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.
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A rich water-based moisturizer with amino acids and hyaluronic acid that's perfect for acne-prone skin.
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This oil-free water cream is lightweight and not only provides not hydration, but also delivers anti-aging ingredients without clogging pores. It's ideal for individuals with normal to oily skin.
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This moisture gel is formulated with aloe vera and rosemary extracts to hydrate acne-prone skin without clogging pores.
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This antioxidant oil-free moisturizer is loaded with green tea extracts and is great for acne-prone skin.
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This oil-free moisturizer hydrates and mattifies skin. It also contains lipo-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate the skin and refine pores.
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A water gel moisturizer infused with antioxidants to hydrate acne-prone and oily skin without clogging pores.
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An extra light, milky gel that's great for hydrating acne-prone skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth.
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This non-comedogenic moisturizer is great for normal to dry skin and contains sunscreen as an added bonus.
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