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Best Moisturizer For Oily Skin - Top Oily Skin Remedies

Updated on January 30, 2014

If you have oily skin, you're only too aware of the fact that people with oily skin tend towards acne, and dealing with oily skin can be a total pain. So – although you need to moisturize it's very important to find moisturizers that will help you deal with the oil level. As I have very oily skin myself, I probably tried every product on the market, and these are the best of the best.

There are other ways of dealing with oily skin including cleansers and toners, but I'm really not a big fan of astringent toners, as I feel this can be more damaging to the skin and helpful. Having said that there are more than enough of over-the-counter moisturizers available. If none of these that I am going to recommend help deal with your problem – See a professional dermatologist, but really – be wary of the astringent treatments. You may be one of those people who has a combination of dry and oily skin – usually in patches. That is you may have an oily forehead, yet find you have dry patches behind your ears. If that is the case, you may need to mix and match moisturizes for dry and oily skin. I have my recommendations for moisturizers for dry skin here.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Clinique's "Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel," is arguably one of the finest skincare products on the market. Some people prefer the lotion, but I think the gel is a better product. If you have oily skin this is almost certainly something that you should try although some people don't like it because of the unusual smell. It doesn't actually have any smell, or at least it's not supposed to. But there's no doubt that this product helps you keep your skin looking young and the acne at bay.

People with sensitive skin can use this also. If you have really dry skin, you probably want to keep away from this, but it wasn't really designed for people with dry skin. I've used this product for many years, and I have always been a big fan of this company's products.

As usual, I recommend the best place to buy this kind of product is Amazon, for a number of reasons, one of which is the fact that you can combine it with other products and invariably get free shipping. The other reason calls is Amazon's fantastic returns policy to never argue about anything ever.

Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel Cream

Although, I don't think Shiseido originally created this product for people with oily skin, the fact is that it's extremely effective on oily skin. This may actually be my all time favorite moisturizer because although it perhaps doesn't make your skin look younger it really leaves you feeling wonderful, especially – if you're like me and hate to have any greasiness on your skin.

I guess it is somewhat expensive, but if you are even slightly prone to acne and pimples this stuff is well worth the money. According to the manufacturer it is made using "Shiseido-exclusive ingredient Hydro-Balancing Complex with Palo Azul," and I have absolutely no idea what that means, Because Palo Azul is a herb that you use to make tea. But, it seems to work, and that's the most important thing.

As always I recommend you buy from Amazon because of the silly process they charge that in the last time I checked this 1.4 ounce container could be had for around $20. Well worth the money!

Matis Paris Shine Control Purity Care 1.69 fl oz.

Okay, I am going to go out on a limb here, because although I am based in London, I know that many readers from United States come to this site and I have never really heard anybody in the US talk about this product. That may be because it's a little expensive, but I can tell you that if you have oily or combination skin this stuff is wonderful.

It's extremely light and the formula is supposed to absorb sebaceous secretions directly from the pores, which helps to prevent clogging and spots. I can highly recommend this one, even if it means like you may have to go slightly out of your comfort range drive product that's not often used or recommended. I can testify to its quality.

And – if you can combine it with their purifying gel rinse off cleanser, you're talking as close to magic as you can get in a skincare product.

Mary Kay TimeWise Age-fighting Moisturizer

It is not often you see me recommending Mary Kay products, but in this case I have to say this is an extremely good combination or oily skin moisturizer and a very low price. It's considerably less expensive than the preceding products and does a very good job its fragrant free and is perfectly good for sensitive skin as well.

You don't always have to pay a fortune and I think in this case it would be churlish of me to not include this one. Okay – it may not be as awesome or expensive as the gels are just recommended but if you looking for a budget moisturizer this is the one.

I think this is particularly good if you have very oily skin, and if you're on the edge of normal to oily you may well be better off with one of the other products but I can't say anything bad about this.

Eminence Rosehip Whip Moisturizer

This is the last moisturizer on my list, and is actually the only organic product. I usually like to use organic products, but they are somewhat difficult to find without spending a small fortune and I also like to be reasonable when I'm recommending products and not just recommend the most expensive things on the planet.

Most of the preceding products were fragrance free although this one has a beautiful rose hip smell. It does a fantastic job of keeping oiliness down and is also extremely good if you have irritated or red skin. Eminence Have a fantastic range of organic skincare products, and is definitely worth checking out their store on Amazon.

Now I don't want to go crazy, and claim that I've tried every oily skin moisturizer ever created because that's not true but – I have tried many of them and these are all extremely good quality products

Do you prefer an all-in-one moisturizer for combination skin of use different ones for different patches?

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