Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin In India

Moisturizer for oily skin is essential for skin care routine.  I know you might have heard that you don’t need moisturizer as your skin produces oily. It’s just a misconception.

Moisturizers are used improves skin hydration (water based moisturizers).

If your skin is oily its doesn’t means it has enough water. When your skin is dry, your body responds by making more oil and the excess oil may clog pores leads to pimples.

For oily skin always look for non-comedogenic moisturizers (blockage of visible pores)


10 Best Moisturizer for oily skin in India


1. Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer

 Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer

Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer comes in opaque bottled with a pump dispenser. The moisturizer is creamy.

Its spread easily and get absorbed in the skin without leaving a trace of oil. As it a water-based moisturizer, its very light weight and oil free. It will work great for makeup base.

It has pleasant aloe- cucumber scent. It provides a vibrant smooth complexion and reveal fresh newer skin. Rejuvenates and nourishes your skin leaving it moisturized.

Shelf life3 years

Color : Milky White

Key ingredients : Water, Almond oil,Glyceryl Mono hydroxyl Stearate, Triticum vulgare (Wheat Grem) Oil, Light liquid Paraffin, Vitis Vinifera (Grapes) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Milk Enzymes, Sodium Lactate, Propylene Glycol, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Trithanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance.

Pros of Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer Cons of Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer
 Water based moisturizer
 Lightweight and oil free.
 Smooth  and Long lasting
 Perfect for oily skin
 Absorbed fast
 Travel friendly
 Pump dispenser convenient to use
 Reasonably priced
 No SPF
 Contains parabens
 Not suitable for Dry skin

Amazon Rating :  4 / 5

MRP : Rs. 295

2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

Neutrogena oil free moisturizer is one of my favorites. It’s a two in one product, Moisturizer with SPF 15 which acts as a time saver by skipping a step of applying sunscreen over moisturizer.

Its very soft, smooth and absorb easily which gives you a matte finish. It comes with locking pump dispenser.  Its  Lightweight, non greasy lotion keeps skin moisturized.

For me Its last for 6-7 hours daily as well as used under make-up. The best part is its Dermatologist tested and allergy tested, Fragrance-free and Alcohol-free.

Shelf life : 3 Years

Color : Milky White

Key ingredients : Octyl Methoxycinnamate , Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid

Pros of Neutrogena oil free moisturizer Cons of Neutrogena oil free moisturizer
  Moisturizer with SPF 15
 One pump to cover face and neck
 Clogging pores
 Non-comedogenic
 No Parabens
 Fragrance Free
 Allergy tested
 Alcohol-free
Not suitable for dry skin
 Not easily available in drug store , I always buy online.

Amazon Rating : 4 / 5

MRP : Rs. 327 

3. Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer is silicone free with matte finish. It works well if your skin is acne prone and too oily. I have used it for 3 months before switching to Neutrogena oil free moisturizer.

It last only for 2-3 hours however its good if use under make-up. It hydrates the skin really well and did not cause any break outs.  It smells like  a green tea with some added fragrance.

Shelf life : 3 Years

Color : Milky white gel and cream combination

Key ingredients : Aqua (Water), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, PEG 400, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, FDA Approved Colours

Pros of Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer Cons of Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer
  Matte finish
  Good hydration
  Good for acne prone skin
  100% vegan
  Free from Parabens
  Oily free for 2-3 hours
 A bit expensive

Amazon Rating : 4 / 5

MRP: Rs. 470

4. Clean And Clear Balancing Moisturizer

Clean And Clear Balancing Moisturizer

Clean And Clear Balancing Moisturizer is the affordable product. I brought it after seeing television ads during college days. It leaves your skin feeling clear, blemish free and smooth.

Its little greasy and takes time to soak in the skin. Fragrance is as same as baby lotion. Its good for acne skin if it clubbed with clean and clear toner and Facewash.

Shelf life : 2 Years

Color : White Cream

Key ingredients Propylene glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasilocxane, Dimethicone, Salicylic Acid, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Allantoin

Pros of Clean And Clear Balancing Moisturizer Cons of Clean And Clear Balancing Moisturizer
 Affordable
 Available on all nearest store
 Reduce pimple and redness (contain saslic acid)
 Unisex
 Last for 3 hrs
 No SPF
 Not suitable for dry skin

Amazon Rating 3.5 / 5

MRP Rs. 47

5. Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel

Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel

Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel is one of the premium moisturizer I have ever came across.

I fallen in love with the product when I was shopping in Sephora to check some new product for skin anti-ageing . It a very soft and absorbed very quickly.

If you love to apply aloe vera then this can work best for you, as it consist of Aloe vera leaf juice, Glycerin, Wheat grem, Ashwagandha root extract.

It  repairs damaged skin cells, soothes and softens the skin. It has anti-ageing properties.

Shelf life : 1 year

Color : Translucent

Key ingredients :  Aloe Vera Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Genhu Extract, 2Phenoxyethanol, Base QS

Pros of Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel Cons of Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel
 Paraben free
 Good base for makeup
 Make skin soft and soothing
 Works great for anti-ageing
 Good fragrance   
 Bit Expensive
 No SPF
 Not suitable for sensitive skin

Amazon Rating: 4 / 5

MRP : Rs. 1350

6. e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer

e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer

e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer is an international brand. Its lightweight and helps to hydrate and nourish for glowing, healthy looking skin.

It consist of vitamin E and Cucumber which  help to soothe and protect dedicate skin area.

It is daily hydration moisturizer with Purified water, vitamin E and Jojoba.It last for 3-4 hours. It required 2-3 pump to cover face and neck area.

Shelf life : Approx. 2 yrs

Color : White

Key ingredients :Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Triethanolamine, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Disodium EDTA, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit / Leaf Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum).

Pros of e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer Cons of e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer
 Parabens free
 Cruelty free
 Vegan
 Good for sensitive skin
 No SPF
 Pricey
 Bad smell
 Greasy
 Available online on International site

Amazon Rating  4.5 / 5

MRP : Rs. 1799

7. Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel

If your skin is oily and acne prone Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel is the best option you have. It helps to bring down the swelling of infectious pus filled pimples in just three days(use twice a day).Its oil free.

It’s a gel based crème provides smooth skin in just half a minute. Its comes with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera , provitamin B5 and  5.5 pH.

Shelf life : Approx. 2 years

Color :Translucent

Key ingredients : Aqua, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Propylene Glycol, Glycine, Sorbitol, Panthenol, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol.

Pros of Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel Cons of Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel
 Oil free
 Parabens  free
 No perfume.
 No colorants
 No SPF
 Bit expensive

Amazon Rating :  3.5 / 5

MRP : Rs.460

8. Khadi Aloevera Gel With Liqorice And Cucumber Extracts

Khadi Aloevera Gel With Liqorice And Cucumber Extracts

If you love aloe vera and nature then Khadi Aloevera Gel With Liqorice And Cucumber Extracts is best for you. Its Penetrates The Skin Layers Providing Deep Hydration From Within And Gives Smooth, Silky Soft Skin. It helps in lightening blemishes and Scars

Shelf life : Approx 2 years

Color : Translucent Green

Key ingredients :Purified Water, Aloevera Gel (Aloe Barbadenis Gel), Aloevera Ext (Aloe Barbadeni Ext), Ashwagandha Ext (Withania Sominifera), Comfrey Ext (Symphytum Officinale), Base Q.S.

Pros of Khadi Aloevera Gel Cons of Khadi Aloevera Gel
 Cost effective
 Mild fragrance
 Suitable for all skin type
 Non – oily
 Not travel friendly

Amazon Rating :  4 / 5

MRP : Rs. 180

9. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream is one of my favorite during summer. Its oil free cream gel.

It is non-greasy, and retains essential moisture in skin for a healthier, re-balanced skin barrier and a smoother, fresher appearance.

It help in reducing excess oil. It’s a prefect solution for dryness,dull ness and uneven texture.It last for 7-8 hrs.

Shelf life : 2 years

Color : Milky White

Key ingredients : Aqua / Water,glycerin,alcohol Denat,dimethicone,isononyl Isononanoate,carbomer,imperata Cylindrica Root Extract,dimethiconol,caprylyl Glycol,chlorphenesin,sodium Hydroxide,xanthan Gum,pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract,tetrasodium Edta,tocopheryl Acetate,menthoxypropanediol,phenoxyethanol,biosaccharide Gum-1,acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Pros of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream Cons of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
 Oil-free
 Paraben free
 Fragrance free,
 Colorant free
 Perfect for normal to oily skin
 Non-comedogenic
 Expensive

Amazon Rating : 3.5 / 5

MRP : Rs. 8952

10. Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion

Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion

Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion is very cost effective compare to other Moisturizer.

The two best part I found in this is it control oil for long time and its has pH of 8 which is closer to skin level.

Shelf life : 3 years

Color :  Brownish

Key ingredients  Aqua, Light Kaolin, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Carbonate, Emulsifiers, Preservatives, perfumes& Permitted Colours.

Pros of Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion Cons of Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion
 Matte finish
 Good for acne and break out
 Strong fragrances unbearable
 Leave face whitish

Amazon Rating4 / 5

MRP Rs. 183

I hope now you are set to buy a perfect moisturizer for your oily skin.

Do comment below which one you brought for yourself and whats your feedback. I am waiting to hear from you.

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