Best Moisturizers For Oily Skin – Our Top 10 Choices May 30, 2017

Moisturizing is an essential part of every skin care routines. That’s right, ALL skin care routine. It is a common misconception that you do not have to moisturize if you have oily skin. On the contrary, moisturizing oily skin helps normalize oil production and prevent skin issues. And since everyone’s skin is different, it all boils down to using the right moisturizer. In this article, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 moisturizers for oily skin currently available in the market.

Top 10 Moisturizers For Oily Skin

1. Lotus Herbal Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer

Product Claims

Lotus Herbal’s Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer contains Alpha Hydroxy extracts derived from plants which help replenish your skin with moisture. This light moisturizer claims to provide your skin with a smooth and vibrant complexion, keeping it looking fresh and young. It contains grape and aloe vera extracts and has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties.

Pros

  • Light, non-greasy, and oil-free.
  • Moisturizes well and provides your skin with lasting hydration.
  • Quickly absorbed by the skin.
  • Reasonably priced.

Cons

  • Contains parabens.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

Rs. 265/- for 80mL

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2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer Pinit

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Product Claims

Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 15 has been clinically proven to combine adequate sun protection with long-lasting moisturization, giving you smoother, softer, and younger-looking skin. It claims to keep your skin moisturized all day with its lightweight, non-greasy formula while preventing skin damage from sun exposure. This product also does not contain any dyes, fragrances, or extra ingredients which may cause allergies or irritation. In fact, it has been allergy tested and is also free of alcohol.

Pros

  • Moisturizes and provides sun protection.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Oil-free.
  • Light formula that spreads well and is quickly absorbed by the skin.
  • Free of alcohol, fragrance, and dyes, which makes it suitable for people with sensitive skin.
  • Hygienic pump packaging which can be locked.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Paraben-free.
  • Value for money.

Cons

Rating

5/5

Price

Rs. 399/- for 115mL

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3. Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion

3. Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion Pinit

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Product Claims

Lacto Calamine’s Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion has been specially formulated for oily skin. It helps with oil control and keeps your skin looking young with its kaolin and glycerin content. The Kaolin exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dead skin cells while the glycerin helps control excess oil, reducing acne and maintaining your skin’s pH level. It also contains Zinc oxide which has antiseptic properties that help prevent breakouts.

Pros

  • Provides your skin with lasting hydration.
  • An effective oil-control formula that keeps your skin from getting greasy.
  • Prevents breakouts and helps heal acne.
  • Helps soothe the skin of rashes and irritation.

Cons

  • Has a strong fragrance.
  • Leaves behind a white cast on your skin.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 290 for 180mL

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4. Clean And Clear Skin Balancing Moisturizer

4. Clean And Clear Skin Balancing Moisturizer Pinit

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Product Claims

Clean And Clear’s Skin Balancing Moisturizer moisturizes your skin without greasiness with its oil-free formula. It does not clog your pores. It contains salicylic acid which helps prevent pimples, leaving you with skin that feels clean and looks clear.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly.
  • Easily available.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Bottle packaging with a convenient flip cap and nozzle
  • Calms down oil secretion.
  • Soothes and heals pimples.

Cons

  • Does not provide sun protection.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 80/- for 80mL

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5. Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

5. Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer Pinit

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Product Claims

Plum’s Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer leaves you skin with a matte finish that controls oil production while keeping your skin hydrated. It helps combat acne with its glycolic acid and green tea content. This product is non-comedogenic and also helps tighten your pores with its astringent properties. It prevents damage with the help of its antioxidant content while also keeping your skin looking young.

Pros

Cons

Not budget-friendly.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 450/- for 50mL

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6. Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Face Moisturizing Lotion

Product Claims

Himalaya Herbals’ Nourishing Face Moisturizing Lotion nourishes and rehydrates your skin to help it recover the moisture and nutrients that it loses from being exposed to pollution, chemicals, and the harmful rays of the Sun. It contains ingredients like Aloe Vera, White Lily, Almond Oil, and Carrot Seed Oil, which help your skin look and feel youthful. These natural ingredients soothe, moisturize, and soften your skin.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly.
  • Moisturizes skin and leaves it feeling soft.
  • Readily available.
  • Spreads well and is quickly absorbed by the skin.

Cons

  • Does not protect your skin from the Sun.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 80/- for 100mL

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7. L’Oreal Paris 20+ Anti-Imperfections Whitening Cream

7. L'Oreal Paris 20+ Anti-Imperfections Whitening Cream Pinit

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Product Claims

L’Oreal Paris’ Skin Perfect range is a line of superior products backed by a decade of research. The line uses vitamin 3x technology through which it combines vitamin B3, vitamin C, and vitamin E, all of which are renowned for their health boosting abilities when it comes to the skin.

Pros

  • A light formulation that spreads easily and is absorbed quickly.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Salicylic acid content prevents breakouts.
  • Adds a glow to your skin.
  • Offers protection from the Sun.
  • Dermatologically tested.
  • Non-comedogenic.

Cons

  • Unhygienic tub packaging.
  • Fragrance might be off-putting for some.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 340/- for 50g

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8. Natio Daily Repair Oil-Free Moisturizer

8. Natio Daily Repair Oil-Free Moisturizer Pinit

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Product Claims

Natio’s Daily Repair Oil-Free Moisturizer contains pure aromatic and essential oils which help tone and moisturize your skin. It controls oil production, minimizing shine and giving you a matte finish, while also tightening your pores. This product provides your skin with light hydration which helps maintain the moisture balance of your skin.

Pros

  • Hygienic and travel-friendly tube packaging.
  • A light consistency that spreads well and is quickly absorbed.
  • Mild fragrance.
  • Gives your skin a lasting matte finish.
  • Ideal makeup base.

Cons

  • Not very budget-friendly.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

Rs. 950/- for 75g

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9. Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel

9. Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel Pinit

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Product Claims

Forest Essentials’ Light Hydrating Facial Gel has been formulated using Ayurvedic bases. It contains pure extracts from cactus, which is a natural humectant. This ingredient helps seal the moisture into your skin, keeping it hydrated for a long time. The product also has healing and cleansing properties and is suitable for all skin types.

Pros

  • Softens your skin.
  • Excellent makeup base.
  • Provides your skin with lasting hydration.
  • Has soothing properties.

Cons

  • Not budget friendly.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 1250/- for 50g

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10. Kaya Acne Free Purifying Nourisher

Product Claims

Kaya’s Acne Free Purifying Nourisher is a mild, water-based nourisher that leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Its formula is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, making it ideal for sensitive skin. It also contains aloe vera extracts which help reduce itching and soothe the skin. This product’s antioxidant content helps keep your skin protected from pollutants and damage.

Pros

  • Fragrance-free.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Dermatologically tested.
  • Light texture that spreads well.

Cons

  • Not budget-friendly.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 680/- for 50mL

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Oily skin, too, needs to be moisturized and with this list of moisturizers, you won’t have to worry about greasy skin anymore. Have you tried any of these products? Tell us about your experience in the comments section 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.

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    Hi Soumya, those with combination skin will typically have oily skin on the T-zone and dry skin patches on cheeks, eyes, around the mouth and neck. As this is a mixed skin type, those with combination skin should not use harsh cleansers and instead, use a face wash that is mild and gentle. Some of the face washes that you can try are: Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser Face Wash, Garnier Pure Exfoliating Face Wash, Nivea Aqua Effect Purifying Face Wash or Lotus Herbals Neem & Clove Ultra – Purifying Face Wash. Also, to go along with the face wash you can use the moisturizer of the same brand.