Yes, you need a moisturizer even if you have oily skin. Science and many dermatologists back this up.
The truth is everyone has oil in the skin. However, there are those who have an abundance of it due to various reasons. It could be genetics or environmental and lifestyle factors.
Now, the thing that people don’t often realize is that oil doesn’t equal hydration. Your skin can be oily and still need hydration. This is why moisturizers for oily skin are a must!
What to look for in moisturizers for oily skin
Now, we already know that oily skin has an abundance of oil, so of course, there’s no need for any more of it. Look for ‘oil-free’ in moisturizers’ formula. It’s also good to prioritize those that are non-comedogenic because oily skin does a tendency to get clogged and is prone to breakouts.
Leave the heavy and rich oils and butters to your dry-skinned sisters and go for lightweight but extra-hydrating ones. Some ingredients to look for are glycerin, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ceramide, and alpha-hydroxy acids.
Now that we’ve got that covered, it’s time to take action. Here are some of the best moisturizers for oily skin you can get in the Philippines.
The best moisturizers for oily skin that are available in the Philippines
1. Human Nature Day Moisturizer
This cruelty-free and vegan moisturizer from local brand Human Nature is not only packed with moisturizing ingredients but also enriched with skin-loving vitamins such as Vitamin E and Vitamin C.
2. iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream
This K-beauty pick is made with 70% centella asiatica leaf water and 10% tea tree leaf water, which makes this great for not just those with oily skin but also those who are on the oilier side and prone to acne. It has a gel cream texture that’s just right too.
3. Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer
If you want to keep it simple, get this moisturizer that’s infused with hydrating glycerin.
4. Celeteque Dermo Science Hydration Facial Moisturizer
This one’s a no-fail, dermatologist-recommended fan-favorite. You can’t go wrong with this no matter your skin type. Check out my full review here.
5. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Give your skin not just hydration but also skin microbiome-friendly probiotics that will keep your skin balanced and healthy when you use this lightweight moisturizer.
6. Olay Regenerist Whip Light Moisturizer Cream
Hydrating? Check. Anti-aging? Check. This moisturizer promises to give you amply hydrated skin and reduced fine lines and wrinkles in just four weeks.
7. Face Republic Cica Gel Moisturizer
This one’s good for those who are acne-prone too. It’s packed with K-beauty lovers’ fave centella asiatica (a.k.a. cica) for calm, breakout-free skin. Check out my full review of this here.
8. COSRx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream
Snail mucin’s notorious for giving the skin moisture, and this product has a lot of it. If you haven’t yet, pick this K-beauty fave now.
9. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
This lightweight moisturizer reduces excess oil and shine while giving the skin just the right amount of hydration. It also claims to help ‘visibly minimize pores.’
10. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Cloud Cream
The whipped texture of this moisturizer does feel like a cloud on the skin. It has brightening benefits too. Check out our (my and my husband’s) full review here.
11. Hyaloo Aquaplus Deep Hydrating Gel
This one comes in a gel formula — no ickiness! It also has hyaluronic acid for deep hydration.
12. Mizon Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream
While it’s said to be meant for those with dry skin, this product also actually benefits those with oily skin thanks to its texture. It also has a cooling effect — perfect for our perpetually hot weather.
Here are more products for oily skin.