5 Non-Greasy Moisturizers Your Skin Is Begging For
While some people love the feeling of a rich, luxurious moisturizer, when you have certain skin types that rich texture can leave your skin feeling greasy. But before you let that greasy feeling be your excuse for skipping out on hydration, know this: there are great non-greasy moisturizers out there that can help to change the way you think about moisturizer. Instead of viewing hydration in a one-size-fits-all way, check out the five non-greasy moisturizers—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that we deem best right now!
1. L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Oily Skin
We have something really important to tell you, so listen up. Moisturizing is a must for all skin types. Yes, every last one. Even if your skin resembles something of an oil slick, you aren’t excused from moisturizing. Coating your complexion in a face cream may sound counterproductive to anyone with oily skin, but skipping moisturizer altogether can actually leave you looking even oilier. Instead of steering clear of moisturizer, choose a water-based formula that reduces excess shine. L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Oily Skin fits the bill. Formulated with aloe vera water and hyaluronic acid, it infuses skin with moisture (and locks it in!) while removing excess sebum.
2. Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra
With age, your need for moisturizer doesn’t fade. In fact, it only grows stronger. Unfortunately, it’s just a fact that mature skin is lacking in natural hydration. The days of having oily skin may be long gone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready to switch to a heavy face cream.. It’s possible to achieve the hydration your skin needs, while keeping things light. Try Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra. As if we weren’t already obsessed with Lancome’s Rénergie collection, we can’t get enough of this lightweight anti-aging moisturizer. In addition to offering all-day, oil-free hydration, it provides SPF 30 and helps diminish the appearance of dark spots.
3. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel
If you’ve yet to find a face cream or lotion that you love, it may be time for a new texture. While it’s true that creams and lotions are popular picks for hydrating your skin, not every moisturizer falls under one of those two classifications. What about a water gel? Open up a jar of the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel and you won’t be reminded of the moisturizers you’re used to, the crystal-clear gel is something special. The intensely-fresh, instantly cooling moisturizer gives a non-greasy, fresh-skin finish, along with long-lasting hydration.
4. Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer with Rose Water
Roses are no longer (only) your favorite flower, they’re also part of a total skin care craze. That’s exactly why you’ll want to get your hands on the Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer with Rose Water. The rise in popularity of products formulated with rose may be in part due to the delightfully floral scent, but that’s not all rose has to offer. Garnier’s fast-absorbing moisturizer, which is formulated with rose water, is proof of that. The lightweight moisturizer intensely restores skin’s softness and suppleness. And, don’t forget to take a whiff. When you can’t buy yourself a fragrant bouquet, this moisturizer can stand in.
Editor’s tip: If you only allow your moisturizer to serve a single purpose, think again. Not only can you apply the moisturizer morning and night for deep hydration, but go ahead and apply a thick layer and leave on for 10 minutes. Now your moisturizer is a mask too!
5. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light
When looking for a non-greasy moisturizer that won’t feel heavy on your skin, here’s a trick: look for one that has “light” right there in its name. It really can be just that simple. The La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light is the perfect example. While something that’s both intense and light may sound like an oxymoron, that’s certainly not the case. With a light and fresh, non-greasy texture, the moisturizer still manages to provide intense hydration, by helping skin retain moisture all day long.