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10 Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin

Keep that T-zone shine-free
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If you have oily skin, you may be tempted to skip your moisturizer... but you shouldn't. It might seem counterintuitive, but oily skin needs hydration too — in fact, keeping your skin moisturized can actually help curb oil over-production, thus keeping your skin balanced.

Still hesitant? No need to fear: There are plenty of moisturizers out there that are specially formulated for oily skin. Many are oil-free and some even contain mattifying ingredients to help keep your T-zone shine free (so you can leave the blotting papers at home). Keep reading to shop some of our favorite, tried-and-true moisturizers for oily skin.

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This popular option has got to be one of the best moisturizers for oily skin around. As board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hadley King told NY Mag, "Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is noncomedogenic, alcohol-free and oil-free, it's well-suited for oily skin types." Formulated with humectants like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, it hydrates the skin without any heaviness or stickiness.

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Dr. Omar Noor of Rao Dermatology named this as one of his favorite moisturizers for oily skin in an article for Byrdie: "It is a balance of effectiveness while still having an elegant vehicle to deliver that effectiveness," he explained.

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This budget-friendly moisturizer works for pretty much all skin types, which is just one of its many charms. Though quite lightweight and fast-absorbing, it also keeps your skin nicely hydrated. Plus, thanks to skin-loving ingredients like ceramides and niacinamide, it helps protect and repair your skin too. Oh, and who doesn't love some extra SPF 30?

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You pretty much can't go wrong when it comes to Caudalie and this pick is especially good if you've got an oily complexion. Thanks to ingredients like pore-clearing salicylic acid, it helps keep oily skin matte, clear and in general tip-top condition.

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