10 Best Oil-Free Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin



In most of the acne cases, it starts with the excess oil clogging the pores. And if you keep applying the wrong skin care products on your already oily skin, it will definitely get worse. We at Skin Care Community have testified some of the moisturizers (cream/gel/lotion), and chosen 10 of the best oil-free moisturizers for acne suffers.


Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer (Cream) Whitening Formula N

It is one of the best moisturizers (well, more like a cream) we have tried! We have tried with applying it twice a day, before going to bed and after morning facial cleaning. This luxurious, highly-concentrated skin care product doesn’t dry out your skin, neither makes it oily and leads to breakouts. The skin feel moist, smooth and bright after using this moisturizer. So, we definitely recommend it to all acne suffers.


Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

This gel moisturizer hydrates and energizers the skin without clogging the pores or making things worse. The cooling effect from the honeysuckle and white tea ingredients also helps to reduce the redness of acne-prone skin. The most important thing is, it helps to absorb any excess oil on the skin surface!


Clinique Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment Oil-Free

Known for removing this hateful skin problem, Clinique’s Acne Solutions line is always a good choice for acne suffers. This oil-free, medicated moisturizer clears the skin, and prevents further pimples. However, this moisturizer is more effective with other products within the line. The cream is a bit harsh for sensitive skin, but perfect for the serious skin problems.


Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion

As a person who has sensitive skin, Kiehl’s is always one of my favorite brands. The lotion contains natural ingredients like Desert Plant Extract (helps skin to maintain moisture), Glacial Glycoprotein Extract (against dryness, helps skin hydrate skin and makes it smoother), as well as Vitamin E. The lotion never make your face feel greasy after using, and the smell is not harsh at all.


Fresh Umbrian Clay Oil-Free Lotion

We were amazed by this lotion, because it absorbs into the skin so quick. The product keeps oil away from the face, and it neutralizes the facial acidity preventing any kind of breakout, and it is so lightweight that you can barely feel it. In addition, we love the fresh cucumber smell.


Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture

This is not the best moisturizer we have tried, but it fulfills all it claims, non-comedogenic, fairly light and good to sensitive skin. The oil controlling function keeps the skin moisture without making it shinny or feeling greasy. Although other moisturizers work better,  with the affordable price, we highly recommend this one to teenagers with less affected skin!


Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer

This all-in-one acne treatment and moisturizer contains 1% salicylic acid, which makes it effectively work as an exfoliator. It is fruitful for acne-prone skin, as it can balance the facial oil and reduce inflammation. Even though, it contains salicylic acid we didn’t experience any problems with skin irritation, as the product is alcohol-free and fragrance-free! However, we also recommend that you test it on a small area of your skin first, because salicylic acid is not always suitable for all types of skin.


Origins Zero Oil Oil-Free Moisture Lotion

We love how lightweight this lotion is, and a small amount can last for all day, amazing!  The lotion has a little effect on removing acne, but it definitely helps the skin look less oily, while still keeps it smooth and well hydrated. Besides, it also works great under make-up, it is worth all the money.


Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20

Surprisingly, even with a SPF 20, this product is not oily or harsh, it can easily be used a morning lotion. The Sea Lily extract helps fade the dark spots and brighten the dull skin. It prevents the sensitive skin from the UV rays as well as other harms.


Boscia Oil-Free Nightly Hydration

Everyone wants a weightless long-lasting moisturizer, after a lot of searching and testing we found this hydration cream that can fulfill your needs. The result of applying the oil-free hydration before bed is significant. In the morning the face is still smooth and soft but not greasy. It doesn’t remove pimples or blackheads, but it balances the facial oil and prevents further breakouts.

Of course all products work differently on every skin, thus we always suggest testing the product on a small facial area before putting it all over the face. If any allergy or irritation occurs, the product should be banned for your next purchase plan, or you should reduce the applied amount.

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