The Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin (That Won’t Make You Shiny)
We’re going to get a little science-y with you for a second here. As ladies with oily skin, our first instinct is to wash our face often and obsessively blot throughout the day. But, in order to really keep shine in check, you actually need to moisturize properly so that your skin doesn’t produce more oil to compensate for any dryness. Here, our five favorite moisturizers that leave us smooth and hydrated but never greasy.
Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil
Oily skin is often prone to breakouts—which is what makes this all-natural blend truly magical. It somehow cuts down on grease and reduces any redness, all while keeping your pores clear. We’ve been using a few drops every morning and night for the past month and have noticed fewer spots and less shine overall.
Herbivore Botanicals ($72)
TATCHA The Water Cream
Doesn’t “water cream” just sound delightful? The texture doesn’t disappoint either. Scoop a pearl-sized amount (using the attached golden spoon on top) and gently massage it onto your face. The oil-free formula absorbs immediately and makes your skin look fresh and plump.
Bioderma Sébium Pore Refiner
This French pharmacy staple is sort of a cross between a makeup primer and a moisturizer. We like to smooth a thin layer onto our T-zone before applying any foundation to keep oil at bay throughout the day—especially as the weather warms up.
Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer
For ladies with both oily and sensitive skin (or some kind of combo situation), it doesn't get better than this basic, unscented formula. It'll quench your skin without making you feel like you're covered in...product.
Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
No skin-care regimen is complete without a proper sunscreen. This one by Elta MD is a dermatologist favorite because it actually treats issues (like dryness or redness) while also protecting your skin. Plus, the oil-free formula sinks right in so there’s no sticky or chalky residue.
Elta MD ($32)