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The 6 Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin in 2022

 Oily skin is often seen as a real curse. Nearly 40% of women are victims, and they all prefer to shine in society through their talent rather than because of a shiny forehead.

Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin

Indeed, of all skin types, oily skin often has a very bad reputation, since it has acneic tendencies due to an overproduction of sebum.

Thus, people affected by this problem try by all means to camouflage this shiny appearance on their face, which gives the impression that they are neglecting their hygiene when this is not the case!

It is mistakenly believed that such a type of skin does not need to be creamed. However, oily skin also needs suitable products, and above all good hydration.

For you, I went in search of specific care and that's why I show you which are the 6 best moisturizers for oily skin.

What is oily skin?

Before I take you through the best moisturizers for a good skincare routine, let me explain oily skin in a bit more detail ( 1 ).

Because this greasy appearance is directly linked to an excess of sebum, produced by the sebaceous glands, which leaves a charming shiny and unglamorous film on the entire T zone (forehead, cheeks and chin).

Results :

  • the skin appears thick;
  • the skin texture is irregular with an acne tendency;
  • the pores are dilated.

In addition, these imperfect skins represent a real playground for bacteria such as comedones (blackheads), microcysts, pimples or even acne.

What are the 6 best moisturizers for oily skin?


You don't often make the connection, yet oily skin takes care of itself!

Of course, you can't afford to put anything on your face, because this type of skin requires suitable care products.

Indeed, they make it possible, in particular, to reduce the production of sebum and to limit skin problems.

But it is also important to moisturize oily skin. For example, hyaluronic acid, often recommended for dry skin, is also ideal for this type of skin.

It's time to introduce you to my nuggets!

1. Matifying anti-blemish face care from Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

This mattifying treatment promises good hydration of your skin, while:

  • tightening pores;
  • mattifying the complexion.

Composed of 78% restorative thermal water, straight from Mont Blanc, and organic Alpine Willowherb extract, which acts as an anti-inflammatory, this treatment has a very light and fresh texture, for immediate and optimal absorption.

Your skin texture is smooth, visibly refined and without imperfections.

As you know, I have very sensitive and reactive skin. With age, my T-zone has clearly failed me, and it is not easy to find suitable facial treatments.

So I applied this product to oily areas, and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised: the texture is very light and leaves no greasy film.

After only a few days, I observed a matte and very smooth complexion, with less dilated pores.

This mattifying treatment is also very suitable for combination skin!

On the other hand, my sensitive nose is not a big fan of the smell, which is a little too strong for my taste.

I like :

  • the light texture;
  • the quickly visible mattifying effect;
  • rapid results (smooth skin and less dilated pores).

I love less :

  • the perfume is too present.

2. Hydrating Face Gel with Niacinamide from Paula's Choice

If you are looking for a cleansing gel, you will surely be seduced by this one, because its texture is absorbed very quickly by the skin, without clogging the pores.

Indeed, this moisturizing gel is composed, in particular, of Niacinamide (or vitamin B3), which:

  • is highly regenerating;
  • reduces pores;
  • allows homogenization of the complexion;
  • smooth fine lines.

You find beautiful skin, which regains its balance thanks to this moisturizing treatment.

I really like the very light texture of this gel, which my skin absorbs almost immediately, leaving a pleasant feeling of freshness.

My skin is well hydrated, without an unpleasant greasy film.

On the other hand, after a few days, my sensitivity took over: I had a few patches and tightness.

That's why I recommend this product for normal to oily skin. For sensitive or reactive skin, this gel will be a little too aggressive!

I like :

  • the effectiveness of quick care;
  • immediate absorption;
  • hydration without a greasy film.

I love less :

  • its action is a little too irritating for sensitive to reactive skin.

3. Cream for oily skin from Fiori di Cipria

This cream for oily skin is made up of active absorbers that help reduce sebum production, while giving your skin a smooth, matte complexion, all day long.

This product, cruelty-free has properties:

  • anti-ageing;
  • moisturizing;
  • anti-sebum.

Although I am not a fan of the fragrances in the products, I am quite enamoured with the smell of this cream.

In just one application on my T-zone, I saw a difference: despite the heat, my forehead remained matte, I was very pleasantly surprised!

On the other hand, after taking a closer look at the composition, I noticed the presence of controversial and not very ecological ingredients, which is a shame.

I like :

  • the immediate matte effect;
  • pleasant smell.

I love less :

  • the composition.

4. Activated bamboo charcoal soap from Basho

To effectively cleanse your oily skin, this French brand offers you a natural soap with activated carbon, with properties:

  • purifying;
  • detoxifying.

Thus, it will absorb excess sebum and fight against acne and blackheads.

The little extra? This soap protects you from daily external aggressions and your skin keeps a good dose of hydration to last all day!

The first thing I appreciated with this brand was their explanatory e-book, sent after the order, for a clear and very useful explanatory note. The attention that deserves to be underlined here.

Regarding the soap, I must say that it is very pleasant. With a light floral smell, its composition is very good and it makes the skin soft and smooth.

Its foam is light and leaves my skin without a greasy film, for the whole day!

Be careful, it will not be suitable for all skin types: for the most fragile, you may experience significant dryness.

I like :

  • the pleasant foam texture;
  • the light fragrance;
  • mattifying effects on the skin.

I love less :

  • Its action is to dry for sensitive and reactive skin.

5. Mattifying daycare with flower from Cattier

Are you looking for a gentle treatment that takes care of your oily skin without attacking it? Look no further, this day cream is made for you!

Composed of antioxidant organic hazelnut oil and organic shea butter, this treatment is recognized for its nourishing and softening benefits.

Thus, your skin is intensely hydrated and protected for the whole day!

Finally, this product:

  • regulates sebum production;
  • purifies and soothes the epidermis.
Cattier is already one of my favourite French brands, I couldn't miss its mattifying treatment.

Personally, I am convinced by its benefits: it treats my skin gently, without attacking it, and I noticed changes after only a few days of use: my skin is smooth, without any greasy effect, and matt all the time. daytime!

I had no particular reaction, even after several days of testing, so this treatment is suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

On the other hand, I recommend it more for combination skin, because its texture is a little too light to be completely suitable for oily skin.  

I like :

  • its soft texture;
  • its respect for sensitive and reactive skin;
  • the speed of results (smooth and matte skin all day long).

I love less :

  • its effects are not tough enough for oily skin.

6. Vegan balancing and mattifying cream from Lavera

Composed of organic green tea and organic calendula, this balancing cream is perfect for reducing the shine of your skin, while providing it with optimal hydration.

So she:

  • regulates excess sebum;
  • unifies the complexion;
  • hydrates for the whole day.

Formulated with plant ingredients, this balancing cream respects the most sensitive skin, for radiantly healthy skin!

From the first applications, I noticed an improvement in my complexion, more unified and above all, my T zone no longer shines during the day.

The texture is pleasant and my skin is comfortable, even after a few days of use.

On the other hand, if we look more closely at the composition, we realize that this cream is not completely natural, since it contains a potential endocrine disruptor and its fragrance is allergenic.

Watch out for the most sensitive skin!

I like :

  • the pleasant texture;
  • the comfortable application;
  • the lasting matte effect.

I love less :

  • the composition is not entirely natural, too bad.
How to choose your moisturizer

Now that the introductions are done, let's move on to the most frequently asked questions about moisturizers for oily skin.

How can you say whether you have sleek skin?

Yes, many of you still don't know your skin type exactly.

There are indeed so many nuances that you can quickly get lost.

Nevertheless, it is important to know your skin, to provide it with the appropriate care, because they do not have the same needs.

For example, it is possible to feel discomfort (tightness, dryness, redness) even with oily skin: this comes from an unsuitable beauty routine!

So, to find out if your skin is oily, let me share with you a very easy trick to do:

  • Cleanse your face with a neutral pH soap, then pat dry gently.
  • Allow 1 hour for your sebaceous glands to return to service.
  • Cut 2 wide strips of tissue paper.
  • Apply one to your T-zone and another along with your temple and cheek.
  • Press gently, without rubbing, for 2 minutes.

If both strips show traces of sebum, you have oily skin.

On the other hand, if that of the T zone only shows these traces, you have combination skin.

What causes oily skin?

As I explained above, oily skin is the result of an overproduction of sebum, resulting in a greasy film and clogged pores (hello to blackheads, pimples, and even acne!).

We especially see this type of skin in adolescence, when puberty makes its entrance, with this great hormonal upheaval.

In some adults, the problem persists.

What are the advantages?

As we know, oily skin is not very well seen: the oily aspect in the middle of your forehead makes you look neglected and not very keen on cleanliness, which is false.

Thus, too often we talk about the disadvantages, without highlighting the advantages. Because yes, oily skin has some interesting characteristics!

Indeed, this type of skin:

  • is thicker, which allows it to keep good elasticity and flexibility, despite the passage of time: you benefit from a face with fewer wrinkles and fine lines;
  • is less sensitive to changes in temperature and wind;
  • resists better to the aggressiveness of certain cosmetics;
  • protects the skin from ageing by secreting more sebum.

The final word

Now you know which are the 6 best moisturizers for oily skin.

For fans of natural recipes, I suggest a treatment based on aloe vera, which will take care of your skin, while respecting it.

So, after washing your face with lukewarm water and drying it gently with a towel, mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 5 drops of tea tree essential oil.

Then simply apply the mixture to your face and neck, then leave on for a few minutes.

You will see, this natural mask reduces excess sebum while moisturizing your skin!


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