Moisturizing the skin is an essential part in every skin care routine. Many people with oily skin think that they don’t have to moisturize their skin which is not right! Moisturizer helps in maintaining the natural moisture of oily skin and prevents premature skin aging. Selecting the right moisturizer for oily skin can be a quite hassle due to the availability of many options. If you have oily skin and are looking out for a good drugstore moisturizer, then you have landed on the right page. Here I am listing down top 10 drugstore moisturizers for oily skin.

Top Moisturizer For Oily Skin In India

1. Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil free Moisturiser:

Price: 195 INR for 80ml

It is a lightweight, oil free moisturizer that gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It makes the skin soft, supple and keeps oil at bay for a good 6-7 hours.
I have been using it since many years and have not faced any adverse effects. I have oily, acne prone skin and it works like a charm on my skin without aggravating my acne. This is among top favourites among the best moisturizer for oily skin.

2. Neutrogena Oil free Moisture SPF 15:

Price: 299 INR for 115ml

It acts as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen. It gets absorbed quickly with a matte finish. It makes the skin soft, smooth and keeps oil at bay for a good 4-5 hours. It is non comedogenic and does not contain parabens.
I love this moisturizer and use it as a base for makeup. My makeup stays on for a long time whenever I use this moisturizer. Again among top picks as a moisturizer for oily skin.

3. Lacto Calamine Classic:

Price: 105 INR for 120ml

It is an age old moisturizer used by oily skinned beauties. It is oil free and serves as a good makeup base. It gets absorbed into the skin easily and makes it soft, supple and matte. The skin remains oil free for about 6-7 hours. It helps in controlling acne and pimples.
I have been using this moisturizer since many years. Whenever I suffer from acne or pimples, I use it as a night treatment. I would highly recommend it if you have oily, acne prone skin.

4. Lotus Herbals Skin Whitening and Brightening Whiteglow Micro Emulsion SPF 25:

Price: 245 INR for 40ml

It is a lightweight moisturizer and gets absorbed into the skin quickly without leaving residue behind. It makes the skin soft, smooth, nourished and radiant. It does not leave white cast unlike other whitening products. If you have extremely oily skin then this is not for you.
I am more than happy with this moisturizer. It makes my skin look soft, smooth and hydrated with regular usage.

[Read:Face Washes For Oily Skin]

5. Faces Ever Young 24hr Dual Action Moisturizer:

Price: 1249 INR for 50ml

It is the best moisturizer I have ever used. It has soft and smooth texture. It gets absorbed into the skin easily with no residue behind. It makes the skin soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. It feels quite light on the skin and keeps oil at bay for a long time. It is oil free and has SPF 15.
Since I am in my late twenties I absolutely adore this moisturizer. It makes my skin super soft, smooth and oil free. It does not break out my skin.

[ Read: Best Homemade Moisturizer for Oily Skin ]

6. Garnier Essential Care Daily Moisturizing Lotion:

Price: 130 INR for 75ml

It is an oil free moisturizer and acts as a great makeup base. It spreads and gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It makes the skin soft and nourished with a matte finish. It is dermatologic ally tested and does not clog pore.
It makes my skin soft, smooth and healthy. It keeps my skin shine free and moisturized the whole day. It is worth every penny.

7. Lotus Herbals Acne gel Tea Tree Anti Pimple and Anti Acne:

Price: 233 INR for 100ml

It is a gel based moisturizer and feels very light on the skin. It gets absorbed quickly without leaving a sticky residue behind. It leaves the skin soft, smooth and moisturized. It keeps oil at bay for a good 6-7 hours. If you are suffering from pimples or acne, you should definitely give this a try.
I use it whenever I suffer from pimples or acne and it really helped in combating them. It helps in lightening acne marks as well.

8. FabIndia Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream for Oily Skin:

Price: 225 INR for 120ml

It is a cream based moisturizer which is lightweight and one of the best moisturizers I have used. It gets absorbed like a dream with no residue behind. It makes the skin soft, smooth and hydrated. It is quite light and does not break out my skin.
I really like this moisturizer a lot. It feels light on my skin and keeps oil at bay for a long time.

[Read:Lakme Products For Oily Skin]

9. Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Oil free Moisturizer:

Price: 80 INR for 100ml

It is a light weight, oil free moisturizer which moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind. It is gentle on the skin and doesn’t clog pores. If you are suffering from acne and pimples then this is for you.
This is the cheapest moisturizer I have ever tried. It makes my skin soft, oil free and nourished. I would definitely recommend it to teenagers.

[ Read: Homemade Night Creams To Get Beautiful Skin ]

10. Aroma Magic Almond Moisturizing Lotion:

Price: 250 INR for 220ml

It is my HG moisturizer. To make it work for oily skin, mix it with few drops of water or aloe vera gel. It makes my skin very soft, smooth, hydrated, healthy and radiant. It neither clogs pores nor irritates my skin. If you have a dull skin then you should grab this moisturizer.

So that is the list! Do let us know if you agree with us in the comments below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/swathyranjan/ Swathy Ranjan

    good one

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/meghasaraf/ Megha Saraf

      Thanx Swathy :)

  • Angela

    Neutrogena Oil free Moisture SPF 15 does contain parabens. It is listed under inactive ingredients.

  • Ira Singh

    Nice post, great products. I have recently started using oriflame’s new Optimals White Oxygen Boost Day Cream SPF 15 Oily Skin. Trust you me it is just amazing. The best cream for oily skin I have ever used. Everyone must try it.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Amrita, Neutrogena oil free moisture cream is a day cream, which also acts as a sunscreen..however it can also be used during the night as a moisturizer.

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    Hi Kritika, few of the best moisturizers for acne prone skin are:
    Sebamed Clear Face care Gel, Lacto Calamine Skin balance oil control Nourishing Cream, Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Oil free Moisturizer. If you acne reoccurs after using any of the products, then consult a dermatologist who can help you with a medicated cream to keep the acne away.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    You are welcome Kritika :-)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi, thanks for sharing your experience and tips with us :-)

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    Hi Appy, the main causes of pimples or acne on forehead is due to an oily scalp, dandruff, hormonal imbalance or digestive problem. Apart from trying any remedy, consult a doctor and get a hormones test done. Give importance to your diet.. include fibre – rich food items in your daily diet. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday. Check your hair care products – avoid chemical based products and go for an organic shampoo and conditioner.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Appy, are you looking for a hair care product or skin care product for acne?

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    Hi Mounika, some of the best moisturizers for day time for an oily skin are: Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil Free Moisturizer, Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Oil free Moisturizer, Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion or Lacto Calamine Skin balance oil control Nourishing Cream. Some of the night creams are: Olay Natural White All in one fairness Night Cream, Loreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream, Ponds Gold Radiance Youthful Night Repair Cream, Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Cream or Kaya Nourishing Night Cream.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Mounika, yes you can use these creams in any season.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ishrat, Creme 21 has a creamy and buttery texture, and has thick consistency. Since the cream is thick, it might not suit oily/combinational skin type. This cream is suitable for dry to normal skin type.

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    Hi Malathi, cleanse and tone your face after bath, just before you go to bed.

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    Hi Rashmi, it is natural but to be confused about so many products that are available in the market today. Most dermatologists agree that applying more than three formulas at a time can be a bit overwhelming. If you have multiple skin care products in front of you—quickly assess their textures. The thinnest should go on first.Once you have cleansed and toned your skin, you can use the products in this order:
    1. Sunscreen – The Cancer Council recommends that sunscreen be applied to clean skin underneath your makeup and before moisturiser. By applying moisturiser first, the sunscreen won’t be able to interact with the skin the way it should therefore making it less effective. The easiest way to never forget sunscreen: Choose a moisturizer that already contains one.
    2. Moisturizer – Wait a few minutes for the sunscreen to absorb before applying your moisturiser.
    If you usually apply a serum during the day you can – and only if it’s of light consistency apply it before the sunscreen and wait a few moments for it to absorb before applying your sunscreen. If you’re not going to be in the sun much, your steps would be: cleanse, tone, apply a serum then a moisturiser with SPF properties and any makeup products over that.
    Hope this info helps you.