The Best Moisturizers For Oily Skin

Wait…why would I slap on a bunch of moisturizer when my skin is oily?! I don’t want to be triple oily!

For those that know better, we’re sending you a virtual high five. People with oily skin are producing that much oil because their skin is actually to dry! Their skin is trying to compensate for the dryness – weird huh? Letting oily skin be and not hydrating it can actually leave you with even oily skin…not good!

So, what’s the best oily skin moisturizer? Two ingredients are key – astringents and humectants.


Tightens pores & controls access oil productions

Examples: witch hazel, rosemary, lavender, lemon/lime


Binds moisture to the skin & draws water from deep skin layers to the surface

Examples: honey, aloe, glycerin

Now that we laid out all the facts, here are our top two favorite oily skin moisturizers! 

Shop Aloe Gel here!

Shop Snail Cream here!

Have any other tips for oily skin! Leave ’em below! 

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