Moisturisers for Oily Skin Types

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again. Wear your moisturiser no matter what skin type you have – oily, combination, acne prone, normal, super dry. Everyone needs moisturisers. The skin is the first line of defence for our body and protects us from every external aggressors such as bacteria, microorganisms, chemicals, pollution etc. It also helps regulate and prevent loss of fluids and electrolytes from escaping our human body.

The skin’s barrier function is heavily dependent on its ability to retain moisture and produce oils. Moisture/hydration and oils determine the skin’s elasticity, flexibility, functionality and softness. However, like with anything there is always a little more of something than we prefer. For oily, acne-prone skin types, there is an overproduction of sebum, the natural oils produced by the face. So it seems counterintuitive when we say everyone needs a moisturiser. “Our faced is already oily, why do we need to use a moisturiser?”

It’s not so obvious but moisture and oils are actually not the same thing. Moisture refers to water content on the skin whilst oils is the amount of sebum produced on the face. Oily and acne-prone skin types can still experience dehydration even though their face looks like a glazed donut by morning tea. In fact, sebaceous glands, feel the need to produce more oils due to dehydration. By depriving your skin from an amazing hydrating moisturiser, you could be doing more damage than good.

If you have oily, acne prone skin, we completely understand when you say that finding a moisturiser that works for your skin type without breaking you out is like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s we’ve done the hard work and have come up with a few recommendations. Also, if you didn’t know already, we provide free samples so that you can try them out before purchase!

Real Complexion Hyaluron Moisture Cream

Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Moisture Cream is this lovely gel-cream that gives a burst of hydration for dehydrated skin. It’s lightweight, silky, non-tacky and it absorbs quickly. Some have vouched that this product does not feel thick or heavy at all!   It contains a special blend of three types of hyaluronic acid to draw an abundance of moisture into the skin and keep it hydrated all day. Since it deeply hydrates, the skin barrier function is strengthened and will leave the skin looking plump, nourished and illuminated.

Youth Refresh™ Prickly Pear Antioxidant Daily Moisturiser

HD Beauty brings a lightweight, lightly scented, every day, effective moisturiser, Youth Refresh Prickly Pear Antioxidant Daily Moisturiser, to renew and replenish oily to normal skin. It has a consistency of a lotion rather than a richer cream.  It absorbs quickly without leaving a heavy feel. With the superior strength of rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid, the skin is hydrated and its natural oils are well balanced. The skin is treated for the day while keeping those annoying blemishes at bay.

Cicapair Calming Gel Cream

Dr.Jart’s Cicapair Calming Gel Cream is another gel cream that hydrates the skin without any sense of heaviness or richness. This ultra-light calming gel cream is made to not only hydrate the skin but also sooth any sensitivity thanks to its hero ingredient Tiger Grass (Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract). It also contains Dr. Jart’s Proprietary microbiome complex that helps to strengthen balance and improve skin’s ability to defend the body.

Mermaid Milk Nutrient Glow Moisturiser

Earth Harbor’s Mermaid Milk Nutrient Glow Moisturiser has a richer consistency than the gel-creams but it still feels lightweight yet has luxurious creamy texture.  It’s a perfect everyday moisturiser.  A purely plant derived formula packed with hero ingredients such as Superfoods Spirulina and Matcha, concentrated phytonutrients, Antioxidants and botanical Hyaluronic Acid. No wonder the skin would feel perfectly moisturised, soothed and nurtured! Rest assured, this product feels far from greasy, oily or sticky on the skin so it is perfect for any skin type especially combo, oily and blemish prone.


If you really don’t enjoy the feeling of a thicker product such as a lotion, then you could try Earth Harbor’s Cloudburst Balancing Gel Hydrator which can be used as a matte, very light, moisturiser for oily to acne-prone skin. This product provides long-lasting moisture and clarifying botanicals that optimally prep skin’s microbiome for the day ahead. An abundance of glow-enhancing Marine Probiotics, plumping Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, and a balancing Wildcrafted Herbal Complex quenches your skin's thirst. This instantly-absorbing gel-to-liquid essence is ultra-light on the skin and leaves a natural finish.


If any of these seem appealing to you, reach out to us via any platform to receive your free sample.


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