The first rule to get soft, expensive skin? Never forget to moisturize. Sure, there are more important rules (always wear sunscreen! Invest in the right cleanser!), but whether you drink lots of water, eat lots of fruit, and exercise – the Moisturizing the skin is just as important as cleansing. Finding the best skin-saving moisturizer is easy as everyone works for one or more of the following skin types: oily, dry, combination, or normal skin and each comes with a serum and cream set own moisture.
Believe it or not, oily skin needs just as much moisture as normal, dry, and combination skin. “It is a misconception that people with oily skin do not need to use moisturizer. Removing oil from the skin can disrupt the skin barrier and cause unwanted irritation. So it’s important to find a moisturizer that doesn’t add oil to the skin but also hydrates the skin.”
Dr. Lian MackMD, board-certified dermatologist, told ELLE.com. “Consumers should look for products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts) and hydrate skin with hydrophilic ingredients like hyaluronic acid. ” The good thing is that the lightweight, oil-free moisturizer is just a click away.
First, shop for the best drugstore, luxury, and certified facial creams to keep your skin hydrated, not greasy.
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Best for daytime use
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
When searching for the perfect moisturizer, a board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joyce Imahiyerobo-IpMD suggests looking for products that say “non-comedogenic,” which means “products that don’t contain ingredients that clog your pores and cause breakouts. CeraVe’s AM Moisturizer is great for it. combine a light moisturizer with sunscreen (it’s a must for everyone).”
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel
The gel texture allows this hydrating formula to be easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a heavy film or greasy finish. Plus, a little goes a long way if the price makes you a little startled.
The best gel formula
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel
- Not best for sensitive skin
Essentially, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel is a drop of cool water in a bottle.
Best for sensitive skin
There is oil and Sensitive skin is not the easiest skin to treat but Vanicream’s Lite Lotion is highly recommended. Imahiyerobo-Ip adds: “If you have extremely sensitive or allergy-prone skin, I recommend you try Vanicream’s lightweight lotion. “Again, this product is non-comedogenic and does not contain any preservatives or allergens that could cause skin irritation.”
Oil-absorbing moisturizer with SPF 30
According to Lian Mack, Cetaphil’s Oil Control moisturizer is great because it’s mostly silica mineral. “Like clay, silica is a mineral that helps absorb oil,” she says. “This product’s micro-pearl technology makes the skin translucent. It has broad spectrum coverage for both UVA/UVB rays. Reducing exposure to the sun’s rays prevents the activation of the glands. produce oil or sebum on the skin.”
Best for light feeling
Oil-free pore-minimizing moisturizer
The lovely mint jar looks beautiful on the outside, but the inside is filled with bottled nutritional ingredients. It is lightweight and has a water-like consistency that absorbs seamlessly into the skin.
Best for make-up
boscia Green tea oil-free moisturizer
- Acts as a primer
You can drink a cup of green tea every morning, but did you know it also works wonders for your skin? The rapidly absorbing formula melts into skin for a smooth matte finish that creates the perfect base for your makeup.
Best for luxury feel
Cloud Cushion Plush Moisturizer with Ceramides + Peptides
Airy and lightweight, Eadem’s moisturizer feels like nothing on skin with a formula that does so much. While its main function is to reduce the appearance of dark spots and dryness, it also hydrates and plumps the skin to reveal a radiant youthful look.
Best for security
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Oily Skin Daily Moisturizer (1.35 fl. Oz.)
- Can be applied multiple layers under makeup
- Do not keep the blur for too long
Reach for this moisturizer when you want to stay hydrated all day long. This oil-free lotion not only hydrates skin, but it also helps improve the appearance of pores and keeps you hydrated without any signs of greasiness.
Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 45 PA ++++
Best for everyday use
Ultra Sheer Moisturizing Cream
- Enough light for every day
SkinMedica’s moisturizers glide on perfectly and melt into the skin like butter. Formulated with vitamins C and E to nourish skin throughout the day.
Best for sun protection
UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
This one-in-one, repeatable sunscreen and moisturizer from Elta MD glides on clear, doesn’t feel greasy, and works well with makeup.
Best for hydration
Epionce Renewal Lite face cream
Dr. Rebecca Kazin recommends Epionce Renewal Lite Face Cream for its moisturizing formula. “I recommend this to my patients for its ability to hydrate skin without clogging your pores,” she says. The formula provides ultra-light moisture for oilier skin types.”
Best ingredients for skin
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer (1.6 oz.)
Worry not with this cloud-soft creamy blend of hyaluronic acid and elderberry extract that work together to provide up to 72 hours of hydration (!).
What makes skin oily?
There are many factors that contribute to your skin being greasy, from washing your face too clean to the products you use every day. But overall, “the reason for oily skin is simply overproduction of sebum,” Dr. Rebecca KazinMD, clinical research director at Icon Dermatology & Aesthetic and creator & medical director for HairSanity. “On the surface, if your skin looks shiny at the end of the day, especially your nose and chin, you have oily skin,” Dr. Kazin adds.
What ingredients should people with oily skin look for in a moisturizer?
It’s important to look at the label when shopping for a moisturizer, as anything that isn’t “oil-free” can make things worse. “When buying moisturizers, look for labels that say for oily skin or does not cause acne.
What ingredients should people with oily skin avoid?
The heavier the formula, the heavier it may feel on the skin. Dr. Kazin recommends using products with gel or lotion formulations instead of creams. “Stay away from heavy cream formulas with high concentrations of ingredients like oils and shea butter,” she explains.
I recommend Epionce Renewal Lite Facial Lotion to my patients for its ability to hydrate skin without clogging your pores. The formula provides ultra-light hydration for oily skin types.
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