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    26 Of The Best Moisturizers For Oily Skin

    FYI, keeping your skin properly moisturized can help cut down on oil production!

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    1. The Body Shop Mattifying Lotion gives you the daytime moisture you need without aggravating acne-prone skin or making your face look super shiny.

    It's vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have oily and acne-prone skin, and most moisturizers just give me more of both. But this lotion doesn't cause breakouts and what's most amazing to me is that I can apply this to my oily skin and it actually takes away shine rather than adding more. I use this during the day, and it definitely helps control my oil and shine!" —Damon McLay

    Get it from Amazon for $11.25.

    2. And The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion goes to work while you sleep to help keep oil production in check and fade the appearance of blemishes.

    It's also vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have sensitive, combination skin with dark acne scarring and a few craters. Plus, I've been getting a lot of cystic acne on my cheekbone and temples. When I started using this at night, the cystic acne swelling started to go down! The best part is that the rough patches on my face feel so much softer, the craters feel smoother, and the more oily parts of my face are well-balanced. I have been repurchasing this for three years!" —Portia

    Get it from Amazon for 16.81.

    3. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream serves as a ~lighter~ version of the holy grail Ultra Facial Cream and promises to deliver non-greasy moisture in a formula made with desert plant extracts to lock in moisture.

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    Formulated without parabens, oil, and fragrance, and is noncomedogenic and allergy-tested.

    Promising review: "I am very picky with face moisturizers but this one checks every box. It's lightweight, goes on so smooth and thin, dries in seconds, and has ZERO greasy or oily residue after. Perfect!!" —Kristy

    Get it from Sephora, Birchbox, or Nordstrom for $29.50.

    4. Nature Republic Aloe Vera is a cooling K-beauty find that may help reduce redness and add moisture without causing acne eruptions.

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    This magical stuff is formulated with 92% aloe vera, good for all kinds of skin woes, and has done miracles for easing my recent sunburn. Read another BuzzFeeder's review (#5).

    Promising review: "I have oily-combo skin and have been struggling to find a moisturizer, especially for these upcoming summer months. I have been using this for two weeks now and love it. It’s very cooling and light, but still moisturizing. My face feels very soft after using this with all my other skin products. I love it and recommend to anyone who doesn't have an aloe vera sensitivity." —Kari

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    5. Missha Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream contains baobab tree extracts and glacial water as a non-greasy option to help keep your skin moisturized for up to 24 hours.

    BTW, this is a 2017 Soko Glam Best of K-beauty Award winner! Read a BuzzFeeder's review (#4).

    Promising review: "I love this product. I’ve used this twice a day every day for the past three weeks. It feels very refreshing, absorbs quickly, and leaves your skin super soft. I have extremely oily skin which makes me hate most moisturizers. My skin is less oily and way more moisturized!" —Kayley J.

    Get it from Soko Glam or Missha for $26.

    6. Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème looks trendy AF and is made with rosewater (obvi), aloe water, rice extracts, and other good stuff that'll help create a ~smooth~ dewy canvas.

    Formulated without sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban.

    Promising review: "I have super oily skin so I am always careful about which moisturizers I use. The Herbivore Pink Cloud Moisturizer is creamy and thick without being too much for my skin. My face drinks it in and doesn't have a tacky or oily feeling afterward — which is always what I'm looking for! Plus it smells AMAZING. You really can't go wrong with this guy." —CorbinTate

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    7. Cetaphil Dermacontrol Facial Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin inclusdes SPF 30, along with moisturizing and oil-control benefits to help knock out three birds with one skincare stone.

    Promising review: "I am such a fan of this moisturizer! I have oily skin and have tried so many different SPF facial moisturizers over the years, but I'm never pleased with them. This lotion is light enough that my face doesn't feel like it has lotion caked on it, and it most definitely doesn't leave me feeling oily. Plus, SPF is so important — I'm so relieved to have found one that I actually want to use." —Acorn2010

    Get it from Amazon for $14.36.

    8. A'PIEU Glycolic Acid Cream sounds a little intimidating (ACID?!) but it can a trusty choice for acne-prone skin that, yes, needs moisture too!

    Promising review: "I am a chronic acne-fighter. I never trust that the Glycolic/acne moisturizers do anything moisturizing but typically leave patches of dry skin trying to zap the zits. I am so HAPPY and surprised by this product. It truly is a moisturizer and I’ve seen a huge reduction in blackheads on my nose and cheeks; as well as reduced white heads on my chin. I’m a believer!" —Stephanie A.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $15.

    9. MIZON All In One Snail Repair Cream is packed with (yes, actual) snail cream as a means to target enlarged pores, cystic acne, and scarring.

    Promising review: "I have oily skin and this is lightweight, absorbs into your skin, and does not make it shiny or oily. It is extremely helpful that you can put on primer within minutes instead of feeling like your skin's shiny or still has product on the surface. It also has NO scent. Over the last month my face is also 100% CLEAR, which maybe I would be graced with a few good days over the course of a month, but this has been two weeks now. For the reviews saying 'I have hormonal acne,' quick side note — nothing is going to take that away except control of your hormones, so don't give the snail a bad review for things it never claimed to fix! Five stars and also amazing it's affordable!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    10. Tatcha The Water Cream has an oil-free formula that'll seep into your skin for a poreless effect and feel like just water!

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    Formulated without sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. Check out a BuzzFeeder's review (#11).

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this cream. Coming from a moisturizer addict, this moisturizer is at the top of my list. My oily skin can't get enough. The Water Cream's consistency is in the name — water! Once applied to the skin it becomes watery and feels so refreshing." —ChasityMichelle

    Get it from Sephora for $68.

    11. Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer is lightweight but potent on panax ginseng and coffee bean to help give your skin a jump start without feeling like *too much.*

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    Formulated without sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban.

    Promising review: "I've been using this moisturizer for about three years and will continue to repurchase in the future. I have oily skin so this moisturizer is light enough for morning and night. Smells amazing too." —Danielleyvette

    Get it from Sephora or Birchbox for $29.50.

    12. DTRT Dear Matt Lotion packs just enough moisturizing punch in a dark AF package AND contains sage and peppermint extracts to help calm down irritations.

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    Formulated without parabens.

    Promising review: "WOW! I don't know how they made this so wonderful but it's seriously some kind of magic potion. I am cystic acne–prone and allergic to everything with skin that's super-reactive to everything, has rosacea, and honest to goodness the oiliest skin in the whole world. I typically have to blot every 45 minutes, or my makeup slides off my face and is gone in like half a work day. I've used every oil-free mattifying lotion, primer, and foundation that I've ever heard of, and nothing can keep the oil at bay without giving me terrible acne cysts. THIS lotion however, is AMAZING. If you've ever used the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfecter, this reminds me of that but is better. It calmed my skin down (inflammation) right away, and don't know where the oil has gone, but it isn't on my face. It has a masculine scent to it, but I like it. You definitely want to exfoliate beforehand. There isn't a powdery cast. Your makeup will set VERY quickly with this on, and will look a tad masky for about an hour, but seriously my face/makeup looks better the longer I have this on without shine! No allergic reaction, no bumps/acne, no white cast, somehow it's moisturizing, as well. I would not recommend this for anyone with dry skin, but oily or combination. GET IT NOW." —lindsaylou42

    Get it from Sephora or Birchbox for $39.

    13. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb soaks in ASAP so you won't be in sticky limbo before you can apply makeup.

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    Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Promising review: "I am very oily and I never liked moisturizer until I found this one. I use it after I totally dry my face out with my acne treatment. It immediately soaks in, doesn't leave me feeling oily, and I've had less acne than ever since I started using it. It's seriously a miracle cream." —caramiadare

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    14. Saturday Skin Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream has the stuff to keep your skin looking *just right* without requiring tons of mid-day touchups.

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    Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Promising review: "I have super oily skin, like I can see the oil coming out after I wash it. This stuff is great. I put it on in the morning under my makeup and it does not cause my makeup to become a mudslide." —LillianL37

    Get it from Sephora or Nordstrom for $49.

    15. Neutrogena Oil-Free Daily Facial Moisturizer offers SPF 15 protection in a light-feeling formula that'll be great for those who are finally relenting to their need for moisturizer despite oily skin.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite face moisturizer. I love the SPF protection. The formula is light and oil-free. It makes your face feel soft but not overly greasy, and dries in maybe 15 minutes. I buy 2–3 bottles per year with daily or twice daily use. I often mix the moisturizer with my foundation for lighter coverage and to prevent dryness. I would buy this any time over more expensive moisturizers." —AD28

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    16. Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is formulated with Guaiazulene for a calming effect on oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin.

    It can also be used to relieve irritation on sunburnt skin, or after spot extraction and laser procedures.

    Promising review: "I have extremely oily skin, but recently I have been struggling with acne. I started to notice that while my skin was clearing up, it was also extremely dry and flakey. I use this cream in conjunction with a few other Klairs products and have noticed such a huge difference. I’m so pleased with this and will definitely keep buying." —Gabriella G.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $24.50.

    17. Kiehl's Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer packs the stuff to fight grease in an ultra-light formula even skincare noobs will love.

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    Formulated without parabens or sulfates. Check out a BuzzFeeder's review (#6).

    Promising review: "This is a truly great moisturizer for oily skin. The texture is really light and feels smooth on the skin. It absorbs well and has not caused any breakouts or clogged pores. I don't know if I'd say I'm shine-free for 24 hours but it's definitely long lasting. I'm using the whole Men's Oil Eliminator line now and am totally satisfied with the results. I hope eventually the start making larger sizes of this line like they do the facial fuel line." —Kiehl's Customer

    Get it from Sephora, Nordstrom, or Kiehl's for $27.

    18. Bioderma Sebium Mat Control has mattifying ingredients like vitamin B6 and zinc in case you're a matte now, matte forever babe.

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    A wonderful option for those of you that are into anything French!

    Promising review: "I used this sample down to the last drop! It works great to control shine in your T-Zone areas and leaves your skin feeling silky afterward. I'm ordering the full-size product, and can't wait for it to arrive!" —Daisy

    Get it from Walmart, Dermstore, or Birchbox for $19.90.

    19. Dr. Jart Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel is light (aka great for summer humidity) but can also help guard against wintry dry patches with a protective water cushion.

    Formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrance or color, denatured alcohol, triethanolamine, triclosan, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and DEA.

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite moisturizers! The gel makes is calming and soothing for sensitive skin. Gel hydrates well for oily skin and doesn’t cause my makeup to slide off mid-day." —damikris

    Get it from Sephora or Birchbox for $39.

    20. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue does its job with a gel cream formula that won't turn your perpetually shiny T-zone into a total oil slick — it'll be great if your skin errs on the combo side.

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    Promising review: "I have combination skin that gets really oily in the T-zone area, so I try to stay away from traditional cream moisturizers. I couldn't find a non-sticky moisturizer until I came upon this one! It is extremely lightweight, a little goes a long way, and it's moisturizing but not sticky at all. I already stocked up on this product — I hope it never gets discontinued!" —Imonly

    Get it from Amazon for $6.36.

    21. Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light offers up a lighter version of the classic 100 percent Pure Argan Oil in a move to turn any oily skin babe into a facial oil believer.

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    Formulated without sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban.

    Promising review: "When I first started using this oil I was skeptical, but it completely changed my skin. Having oily skin, I break out quite frequently. After using this oily for only a week my breakouts are nonexistent and finally after 2–4 weeks my oily skin is almost completely balanced. This is the only moisturizer I use every night." —chantalg

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    22. SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture contains vitamin E and algae extras that can help smooth and hydrate the skin of folks who mistakenly thought moisturizer isn't their thing.

    Promising review: "I avoided moisturizer for a long time. I have really oily skin and it always broke my skin out. I use Retina A daily and needed moisturizer. I tried it ALL. This was it! I’ve used it for years. I first bought through my dermatologist but then found the dermstore and their frequent discounts to be perfect! They are an authorized dealer and no risk of expired or fake product. I’m really happy. It’s no scent and light." —Verified Purchaser

    Get it from Dermstore for $62.

    23. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel comes in a familiar yellow bottle with a lightweight, fast-absorbing texture to help keep oiliness and dryness at bay.

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    Made from vegan ingredients and formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Promising review: "Absorbs quickly, hydrates the skin just well enough without making it greasy, and does not make your makeup slide off if you have oilier skin. On the whole, a very nice moisturizing gel, indeed!" —Monika0509

    Get it from Sephora, Birchbox, Ulta, or Nordstrom for $27.

    24. Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel has cumulative hydration-release technology to help create a barrier to keep in moisture. (And the packaging is gorgeous.)

    Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Promising review: "Excellent for oily skin, it hydrates but does not give me the usual shiny forehead and nose look from excessive oils. The product has a pleasant smell that fades away (for those who are sensitive to scents). It’s texture is thick, so a little goes a long way, which is perfect to help make your purchase last. I tried a sample of this and GlamGlow Hydration moisturizer and this one was winner. It’s a great buy for a fair price, you won’t go wrong if you purchase it. And you can always try a sample before purchasing as I did to see if it’s what your looking for." —AlonzoK

    Get it from Sephora, Nordstrom, or Ulta for $60.

    25. Lush Enzymion Mattifying Facial Moisturizer blends astringent fruits with replenishing vitamins and minerals that'll help your face find the right ~balance~.

    Vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this moisturizer so much! I started out using Celestial in the mornings and it was way too heavy for me so I switched to Enzymion and I am in love with it! I use this as my morning moisturizer and makeup primer and my skin stays matte all day. I have very oily skin in the spring and summer and this really helps control how much oil i produce. It is so lightweight and i can't even feel it on my skin under my make up. I would recommend this to everyone with oily skin! I will never use a different moisturizer in the mornings again." —kim

    Get it from Lush for $40.95.

    26. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is a good skincare step if you're craving a legit moisturizer but aren't quite ready for a luxury price tag just yet.

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    Promising review: "Love love this product. Not oily, not oil-clogging. Just the right amount of moisture for oil/combo skin. Smells good too! This is such a trusted brand, I will forever buy this product as my moisturizer." —Lizzy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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