Found: The Best Oil-Free Moisturisers for Acne-Prone Skin
Let's clear something up right away: Using an oil on your skin isn't always bad. In fact, women whose skin is severely oily will notice a balance in their overall oil production by incorporating oil into their routine. And dry skin needs oil in order to combat the lack of natural oil production. However, too much oil mixed with dead skin cells leads to breakouts, which makes the concept of using oil a bit tricky. So if you're prone to clogs, finding a deeply hydrating oil-free moisturiser is the answer. Ahead, take a look at our favourite pore-friendly moisturisers.
Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer ($90)
Gel moisturizers are a safe bet for those wanting to nourish their skin without a smattering of whiteheads the next morning. This particular formula also utilises probiotics to keep bad bacteria at bay to make acne even less of an issue while protecting the skin's barrier to lock in moisture.
Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisturizer ($114)
A superhero blend of antioxidants, peptides and Dr. Gross's proprietary Chelating Complex, this moisturiser protects the skin from the elements and turns back the clock.
Whamisa by Glow Recipe Green Tea Moisturizer ($39)
This new collaboration by Korean Beauty tour de force Glow Recipe and skincare brand Whamisa is a calming, hydrating, and brightening blend that bodes well underneath foundation.
Kate Sommerville Oil-Free Moisturizer ($94)
Get your glow on with this firming and plumping lightweight moisturiser, ideal for dehydrated, aging skin.
Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer ($42)
This primer-moisturizer hybrid instantly blurs imperfections and hides pores while delivering matte moisturisation (read: non-greasy, oil-controlled hydration).