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8 Best Moisturisers For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin That Will Soothe & Hydrate Without Clogging Pores

8 Best Moisturisers For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin That Will Soothe & Hydrate Without Clogging Pores

By Karmen on 25 Sep 2020
Digital Editor

Contrary to popular belief, anyone can have dehydrated skin, even those with an oily skin type.


While dry skin is a skin type that lacks oil, dehydrated skin lacks water and is caused by external factors like the environment, diet and irritants in skincare and cosmetics. In fact, oily skin that's dehydrated over produces oil to compensate for the lack of moisture.

If you have oily skin, the right moisturiser will protect your skin's moisture barrier and balance oil production without clogging your pores.

Keep reading to check out the 8 best non-comedogenic & oil-free moisturisers for oily skin that you can get in Singapore! 

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Cetaphil PRO Acne Prone Oil-Free Moisturising Lotion SPF25Photo from Cetaphil


A common response to acne is to load on the acne treatments, but this may cause dryness, roughness and skin sensitivity.

If your skin needs some post acne treatment TLC, try this ultra-gentle Cetaphil moisturiser. This lightweight moisturiser has a highly tolerable and non-irritating formula that suits sensitive skin. It contains ceramide precursor which helps repair the damaged skin barrier and alleviate roughness and dehydration from using acne treatments.

It also has broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection with SPF 25.

Get it here -> for $38.61.

 Murad Acne Skin Perfecting LotionPhoto from Murad

This moisturiser feels light and comfortable while keeping the skin hydrated and smooth without any shine.

Panthenol and honey extract provide hydration for blemish-prone skin while Queen of meadow refines skin texture. It also contains Arnica which soothes irritated skin for a smoother, healthier-looking complexion.


Get it here -> for $54.90.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Moisturiser Photo from La Roche-Posay

If your skin is extremely oily no matter what you do, try this oil-control moisturiser. Formulated with Sebulyse which helps to mattify skin and tighten pores, this moisturiser instantly gives skin a long-lasting, shine-free finish.

With reduced sebum production, pores are tightened and less visible.

Get it from La Roche Posay's official Shopee Mall store here -> for $38.90.

Hada Labo Hydrating UV Perfect Gel Moisturiser SPF 50+ PA+Photo from Hada Labo


Dehydrated skin often looks dull and lacklustre. This moisturiser hydrates skin while restoring its glow.

It contains Proprietary Hyaluronic acid to provide long-lasting moisture and vitamin C to boost collagen production, resulting in smooth and radiant skin. Super UV Filters provide long-lasting sun protection while its lightweight, pH balanced formula is non-irritating and suitable for oily skin.

Get it here -> for $30.51.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream 50mlPhoto from Fresh

While the skin can feel great right after applying moisturiser, a long day in a dry, air-conditioned room can sap the moisture right out of it. If your skin feels more dehydrated and looks duller at the end of the day, go for this Fresh moisturiser that provides long lasting hydration.

This lightweight moisturiser acts like a moisture magnet, attracting and increasing it for 24-hour deep hydration. Hydropatches form a moisturising veil to seal it in all day. The gel cream also contains rosewater, rose flower oil, angelica leaf extract, and vitamin E to quench and soothe dry skin.

Get it here -> for $53.20.


COSRX Oil-free Ultra Moisturising Lotion with Birch SapPhoto from COSRX

Those with oily skin that reddens, itches or burns easily will need a light and soothing moisturiser like this COSRX lotion.

70% of the lotion is made up of birch sap, a natural skin-friendly ingredient for sensitive, irritated skin. It has a weightless consistency that absorbs into the skin immediately without leaving any greasy residue, leaving the skin soft and smooth.

Get it here -> for $22.90.

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-control Gel CreamPhoto from The Body Shop

If you have combination skin with some parts oilier than other, this is the one to try.


Containing mineral rich seaweed from Roaring Water Bay, Ireland, this gel cream is hydrating yet lightweight. It helps to balance oil and excess sebum, leaving a matte, shine-free complexion. Whenever you apply this gel cream, you'll be treated to a lovely subtle seaweed scent.

Get it here -> for $31.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Nourishing Gel CreamPhoto from Neutrogena

If your skin is oily and yet flakes and has a tight sensation, it's a sign that it's very dehydrated and in need of an intense moisturiser.

The new Hydro Boost Gel Cream by Neutrogena will do the trick. It delivers hydration 2X deeper with 50% more Hyaluronic Acid produced in skin compared to the older formula. Hyaluronic Acid is a hydrator found naturally in the skin that attracts moisture and locks it in.

This unique water gel-cream formula has the fast absorbing quality of a gel and the long-lasting moisturising power of a cream to quench your extra-dehydrated skin's thirst. It's also suitable for sensitive skin.

Get it here -> for $23.50.

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Text by: GirlStyle SG