Top 10 Best Moisturizers for Combination and Oily Skin

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Julia Adams

Julia Adams

Last updated:  2021-09-30 13:57:40

Trying out moisturizers can be challenging at times if you have oily/combo skin type. It's especially frustrating to use some of them recommended against acne that dry out parts of your face. We've been led to believe that we need to remove our oils as much as possible to get rid of acne. However, that's a big no-no when trying to achieve a healthy-looking glow! Continue reading and check out our top 10 recommendations to get hydrated skin without acne and excessive shine.

10. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream

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Emanuel Stolaroff founded the US brand Neutrogena in 1930. Originally called Natone, it changed its name in 1962 after the founder met Belgian chemist Edmond Fromont and distributed his mild soap for the skin. The company is famous for its skincare, haircare, and sun protection lines. One of their most raved about products is Hydro Boost Gel-Cream that is advertised for extra-dry skin. 

But don't be fooled since the formula consists of glycerin and hyaluronic acid, as all-important humectants. It's critical to hydrate oily prone skin because the lack of water can lead to dehydration, resulting in irritation and more pimples. Overall, the lightweight formula is good for any skin type because it's soothing and can be a great makeup primer.

9. Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Dr. Dray moisturizing routine

Hada Labo is a company created in 2004 that has become the best-selling face care brand in Japan. Particularly famous for their great serums and creams, it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, as people are obsessed with their skincare line. In particular, their Skin Plumping Gel Cream is one of the most amazing products they've created.

Along with being non-comedogenic, it doesn't include fragrance and mineral oils. Additionally, it plumps up and moisturizes the skin, as it contains three types of hyaluronic acid. You'll absolutely love the jelly texture that is absorbed quickly and the skin's softness afterward. Finally, we advise you to wash your face and then put the gel on it while it's still wet to lock all that moisture.

8. Cerave Moisturizing Lotion

A review of Cerave Moisturizing Lotion

In 2005 a group of dermatologists got together, and designed formulas for three face products released a year later when the company Cerave was officially launched. The brand is all about basics as they believe in repairing the skin's natural barrier and not including irritant ingredients. Therefore, it's one of the most recommended face lines by dermatologists in the US.

They have given us many great products, such as their Moisturizing Lotion, that restores essential lipids and leaves skin balanced and comfortable. It's great for combination skin with a lightweight formula, even though it's marketed for dry to normal. The formulation doesn't contain oils or fragrances along with being non-comedogenic. Finally, the packaging comes with a pump, and that's always a plus.

7. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

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Aveeno is an American company founded in 1945 by two brothers, Albert and Sidney Musher. They are specifically interested in gentle care, as their products are designed for sensitive skin, including sunburns, rosacea, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. You must try their Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 that will give you balanced skin!

 What's so great about this product is that it's intended for daily care of sensitive skin. Whether you're struggling with rosacea or acne redness, this moisturizer will reduce it and calm the irritations. Also, it's non-comedogenic and oil-free, so it's really safe for everyone. Additionally, it includes SPF 15, so you won't have to put extra layers of sunscreen.

6. Caudalie Vinopure Natural Oil Control Moisturizer

Caudalie skincare is loved by many

Caudalie is a natural ingredient-based French brand that was founded by a married couple, Matilde and Bertrand. The company doesn't include parabens, sulfates, and mineral oils in its products and is loved by many people. In our opinion, they've produced a great moisturizer for oily and combination skin.

Vinopure Natural Oil Control is a great product if you want to stop excessive shine while providing your face with hydration. It's also recommended for normal and sensitive skin because it contains organic essential oils and rosewater. Moreover, this mattifying formula unclogs your pores and acts as an exfoliator while protecting your skin from bacteria.

5. Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with Sunscreen

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Differin is a line under the Galderma dermatology company founded in 1981. If you have acne-prone skin, then you should check out this brand. Oil Absorbing Moisturizer is one of their best products, as it is a face cream with broad-spectrum SPF 30. Intended for combination and oily skin, it's one of the best moisturizers on the market, as it's oil and fragrance-free.

This non-greasy matte formula is very good at the soothing effects of some drying acne treatments. In case you're scared to wear sunscreens because they break you out, this should be your holy grail. Having ingredients such as zinc salt and glycerin, it's fighting against acne and providing you with hydration at the same time.

4. Cerave AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

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By now, we've already realized that Cerave knows what it's doing regarding skincare products. One of their must-try solutions when combating oiliness and irritation is AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. Besides zinc oxide, the formula includes ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides.

 Additionally, it's oil and fragrance-free, and as such, perfect for sensitive skin. Our warmest recommendation goes to this moisturizer that will instantly melt into your face upon application. Your skin will be thankful for the moisture and sun protection it provides, and all that in a non-greasy formulation.

3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Facial Moisturizer

This girl includes Neutrogena products in her routine

We didn't forget about our readers who struggle badly with acne, as we have one Neutrogena product that is a must in such conditions. Their Oil-Free Acne Facial Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit is truly one of the best and is super affordable, with a price tag under $10. This formula stands out because it contains an active ingredient proven effective against breakouts - salicylic acid.

Furthermore, this will help exfoliate your skin by unclogging your pores and reducing sebum production. What more can you ask in a moisturizer? On the whole, we love it because it's effective in combating acne without drying out your face.

2. Cetaphil DermaControl Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30

Dr. Dray uses Cerave DermaControl Pro Oil Moisturize

We have to thank Galderma Laboratories for another amazing skincare line that is Cerave. Best known for their no scent formulas, you can find it at your local grocery stores. How convenient is that? DermaControl Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 is undoubtedly one of their best clinically proven products to absorb oils.

 Some people claim it's changed their lives as it provided them 24-hour hydration and sun protection without breaking them out. This product contains glycerin and dimethicone, powerful humectants, and licorice root extract famous for anti-inflammatory properties. Try out this super light texture that won't aggravate any problems you potentially have.

1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Face Moisturizer

Check out the La Roche-Posay line for oily skin

 La Roche-Posay is the #1 derma cosmetic brand, founded in 1975. This European brand products contain thermal spring water high in selenium, which has a soothing effect on many skin problems. Effaclar Mat Face Moisturizers is one of their star products specifically formulated for oily skin. For instance, this mattifying cream targets excess shine and refines pores, so it can be used as a makeup primer. 

It has a micro-exfoliating effect because it's packed with lipo-hydroxy acid and will give you a smooth skin texture. The pearly white liquid will turn matte soon after application, and you'll be able to move on quickly with your day knowing that you're hydrated and protected.

Hope you liked our top 10 moisturizers intended for oily and combo skin, as we've covered only the best. What are your thoughts on our top must-haves against shine and acne? Tell us, do you use any of these products? Comment down below, and share your experiences.

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