Best Water Based Moisturizers for Oily Skin

Hi everyone, We all need to provide ample moisturization to our skin, irrespective of our skin type. However, beauties with oily skin need to be extra cautious when picking moisturizers for their skin type. Moisturizers with oil can be too heavy for their skin leading to clogged pores and acne. In this post, I will share 1o amazing water based moisturizers for oily skin. They are lightweight, hydrate and moisturize the skin and are oil-free. Go through the list of moisturizers oily skin and pick your favorites for the upcoming winters.

Water Based Moisturizers for Oily Skin

Best Water Based and Oil-free Moisturizers for Oily Skin

1. L’Oreal Hydrafresh Hydration + Antiox Active Night Mask-In Jelly: This mask also acts as a moisturizer and is a favorite with all who wants oil-free moisturization. This aqueous gel soothes the skin and makes it plump and soft. It gives the skin all the hydration without making it oily at all. It can be used as a mask for instant boost of hydration or can be massaged into the skin for overnight mositurization.

Loreal Hydra Fresh moisturizer

2. Himalaya Herbals Oil-Free Radiance Gel Cream: Here is an oil-free cream for oily skin types. It has a super-light non-greasy texture that gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It gives the skin a matte, oil-free finish along with a healthy, moisturized glow. It can be used as a makeup base and is great for summers too. This is also free of alcohol and paraben which is great news if you have sensitive, acne prone skin too.

Himalaya Oil free gel cream

3. Clean and Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer: Here is a product from an oily, acne-prone, skin-friendly brand and this one keeps skin moisturized without being too heavy. It prevents any further breakouts. You need a very little amount to moisturize the face and never feels heavy at all.

Clean and clear moisturizer

4. Dr. Reddy’s Acrofy Acne Lotion for Sebum Control: Dermatologists often prescribe this moisturizer for acne-prone skin. It moisturizes the skin without making it oily. It actually controls excess sebum production and thus prevents breakouts. It maintains the normal moisture level of the skin and thus never makes it dry. It feels like something in-between a serum and a moisturizing gel. If you want to keep your skincare routine very basic, you can use this after the cleansing twice daily and your skin will be clean and fresh for the whole day.

Acrofy acne lotion

5. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Gel Cream: Skin brightening gels are often heavy and does not suit oily skin. However this one ahs gel formulation and does wonders on oily skin. It brightens up the face and makes it luminous. However the dewy glow does not make the skin sticky and oily. It is non-comedogenic and never clogs pores or leads to breakouts.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Gel Cream

6. Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Juniper Berry Oil Free Moisturiser:
Here is another affordable option that is easily available in India. It is made of natural ingredients that maintain the natural skin moisture level. It does not make the skin greasy or dry. It is easily absorbed without any residue. It is free of all harmful chemicals and even comes with SPF.

Blossom Kocchar Juniper Berry Oil Free Moisturizer

7. Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream: Korean skincare products are amazing and many have amazing gel formulas that are oily skin friendly. This is one such product that is rejuvenating for oily, dull skin. It makes the skin healthy, nourished and plump. This recharges dull, fatigued skin extremely well. It refines pores and gives you a glass skin texture in the long run.

Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream

8. Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel: This luxurious product is a great option for oily skin that needs a moisture recharge. It can be used twice a day and never interferes with any other product. It is a lightweight gel that gets absorbed super easily. The product moisturizes the face thoroughly and gives you the most refreshed look ever.

Drunk Elephant Hydration Gel

9. Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM: If you are looking for a moisturizing night cream that won’t feel heavy on the skin, you will love this one. It moisturizes the skin super well even in the winters. It feels super lightweight and never leaves any residue. This does not clog pores or lead to breakouts. It also restores the natural protective barrier of the skin and allows it to maintain the moisture level by itself.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream- This one thoroughly hydrates the skin without being heavy. It is infused with rose water that keeps the skin toned and fresh. The hydrated effect lasts for really long. It is super lightweight and suits oily skin perfectly. It is a great product to prep the skin before makeup. If you want a fresh luminous glow on the face with minimum makeup on, try this product and it won’t disappoint you for sure.

Cerave facial moisturizer

It’s not easy to find water based moisturizers for oily skin. However, I am sure that one or two of the above oil-free moisturizers will certainly suit your skin and keep it hydrated in the right manner. 🙂

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Neutrogena Fine Fairness Gel Cream
Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Juniper Berry Oil Free Moisturiser
Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM
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