NEWS FLASH — skipping moisturizer equals more sebum production! Unbelievable but true. When your oil-prone skin becomes dehydrated (lacks moisture), your sebaceous glands will rebel by producing more oil than "uncomfortably" necessary. So overlooking moisturizers isn't doing you any favors but aggravating your "sebum" misery.

However, not every moisturizer is cut out to contain sebum-rich skin. Some select moisturizers are specially formulated to tackle excessive sebum production. These special sets of skin wonders work to leave your skin hydrated, soft, and supple.

And because your skin deserves the absolute best, we have selected some of the finest oily-skin - friendly moisturizers for your hydrating pleasure. So, tag along and shake off that sebum overflow!

Here are our top 5 picks in no particular order.

1. Belei Retinol Refining Moisturizer

This skin treasure in a jar from Amazon's signature skincare line is nothing short of "skintacular". Not only does it hydrate, it also contains the super beauty ingredient, retinol, that is famed for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Talk about 2-in-one!

This refining moisturizer employs the latest retinol delivery technology to effectively infuse vitamin A into the skin for a day or night. And oh, there's more; the squalene and hyaluronic acid content excel at polishing the skin for a silky smooth and glossy effect. Truth-be-told, this moisturizer is a must-have.

2. Olay total effects 7-in-1 moisturizer

A moisturizer with seven skin-nourishing benefits rolled into one is the classic definition of mind-blowing. With the olay multi-purpose skin caring moisturizer, you get the amazing benefits of a hydrator, a serum duo, and an SPF 15 sunscreen. Can you beat that?

Expressly, it locks in moisture, brightens the skin, evens skin tone, eliminates wrinkles, minimizes the appearance of pores, fades dark spots, and increases skin elasticity and firmness. This means goodbye to time-consuming/complicated skin regimen and multiple skin products. Also, you don't have to worry about sunscreen too, simply slap on this moisturizer and you are good to go.

3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer

When it comes to the best moisturizers for oily skin, gel-based moisturizers are hard to beat. This is because they contain more water than oils and butter. And speaking of bad-ass gel moisturizers, this Neutrogena brand packs a punch.

Gel aside, it is also rich in hyaluronic acid, which is literally the powerful glue that binds water to the skin. In other words, it provides long-lasting hydration (up to 48 hours). And the cherry on top? It is super lightweight and absorbs in a heartbeat — No leaving behind greasy remains and whatnot. And try leaving it in the fridge to cool. Why? You will get your answer when it sits on your skin!

4. Simple Hydrating Gel Cream

Albeit modestly and unpretentiously packaged, this moisturizer is a skin hydrating powerhouse. It is the holy grail of oily skin and every other skin. Also, gel-based, it keeps the skin properly hydrated for a prolonged period.

And you will absolutely love how calming and gentle it is on the skin — it is devoid of fragrance and packed with a skin-friendly blend of minerals and plant extracts. So, no matter how sensitive your skin is, this is a completely no-risk zone.

5. Neutrogena Oil-free Acne Moisturizer

It is public knowledge that oily skin is often terrorized by acne or breakouts — As if overdosing on sebum is not hard enough! And when Neutrogena unveiled this superb sebum overdose and acne-fighting combo moisturizer, the euphoria was palpable — Like thank goodness, here comes a brand that finally understands.

To start with, this skin caring moisturizer is oil-free (thankfully) and non - comedogenic (which is the fancy word for " does not clog pores"). And boy, is this the best for a blemish-ridden oily skin. On top of all these skin-boosting features, it also contains a minute amount of salicylic acid, which is an oil disintegrating substance that simultaneously treats existing acne and guards against potential breakouts. Basically, it is a moisturizer and acne combatant in one. How fantastic!


Contrary to popular opinion, an oil-prone skin, just like any other skin, requires optimum hydration to thrive. These set of moisturizers are loaded with special ingredients that are tailored to meet the hydrating requirements of an oil-embattled skin. They also constitute additional ingredients that promote other skin-enhancing benefits. Essentially, these are premium choice moisturizers that are guaranteed to give your oil-prone skin all the love that it needs to breathe and glow.