Jun 08, 2020 · 2 min read
If applying moisturizer to oily skin seems redundant to you, you’re not entirely wrong: your skin is working to produce its own natural moisturizer (sebum, aka oil). But certain moisturizers may actually help reduce the appearance of oiliness with oil-absorbing ingredients and deliver more skin-satisfying benefits. So don’t give up on replenishing your skin — as frustrating as it can be to deal with oily skin, remember that it just needs a little love!
Hydrates and replenishes the skin with ceramides
Oil-absorbing and non-greasy
Non-greasy and mattifying
My pick for best drugstore moisturizer for oily skin
Prevents sun damage with SPF 30
Water-based gel moisturizer
Ultra-lightweight and fast-absorbing
With cactus and aloe vera
Lightweight, oil-free formula
Helps give skin a smoother appearance
Doubles as a primer for wearing under makeup
Antioxidants help protect against skin damage from free radicals
Soothes skin with cucumber and lavender
Oil-free and noncomedogenic
Lightweight and quick-absorbing
Long-lasting matte finish
Broad-spectrum SPF 30
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Developed by dermatologists, this nourishing gel-cream hybrid moisturizer is made with non-comedogenic, non-irritating ingredients. It’s the perfect everyday indulgence for any skin type, infused with soothing extracts and hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration all day long. It’s also free of parabens, common sulfates, fragrances, dyes, or any other common skin-irritating ingredients. You can get it as part of your Curology set.
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