10 Moisturizers That Can Combat Oily Skin

I don’t know about you guys but no matter the season my face acts like that of an oil slick, it’s always greasy! So for the longest time, I thought that there was no need to moisturize my face for my skin care regimen since my face already moisturizes itself. That is 100% FALSE! No matter if you have super dry skin to oily skin, using moisturizer is a vital step you need to take to top off cleansing your skin. However, not all moisturizers do the job equally for all skin types. Luckily I’ve done the research for you and have compiled a list of 10 different types of moisturizers that combat oily skin.

1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel


I had to put this at the top of the list because it’s one of my all time favorites. The Hydro Boost Water Gel has an oil-free formula that doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily at all. It perfectly quenches your skin without feeling greasy afterward, and a little goes a long way. The main ingredient Hyaluronic Acid helps to make sure the product seeps into your skin and hydrates your skin cells, rather than clogging your pores. Note: Make sure that you purchase the regular Hydro Boost Water Gel and not the one for “Extra dry skin”. It retails for about $15.99 and you can purchase it HERE.


 2. Lush Vanishing Cream Moisturizer


The Lush store doesn’t just sell amazing bath bomb, they sell skin care products as well. The Vanishing Cream Moisturizer is perfect for oily skin because It’s lightweight and contains Lavender Oil, Grape Seed Oil to soften the skin and Witch Hazel to tighten the pores on the face. The moisturizer is a little on the pricey side, but a little goes a long way. It retails at $44.95 and you can purchase it HERE.



 3. Cetaphil DermaControl Moisturizer SPF 30

This is another lightweight and oil-free moisturizer that is special due to the fact that it contains SPF 30, which is essential for combating UVA/UVB rays. In addition, this moisturizer also has Micropearl technology that helps to give the skin a matte finish. This drugstore product retails at about $14.36, and you can purchase it HERE.


 4. Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Soothing Gel


Korean skin care products have been all the rage lately, and with good reason. This non-sticky soothing gel contains 92% Aloe Vera extract that is great for cooling down the skin and can be used not only on your face but your whole body as well. This retails at about $8.50 and can be purchased HERE.




 5. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream (Normal/Combo Skin)


If you’ve been following the trend so far from this list, gel-based moisturizers do a world of good. And the Garnier Refreshing Gel-Cream is no exception. Also, its states are for normal or combination skin, it helps with oily skin as well. Containing Vitamin E, and its oil-free formula helps to keep the moisture in your face without making you look greasy. This moisturizer retails at about $6.30 and can be purchased HERE.



 6. Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Daily Moisturizer SPF 15


This non-comedogenic moisturizer helps to prevent acne and the clogging of pores. In addition, it contains SPF 15 to help combat sunburn and has an active ingredient of soy that over time could help reduce the appearance of discoloration in the skin. What I like about this moisturizer is that it has a pump so you can control how little or how much product you want to use. This product sells at a price of about $12.19 and you can purchase it HERE.


 7. No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream SPF 15

This moisturizer equips the skin with 24hrs of moisturization, in addition to providing a non pore-blocking formula. This product leaves a nice matte finish and is formulated with SPF 15 to protect from UV rays, and is hypo-allergenic which caters to those who have oily or combination skin. This moisturizer retails at about $15 and you can purchase it HERE.


 8. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit


Another Neutrogena fave is their Pink Grapefruit Moisturizer. With its active ingredient of Salicylic Acid, it helps to exfoliate the skin and prevent the buildup of oil and dirt in your pores. Although it is an oil-free formula, it leaves the skin feeling dewy and smooth and the product seeps into the skin after one to two minutes. Plus it doesn’t hurt that it has a nice citrusy smell. This moisturizer retails at about $6.50 and can be purchased HERE.


 9. Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturizing Day Cream


This moisturizer by Nivea has a special formula that regulates the amount of oil (aka Sebum) that can clog your pores to give you a smooth and matte finish. Includes SPF 15 to fight off burns and wrinkling from the sunlight. In addition, the product has an ingredient of Ocean Algae, which helps to revitalize the skin. This product retails at around $18 and can be purchased HERE.



 10. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer


Shea Moisture has great hair care products, but people may not know that they have a skin care line as well. From their African Black Soap collection, this moisturizer using the main ingredients African Black Soap, Tamarind Extract, and Tea Tree Oil, that helps to keep the skin moisturized but also to combat blemishes and hyperpigmentation. It gives the skin a nice shine-free finish and it great to use under makeup. It retails at about $10.75 and can be purchased HERE.