours!
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer, $33.98 MSRP
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen
It’s crucial to follow a morning skin care routine and CeraVe can help cut down yours with their two-in-one AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen. The oil-free formula––with hyaluronic acid, niacinamides, zinc, and three essential ceramides––can help lock in hydration all day long without leaving behind a residue.
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen, $13.49 MSRP
Garnier Moisture Rescue Hydrating Daily Lotion SPF 15
Help actively hydrate the skin while protecting against moisture loss with this moisturizer infused with glycerin. In one use, skin feels fresh, softer and smoother. With continued use over a week, skin feels strengthened, and looks healthier with an overall improved appearance.
Vichy Normaderm Beautifying Anti-Acne Care
Dealing with adult acne? Reach for Vichy’s Normaderm Beautifying Anti-Acne Care. The formula reduces the appearance of blemishes, enlarged pores, excess shine, and dull skin. It’s formulated with salicylic acid and can help address current breakouts and keep them from reoccurring.
SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0
Retinol is a mature skin’s best friend, but younger skin can benefit from a daily dose of retinol, too. The ingredient is popular for fighting against the signs of aging (think: fine lines and wrinkles), as well as reducing the appearance of discoloration and acne. If you’re new to retinol, start with SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 to build up your skin’s tolerance. After your skin has been “retinized,” switch over to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 to target your key concerns while you sleep.
Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0, $76 MSRP