The 12 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 “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 12 of the best non-comedogenic face moisturizers you’ll want to scoop up ASAP.
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.
This day cream boasts antioxidants, all-day hydration and won’t clog your pores. Formulated with a complex of nurturing vitamins E, B5 and CG and broad-spectrum SPF 30, it can help protect your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays while delivering ample hydration for skin that looks and feels its best.
This moisturizer is formulated with a high concentration of life plankton, a special micro-organism known for its regenerative properties, and can help soothe dry skin and reveal a visibly radiant look. The formula is housed in a hermetic pack, which protects against contamination and oxidation, and it features a unique precision release mechanism that ensures the right amount of moisturizer is dispensed every time.
If you have oily skin, it might seem logical to skip moisturizer as a way to reduce excess shine on the skin’s surface, but that’s actually not recommended. All skin types require daily hydration, so instead of neglecting this need, 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 feel.
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 to leave behind a matte finish on the skin.
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 does just that. 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.
Large, visible pores can get in the way of flawless, even makeup application. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat helps counteract excess shine and the appearance of enlarged pores to create the perfect base for makeup.
Not only does this moisturizer double as a sunscreen to provide UVA/UVB protection, it also helps flood the skin with long-lasting hydration. Formulated with the brand’s own Prebiotic Thermal Water, plus ceramides and niacinamides, the moisturizer can help reveal skin that’s hydrated, soft, smooth and protected.
Because the sun can cause damage to your skin year-round, it’s best to protect yourself from harmful UV rays each and every day, regardless of the forecast. 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.
Help actively hydrate the skin while protecting against moisture loss with this glycerin-infused moisturizer. In one use, skin feels fresh, softer and smoother. With continued use week after week, your skin’s moisture barrier is strengthened, and it looks healthier overall.
Struggling 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 to address current breakouts and keep them from reoccurring.
It’s crucial to follow a morning skin-care routine but sometimes time is not on our side. CeraVe can help keep you on schedule with its two-in-one AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen. The oil-free formula contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamides, zinc and three essential ceramides to lock in hydration without leaving behind a residue.