How to Choose the Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin

September 30, 2019


For someone who has oily skin, the balance between the oils and moisture is necessary. Some people assume that if your skin is oily, then it means your skin is well moisturized so a moisturizer is an unnecessary step.

But in reality, oiliness in the skin is an indication that it’s dehydrated and trying hard to add some moisture by producing extra sebum on your face.

There are certain things to consider when choosing the best moisturizer for oily skin.


Should I use a moisturizer if I have oily skin?

Definitely. If your pores appear larger and you often find your face getting shiny and greasy throughout the day, then you have an oily skin type. When the skin is dehydrated, it tries to compensate for what’s lost by producing more oil and that’s why you’ll often find your oil blotting paper full of oil.

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There is also the chance that your skin may be getting oily because of the products you use on your skin. An indication of this is if your skin gets greasy but your pores appear relatively small. If that’s the case, then your moisturizer may be the culprit and you’ll need to switch to something else.

Here are a few suggestions on how to find the best moisturizer for your oily skin.

How to choose the best moisturizer for oily skin

Texture matters

Moisturizers vary a lot in texture from lightest to heaviest. For oily skin, it's best to choose lightweight moisturizers that will give more hydration. Avoid using cream type moisturizers as they can clog pores and may cause further oil production.

Read the label

Be aware of the terms used in skincare products when choosing the right moisturizer. Most oily-skin-friendly products use words like “non-comedogenic” which means it won’t clog pores, “water-based” or “oil-free”. 

Expensive moisturizers don’t necessarily mean more effective

When it comes to choosing the best moisturizer for your skin, the price is not the basis of its effectiveness. Some expensive brands may be using ingredients that do not help in moisturizing and protecting the skin but are included to add scent, color, or texture

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Consider other skin issues you may have aside from oily skin

Aside from having oily skin, your face may also be acne-prone or have dry patches on your cheeks even though your T-zone pumps out a lot of oil (an indication of a combination skin).

For these areas, you may also be using products to help with your acne or irritation. Look for moisturizers that will work together with these products and be careful about layering them to avoid irritating our skin further.

It may be best to use an organic face moisturizer to minimize the risks of irritation or acne breakouts.

Check out the ingredients list

The ingredients list can tell you a lot about the moisturizer you’re using. As someone who has oily skin, it's best to be cautious about what you put on your face to prevent skin irritation.

Avoid products that have cocoa butter, oils, and paraffin as they can clog pores and cause breakouts and excessive oil production.

Instead, look for ingredients in your moisturizer such as aloe vera, tea tree, jojoba oil, or witch hazel.

Love it or forget it 

Before committing your skin to a new product or moisturizer, make sure to do a patch test on your arm first o avoid irritation or allergic reaction. Test the product for two weeks and see if there are no such reactions.

Once you've decided to use it on your face, use it regularly for two weeks and see what results you will get.

If your face gets clearer and oiliness gets lesser, then keep it. If you get breakouts or your skin's oiliness does not improve, then it's best to forget it and find a better moisturizer that will match your skin's needs.


The best moisturizer for oily skin

For oily and acne-prone skin

Oily skin is often also prone to acne and breakouts caused by clogged pores. If you have this kind of skin, you’ll have better chances of getting a clearer, oil-free skin by using a lightweight, non-comedogenic, organic face moisturizer like our PH Balance Moisturizer.

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This particular moisturizer is formulated to quickly absorb through skin and keep oiliness at bay. It also helps fight blemishes and keeps the hydration level on your skin at its optimum amount.

Its magic comes from the wondrous organic aloe vera plant which is coveted for its ability to add moisture, control oil, and reduce skin irritation. This moisturizer also has retinol that helps revive skin by erasing fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin fresher and younger-looking.

For combination skin

If you have combination skin, you will need a moisturizer that will address both dryness and oiliness without irritating your skin. Our Ocean Mineral Moisturizer can do just that. It not only hydrates skin, it also helps keep it locked in so your skin feels soft and smooth to the touch.

It fights dryness in your cheek area while controlling oil in the T-zone for a balanced, moisturized, and oil-free skin.

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The green tea extract in this moisturizer contains high levels of polyphenols that help reduce irritation and swelling, soothing and improving damaged skin and defending it from harmful radiation from the sun for an even-toned complexion.

The key to a healthy, glowing, shine-free skin is knowing what ingredients and skincare products are right for you. Oily skin needs moisturizers to help keep skin hydrated to limit the amount of oil it needs to produce.

When you choose the best moisturizer for oily skin, it can make a world of difference with how your skin looks and boost your confidence so you can do even more.

Remember that oily skin needs a moisturizer that will hydrate your skin and not clog your pores or cause irritation. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll definitely get a moisturizer that’s a match made in heaven.


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