Dewy and ‘glowy’ are merely just terms, when you have an oily complexion. Excessively cleansing the skin or the overuse of oil-control products can actually cause more damage. Stripping the the skin of moisture, leading to dryness and redness, which can make your skin reproduce oil in excess.
I’ve tried moisturisers at varying budgets, to help keep you both matte and hydrated this Summer.
So whether you prefer luxury skincare, or take care of your skin on a budget, read on to discover what my favourite oily/combination skin moisturisers are.
Eve Lom RESCUE OIL FREE MOISTURISER £50
Provides lightweight hydration, controls shine and excess sebum production, soothes inflammation, treats existing blemishes, minimises pores, refines skin texture, oil free and non-comedogenic. With a base of Witch Hazel and Cornflower which provides natural antiseptic benefits and helps soothe inflammation. Other ingredients are, Swiss Alpine Flower, which helps to control excess sebum production and Salicylic Acid to help treat existing blemishes. Pomegranate Enzyme encourages cell turnover.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel £12.99
A refreshing water-gel moisturiser that contains a unique Hyaluronic Gel Matrix to instantly lock in intense hydration and continuously release it as and when your skin needs it throughout the day.
Non-comedogenic, alcohol-free and oil-free makes the Hydro Boost Gel well-suited for oily skin.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ £16.00
Anti-blemish moisturiser that corrects and hydrates for clearer skin in 4 weeks
Specifically formulated for oily and acne-prone skin in both adults and teenagers. A dual action gel moisturiser for every day that minimises the appearance of spots and blackheads, controls shine and helps protect the skin from the causes of red and brown coloured marks that are often left behind by spots.
Noticeably reduces spots, controls shine and helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation marks.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Cloud Cream £41.00
This creamy hyaluronic-acid moisturiser from Peter Thomas Roth that goes on like a whipped souffle. This concentrated, 30% hyaluronic acid complex cream. Attracting up to 1,000 times its weight in water, this luscious cream provides skin with a continuous burst of intense hydration that lasts up to 72 hours, leaving your skin looking plump and brightened, but not greasy.
Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF15 £35
Murad’s blue line of skin-care products for acne are well-reviewed and very popular among acne sufferers. A non-comedogenic moisturiser that immediately mattifies and controls oil for up to 8 hours. Provides powerful UVA/UVB sun protection without blocking pores.
Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturiser £55
Formulated without parabens or fragrances, this face moisturiser for oily skin leaves nothing behind but smooth, supple-looking skin. Provides instant hydration. Helps prevent excess oil production. Helps to firm and tighten the appearance of skin, while minimising the appearance of wrinkles.
Mario Badescu’s Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 £25
Mario Badescu’s best-selling moisturiser is designed to deliver lasting hydration and essential daily broad-spectrum protection. This lightweight, oil-free formula is enhanced with green tea extract to help further defend against the harmful free radicals known to prematurely age skin and darken any existing areas of discolouration (like acne marks, age spots, sunspots).
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion £55.50
A unique water gel enriched formula, features Japanese marine algae and hyaluronic acid chronospheres to help lock in moisture and keep skin looking dewy, supple, and plump throughout the day. The smooth consistency glides across skin, helping to shield against environmental aggressors with a host of antioxidant-rich extracts, leaving your complexion feeling more toned, supple and rejuvenated.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser £5.99
The oil-free formula with a delicate pink grapefruit fragrance glides effortlessly, absorbing quickly to deliver long-lasting hydration without clogging pores. Utilising MicroClear® technology, the moisturiser not only delivers essential moisture, but works to prevent spots, blemishes and breakouts and promote a clear and healthy complexion.
Sukin Blemish Control Oil Free Moisturiser £9.95
This vegan lightweight and non-greasy moisturiser, delivers long-lasting hydration without unwanted shine. Powered by a botanical blend of Willowherb, Quince and Moringa, the quick-absorbing formula promotes a smoother, more refined skin texture, whilst soothing redness and acne-prone skin for restored comfort. Won’t clog pores.
Free from parabens, silicones, sulphates, mineral oil, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, petrolatum and harsh detergents.