The girls with oily, acne-prone skin know how important it is to treat blemishes with masks, cleansers, and/or toners. But how selective are you when it comes to choosing a moisturizer? Moisturizer is a very important element in your routine because the thirstier your skin is, the more oil it produces, which leads to more zits and breakouts! We’ve done a little research to bring you the best moisturizers for acne-prone, sensitive and oily skin. Note: When selecting a moisturizer, the most important word you need to look out for is “non-comedogenic”, which is fancy way of saying that it won’t clog your pores!
This affordable, water-based moisturizer is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and oil-free. If you are the type who typically shies away from creamier, thicker moisturizers, then this lightweight lotion is a great option for you. Plus, it can be found at virtually any drugstore.
Perricone MD is a luxury beauty brand, but trust me, you get what you pay for. This moisturizer is non-comedogenic , and perfect for those of us who experience occasional breakouts, but also want to work some anti-aging ingredients into our skin care. It is very gentle, and contains loads of antioxidants that soften wrinkles and help preserve a youthful complexion.
Cetaphil is a dermatologist’s best friend, and it’s no surprise why. Cetaphil’s Daily Moisturizer is non-comedogenic, lightweight, and has a non-greasy formula. Bonus: this moisturizer contains SPF so can get hydrated, and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
I know what you are thinking: “Oil on oily skin?!” Yes, this strategy seems like a skin care Hail Mary, but actually, facial oils are one of the best ways to replenish vitamins and minerals into your skin. This facial oil contains 10 plant oils and is rich in omega 3, 6, 7, and 9. If you haven’t dipped your feet in the facial oil pool yet, I suggest you give this one a try!
This non-comedogenic, medicated moisturizer is perfect for those who need an extra punch to treat blemishes and breakouts. The Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer controls oil, soothes skin, and clears acne and redness. Plus, this lotion gets bonus points for being very affordable.
Boscia is famous for creating all-natural, preservative-free, botanically-based skincare. This moisturizer from Boscia is non-comedogenic, lightweight, and keeps pores clear. Bonus: a dose of bamboo extract refines pores and controls oil throughout the day!
What are your concerns when selecting a new facial moisturizer? Have you tried any of these moisturizers before? Let us know your experience in the comments section below!