Moisturiser for oily skin that will remedy excess shininess

Because non-greasy, non pore-clogging moisturisers DO exist and we have the proof

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The best moisturiser for oily skin may seem counter-intuitive, but believe it or not, oily skin can still get dehydrated. You’ll need a different set of ingredients to someone with dry or flaky skin.

Although your skin is overdoing it on the oil front, it still needs some hydration to maintain skin barrier health. ‘Many anti-acne products dry out skin, so it is important to rehydrate it to prevent overproduction of sebum to combat the dryness,’ consultant dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong says.

Be sure to also tailor your skincare routine to your skin type: take your pick from our best cleansers and fighting shine will become a whole lot simpler. Then for make-up, add one of our best foundations for oily skin to your beauty routine.

So what should you look for when buying products? ‘Avoid heavy moisturisers and opt for oil-free creams or serums instead,’ says Dr Wong. With this in mind, we’ve sourced different types of moisturiser for oily skin below.

Best moisturiser for oily skin and open pores

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimising Lotion, £29.50, John Lewis

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Enlarged pores are unlikely to completely shrink down – their size is down to a combination of things like skin type and genetics – but there are some steps you can take to minimise them. Some moisturisers can help to encourage pores to shrink a little; Kiehl’s lightweight lotion is one such formula, containing Amazonian white clay, that reduces the appearance of pores without simply drying the life out of your skin. If your pores are very large it may be worth looking into microdermabrasion if you’re keen to reduce their noticeability for the long-term.

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Best moisturiser for oily skin with SPF

Dermalogica mediBac clearing™ Oil Free Matte SPF 30, £44.50, John Lewis

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It can be a real struggle to find a moisturiser with a good SPF that’s simultaneously not too greasy or heavy – which SPF notoriously can be. Fortunately, there are a few carefully formulated moisturisers that both benefit oily skin and protect it from sun damage. Dermalogica is known to cater 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. No more oily sun cream problems.

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Best tinted moisturiser for oily skin

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF40, £24, 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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Best moisturiser for oily sensitive skin

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

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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 layers of your skin, which is why it’s so great for oily complexions. If you are looking for something on the more affordable side though, keep your eye out for Simple’s offering in our gallery below.

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Still want more moisturiser offerings? Scroll though our gallery below for more brilliant buys.

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