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17 Moisturizers That Actually Help Control Oily Skin

Like love, we ALL need moisturizer.

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A HUGE misconception is that people with oily skin don't need face moisturizer. That's so untrue — not moisturizing can actually worsen oily skin. We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the best moisturizers for people with oily skin, and they shared some of their faves because they're awesome!

1. BIORE UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence - SPF50

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"I am pretty sure they only sell this stuff in Asian countries because I can only find it on Amazon, but this stuff is the bomb. Super light, absorbs almost immediately, AND it smells so lovely!" —shibalove

Get it here for $16.18.


3. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

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"Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream for normal and combination skin; the green one! I find that for my ridiculously oily skin, gel moisturizers work better. It leaves my skin feeling clean, hydrated, and plump—not greasy. Also, it works well under makeup!" —kelseyroxanne

Get it here for $8.99.

6. Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

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"I swear by the Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer by Origins. It has a fresh citrus smell that's heavenly in the morning and keeps my greaseball of a face moisturized without increasing oil production. It's quick absorbing as well, so it keeps your skincare routine to a minimum. Bonus: there's a whole line of Ginzing skincare products that complement oily skin." —Lauren Woolley, Facebook

Get it here for $27.50.


7. Natural Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

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"It comes in 10.56 fl oz jars, and a little goes a long way so it lasts forever. It's also super affordable.. Because of the aloe vera gel formula, it's non sticky/greasy, absorbs ridiculously fast into your skin, and gives you a nice cooling sensation. I swear by this shit." —Stacy Li, Facebook

Get it here for $6.78.

8. Elta MD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46

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"I have a really oily t-zone. My dermatologist recommended EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 about six months ago and I haven't looked back since. It calms the redness in my face and doesn't cause any breakouts!" —Alyssa M Cruz, Facebook

Get it here for $21.49.


13. Lush Enzymion Moisturizer

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"Enzymion from Lush works great! Vanishing Cream is good, too. They can seem a little pricey, but they're completely worth it. A tiny bit goes a long way." —Kimberly Cabrera, Facebook

Get it here for $40.95.

14. Mary Kay TimeWise Combination/Oily Skin Age-Fighting Moisturizer

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"Oh my god, this stuff is incredible! Honestly, when paired with the cleanser it is just heavenly. It stops my face from overproducing oil and just leaves my skin feeling soft and beautiful. One bottle lasts me nearly a year, using it both morning and night!" —Jodie Leigh Horan, Facebook

Get it here for $18.79.

17. Josie Maran100% Pure Argan Oil Light

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"I would recommend Josie Maran Argan Oil Light! I know your probably like, "what???" But trust me. Not only does it moisturize my skin to perfection, it doesn’t make it look shiny AND it helps keep my oil under control. Bonus: I bought a bottle at Sephora for $16, and it’s been almost a year and I haven’t finished it yet." —annalees4c014a5d6

Get it here for $48.

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