Finding the perfect moisturiser for oily skin can be tricky. Where traditional moisturising formulas overwhelm the skin and cause leave a greasy feel, many moisturisers developed especially for oily skin can leave your complexion feeling tight and uncomfortable. A product which both balances and hydrates can be very difficult to find.
A new generation of formulas have made it so much easier to find your perfect moisturiser. With lightwieght creams, gels and lotions which deeply hydrate while balancing your skin, your complexion will look fresh all day long.
To help you find your perfect match, we have curated an edit of 10 of the best moisturisers for oily skin which work to control sebum production and hydrate your skin for a plump, refined finish.
Which are the best moisturisers for oily skin?
- Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturiser
- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel
- The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA
- Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Mattifying Fluid
- Murad Blemish Control Skin Perfecting Lotion
- Clinique for Men Oil Control Moisturiser
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar MAT+
- ARgENTUM la potion infinite Restorative Day and Night Cream
- ESPA 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser
- NARS Cosmetics Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturiser
Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturiser
With a gel-like formula, the Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturiser delivers long-lasting hydration without overwhelming the skin. Enriched with Pink Rock Rose and Willowherb to minimise the appearance of pores and smooth uneven skin texture, Original Skin leaves your complexion balanced with a soft radiance.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ 125ml with Pump4.44 Stars 71 Reviews£24.80
Give your skin a drink without leaving a shiny finish with the iconic Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel. Developed with dermatologists, the oil-free formula is perfect for combination and oily skin types as the gel texture delivers intense hydration while refreshing the skin and balancing sebum production.
The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA
Enriched with Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid and other fatty acids, this The Ordinary Moisturiser delivers both immediate and long-lasting hydration to keep you complexion smooth and supple. With a non-greasy formula, the moisturiser is perfect for oily skin types and is even free from oils and silicone which are known to clog pores and cause excess sebum production.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Mattifying Fluid
Control shine and reveal a soft matte complexion with Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Mattifying Fluid. Without leaving a greasy residue on the skin, the hydrating formula replenishes your skin's water reserves for a soft and supple finish. Grape Water in the formula soothes the skin and Flax Seed Powder mattifies for a fresh, balanced finish.
Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
Infused with Queen of Meadow and Algae Extract, Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion clears pores and smoothes over the texture of your skin for a matte, refined finish. Providing lightweight hydration, the oil-free moisturiser hydrates, tones and perfects the skin for a healthy-looking, fresh complexion.
Clinique for Men Oil-Control Moisturiser
Fast absorbing and shine-free the Clinique for Men Oil-Control Moisturiser balances oily complexions whilst hydrating the skin for a fresh and even finish. Perfect for soothing any irritation caused by shaving and razor burns, the cream also reduces redness and leaves the skin with a radiant but matte finish.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar MAT+
Minimise the appearance of larger pores and softly mattify the complexion with La Roche-Posay Effaclar MAT+. With an oil-free formula and texture, the lightweight moisturiser glides over the skin, smoothing out texture and controlling sebum production for a fresh, even finish. Applied in the morning, Effaclar MAT+ also makes a wonderful base for makeup.
ARgENTUM la potion infinite Restorative Day and Night Cream
Treat oily skin and balance your complexion whilst fighting the signs of ageing and reducing the appearance of blemishes with the la potion infinite Restorative Day and Night Cream from ARgENTUM. Supported by years of scientific research, the cream contains blends of Silver Hydrosol and DNA HP that work to hydrate without leaving any oily residue.
ESPA 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser
Gentle and balancing, the ESPA 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser is the perfect hydrating product for combination and congested skin types. Without clogging the pores or overwhelming the skin, the oil-balancing moisturiser hydrates and soothes with a blend of Lavender, Chamomile and Irish Moss.
Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream
Designed to allow the skin to breathe, this Oxygen Cream by Natura Bissé is the perfect moisturiser for keeping your pores clear and oil-free. The cream is fast absorbing and replenishes the complexion for an over all brighter, more radiant and non-shiny complexion.