Even oily and acne-prone skin needs moisturization. Before you think I am out of my mind, here’s what you need to know – moisturization helps to keep the skin barrier intact. This is especially true if you are using acne medication for your skin. Such medications tend to dry out the skin and damage the skin barrier. This is where an excellent oil-free moisturizer comes to your rescue.
Picking the right moisturizing lotion for oily and acne-prone skin can be very tricky. To save you the confusion, here is a list of best moisturizers for oily and acne-prone skin.
We have put together a list of products to suit every budget!
1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost | N 13,000
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. Our award-winning and best selling water gel formula absorbs quickly and instantly delivers intense hydration. And it contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and acts as a sponge, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This formula leaves skin more supple and smooth.
Plus, it’s an oil-free moisturizer, so you can wear it alone or under makeup as a smooth, velvety primer.
- Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
- 100% alcohol free
2. Cerave AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion With Sunscreen | N 11,750
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for Daytime Use moisturizes throughout the day and helps restore the protective skin barrier. Formulated with broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen for daily UV protection and with 3 essential ceramides, nacinamide and hyaluronic acid.Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
A hydrating face lotion is a key morning skincare step—and a moisturizer with SPF is critical for helping to protect the skin from damaging UV rays. For hydration and skin-barrier replenishment that helps the skin hold on to moisture, look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides and a non-comedogenic moisturizer like CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 won’t clog pores or cause acne flare-ups.
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizer is a morning skincare multitasker. Featuring three essential ceramides, hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing niacinamide, this face lotion uses patented MVE Delivery Technology to supply much-needed moisture and nourishment throughout the day. Offering Broad Spectrum sunscreen, this moisturizer with SPF 30 features InVisibleZinc™ Technology (microfine zinc oxide) that spreads easily and evenly while leaving a residue-free clear finish. And because this non-comedogenic moisturizer formula won’t clog pores, it’s ideal for all skin types.
3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer For Acne | N 7,500
Moisturize skin and treat breakouts in one step with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Facial Moisturizer. This lightweight formula absorbs quickly to moisturize without a greasy feel. Ideal for acne-prone skin, the water-based formula contains salicylic acid acne medicine to clear and help prevent breakouts.
4. Olay Regenerist Whip | N 21,500
Olay Regenerist Face Moisturizer with Advanced Anti-Aging Regenerist is Olay’s Advanced Anti-Aging Skin Care Collection. Micro-Sculpting Face Moisturizer Formula is designed with Advanced Anti-Aging ingredients for visible wrinkle results starting day 1. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Amino-Peptides and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), this Moisture-Binding Formula Instantly Plumps & Lifts Surface Cells. The luxurious-feeling moisturizer immediately leaves skin hydrated, softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles and firms the look of skin with plumping hydration.
5. Cerave Complete Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion With SPF 30 | N 16,000
Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 moisturizes with a matte finish & helps repair the protective skin barrier. It contains 3 essential ceramides to repair and restore the protective skin barrier. With a lightweight feel, this facial moisturizer absorbs quickly into the skin. Can be worn alone or under makeup.
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
6. Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Brightening & Anti-Aging Face Cream | N3,640
Dr. Rashel Vitamin C Face Cream is a brightening and anti-aging cream enriched with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to deeply moisturize, improve dull skin and fine lines. The vitamin c presence helps to protect the skin against the effects of aging.
7. Garnier SkinActive 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer with Green Tea, Oily Skin | N 10,999
Made with Green Tea, this 3-in-1 face moisturizer is three products in one – a daily face moisturizer that mattifies, a night cream that deeply hydrates, and a facial mask that nourishes skin. This fast-absorbing, non-greasy cream hydrates while minimizing shine and balancing skin. Your skin will appear mattified and less oily day after day. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
A 3-in-1 face moisturizer with green tea for oily skin, made with 96 percent naturally-derived ingredients
Made with green tea, this face moisturizer is 3 products in 1, a day moisturizer that mattifies, a night cream that hydrates and a facial mask that nourishes and balances oily skin
This moisturizer for oily skin has a vegan formula and it’s made without mineral oil, parabens, silicones or dyes
Try this fast-absorbing, non-greasy cream that hydrates skin as a daily moisturizer as well as a nourishing and restoring mask
This face moisturizer for oily skin with green tea, hydrates while giving you shine-free, mattified skin in just one use
What does naturally-derived mean? We consider an ingredient to be naturally-derived if it is unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing yet still retains greater than 50% of its molecular structure from its original natural source. This formula consists of 96% naturally derived ingredients. The remaining ingredients constitute 4% of the formula to ensure sensoriality and preservation.