Our View: A moisture of a kind, which is nothing more than water, keeps skin comfortably hydrated, healthy, and beautiful. A good quality face moisturizer works not by adding moisture on top of our skin, but by retaining the moisture that’s already there safely inside and up near the surface.
If you have no other skin concerns, you may need a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. Preferably, a water-based moisturizer.
However, in case your skin feels overly greasy, we recommend using a product with mattifying agents, to cut down the appearance of oiliness.
If you suffer from acne breakouts, what you actually need is a product that contains mild salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide because these ingredients are incredible at clearing out pores and killing acne-causing bacteria.
Best Oily Skin Moisturizers – All The Protection You Need And No Pore Clogging!
We searched through huge list of oily skin facial moisturizers recommended by top beauty publications; consulted with dermatologists, skincare product developers, and cosmetic chemists. Out of all the recommended oily skin moisturizers, we have selected the following moisturizers. Read on for the winners with our comments.
Natural Beauty Tip: Basically the moisturizers for day use and night use aren’t different. The only difference is that the daytime products usually work to protect skin from sun, pollution, free radicals, etc. On the other hand night creams are formulated to repair the skin. So, for your convenience we have bifurcated the list in two parts, i.e., first part for oily skin moisturizers for day use and the second for night use.
Best Day Time Moisturizers For Oily Skin
(i) Broad Spectrum sunscreen ideal for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin.
(ii) Natural minerals sunscreen to help shield against photodamage and UV exposure.
(iii) Heal the already been burned skin.
(iv) Contains the exclusive proprietary UltraCalmingTM Complex with Oat and botanical extracts (like watermelon, apple, and ginger) to help reduce inflammation, minimize discomfort, burning and itching.
(v) Designed to provide optimal hydration and helps protect and reinforce barrier lipids, which are often compromised in sensitized skin conditions.
(vi) Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.
(i) A multitasking gel cream that combines hydrating skincare benefits with naturally radiant coverage.
(ii) Get instant hydration and a healthy glow; this multitasking gel cream is the best of a BB, CC, and Tinted Moisturizer, all in one.
(iii) This formula is a skin-quenching complexion perfected with a non-chemical mineral SPF 30 sunscreen, and it is ideal for even the most sensitive skin.
(iv) Doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates and phthalates
(v) Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner for 2015 and 2016: Best Tinted Moisturizer and an Allure Reader’s Choice award winner.
(vi) Complexion Rescue™ is hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, oil-free, and free of fragrance.
(i) Advanced 100% mineral tinted daytime moisturizer with sunscreen lists titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as the active ingredients, so it provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection.
(ii) Fragrance-free makes it a gentle option for those with sensitive or rosacea-affected skin, too.
(iii) Sensitive or not, if you have normal to oily skin, you’ll likely appreciate this product’s thin, fluid texture and lightweight matte finish. It is definitely an intriguing option for those who find that most SPF-rated products feel too heavy or leave their skin shiny.
(iv) Fluid, silky texture is easy to apply. Fast absorbing, ultra-light texture with a matte finish, so doesn’t leave skin feeling slick or looking shiny.
(v) Advanced protection for sensitive skin. Light tinted mineral sunscreen for a healthy glow and for daily use.
(vi) Awards: Glamour Beauty Awards, 2016.
(i) Water-resistant. Includes skin-enhancing ingredients and zinc oxide, which is a more natural way to block the sun’s UV rays and provide broad-spectrum sun protection.
(ii) Formulated specifically for those who live an active outdoor lifestyle.
(iii) Highly effective blend of rich organic jojoba and soothing aloe with antioxidants and vitamins for the ultimate daily protection.
(iv) Blends and absorbs quickly.
(i) SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense uses state-of-the-art UV filters, UVA/UVB broad-spectrum moisturizing sunscreen with Mexoryl, to form a protective barrier on your skin, blocking UV rays.
(ii) Ultra light and non-comedogenic texture, moisturizes the skin for 24H and is suitable for all skin types.
(iii) Prevents dark spots, collagen breakdown and premature aging.
(iv) SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense has all the hallmarks of a top moisturizer and works as an effective sunscreen as well, so it can be used daily.
Best Night Time Moisturizers For Oily Skin
(i) Clinically proven antiaging moisturizer to relieve dry, dehydrated skin, lock optimal moisture levels in the skin and restore youthful resilience and tone.
(ii) This super-hydrating antiaging formula is moisture rich, yet light and non-greasy.
(iii) Collagen support complex helps restore youthful resilience and plumpness to dry skin while avocado, sunflower, and olive fruit oils enhance skin’s ability to retain maximum levels of hydration.
(iv) Retinyl palmitate and shea butter improve texture and tone while restoring natural smoothness and softness.
(v) Doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates and phthalates and gentle enough even for sensitive skin. Good for use on all skin types.
(vi) Non-greasy and velvety texture.
An easy second place! I like this cream a lot, and I’m not alone: Fresh has a huge cult following. Its Black Tea Age-Delay cream has a vinegary smell that is off-putting, but the slippery formula applies easily and it feels hydrating on the skin — just not quite as intense as Murad.
(i) Black Tea Age-Delay Cream with advanced antioxidants is proven to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and firm, smooth, and re-texturize the skin.
(ii) Black tea ferment is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against damaging free radicals while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster.
(iii) The formula is further enriched with lychee seed extract, which helps maintain elasticity and smoothness; polysaccharides, which help to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines; and blackberry leaf extract, a protective antioxidant that helps to maintain a firm, supple complexion.
(iv) Does not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates.
(i) Antioxidant-rich hydration with organic aloe, shea and jojoba.
(ii) Clinically proven age defy moisturizer combines a brightening and refining complex of certified organic juices, with a powerful antioxidant cocktail of alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, vitamin C, peptides and DMAE.
(iii) Smoothes appearance of fine lines with DMAE, alpha lipoic acid & CoQ10.
(iv) Evens skin tone and texture with a potent dose of alpha hydroxy acids (malic, citric & tartaric from organic fruits).
(v) Creates a plumping effect and decreases appearance of fine lines with vegetable hyaluronic acid.
(vi) Visibly decreases appearance of fine lines & wrinkles with vitamin A.
(vii) Fights free radical skin damage with rich antioxidants and vitamin C.
(viii) Feeds the skin with rich botanicals of primrose, linseed & borage and creates firmer-looking skin with peptides.
Note: The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE Age Defy Moisturizer is formulated for all skin types (except sensitive skin). So don’t use it on sensitive or rosacea skin.