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.
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.
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.
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?
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.