The best moisturisers for oily skin to stop shininess in its tracks

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Moisturisers CAN be good for oily skin, you just need to know what you're looking for

The best moisturiser for oily skin might seem counter-intuitive as often, an oily complexion is down to dehydrated skin. But that’s not to say that you need to find the best moisturiser for dry skin, as in fact you need something completely different.

To remedy a greasy complexion, you need an oil-free moisturiser that balances the skin’s natural levels, and one that’s mattifying and shine-reducing in its properties. That’s not too much to ask now, is it?

It might not seem like it at first, but finding the best moisturiser for oily skin is actually fairly easy. Just keep an eye out for the key ingredients, such as Vitamin C, lemongrass and willow bark extract, and you’ll soon find one that is specifically tailored to your skin’s needs. Whether that’s mattifying, cooling or calming, these moisturisers can (and will) solve all of the main skincare concerns that having oily skin brings.

From classic Clinique to the all-natural Pinks Boutique and every old faithful in between, skincare brands are starting to notice your skin needs and develop formulae that are responsive to your skin type. Then, when you’re done applying your skincare, follow up with something from our pick of the best foundation for oily skin or mineral make-up – another great base option if you struggle with oily skin.

In fact, if you pop over to our sister site Powder and tell them a bit about your skin type, they’ll recommend a day cream that’s best suited to you. And, because we know how important moisturising can be for young, radiant-looking skin, so we’ve rounded up the very best moisturiser for oily skin to keep you looking your best. Browse our round up to find your new skincare best friend. You can thank us later.


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