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Moisturiser for oily skin that will remedy excess shininess

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Because non-greasy, non pore-clogging moisturisers DO exist

The best moisturiser for oily skin may seem counter-intuitive, but believe it or not, oily skin can still get dehydrated. Not all moisturisers target the same thing, and you’ll need a completely different set of ingredients to someone with dry or flaky skin.

Fortunately, once you’re clued up on the ingredients to look for, finding the right cream for your skin type is nowhere near as hard as you might think.

But, first thing’s first, you need to know a bit more about why your skin is the way it is. We spoke to consultant dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong to get the low down on oily skin.

Although your skin is overdoing it on the grease front, it still needs some hydration to maintain the skin barrier’s health. ‘Many anti-acne products dry out skin, so it is important to rehydrate it to prevent overproduction of sebum to combat the dryness,’ Dr Wong says. Also, make sure your entire skincare routine is tailored to your oily skin: take your pick from the best cleansers, and the best toners and fighting shine will become a whole lot simpler. Oh, and be sure to add one of the best foundations for oily skin to the mix.

So what should you look for when buying oily skin friendly products? ‘Avoid heavy moisturisers and opt for oil-free creams or serums instead.’

With that in mind, we’ve sourced different types moisturiser for oily skin below for you to add into your skincare routine now.

The best moisturiser for oily skin on face

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Face Cream, £47, Lookfantastic

best moisturiser for oily skin Ole Henriksen

It brightens complexion, fades dark spots and keeps your skin feeling soft and nourished. Although it’s oil-free, it won’t keep you matte for hours, so put this one in your nighttime skincare regime so it can work its magic overnight – when you’re less worried about how shiny you are.

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The best moisturiser for oily skin and open pores

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, £4.90, Cult Beauty

best moisturiser for oily skin The Ordinary

The Ordinary is one of the biggest skincare brands on the market (and Instagram) at the moment; not only is their skincare high performance and good quality, but their prices are bank balance friendly. Pretty much everything is under a tenner. Their Natural Moisturizing Factors is  oil-free, alcohol-free and silicone-free, making it the perfect moisturiser for oily skin as it won’t clog up pores and make them more visible.

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The best moisturiser for oily skin with SPF

Dermalogica mediBac clearing™ Oil Free Matte SPF 30, £42.50, John Lewis

best moisturiser for oily skin Dermalogica

It can be a real struggle to find a moisturiser with a good SPF that’s simultaneously not too greasy or heavy – as SPF notoriously is. Fortunately, there are a few carefully formulated moisturisers that benefit oily skin and protect from the damaging effects of the sun. Dermalogica is well known as a brand that caters for the needs of oily-skinned people, and their mattifying SPF 30 lotion works to mop up excess oil, while also shielding against sun damage. So, no more oily sunscreen problems.

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The best tinted moisturiser for oily skin

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF40, £29, Fabled

best moisturiser for oily skin Clinique BB Cream

Clinique’s BB cream is oil free and has the added benefit of SPF 40. But what’s particularly great about thisone is that it’s both mattifying and buildable, meaning you can cover your blemishes.

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The best moisturiser for oily sensitive skin

Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturiser, £96, Net-A-Porter

best moisturiser for oily skin Tata Harper

Trust us when we say the price tag is totally worth it here. 100% natural and made with 40 high-performance ingredients, the lightweight formula works to clarify the surface of your skin, which is why it’s so great for oily complexions – especially those of acne sufferers. Congested skin will become a thing of the past.

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Shop a few more of our oily-skin heroes below.

Shine-free moisturisation will be yours in no time…

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