Beauty

The Oil-Free Moisturizers Women With Acne-Prone Skin Should Start Using ASAP

Jennifer Ford
Aug, 30, 2018 3:03 PM UTC

Since skin naturally produces an oily lubricant called sebum, applying an oil-based product to your face could result in breakouts if you have acne-prone skin. With so many oil infused skin care products on the market, finding an moisturizer that won’t cause breakouts is almost as easy as finding a needle in a haystack, so we’ve asked the experts at RealSelf (RS) for their top picks.

“When looking for a moisturizer for acne-prone skin women should make sure the label says oil-free and non-comedogenic. [These] products are formulated in a way that avoids breakouts [and] clogged pores,” explains dermatologist and RS contributor Michele Green, M.D.

“Women who are acne-prone should avoid ingredients that are more comedogenic, or more likely to clog pores like cocoa butter, coconut oil, lanolin, shea butter,” warns Dr. Sejal Shah, a New York City-based Dermatologist, and RS contributor.

To keep your skin looking healthy, these doctors suggest using one of the oil-free moisturizers on our list.

$45 available at Sephora
$68 available at Tatcha
$22 available at Ulta
$28 available at Ulta
$32 available at Ulta
$39 available at Sephora
$28 available at Sephora
$13 available at Target
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